This Morning on the social Network site Worldwide prayers for Lennox and his family, there were people calling Belfast at 9:00 am BST which was 3:00 am CST to ask the high court to negotiate a release for Lennox the dog that has now been held in an undisclosed location by the Belfast City Council (BCC) for two years.
At first the calls seemed to get nowhere and were transferred to various departments or hung up on.
Then one woman by the name of Sasha Sabbeth spoke with the secretary of the Attorney General of Northern Ireland secretary John Larkin.
This is the official and exclusive transcript of Sasha Sabbeth’s Conversations with that office.
“OK… I just spoke with John Larkin’s office, Northern Ireland Attorney General. I spoke with a woman who is answering the phone for his office. She said that she does not think that this is the right office that I should be speaking with, that she does not know if in fact he is the right person to speak with, and that she will do some research and have someone call me back. I gave them my phone number.”
Sabbeth then called the High Court of Northern Ireland This is the official and exclusive transcript of the conversation.
“I had a long and wonderful conversation with George Richardson of the High Court Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service – He said that it is solely in the hands of Belfast Council. He feels that it is unfair and frustrating that the Belfast Council is directing callers to contact his offices. He suggested that when I do call the Belfast Council, that I ask to speak to someone in the legal team that determines which cases to prosecute. George told me that it is the job of the Council to explore all avenues. We did discuss the obvious … that the Council is covering up the fact that Lennox is either dead or is in such bad shape that the Council does not want anyone to see what they have done to poor Lennox. I am on the phone with Belfast City Council… being transferred to the legal services. Pray with me. Please.”
The transcript conversation went on to state, “I am making head way. I am being transferred to a Lisa who is handling the Lennox case.”
Sabbeth posted this transcript on her call with Lisa.
“OK. It did not end well. I spoke with “Lisa” She was not nice. Bottom line, when she knew that I was talking about Lennox, she went into robotic personality. I said to her, Lisa, please listen to me, and just listen to me. In the name of God please listen to me. She got quiet. I said that Victoria Stillwell is willing to take him all expenses paid and the council will not see her. She kept cutting me off stating that this was a legal proceeding and that it was in the hands of the court system of justice systems. Something like that. I said, “No Lisa. I just got off the phone with George Richardson of the High Court and he told me definitively that this was in the hands of the Belfast City Council.” I said that there is a solution where he can be re-homed and you don’t need to kill Lennox. She kept talking over me stating “No, I don’t need to listen to you. This is in legal proceedings.” And she hung up on me. I feel good about the fact that I was able to get a word in edge wise about Victoria Stillwell. I am very proud of myself that I was able to get past the first woman who answered the phone. I am going to call George Richardson back and see if he has any other ideas for me. Thank you for your prayers and support of me. I am not sure what God wants me to do now. I will listen within as much as I can.”
Sabbeth proceeded to call Richardson back; this is the transcript of their conversation.
“Progress! I called George Richardson back who is in the High Court of the judicial system. I told him about my conversation with Lisa in the Belfast Council. I told him that Lisa insisted that it was in the Court systems hands and not the Council. I asked him if there was any way that he or someone in his offices could call Belfast Council, speak to Lisa, to find out if there is perhaps a breakdown in communication between their organization and the Belfast Council because there seems to be a perception on the Council’s part that the High Court system has power at this stage of the process for Lennox. George said that he was going to speak with his legal team to see what he can do. He explained that he has to be very careful because he cannot be talking to a government agency telling them what to do. I explained that I fully agree. However, Belfast Council may in fact really believe that your agency is the only step in the process that exists. They may not realize that they are the ones that have the cards at this point to save Lennox.”
“I reiterated that Victoria Stillwell is in Belfast ready to take Lennox and that the Council will not respond to her, see her, talk with her. I suggested that perhaps he could present in a non judgmental way that since there are re-homing options for Lennox outside of Ireland, that the Council does have the ability to present another application to the court and that he just wanted to make sure that they realized that since Belfast Council continues to direct callers back to his organization. He said that he would look into it because there needs to be a consistent message to tell people who are calling in so that both the High Court and Belfast Council are saying the same thing to callers.”
Sabbeth went on to state, “We must stay positive and visualize that Lennox will go free. We must. Our thoughts are critically important now. Please don’t allow your thoughts to go into outrage, anger, negativity of any kind. Please let’s visualize the miracle that we are looking for.”
Richardson called Sabbeth a few minutes later and this is the transcript of their conversation.
“I just heard back from George of the High Court in Ireland. He did call Belfast City Council. Basically, he was able to tell them that they have no power at this point and that they have the power to present another application. He also mentioned that he knows that there are several re-homing options.”
Sabbeth went on to state, “The outcome of his conversation with Belfast Council was that they now have the same message to give callers: 1) That there are no current open ended court proceedings in place for Lennox, 2) That they can offer another application to the court for other options to be considered for Lennox. I had the feeling that George was encouraging us to continue our attempts because public opinion can be effective. I told him about the story of Prada in Tennessee… where public presence is what saved Prada absolutely. So, please continue to make calls to Belfast Council and ask them to present another application to the High Court so that Lennox can be re-homed. That is what I think is the most likely scenario that might come to fruition. Please expect a miracle.”
Sabbeth a woman from California, who has never had to make an international call before this day; Moved a mountain for the Lennox the dog being held captive by the BCC.
If you would like to listen in on the BCC meetings click here.
If you would like to see wants going on outside on the streets of the BCC click here.
If you would like to join the Lennox Army and send email or make some calls click here.
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