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Oct 24, 2009
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: California, United States

A County animal shelter ended the life of a dog, named Jayden. He was failed by humans in general, throughout his short life, and then ultimately destroyed by the Animal Welfare System. Jayden was deemed unworthy of rehabilitation because of his past biting incidents and history.

I first became aware of Jayden’s plight, as I had been following the slow downward spiral of a young couple posing as Pit Bull advocates and had 13 Pit Bulls that they had rescued and were fostering and rehabilitating into forever homes. This was certainly what they portrayed to many of us, so much so, that many assisted them in raising almost $400 for a supposed kennel run to house the dogs in safely.

When another crisis sent them seeking desperate assistance for their 13 ‘rescued’ Pit Bulls, in an announcement that they were now being immediately evicted for what we now know was neighbor complaints of flies, and dog feces and filth on the property. It was very apparent that these individuals were nothing other than irresponsible and reckless individuals completely out of control and in no way responsible enough to have 1 Pit Bull let alone 13 in their care.

They netted another $175 from the public claiming the funds would be used for boarding the dogs safely while moving if needed. It soon became abundantly clear that they were only thinning out the herd by keeping the more desirables and dumping the more troubled. They soon relinquished two of the dogs to Santa Cruz Animal Control, but lied to the public, claiming it was a No-Kill facility and that they had no choice.

It was during this entire train wreck that I was directly involved in. While, I wanted to keep these dogs safe and agreed to help them raise the funds for the safety of the dogs, it was becoming increasingly clear that these were very distorted and twisted individuals that had no business having 1 dog as a pet, let alone attempting rescuing the one breed of dog that is the most abused dogs on this earth. It really hit home after they dumped the two dogs, that were supposed to have had temperament issues at the county kill shelter while collecting money to ensure their safety.

Jayden was another unfortunate victim of theirs that ended up dumped on an unsuspecting friend of theirs for what was supposed to be 3 days, but then turned into three weeks and they still refused to take the dog back from her. They told her to take him to the shelter, they couldn’t help her.

Jayden, who was used to nothing other than being crated 24/7, finally had freedom and relished every minute of it. During his short three weeks in this home, he was personable, affectionate, loved and longed for attention, and wanted desperately to please. He got along fine with her other dogs, and children, ate and slept openly, and everything seemed in harmony. So well, that this person did not mind him and actually enjoyed his presence and resigned herself to just letting him stay with her until he could find a home.

Unfortunately, with Jayden’s newfound freedom came inadequacy at being properly socialized and a fight between him and her older dog developed. This individual did what any person with inexperience dealing with a dog fight would do, and she made the mistake of trying to get between the dogs, and Jayden bit her calf, quite severely. The dog did not maul her leg and it was one bite that was a deep tissue puncture wound and the bite did require medical treatment and stitches. Jayden was able to be subdued and removed from the house immediately after the bite, and did not redirect his aggression at anyone or anything else in the home.

When this woman contacted the Turners, pleading for them to get Jayden or that she would have to contact animal control, as she had no experience dealing with such a serious matter. They ignored her pleas.

She surrendered the dog to Santa Cruz Animal Control. She explained where he originated from, in which they instantly recognized the name of the couple from their previous incidents with them. Because of her deep affection for Jayden, she neglected to tell them of the biting incident for she feared they would not give him a chance and would euthanize him.

The animal networking community became aware of the biting incident as some of us were closely following the situation and the dogs. I really felt the dog deserved a chance at quality rehabilitation and not the neglectful treatment he had endured in his short life. We began a campaign to ensure his rescue and hopeful rehabilitation.

I talked extensively with the shelter manager in regards to Jayden’s extensive bite history that Wednesday on the 14Th. She represented the shelters anger at being deceived of the dog’s biting history, but they were cooperative and receptive to possibly releasing the dog to a rehabilitative organization and facility.

She did, however, make repeated statements expressing extreme resentment for the increased interest being paid to this dog, while they had perfectly well-balanced dogs in the shelter needing interest and saved. The telephone calls began to take on a disturbing tone in the days ahead.

