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Sep 20, 2006

Dog and Beth reunite after his release on bail on September 15th, 2006 (AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni).

 Duane 'Dog' Chapman arrested in Hawaii
Thursday, September 14th, 2006 Honolulu
Dog, Leland and Tim were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals early Thursday, September 14 in connection with charges stemming from their 2003 arrest of convicted serial rapist, Andrew Luster.

Andrew Luster
, the famed heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune, was convicted of drugging and raping three women over a four year span. During his trial in 2003, Luster fled the country to Mexico. In June 2003, Dog and his team tracked the fugitive Luster in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he was living under an alias, and arrested him.

As bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, Dog, Tim and Leland were arrested by the Mexican authorities and
Luster was handed over to the United States government by the Mexicans.  He was subsequently found

How You Can Help

1) Write or email your senator, congressman and governor.  See the note below from a loyal fan club member with some good ideas.

2) Donate to Dog's Defense Fund
Checks or money orders to:

DTBH Defense Fund
PO Box 130781
The Woodlands, TX 77393-0781
Coming Soon

Legal fees for the defense will be very high.  100% of all donations will go toward offsetting these costs.

guilty and is currently serving a 124 year prison sentence. Bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, and Dog, Tim and Leland were arrested by the Mexican authorities. After being released on bail, Dog, his family and team, returned to Hawaii and to their lives as bounty hunters.
Update, Friday, September 15th, 2006

Dog, Leland and Tim were all released on bail on Friday, September 15th, 2006, as the judge concluded they are not flight risks. While out on bail, they will be required to remain in the state and wear electronic monitoring devices until they return to court for extradition hearings to face trial in Mexico. No date has been set for those hearings,

 A note from a loyal Fan Club member ...

Fan Club and Chapmans,

Thought you might want to email this to the fan club, friends, family, co-workers, etc. to get some attention. How to Help Dog, Tim, & Leland Respectfully contact the following individuals on behalf of Dog, Tim, & Leland Chapman.
  1. Call the US Attorney General's Office 202-353-1555, leave a message any day, any time.
  2. Call the White House Comment Line and leave a message for President Bush. That direct number is 202-456-1111.
  3. Email the White House at
  4. Email the US Attorney General Gonzales at:
  5. Email the Hawaiian Governor Lingle & Lt. Governor Aiona at:
  6. Email your own state?s governor. Do a search for example NJ Governor.
  7. Email Hawaii?s senators: Senator Akaka AND Senator Inouye
  8. Email your own state?s senators. You can find them at:
  9. Keep praying. Never underestimate the power of prayer. Pray for Dog, Tim, & Leland's protection, peace of mind & spirit, for wisdom; favor with US officials and judges; for justice to prevail; for their families - especially their wives and kids; and for their business not to take a financial loss.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2006 1:32am
May 28, 2006
Focus: Children
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Please sign for the sake of this family and especially the little boy concerned.  Only in extreme circumstances is it better for a child to be separated from his mother - and if this mother is fit to bring up 2 of her children, she is fit to bring up all 3. 

My son Glenn Edward L'Heureux Jr., was taken from his loving home on October 28, 2004, because of false allegations by the Englewood Police Department. Social Services came into my home and took my children because they were banking on me getting alot of time in prison for these false allegations from an illegal search and seizure by the police. On December 22, 2005, my parental rights were terminated by the court for non-compliance to the "treatment plan". On March 6, 2006 I received a 2 year probation sentence for the charges, and have since been complying with all my probation stuff that I need to do, which includes being substance free and working and going to treatment.  I have gotten my oldest daughter back, she is 16. My youngest daughter should be home in a month or so, she is 9. Why am I considered to be a good enough parent to get only 2 of my children back and not all 3?  My son Glenn Jr. was born November 21,2001 a little over 8 months after my husband Glenn Edward L'Heureux died unexpectantly of Pneumacaucus Pnemonia.  He is the only thing left of my husband and means so much to my 2 daughters and myself. We all love him so much and he was never abused in our home ever. I think that to take someones kids away forever  is a very harsh sentence especially for something that the court ended up dismissing in the long run. This sentence is comparible to a death sentence in a way, for it kills an important part of the rest of our families lives.  Please help us to get our beloved son and braother home and out of the cruel systems grasp.  I heard in court on May 35, 2006 that his adoption is not finalized and is not expected to be until after July of 2006.  Thank You all for caring to save the family instead of giving into the monetary value that the so-called Justice System has placed on our children.
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Posted: May 28, 2006 11:51pm
May 28, 2006
Focus: Human Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: California, Tanzania, United Republic Of
We, the Undersigned, endorse the following petition:

Stop Violence Against Women
Target: Michael Retzer, Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzaniz, United States Ambassador
Sponsor: Musi Faisal, ETAEP/Sustainable Development Group
  • Signatures: 138
  • Goal: 1,000
  • Deadline: Ongoing...
On March 5, 2004, Amnesty International
launched a global campaign to eradicate violence against women, yet it continues today in 2006.  With the support of ordinary people, both men and women, we must put an end to this human rights scandal. 

It’s in our hands.


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Posted: May 28, 2006 3:25am
May 27, 2006
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Petition
Location: California, Canada
Dear Friends,

The other day I posted a story about the Indians in Canada who were trying to keep their land and asked you to write, now I have the petition to sign.  Please sign and forward.

