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URGENT! TAKE ACTION! DEAF DOG SLATED TO BE EXECUTED DESPITE SUSPICIOUS LACK OF EVIDENCE!
4 years ago
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Dear Friends:
This case has NOT been sufficiently investigated. Authorities are intent on executing Polar in order to escape full disclosure. They are ignoring the pleas of concerned individuals who are begging to spare the dog's life until a complete investigation is filed. Several responsible individuals who have stepped up to adopt Polar have been denied. In the mean time, Polar's owners refuse to comment and cannot be reached. They've basically left town. Evidence for the case is convoluted and flimsy, though it is a fact that the child was left unattended by its parents, who were out of their home the night the death occurred. Not so ironically, if the execution goes through, Polar will be killed in the same state that allowed football personality Michael Vick to operate a dog fighting ring. Michael Vick got a better deal than Polar. So did Casey Anthony. Is this justice?











Please immediately sign the petition below. I will post the contacts and an update I posted as news in separate group posts. We don't have time to spare with this case. We must send emails and make calls NOW.


Michelle >^..^<


Animals  (tags: investigation, controvery, details withheld, polar, deaf dog, death sentence )

Simone
- 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
This poor deaf American Bulldog will be sentenced to death because he is "suspected of being involved in the death of a infant.
4 years ago

Dear Friends:  As promised, contacts are below! Please take action! TY!

 

On Polar the Dog From examiner.com:

"Polar is a deaf American Bulldog who is 'suspected' of being involved in the death of an infant.

No one knows the details as the parents left the child unattended.

'The family wasn't even in the same room, nor are they reachable for comment- they left their house that evening and will not speak to the press. Polar may have been scruffing the baby to move him as she would a puppy. We will never know for sure. This dog has been raised around children, and has never had a prior incident. The baby may have died from positional asphyxiation, and not from something caused by the dog. The dogs deafness is not a likely factor.'

The parents have left town and cannot be reached for comment.

All details surrounding this case are suspect and confusing.

Many advocates around the country have stepped forward to settle the matter and take Polar into official rescue. A law enforcement officer with two deaf dogs has stepped forward to adopt Polar. A pit bull rescue and rehab center will take Polar.

The authorities have refused and have cut off communication.

Please let these same paid authorities know that the nation is watching. This article and fellow animal advocates do not want a dangerous dog released, but do demand the truth and a full investigation.

This same rightful benefit was given to Casey Anthony in the death of her child. Shouldn’t the same rights be given to a family pet held on trumped up and cloudy charges? Please hurry before he is killed perhaps wrongly and based on ill-founded data.

Casey Anthony got a better deal than Polar.

One citizen has tried to get answers and states, 'Your phone calls, faxes, and emails will make a difference, and may SAVE POLARS LIFE! Tell them that blaming the dog for the parents non-protectiveness is unacceptable. Ask them to release Polar alive to rescue or a qualified home.'”

Governor:

Robert F. McDonnell

804-786-2211

Fax: 804-371-6351

robert.f.mcdonnell@governor.virginia.gov

Lt. Governor:

William T. Bolling

804-786-2078

Fax: 786-7514

ltgov@ltgov.virginia.gov

Supervisor, Bermuda District

Dorothy Jaeckle

804-768-7398

Fax:

jaeckled@chesterfield.gov

Animal Control:

rosed@chesterfield.gov

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austinj@chesterfield.gov

804-748-1683

Sheriff:

Dennis Proffitt

804-748-1261

Fax: 804-717-6338

ccso@chesterfield.gov

Police Department staff handling the case:

Colonel Thierry Dupuis, Chief of Police

Dupuist@chesterfield.gov

804 748 1266

Jay Stegmaier, County Administrator

Stegmaierjay@chesterfield.gov

804 748 1211

Jeff Mincks, County Attorney

MincksJ@chesterfield.gov

804 748 1491

Mike Kozak, County Attorney (deals with Animal Control cases)

kozakm@co.chesterfield.va.us

804-748-1491

Commonwealth Attorney (state, deals with criminal cases)