The shelter represented that the dog would be eligible for possible release to a qualified rescue after quarantine on the 16Th at 4pm. On that Friday the 16Th I represented Dog’s Best Friend Rehabilitation and placed the call along with another Rescue organization to Santa Cruz Animal Shelter, in attempts to begin negotiations for Jayden’s release to us. We were treated with open disregard, obvious contempt, hostility, and blatant resentment for even wanting to save this dog.

We were ridiculed for our efforts and treated without any common courtesy of professionalism.

The shelter manager informed me after considering the circumstances, the director decided that morning that Jayden would not be eligible for release to any organization ever. When I asked for clarification, she stated that he would not be made available, and refused to commit to anything other than, ‘”He would not be available”‘.

When asked why the dog was not being afforded a second chance at rehabilitation, she stated, sarcastically and emphatically, “He had more than his second chances, he has had tons of chances”. However, she couldn’t acknowledge that such irresponsible handling of a dog would be deemed as appropriate rehabilitative efforts for a dog such as this.

Jayden was shuttled in and out of irresponsible environments and crated the majority of his short formative years, yet these were his “supposed chances”. She asked numerous times, “Why would we want to save this dog?” Her obvious disdain for any effort at doing so was grossly apparent, obviously in her mind, he was deemed as totally unworthy.

I asked to speak with the shelter director that made the decision, she stated that I could not, that he would not be back until after 3pm and I was welcome to phone back and speak with him then.

When I phoned back at 3:01 I spoke with the same shelter manager, she said she would see if the director was back and placed me on hold for a period of time. She then came back on the line, and asked for my full name, and the organization’s name, I spelled it for her. She then placed me back on hold again. After about 3 minutes later of additional hold time, another woman whom I had never spoken with came on the line and was unbelievably even more unprofessional than the previous.

She stated the director was not back and he would not be able to help me anyways, that Jayden would never be available and that he was already euthanized at 1pm that afternoon. The obvious enjoyment and unprofessional manner in which she relayed this communication to me, bordered on the bizarre, and I actually found it to be the disturbing thing of this entire incident.

Instead of being enthused in an outside organization wanting to preserve a troubled dogs life, they instead, resented it. They chose this valuable time to debate and chastise us for wanting to save such a dog, when so many more are worthier of being saved, criticizing a dog’s right to live, regardless of any extenuating circumstances.

Nobody can make themselves judge and jury to a dog biting incident(s) in which they were not privy to or directly involved in to understand the extenuating circumstances and the dynamic that goes into dog aggression. We as rescuers and those that rehabilitate understand this fundamental logic, yet, it’s disturbing to think that an animal shelter agency would not.

Their unprofessional and very emotionally charged dialog began to display their obvious frustration at the animal shelter system in America today. It appeared that the dog in question, seized to be a living being with a right to life, but instead a symbol or tool, to them, to reserve and prove the right to judge his fate, in this broken system today.

They deemed themselves worthy of playing God, and deemed a dog not worthy of life. They verbally chastised a Rescue organization that only wished the opportunity to save him. They lectured about the Pit Bull Crisis in general, and how shamed we should be that we are not wishing to save the good ones languishing in shelters. How dare we not want to help those dogs, assuming such ignorance is how we think.

This incident in a dog’s welfare at the County level, only instilled a very common and disturbing theme in practice all over, and that is that we as human beings in positions of authority over their very existence are holding these ‘dogs’ completely responsible for their destructive actions, regardless of the direct link of their actions originating from the irresponsible handling by the humans themselves. We create them, in their entirety, instilling more destruction, and yet, we are blaming them for our faults. This is a disturbing analogy for a County Animal Shelter system to be operating under.

Is it any wonder at the high-kill rate that exists in these government funded shelters, considering such unsympathetic and archaic thought patterns that are operating behind some of them. To move past such barbarity and small-minded thinking, one has to start over in these mentalities and behaviors found at the county level. It seems to be a common pattern that is operating in 90% of them throughout the US. Not all county shelters exist under such a mindset and some are unique and truly innovative in their philosophies, and treatment of these living beings, and they are truly pioneers, striving to make a difference, not just to exist in the status quo environment of ‘the system’.

