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URGENT UPDATE! "HONORABLE" JUDGE RICHARD J BROWN UPHELD ORDER TO PUT DUTCH THE SERVICE DOG DOWN! HEL
4 years ago
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Dear Friends:  This correspondence regards Dutch the Service Dog in Montrose, Colorado. According to DogHeirs (below) the judge maintained the order to put down Dutch despite overwhelming evidence suggesting the dog is no threat to anyone. I tried to visit the family's Facebook page and it's down; not there. I'm not a FB member. Please check if you are a member to see if it's there and inform your findings.   I've also tried to locate the email contact for the judge but come up empty handed. Please someone locate his office email contact and post in comments for Simone's C2NN news story of the petition (below).
PLEASE, in the mean time, call the number below 
{ (970) 252-4260 } and politely but firmly demand a repreive for Dutch, who was brutally beaten by his previous owner prior to biting her.....evidence the "honorable" Judge Richard J. Brown chooses to ignore. Moreover, Dutch is a service dog who has been evaluated by experts and strangers alike to be a non-aggressive, sweet natured dog, making this an even greater travesty of justice. I also see the petition authored by "J Drake" for Dutch has over 200,000 signatures, yet the petition is still live!? I personally contacted this person to let them know they have to forward the signatures to the target themselves and got no reply. It burns me up knowing there are over 200,000 voices against the killing of this dog out there and the petition author is sitting on all of the signatures instead of forwarding them!
Here is the District Attorney's information: Myrl Serra, Office of the District Attorney, 1200 N. Grand Ave., Montrose, CO 81401, Ph: (970) 252-4260
I'm going to forward all of this info to the Animal Legal Defense Fund to see if they can step in. In the mean time, please....PLEASE CALL THE NUMBER ABOVE AND TELL THE DA THIS DOG IS A THREAT TO NO ONE AND ITS LIFE DESERVES TO BE SPARED!!! TY MICHELLE
From DogHeirs:

UPDATED: February 14, 2013:

Today, at court in Montrose, Colorado, Judge Richard J. Brown upheld the order to euthanize Dutch, according to news reports.

Jeremy was fined and ordered to spend two days in jail. Dutch was not surrendered today, so Judge Brown also ordered Jeremy to turn him over.

The Aguilars are appealing the decision, and may be able to keep Dutch during the appeal. The judge ordered Animal Services to hold off on putting the dog down until all appeals are complete.
ACTION ALERT: Save Dutch the Service Dog! PLEASE SIGN !
Animals  (tags: dutch, service dog, abused, mistreated, death sentence, protection, welfare )
Simone - 7 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Dutch was accused of being a "vicious" or "dangerous" dog and is now in danger of euthanization by court order. Last November, he bit someone and left puncture wounds. The person who was bit admits that they spent several minutes punching, kicking,
4 years ago

Thanks for the update Michelle !

Please dear members have a look also at topic

Save Dutch the Service Dog !!

for additional actions on this case


4 years ago

Dutch the Service Dog Ordered Killed - Kansas City Animal Advocacy | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: Sad newsDutch ordered to be killed, sadness, suffering, law, pets, humans, ethics, animalwelfare, animalrights, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, dogs, death, cruelty )
Dianne Ly- 1 hour ago - examiner.com

MONTROSE, CO-Dutch a 4-year-old American Allaunt, and registered service dog has been ordered by the court to be surrendered over to Animal Control to be killed.
4 years ago

mICHELLE..lOOK INTO YOUR EMAIL ON cARE2 i SENT YOU ALOT OF CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THIS JUDGE AND THE ANIMAL CONTROL AND FACEBOOK AND MORE..

