This is part of a mail I received from a Yahoo group!
Thank you all for participating. We need to generate an enormous amount of mail this weekend in order to save "Brindi."
If you have the time, "google" other Canadian broadcast media (radio & TV stations) and include them in your messages. Also include any and all national animal organizations, US and Canadian.
HALIFAX, NS SPCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND DEPARTMENTS:
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CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS (if you get bounce-backs because some addresses are outdated, please try "googling" the name of the newspaper for a current address):
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Cross-posting appreciated. Urgent action required.
It is rare that animal advocates can find the time to participate in a campaign for an individual animal with so many pressing issues affecting animals. This is a busy time of the year, complicated further by an economic crisis that has threatened the lives of companion animals.
I hope you will find time to participate in the campaign to save "Brindi." All the details and a mailing list are in the following message. We are grateful that one of the most respected voices in animal advocacy, Brenda Shoss, president and founder of Kinship Circle, has taken the time to research and compile the below.
This campaign is not just about "a dog." Brindi isn't "dangerous," the law in Halifax, Nova Scotia is and it has been applied capriciously. Brindi was rescued from an animal hoarder situation and was lucky to find a loving forever home with Francesca. Now, because of a slight infraction of "the rules," Brindi awaits a death sentence at the hands of local authorities in a shelter that went without heat for at least three days this week (see: http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1097775.html). Francesca has spent a small fortune on attorney fees in an attempt to save Brindi and the court date is January 5.
Margaret Mead wrote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
In a democracy, animal lovers vote and they decide where to spend their hard-earned money. We help to pass animal-friendly laws and do away with bad laws. I hope you will join us in not only helping to save Brindi's life, but in sending a message to elected public officials everywhere. If you would like to do more to help animals, please join Kinship Circle: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/
Thank you and best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year.
World Animal Day Ambassador USA-East
KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY / PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST
12/26/08: Brindi's Life Matters. Help Save Her.
FOR A FORMATTED LETTER (WORD DOC), EMAIL: email@example.com
Easily modify letter. Copy/paste it into an email or print letter to fax or mail.
Halifax (Nova Scotia) has recognized that Brindi is not a threat to humans.
It was informed by two respected trainers that her wayward behavior does not
signify aggression and definitely can be corrected. Yet the city prefers to
have her pay the ultimate price for human error, rather than accept
reasonable alternatives that would both maintain safety and keep her alive.
KINSHIP CIRCLE realizes that not everyone agrees with this plea to spare
Brindi's life. We respect opinions, but ask that you refrain from sending us
an ALL-CAPS, exclamation-point complaint. Any time you disagree with our
stance -- in this case, no-kill without exception for a healthy animal --
simply delete the alert. Thank you for your unyielding voice for animals.
FULL CONTACT INFORMATION. Email block & sample letter follow.
HRM Animal Services
P.O. Box 1749
Halifax, NS B3J 3A5
Andrea Macdonald, Animal Services: 902-490 1791
main ph: 902-490-4000; fax: 902-490-6142
web form: http://www.halifax.ca/contact.html#contact
by-law enforcement: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Peter J. Kelly
Halifax Regional Municipality, Office of the Mayor
1841 Argyle Street
P.O. Box 1749
Halifax, Nova Scotia; Canada B3J 3A5
ph: 902-490-4010; fax: 902-490-4012; email: email@example.com
Halifax Council, Community Councils, Boards, Committees, Legislation:
Halifax Regional Municipality Councilors
P.O. Box 1749
Halifax, N.S. B3J 3A5
ph: 902-490-4050; fax: 902-490-4122
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Lorelei.Nicoll@halifax.ca, email@example.com,
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Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals
1600 Bedford Highway, Suite 422
Bedford N.S. B4A 1E8
ph: 902-835-4798; fax 902-835-7885
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
The Honorable Rodney Macdonald
Premier of Nova Scotia
One Government Place, 7th Floor, 1645 Granville St.
PO Box 726
Halifax, NS; Canada
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***Kinship Circle cannot guarantee validity of email addresses. During
campaigns, recipients may change or disable their email addresses. Emails
from government, corporate, or institute websites may be incorrect.
SAMPLE LETTER -- This letter is prepared to inform you about the issue.
Try to personalize your letter before sending.
Dear HRM Animal Services and Officials of Halifax, Nova Scotia:
Sometimes one life represents many. Brindi and her caretaker Francesca
Rogier are one dog and one woman -- but their ordeal resonates worldwide.
On July 24, 2008 Halifax animal control officers seized Brindi for
euthanasia. Since then, she's languished in the SPCA's city pound. Rogier
has not been allowed to see her dog for six months.
Halifax animal control officers seem to use preemptive euthanasia, rather
than "educate on responsible pet ownership" or consider statements from
people who know the animal in question. Brindi has never attacked a human.
She has never gravely injured an animal. She is a microchipped, spayed and
vaccinated obedience class graduate who lived with Rogier and her two cats.
Brindi's three offenses occurred when the rambunctious shepherd-lab mix
broke loose and dashed toward other dogs and their people walking on a road
that borders Rogier's property. After the first encounter (with no report of
serious injury to the other dog), police cited Rogier for lack of a
municipal license -- which she obtained quickly thereafter.
The second incident in April 2008 led to another dog's minor puncture wound,
for which a guardian is ordinarily fined or ordered to erect fencing.
Officers instead issued a permanent muzzle order that, under Halifax By-Law
A300, commands euthanasia for any future violation.
On July 20, 2008 Brindi ran out a door before fully muzzled and leashed.
With Rogier behind her, Brindi bee-lined toward a man and his two dogs.
Brindi circled as the man kicked at her. Apparently, no injuries were
recorded. Still, Brindi was sentenced to die within four days of the event.
If Animal Services does not cancel Brindi's euthanasia, I urge municipal
authorities to intervene. Please give Brindi her life and release her to
Francesca Rogier, who has already fenced in her home's entryways, consulted
a private trainer, and agreed to pay all fines and costs. I urge you to
examine statements from those who know Brindi:
* Brindi's vet has never documented "aggression" in the dog's medical file.
* Neither her groomer nor kennel owner consider Brindi a dangerous dog.
* Even a mail carrier wrote that she was certain Brindi would never bite her.
Brindi's life matters. While public safety is rightfully your priority, the
quick-to-kill response lacks humanity and progressive vision. Surely you can
send Brindi home with stipulations. She does not need to die.
SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
They want to kill my dog.
"FREE BRINDI" This dog must not be euthanized!
TO ANIMAL SERVICES AND THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA:
Facebook: Save Brindi
Epier.Com fundraising online auction
Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation...
And help Kinship Circle work for animals in the New Year!
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