They treated us with disdain, contempt and utter hostility, when all we wanted to do was save a dog’s life. They deemed our work with rehabilitating dogs as worthless and useless to society. That essentially, killing them is far more effective in accomplishing and promoting respect of animal welfare and the sanctity of all living beings.

How dare they make such an assumption, as if we could be as callous as them to pick and choose our battles. Are we not all battling the same thing? The absolute abuse, neglect, mistreatment of the most abused dog on the planet? We would give anything to be able to solve and rescue the overpopulation of the Pit Bulls all over the world. But we cannot, but we can try and help the most disadvantaged ones, the most troubled ones and give back to the most abused, mistreated, vilified, and persecuted breed of dog, in demonstrating their worthiness of life, even in the most extreme cases. I can think of no better testament to the breed.

Instead we were condemned, as this dog’s fate was too. I found myself hoping that they did not display such hostility to that very scared and frightened dog, that felt such fear, that he lashed out in it. It was not hate, a dog knows no such thing as hate, it’s only fear that they feel so powerless against.

I tried to ask this last woman I spoke with if someone held Jayden and showed him love and comfort when they euthanized him, for Jayden did show love, and loved affection and loved kindness, he was not wildly and uncontrollably vicious, but she never gave me the chance, she hung up on me.

I exposed this couples scam and dangerous and reckless behaviors in a previous article titled “Tough Lessons Learned in Rescuing Pit Bulls”. I ended that article with these words, yet I had no idea how prophetic they might be: “God forbid it will take the deaths of these dogs for this to hit home with anyone, and I hope and pray for their sake this is not the ending scenario, for no one will be more devastated than I, to think I had direct knowledge of their situation and being at that shelter, and to know that will haunt me for the rest of my life.”

Jayden’s journey to Jeff and Dog’s Best Friend Rehabilitation in Irving, TX was in process, we undertook the process in securing him $300 in sponsorship funds to get him pulled out of the county facility by a Rescue Organization finally willing to help us in California. We had the secure and responsible foster in place and we were going to somehow, someway eventually get this dog to Texas to hopefully a new life that he deserved, even after everyone else, including the Turners in being the most responsible for dumping and turning their backs on him.

It was a very special mission and goal, for this dog, that obviously had gotten shuffled around and aside for all of his life. We were excited and determined in Jeff’s optimism in rehabilitating Jayden. Jeff gave his full assurance that even if such a transformation did not take place, that Jayden would always live out the remainder of his life with him, safe and in comfort, without fail. How could one argue with such dedication of someone willing to take this dog on without any monetary assurances or financial backing, a further testament of his belief in this dog’s promise and the belief in his own abilities.

But, in Jayden’s Journey it did not end in the way we all had hoped or thought it would. However, his life and his struggles and his ultimate death will serve a greater mission and purpose. It will bring awareness of such tragedies, in hopes ones such as his can be avoided in the future. So many lessons and wisdom to be obtained in his very struggle to live.

We asked the public to believe in Jayden in deserving of a second chance. The tremendous outpouring of sadness and outrage over this dog’s death, has proven we did believe in you, Jayden. We will always continue believing in dogs like you and we will work tirelessly in promotion of this, without fail, for as long as it is needed.

Rest in peace sweet friend. Thank you for the wisdom and the lessons you shared in having you in my life, even if it was from afar.

Shelley Bright/Dog Examiner
Copyright 2009

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Sadly, we can do nothing now for Jayden except to try to make sure that he did not die in vain. You can contact the Santa Cruz Animal Control and let them know what you think about them killing a dog that so many had been working so hard to save. Ego and power plays have no place in animal shelters and animal welfare organizations! Either people are in it for the animals or they should get out!

