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Hank is feeling right at home, says delighted owner Joanne

Hero hound gets a haircut as owners express joy after homecoming

By Staff Reporter

Published 04/08/2016

Hank gets a haircut.
Hank gets a haircut.
Hero hound Hank gets a haircut.
Hank with owners Joanne Meadows and Leonard Collins
Hank with owners Joanne Meadows and Leonard Collins and his welcome home cake

The owner of a dog seized by Belfast City Council has spoken of her joy at having him home.

Hank was taken by council officers more than three weeks ago following a complaint from a member of the public.

While he was found to be part-pit bull, he was not deemed a danger and was released to his owners Joanne Meadows and Leonard Collins on Tuesday.

Joanne spoke of her happiness yesterday as she spent her first day home with him since his release.

"Hank is home and I am so excited, it is just amazing having him back," she told the Belfast Telegraph.

"It just seems so long ago that I last seen him."

A Save Hank campaign reached people across the world, and the dog has become a local celebrity.

"When we go for a walk we can't even get to the bottom of the street without people stopping and asking: 'Is that Hank?'" she said.

"He loves meeting new people and welcoming all the cuddles and hugs."

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