4 years ago

Save Innocent Service Dog From Euthanasia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, dogs, protection, pets, suffering )
Cher- 1 hour ago - forcechange.com

Currently, a service dog named Dutch is in danger of being euthanized due to a court order claiming him to be a "vicious" dog. Dutch has been classified as a "vicious" dog because he bit his previous owner after she beat him. Action needs to be taken in
4 years ago

CALL THE D.A. AT:  (970) 252-4260

EMAIL 'HONORABLE' JUDGE RICHARD J. BROWN AT: courtmail@ci.montrose.co.us

Dutch the Service Dog Ordered Killed - Kansas City Animal Advocacy | Examiner.Com 
Animals  (tags: Sad newsDutch ordered to be killed, sadness, 

4 years ago

THANKS LESLIE! I've been so busy emailing and sharing and what all to do with this I haven't had a moment to check my messages. Have to go to sleep now, so tired.....will be back tomorrow. Thanks Monika for posting new petitions and articles! Michelle >^..^<

4 years ago

Emailed the judge.

4 years ago

UPDATE ON DUTCH THE SERVICE DOG! IS HE DEAD? ALIVE? LEFT THE STATE? RUMORS ABOUND! Where Is Dutch? - Tacoma Pets | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Dutch the Service Dog, Save Dutch the Service Dog, Where Is Dutch? Euthanized Or Out of Sta )
Michelle- 2 hours ago - examiner.com

I can say that I have received reports that Dutch was turned into Animal Control after 6 p.m. last night and was put down, but I have also heard from a credible source that Dutch has left the state but I have not been able to confirm that.
4 years ago


Michelle S.

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Dear Friends:  I wanted to send you all love and gratitude for taking part in the mission to save Dutch the service dog. I feel so privileged to be a part of such a strong community of animal-lovers and friends of the earth. Your calls and emails have impacted the court. The judge is well aware of our voices--but has not lifted his order to execute this innocent family member. I honestly think the woman who beat Dutch embellished her story and has a vendetta against the dog and his family. There are just too many holes in her narrative to give it any weight. In the mean time, a family is suffering immeasurable heartache and financial upset, an innocent dog's life hangs in the balance....and the world waits for confirmation of what will transpire next.



I posted the Facebook links below as well as the news posts so you can keep up with the stories that are circulating. The first post below from Examiner.com is by the woman who first said Dutch was euthanized yesterday. She now claims another source has told her Dutch is alive and has not been released by the Aguilars. There is some mention of moving him across state lines. As you may already know, the "honorable" Judge Richard Brown forced the family to take down their FB page. The two links below have been established by supporters in its place. The woman who can be contacted at the second FB link below claims she spoke to Jermey Aguilar's cousin, who claims if the dog is not released, a 
statewide bench warrant will be issued. You would think they were asking this family to turn in an international terrorist, for God's sake. Please continue to share Dutch's story far and wide; please note and share the stories and continue to push for the dog's permanent safety, wherever that may be. Please pray for Dutch.








4 years ago

This story is heartbreaking. Have done all that is asked - I hope commom sense prevails  but I guess that is a dim hope.

4 years ago

It is NOT too late yet, so folks keep signing the petition and sharing.

Remember the Judge said-The judge ordered Animal Services to hold off on putting the dog down until all appeals are complete.

 

4 years ago

Thanks for the update. Praying for him.

4 years ago

Signed petition and i am praying for innocent Dutch . Thanks

JUST SAW THIS POST IN MY ARTICLE
4 years ago



Henriette Matthijssen (130) Saturday February 16, 2013, 8:44 pm
I received this in my mailbox this morning!
care2 petitionsite actionAlert
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Please sign the petition today! Ask Your Friends to Speak Up to Save Dutch from Execution!
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Dear Henriette,

Thank you so much for signing the petition to save Dutch from death row. Unfortunately, on February 14th, a Montrose judge sentenced Dutch to death. But it's not too late -- the judge told animal control not to euthanize Dutch until all appeals had been decided, and Dutch's family's lawyer plans to continue fighting to save him.

Will you help us grab this last chance to save Dutch's life?

Dutch had never showed any signs of violence before or after the alleged attack. He deserves another chance at life.

We need to act strongly and swiftly before it's too late. Send an email to your friends and family, share the petition on Facebook, and send this tweet to your whole network.

Stumped for how to start your message? Here's a quick one you can just copy and send:

Hi -

Dutch is a service dog who helps a disabled veteran in Colorado. Last November, after he was allegedly punched, kicked and hit with a metal pole for several minutes, he bit his attacker, who claimed that she was trying to break up a dog fight. For this, a judge ordered him to be euthanized. But there's still time -- Dutch's family lawyer plans to appeal the decision.