Contact Information
Santa Cruz Animal Control Services
P.O. Box 703
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
(831)454-7303

Board Members:
Susan Mauriello
County Administrative Officer
County of Santa Cruz
701 Ocean Street, Room 250
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 454-2100

Please take a moment to sign the petition to turn the Santa Cruz Animal Shelter to a No-Kill Shelter

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/remand-santa-cruz-animal-services-to-a-no-kill-policy

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Posted: Oct 24, 2009 8:57am
Oct 24, 2009
PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION FOR JAYDEN:
A county-funded animal shelter ended the life of a dog, named Jayden. He was failed by humans in general, throughout his short life, and then ultimately destroyed by the Animal Welfare System. Jayden was deemed unworthy of rehabilitation because of his past biting incidents and history.

I first became aware of Jayden's plight, as I had been following the slow downward spiral of a young couple posing as Pit Bull advocates and had 13 Pit Bulls that they had rescued and were fostering and rehabilitating into forever homes. This was certainly what they portrayed to many of us, so much so, that many assisted them in raising almost $400 for a supposed kennel run to house the dogs in safely.

When another crisis sent them seeking desperate assistance for their 13 'rescued' Pit Bulls, in an announcement that they were now being immediately evicted for what we now know was neighbor complaints of flies, and dog feces and filth on the property. It was very apparent that these individuals were nothing other than irresponsible and reckless individuals completely out of control and in no way responsible enough to have 1 Pit Bull let alone 13 in their care.

They netted another $175 from the public claiming the funds would be used for boarding the dogs safely while moving if needed. It soon became abundently clear that they were only thinning out the herd by keeping the more desirables and dumping the more troubled. They soon relinquished two of the dogs to Santa Cruz Animal Control, but lied to the public, claiming it was a No-Kill facility and that they had no choice.

It was during this entire train wreck that I was directly involved in. While, I wanted to keep these dogs safe and agreed to help them raise the funds for the safety of the dogs, it was becoming increasingly clear that these were very distorted and twisted individuals that had no business having 1 dog as a pet, let alone attempting rescuing the one breed of dog that is the most abused dogs on the face of this earth. It really hit home after they dumped the two dogs, that were supposed to have had temperament issues at the county kill shelter while collecting money to ensure their safety.

Jayden was another unfortunate victim of theirs that ended up dumped on an unsuspecting friend of theirs for what was supposed to be 3 days, but then turned into three weeks and they still refused to take the dog back from her. They told her to take him to the shelter, they couldn't help her.

Jayden, who was used to nothing other than being crated 24/7, finally had freedom and relished every minute of it. During his short three weeks in this home, he was personable, affectionate, loved and longed for attention, and wanted desperately to please. He got along fine with her other dogs, and children, ate and slept openly, and everything seemed in harmony. So well, that this person did not mind him and actually enjoyed his presence and resigned herself to just letting him stay with her until he could find a home.

Unfortunately, with Jayden's newfound freedom came inadequacy at being properly socialized and a fight between him and her older dog developed. This individual did what any person with inexperience dealing with a dog fight would do, and she made the mistake of trying to get between the dogs, and Jayden bit her calf, quite severely. The dog did not maul her leg and it was one bite that was a deep tissue puncture wound and the bite did require medical treatment and stitches. Jayden was able to be subdued and removed from the house immediately after the bite, and did not redirect his aggression at anyone or anything else in the home.

When this woman contacted the Turners, pleading for them to get Jayden or that she would have to contact animal control, as she had no experience dealing with such a serious matter. They ignored her pleas.

She surrendered the dog to Santa Cruz Animal Control. She explained where he originated from, in which they instantly recognized the name of the couple from their previous incidents with them. Because of her deep affection for Jayden, she neglected to tell them of the biting incident for she feared they would not give him a chance and would euthanize him.

The animal networking community became aware of the biting incident as some of us were closely following the situation and the dogs. I really felt the dog deserved a chance at quality rehabilitation and not the neglectful treatment he had endured in his short life. We began a campaign to ensure his rescue and hopeful rehabilitation.

