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Bullseye faces house eviction

PUBLISHED: 12:34 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:11 02 July 2010

Martina Isaacs with Bullseye

Martina Isaacs with Bullseye

A DOG loving family are asking the council to paws for thought after a housing officer told them to get rid of their beloved pooch. One-year-old Jack Russell terrier Bullseye has been ordered to leave the first floor council maisonette in Farr Avenue, Tha

A DOG loving family are asking the council to paws for thought after a housing officer told them to get rid of their beloved pooch.

One-year-old Jack Russell terrier Bullseye has been ordered to leave the first floor council maisonette in Farr Avenue, Thames View Estate.

Under tenancy rules, which are strictly enforced, dogs cannot be kept in flats or maisonettes which do not have a garden.

But owner Martina Isaacs, 29, argues that her property is a special case because it does have a fenced off area leading directly from the front door.

She says that the 20ft by 8ft yard is the equivalent of a garden and therefore the family should be allowed to keep Bullseye.

Martina said: "He is a fantastic dog. He's not your typical Jack Russell. Everyone knows him around the estate."

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