Dutch has no history of aggression and is incredibly important in the vet's life. He shouldn't die for defending himself. I signed this petition asking the officials in his city to commit his sentence, and I'm hoping you'll sign too. Here's the link:
http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AhGn./znw./AK.lA

Thanks!

care2

Thank you for taking action,

Emily V.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

4 years ago

Dutch, the Search for the Truth Continues - Tacoma Pets | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Dutch the Service Dog, The Search For the Truth About Dutch Con )
Michelle- 6 hours ago - examiner.com

What has happened to Dutch? Was he euthanized on Feb. 14th? Where are the Aguilars and why aren't they talking? Has Dutch disappeared, run away, been stolen? To be honest, I fear the worst-but do have a glimmer of hope that Dutch was whisked away safely.
4 years ago
I found this link at the Save Dutch II FB page this morning. We all need to continue rallying for this dog and his family. If they have to move to Antarctica to save his life, let's support it. I found more info on judge Richared Brown yesterday regarding a young man he sent to alcohol rehab who almost killed himself due to the trauma the judge's "program" led him to undergo. This judge is clearly not a clear-minded, rational member of the justice system, as his handling of the Dutch case proves. For now, we can breathe a sigh of relief for Dutch, who deserves to live a long, happy life. TY Michelle

UPDATE! DUTCH IS ALIVE AND SAFE....FOR NOW!!! Dutch the Service Dog Is Currently Safe and Alive - Tacoma Pets | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Dutch the Service Dog, Save Dutch the Service Dog, Dutch is Safe & Alive, PRAY! )
Michelle - 54 seconds ago - examiner.com

This morning I can confirm that Dutch is alive! I have a very special source on this and I can confirm that this person is not pulling my leg or telling tall tales. This source tells me for now Dutch is safe. Technically, however, the battle is not over.
4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this good news! Green star for Michelle!

4 years ago

All signed but where's Dutch??? Is he alive???

4 years ago
GOOD NEWS from Michelle !
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UPDATE ON DUTCH: EXAMINER.COM SAYS HE IS SAFE AND ALIVE!
But the battle is not over....

I found this link at the Save Dutch II FB page this morning. We all need to continue rallying for this dog and his family. If they have to move to Antarctica to save his life, let's support it. I found more info on judge Richared Brown yesterday regarding a young man he sent to alcohol rehab who almost killed himself due to the trauma the judge's "program" led him to undergo. This judge is clearly not a clear-minded, rational member of the justice system, as his handling of the Dutch case proves. For now, we can breathe a sigh of relief for Dutch, who deserves to live a long, happy life. TY Michelle

UPDATE! DUTCH IS ALIVE AND SAFE....FOR NOW!!! Dutch the Service Dog Is Currently Safe and Alive - Tacoma Pets | Examiner.Com
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Dutch the Service Dog, Save Dutch the Service Dog, Dutch is Safe & Alive, PRAY! )
Michelle - 54 seconds ago - examiner.com

This morning I can confirm that Dutch is alive! I have a very special source on this and I can confirm that this person is not pulling my leg or telling tall tales. This source tells me for now Dutch is safe. Technically, however, the battle is not over.



This post was modified from its original form on 17 Feb, 21:32
4 years ago

Poor Dutch. He was only doing what any of us would do if attacked. Shoudn't a dog have a right to defend himself?

4 years ago

I swear to God, I would never, never, ever hand over one of my animals. I will rather do community service, jail time or whatever they want me to do if this is what is takes to save my animals. As for the judge - well, kidnapping him and bashing him to death wouldn't be a bad idea! I prayed so hard for Dutch as I do for every other animal on this earth, please let it be that Dutch is safe and that his family and everyone who fought so hard for him reap the rewards.

4 years ago

Signed days ago. But I thought Dutvh had been grated a reprieve, The wrong person is being punished in this case. this is nothing more tha a gross miscarriage of justice. In a fair word, the abuser of Dutch would be in jail for a long,long time. I am disgusted.

4 years ago

Praying for Dutch.

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