I talked extensively with the shelter manager in regards to Jayden's extensive bite history that Wednesday on the 14Th. She represented the shelters anger at being deceived of the dog's biting history, but they were cooperative and receptive to possibly releasing the dog to a rehabilitative organization and facility.

She did, however, make repeated statements expressing extreme resentment for the increased interest being paid to this dog, while they had perfectly well-balanced dogs in the shelter needing interest and saved. The telephone calls began to take on a disturbing tone in the days ahead.

The shelter represented that the dog would be eligible for possible release to a qualified rescue after quarantine on the 16Th at 4pm. On that Friday the 16Th I represented Dog's Best Friend Rehabilitation and placed the call along with another Rescue organization to Santa Cruz Animal Shelter, in attempts to begin negotiations for Jayden's release to us. We were treated with open disregard, obvious contempt, hostility, and blatant resentment for even wanting to save this dog.

We were ridiculed for our efforts and treated without any common courtesy of professionalism.

The shelter manager informed me after considering the circumstances, the director decided that morning that Jayden would not be eligible for release to any organization ever. When I asked for clarification, she stated that he would not be made available, and refused to commit to anything other than, '"He would not be available"'.

When asked why the dog was not being afforded a second chance at rehabilitation, she stated, sarcastically and emphatically, "He had more than his second chances, he has had tons of chances". However, she couldn't acknowledge that such irresponsible handling of a dog would be deemed as appropriate rehabilitative efforts for a dog such as this.

Jayden was shuttled in and out of irresponsible environments and crated the majority of his short formative years, yet these were his "supposed chances". She asked numerous times, "Why would we want to save this dog?" Her obvious disdain for any effort at doing so was grossly apparent, obviously in her mind, he was deemed as totally unworthy.

I asked to speak with the shelter director that made the decision, she stated that I could not, that he would not be back until after 3pm and I was welcome to phone back and speak with him then.

When I phoned back at 3:01 I spoke with the same shelter manager, she said she would see if the director was back and placed me on hold for a period of time. She then came back on the line, and asked for my full name, and the organization's name, I spelled it for her. She then placed me back on hold again. After about 3 minutes later of additional hold time, another woman whom I had never spoken with came on the line and was unbelievably even more unprofessional than the previous.

She stated the director was not back and he would not be able to help me anyways, that Jayden would never be available and that he was already euthanized at 1pm that afternoon. The obvious enjoyment and unprofessional manner in which she relayed this communication to me, bordered on the bizarre, and I actually found it to be the disturbing thing of this entire incident.

Instead of being enthused in an outside organization wanting to preserve a troubled dogs life, they instead, resented it. They chose this valuable time to debate and chastise us for wanting to save such a dog, when so many more are worthier of being saved, criticizing a dog's right to live, regardless of any extenuating circumstances.

Nobody can make themselves judge and jury to a dog biting incident(s) in which they were not privy to or directly involved in to understand the extenuating circumstances and the dynamic that goes into dog aggression. We as rescuers and those that rehabilitate understand this fundamental logic, yet, it's disturbing to think that an animal shelter agency would not.

Their unprofessional and very emotionally charged dialogue began to display their obvious frustration at the animal shelter system in America today. It appeared that the dog in question, seized to be a living being with a right to life, but instead a symbol or tool, to them, to reserve and prove the right to judge his fate, in this broken system today.

They deemed themselves worthy of playing God, and deemed a dog not worthy of life. They verbally chastised a Rescue organization that only wished the opportunity to save him. They lectured about the Pit Bull Crisis in general, and how shamed we should be that we are not wishing to save the good ones languishing in shelters. How dare we not want to help those dogs, assuming such ignorance is how we think.

This incident in a dog's welfare at the County level, only instilled a very common and disturbing theme in practice all over, and that is that we as human beings in positions of authority over their very existance are holding these 'dogs' completely responsible for their destructive actions, regardless of the direct link of their actions originating from the irresponsible handling by the humans themselves. We create them, in their entirety, instilling more destruction, and yet, we are blaming them for our faults. This is a disturbing analogy for a County Animal Shelter system to be operating under.