804-748-1221

Block of emails: (copy and paste)

robert.f.mcdonnell@governor.virginia.gov;

ltgov@ltgov.virginia.gov;

jaeckled@chesterfield.gov;

rosed@chesterfield.gov;

austinj@chesterfield.gov;

ccso@chesterfield.gov;

Dupuist@chesterfield.gov;

Stegmaierjay@chesterfield.gov;

MincksJ@chesterfield.gov;

kozakm@co.chesterfield.va.us

4 years ago

TY signed&noted

thank you
4 years ago

don't know enough details, but it seems he (like every thinking being) deserves a fair chance....even dog's make mistakes and should be given forgiveness...one of my favorite all times dogs bit me when he was scared and hot and hungry...I know he didn't mean it...lets hope that Polar is given a fair chance....what about the adults supposedly watching the infant -- aren't they supposed to also be watching the dog???? As a family doctor every well child check I always ask about pets and remind parents that no animal should be left alone with a child.....ever....

4 years ago

 

 

My letter to the Virginia authorities re. Polar the dog. Please send (modify if you wish) and share with others so they can send it too! We must save her!

 

Dear Madams and Sirs:

     The global animal welfare community is alarmed to hear that Chesterfield County law enforcement, animal control and related authorities in the state of Virginia will be executing a deaf American bulldog mix named "Polar" for allegedly killing an infant without having completed a full and proper investigation into the cause of the child's death.
      According to reports, this case has NOT been sufficiently investigated.
Evidence for the case is convoluted and flimsy. It is a known fact that the child was left by its parents, who were out of their home the night the death occurred. Why was the infant left unattended by this couple? Why aren't they being held accountable for their negligence? Why is the focus on a little deaf dog rather than those in charge of the welfare of their own child?
      According to examiner.com, "No one knows the details as the parents left the child unattended. The family wasn't even in the same room, nor are they reachable for comment- they left their house that evening and will not speak to the press. Polar may have been 'scruffing' the baby to move him as she would a puppy. We will never know for sure. This dog has been raised around children, and has never had a prior incident. The baby may have died from positional asphyxiation, and not from something caused by the dog. The dog's deafness is not a likely factor."
     In the mean time, several responsible individuals including a pit bull rescue, a canine rehabilitation center and a police officer who owns two deaf dogs have all stepped forward to adopt Polar but have been completely cut off and denied the opportunity to rescue her.
      Polar's owners refuse to comment and cannot be reached. They've left town and refuse to speak to the press. Law enforcement continues to avoid communicating with concerned citizens worried about the dog's fate and refuse to allow Polar to be rescued. WHY????????

      It's painfully apparent that Chesterfield County law-enforcement and related authorities are intent on executing Polar in order to escape full disclosure. They are willfully and knowingly ignoring the pleas of concerned individuals who are begging them to spare the dog's life while a complete investigation is filed and are dishonoring attempts of responsible owners to rescue the dog and provide her with sanctuary.
      In sum, breed discrimination and a lack of full transparency is driving the decision to kill this beautiful dog rather than a steadfast commitment to uphold the law.

     Please be reminded:  yours is the state where Michael Vick operated a dog fighting ring for years without interference. Michael Vick got a better deal than Polar, and it was PROVEN he was guilty.
The same right to a full investigation was given to Casey Anthony over the death of her child. Casey Anthony got a better deal than Polar too. The same benefit and decency should apply to a family pet against whom there is no solid evidence for a conviction of any kind.
     This egregious miscarriage of justice must not take place! The world is watching as you move to take the life of a dog without sufficient proof that she ever caused harm.

4 years ago

Sorry. Having trouble with the fonts! The end of the letter should read:

 

The world is watching as you move to take the life of a dog without sufficient proof that she ever caused harm. Animal welfare organizations and concerned citizens the world over demand the truth and a full investigation. Release Polar to a rescue or responsible adopter and carry out your investigation in an honest and forthright manner.

Sincerely, [your name/location]

 

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