Petition Link!
 Tuesday, 8:41 PM  

Thank you,
Maiden Mary
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Posted: May 27, 2006 9:45pm
May 27, 2006
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Petition
Location: California, United States


Primates possess many qualities which
were once considered solely human attributes. The central nervous system of Primates and humans is organized in almost the same way, and there are similarities between the social behavior, emotional needs and intellectual capabilities of humans and other Primates. Primates demonstrate the ability to reason, to exhibit friendship and altruism, to suffer fear and stress.

UK and EU legislation has been partially expanded to supposedly protect their specific requirements in the laboratory and afford them a 'higher' status than other animal species under Directive 86/609/EEC.  The reality is, however, that this legal provision does not prevent thousands of primates each year enduring terrible pain, suffering and death in the laboratory.  . Experiments that would be unthinkable if performed on human subjects should also be considered morally unacceptable when carried out on our genetic cousins.

Researchers use primates as 'models' of human diseases on which the development and progression of such diseases can be monitored and treated. However primates, like other animals, make poor 'models' and attempting to extrapolate test results from one species to another is a fundamentally flawed research methodology. Despite their similarities, there are also many significant differences between humans and others Primates.

The fundamental flaw underlying the research of human diseases in primates is that researchers can only attempt to artificially induce similar superficial symptoms of human diseases in Primates, which is very different from studying a naturally occurring disease in a biologically relevant animal i.e. a human patient.

Primates who are removed from their normal habitat, deprived of environmental stimulants and social interaction, make poor 'models' on which to record the 'natural' development of disease or infection. Like human beings, primates react very differently to disease or illness depending on their physical and psychological states.

The reality is, despite what the research industry would have us believe, primates do not provide a reliable 'model' of the human being. After decades of research on primates, scientists have repeatedly failed to make significant breakthroughs in fully understanding the onset and progression of HIV or AIDS, cot death, epilepsy, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, or cancer - all human conditions which have been thoroughly, though pointlessly, explored through research on Primates.

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Posted: May 27, 2006 7:10pm
May 26, 2006
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Texas, United States
Dear Friends,

Rescuer Arrested in TX for Helping to SAVE a Dog 
Monday, 6:02 PM
Help Kilgore Texas alert

How many of you have ever picked up an animal on the side of the road? Or fed starving animals? Please read below, this could be you if are in Tyler, Texas or Smith County.
Please sign the petition and pass it on!!

Please help a fellow rescuer who helped a friend rescue a stray dog and fed some abandoned puppies and burried 2 dead ones.
Darcelle Cowles of Kilgore, Texas has been arrested not once, but twice and held on a 30,000 bond. All because she helped rescue a stray dog.
Once the dog was in rescue, blood work and a physical exam by a vet found the Great Pyrenees to be over 40 pounds underweight and high heartworm positive. Animal Control Officer Natalie Smith filed charges of theft for the Pyrenees and trespassing for feeding starving puppies after the "owner" came forward demanding the dog back.
Darcy did not know where the dog was or which group her friend had him sent to so refused to return the dog, because it was in need of medical treatment, and alerted the media of her situation.
Smith then filed third degree felony charges on Cowles for tampering with evidence and had her arrested again. Officer Smith stated the reason for the charges was because the "owner" stepped up and claimed that the dog was in "show quality".  Even though the owner did not have the money to pay for heartworm treatment, Smith tracked down the dog in the rescue community and returned it to the owner to continue to run free on Hwy 31.
We do not even know if treatment was ever rendered to the animal.
Smith remarked that it was the rescue who starved to dog, not the owner. Now Smith has stated that she will shut down every rescue in Smith County and that she will make an example out of Cowles.  Officer Smith feels the need to retaliate against Darcy for trying to defend herself, so please help US defend her!

The attorney Darcy hired has been trying to contact Justice of the Peace Lemmert for over two weeks to get a court date set and there has been no response.
Lemmert is in the same offices as ACO Smith and her counterparts.  Darcy has paid over $10,000 just in bail money, not to mention drug testing three times a week which is also part of being arrested on felony charges. 
She has been the victim of an unjust search of her property after ACO Smith and the Sheriff's department searched her house , her purse, all her personal items and her property for 3 hours looking for this dog.
The D.A. also filed a restraining order against Cowles prohibiting her near the dog, the property, or Animal Control Officers. Please let the courts know that we will not stand for someone to made an "example" of when there has been no crime committed. They are wasting their time and our tax money on a Good Samaritan!
There are people all over the state of Texas like DeShawn Brown who are busy stabbing dogs and lighting them on fire with gasoline and bail out at $250.00, but they would rather prosecute someone trying to help like Darcy Cowles.
Ask Judge Lemmert to respond attorney Kyle Beale of Scammahorn Beale Law Firm. Demand Justice for Darcy Cowles.

Please go one step further and contact Judge Lemmert at the info below!
OFFICE 903-561-1022
FAX: 903-561-3310 
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Posted: May 26, 2006 2:03am
May 24, 2006
Focus: Education
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Hi Care2 Friends, and Family

I have just read and signed the petition: "Preserve the Arts in Education"

Please help by signing this petition. It takes 30 seconds and will really help.  Please follow this link:

Thanks! Maiden Mary

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Posted: May 24, 2006 9:39pm


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