Is it any wonder at the high-kill rate that exists in these government funded shelters, considering such unsympathetic and archaic thought patterns that are operating behind some of them. To move past such barbarity and small-minded thinking, one has to start over in these mentalities and behaviors found at the county level. It seems to be a common pattern that is operating in 90% of them throughout the US. Not all county shelters exist under such a mindset and some are unique and truly innovative in their philosophies, and treatment of these living beings, and they are truly pioneers, striving to make a difference, not just to exist in the status quo environment of 'the system'.

They treated us with disdain, contempt and utter hostility, when all we wanted to do was save a dog's life. They deemed our work with rehabilitating dogs as worthless and useless to society. That essentially, killing them is far more effective in accomplishing and promoting respect of animal welfare and the sanctity of all living beings.

How dare they make such an assumption, as if we could be as callous as them to pick and choose our battles. Are we not all battling the same thing? The absolute abuse, neglect, mistreatment of the most abused dog on the planet? We would give anything to be able to solve and rescue the overpopulation of the Pit Bulls all over the world. But we cannot, but we can try and help the most disadvantaged ones, the most troubled ones and give back to the most abused, mistreated, vilified, and persecuted breed of dog, in demonstrating their worthiness of life, even in the most extreme cases. I can think of no better testament to the breed.

Instead we were condemned, as this dog's fate was too. I found myself hoping that they did not display such hostility to that very scared and frightened dog, that felt such fear, that he lashed out in it. It was not hate, a dog knows no such thing as hate, it's only fear that they feel so powerless against.

I tried to ask this last woman I spoke with if someone held Jayden and showed him love and comfort when they euthanized him, for Jayden did show love, and loved affection and loved kindness, he was not wildly and uncontrollably vicious, but she never gave me the chance, she hung up on me.

I exposed this couples scam and dangerous and reckless behaviors in a previous article titled "Tough Lessons Learned in Rescuing Pit Bulls". I ended that article with these words, yet I had no idea how prophetic they might be: "God forbid it will take the deaths of these dogs for this to hit home with anyone, and I hope and pray for their sake this is not the ending scenario, for no one will be more devastated than I, to think I had direct knowledge of their situation and being at that shelter, and to know that will haunt me for the rest of my life."

Jayden's journey to Jeff and Dog's Best Friend Rehabilitation in Irving, TX was in process, we undertook the process in securing him $300 in sponsorship funds to get him pulled out of the county facility by a Rescue Organization finally willing to help us in California. We had the secure and responsible foster in place and we were going to somehow, someway eventually get this dog to Texas to hopefully a new life that he deserved, even after everyone else, including the Turners in being the most responsible for dumping and turning their backs on him.

It was a very special mission and goal, for this dog, that obviously had gotten shuffled around and aside for all of his life. We were excited and determined in Jeff's optimism in rehabilitating Jayden. Jeff gave his full assurance that even if such a transformation did not take place, that Jayden would always live out the remainder of his life with him, safe and in comfort, without fail. How could one argue with such dedication of someone willing to take this dog on without any monetary assurances or financial backing, a further testament of his belief in this dog's promise and the belief in his own abilities.

But, in Jayden's Journey it did not end in the way we all had hoped or thought it would. However, his life and his struggles and his ultimate death will serve a greater mission and purpose. It will bring awareness of such tragedies, in hopes ones such as his can be avoided in the future. So many lessons and wisdom to be obtained in his very struggle to live.

We asked the public to believe in Jayden in deserving of a second chance. The tremendous outpouring of sadness and outrage over this dog's death, has proven we did believe in you, Jayden. We will always continue believing in dogs like you and we will work tirelessly in promotion of this, without fail, for as long as it is needed.

Rest in peace sweet friend. Thank you for the wisdom and the lessons you shared in having you in my life, even if it was from afar.

