Pepie has spent every day of the past nine years in this cage.

She is currently sixteen years old. She is a retired sled dog.

Her cage measures 10.5’ length x 3.0’ width x 3.5’ height.

Before this cage, she likely lived on a chain (as most sled dogs do).

This dog has never in her life been free.

Pepie’s cage and metal “house.”

What can you do to help Pepie?

You can contact local political officials and representatives:

City Hall
342 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716-363-0058 fax

Richard L. Frey (R)
City Hall
342 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716-366-9882 (

Council Members
James A. Muscato (D - At Large)
280 Lake Shore Drive W.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716-366-3763 (H)

Anthony J. Dolce (D-1st Ward)
132 S. Serval Street
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716-680-3961 (H)

Kevin J. Muldowney (R-2nd Ward)
10 Beach Rd.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716-366-4336 (H)

Rose M. Floramo (D-3rd Ward)
539 Deer St.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716-366-0335 (H)

Robert T. George (D - 4th Ward)
415 Lord St.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
716-366-1176 (H)

County Executive
Gregory J. Edwards
Gerace Office Building
3 North Erie Street
Mayville, New York 14757
(716) 753-4211
County Executive's Page

Joseph A. Gerace
Sheriff’s Administration Building
15 East Chautauqua Street
P. O. Box 128
Mayville, New York 14757
(716) 753-4900

County Clerk
Sandra Sopak
County Courthouse
Mayville, New York 14757
(716) 753-4331
County Clerk’s Page

District Attorney
David Foley
County Courthouse
Mayville, New York 14757

Pepie, limping in her cage.

You can contact the local cruelty investigation agency:

Chautauqua County Humane Society

2825 Strunk Rd
Jamestown, NY 14701
Fax: 716-665-2615

Ted Blanchard is the name of the Cruelty Investigator for CCHS.

Jeff Lubi is the name of the Executive Director.

Both of these individuals should be contacted via the phone number listed above.

City of Dunkirk Animal Control Officer Wally Baker should also be contacted:

Main: 716-934-4539
Fax: 716-363-0058
Cell: 716-679-8303

Pepie and a pile of frozen feces.

You can request a song and dedicate it to Pepie:

Call 106.9 KISS-FM at 1-716-487-1069 and request a song
for “Pepie the abused husky” or “Pepie the caged husky.”

Pepie, pleading to be free.

You can contact and write editorial letters to the local newspaper:

The Observer

You can also call 1-866-908-4569 to get a
list of other local media contacts in Dunkirk.

Pepie’s overgrown nails, stained fur and an inflamed paw pad.

You can sign and forward the Care2 Online Petition to free Pepie:


An obviously arthritic Pepie.

Pepie can’t even walk correctly due to her severe arthritis