Copyright 2009 Shelley Bright/Dog Examiner
thedogexaminer@gmail.com

Comment from Lisa Holland (Jayden's temporary foster last 3 weeks of his life):
Lisa Holland October 19 at 8:44am
Thank you for your words of comfort. I feel absolutely ROTTEN about this whole situation. When he was brought to me, they put his crate in my garage and told me "he'll be fine, just throw a blanket over his crate at night so he can stay warm." I thought "No way!!! I wouldn't want to be locked in a crate in a cold garage for 23/24 hours." I couldn't do that to him. He got a couch in a warm 71 degree house with 3 kids and a food bowl that never went empty. He was loved, bathed, and played with. I really believe God takes care of those who are unable to care for themselves, maybe this was Gods way of telling Jayden "You've had enough buddy, come home and be free!" Can you imagine the party in heaven? God hasn't had his loyal Jayden for over 5 long years...now Jayden is home with original master, never to be hurt, mistreated, misunderstood, crated or confused again. He now has playmates and most of all he has HIS FREEDOM! I believe wholeheartedly in Heaven and the wonderful comfort that awaits each of us when we get there. It's those of us left behind that hurt and long for understanding in a world where it seems "understanding" might as well be a four letter word. Now that Jayden is in heaven, he is whole again...the Lord does that for each of us. I picture him with BOTH of his ears, not just one, and I picture his right front leg healthy, not turned out with a bulgy elbow that made him limp. He is whole and complete in God's kingdom. What a gift to be in the loving arms of the Lord, not the hurtful arms of humans!

I agree Lisa :*)

To read the previous article mentioned above: "Tough Lessons Learned in Rescuing Pit Bulls"
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=137334670892&id=131897829456&ref=share

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Posted: Oct 24, 2009 7:51am
Oct 22, 2009

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/remand-santa-cruz-animal-services-to-a-no-kill-policy

 

Jayden was very near and dear to my heart and when this shelter MURDERED him they took of pieceof my heart and soul with him.  We had collected the funds to get Jayden to his new home at a Rehab center in Texas, he was a sweet biy and loved to be loved.  When we called to get the rescue coordinated they told us TOO LATE , We already put him down~ then hung up on Shelly B, then she called back to see if they at least showed Jayden LOVE in his last moments and they HUNG UP>>>I would love to see the MGNT that made this decision FIRED and get people in this shelter that cares about animals..I HATE KILL SHELTER ANYWAYS BUT I REALLY HATE PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THEM THAT HAVE NO COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS!!!

 

THANkS MY FRIENDS!

Shelly

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Posted: Oct 22, 2009 6:26pm
Mar 31, 2009
This is Zach Morrison, the son of Debra Morrison who's dog was stolen after her attack at WildWood Park in Harrisburg, PA.
I just wanted to write this letter in an effort of making some points. On behalf of my family, we truely appreciate all the arms of help everyone has extented to us! We truely couldn't have found Monroe without going public and getting the word and pictures around.
 
I woke up this morning to a voicemail from a lady in Annville, PA (at least 35 miles from where he was stolen) stating that she found what she believed to be a GoldenDoodle dog running around her farm this past Saturday night. She wasn't able to get close to him, as he was scared and kept running away. Sunday night though, she was able to lure him into one of the horse barns (where there was another GoldenDoodle for him to play with and keep him entertained)!
 
She said she saw the article in the Patriot News (our local newspaper) about my mothers attack, but wasn't sure if it was him or not. I would have gone to check the dog out myself, but I live far south of Harrisburg, so I called my mother to notify her of the call. As I was talking to her, I thought, maybe I shouldn't have told her yet, I'm worried that it won't be our dog and she will be heartbroken again. She was at work though, so she called my father, Alex, to have him go check it out.
 
I called my dad a few minutes later and he was pulling up to the farm and said he would call me back. 5 minutes later, I answered his call and his first statement was "Go to your e-mail and let them know he's found!" I'd never been so happy in my life.
 
He was shaved, but by the farm owners, because his hair was all matted down and had weeds tangled in it.
 
My mother and Monroe will be doing an interview with the local news station CBS sometime this week, so locals can watch for it. For those of you who aren't around Harrisburg, I'm working on a website that will have all the information and I will have the interview posted on it.
 
 
I truely am grateful for us finding our dog, but my heart still feels heavy for those out there who are still missing their dogs, and that makes me want to pay-it-forward and help other people and rescues!
 
Thank you again to everyone who helped keep an open eye! And especially to Jolene of Annville!
 
-Zach Morrison and Family AND Monroe!
 His picture is with his new haircut, the farmers that found him shaved him down because his fur was all matted!
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Mar 30, 2009

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/bassethound-babyboy-was-shot-killed-by-neighbor

 

.. On the evening of Saturday June 28, 2008, the family of Terri Davis', lives were changed. Their little bassett hound, Babyboy,
slipped out of the safety of his backyard. Moments later a neighbor came to the Davis' front door to report their precious little dog was hurt. Another neighbor, Chris Delawder, had shot and killed Babyboy. Surrounded by a crowd of people, Terri
picked up his lifeless little body screaming to God, as tears ran down her face. At that point she didn't know how babyboy had died. They brought him home and it was then, as they looked him over, that they found the bullet hole. Delawder was part of the crowd that surrounded Terri. He was asking if, "Anyone had seen anything." In other words, he was acting like he had no knowledge of the shooting. When the police arrived he lied to them. It was after Mr. Delawder contacted his attorney, (2 hours later) he admitted to shooting the Davis family dog. His excuse? He stated he had every right to shoot the dog to protect his cats. It is suspected that his cats, (if there really are any) are locked in an unventilated box in his backyard. In which case, not only is he guilty of a crime by shooting the dog, he is also guilty of animal abuse.
 
Alabama state law made it a class C felony in the year of 2001: Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 11. Offenses Against Order and Safety. Article 1. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency. � 13A-11-14. Cruelty to animals. Section 13A-11-240. Definitions. Section 13A-11-241. Cruelty in first and second degrees. 13A-11-14. Cruelty to Animals. (a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to animals if, except as otherwise authorized by law, he intentionally or recklessly: (1) Subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment; or (2) Subjects any animal in his custody to cruel neglect; or (3) Kills or injures without good cause any animal belonging to another. (b) Cruelty to animals is a Class B misdemeanor. (Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, � 5565.) 13A-11-240. Definitions. (a) The word "torture" as used in this article shall mean the act of doing physical injury to a dog or cat by the infliction of inhumane treatment or gross physical abuse meant to cause said animal intensive or prolonged pain or serious physical injury, or thereby causing death due to said act.(b) The word "cruel" as used in this article shall mean: Every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue. (c) The words "dog or cat" as used in this article shall mean any domesticated member of the dog or cat family. (Act 2000-615, p. 1252, � 1.)
 
This petition is to urge the D.A. Mr. Erkskine R. Funderburg  and police of Odenville, AL to take action. Help us bring the town of Odenville, Alabama, to task, for failing to uphold the law. Help us get this man prosecuted for his CRIME. Thank you all, for your support
contact the DA and request that this be looked into further
1916 1st. Ave. N. Pell City. Alalbama 205-338-7273

,there was a witness but he refuse's to come foward.Our neighborhood has had many case's involving  dogs being shot and poisoned. there's been lots come up "missing" as well. thank you

THE VET THAT TOOK THE BULLET OUT OF BABYBOY & SHE SAID BABYBOY WAS WALKING AWAY WHEN CHRIS SHOT HIM & IT HIT SO CLOSE TO HIS SPINE HE WOULDNT HAVE WALKED THAT FAR AT ALL,BABYBOY WAS 40FEET FROM CHRIS'S DRIVEWAY WHEN I GOT TO HIM. Can you  imagine what poor Babyboy was thinking when Chris pulled the gun out "What did i do wrong? I only was courious who you are? "Ive never been out side by myself! I just wanted to say hello to you! Did Babyboy feel alone? YOU CAN GUARANTEE IT!!! 

How could ANYONE look into those beautiful eyes of  Babyboys & want to kill him? 



IT IS A FELONY to injure, mame or kill ANY animal.  We are DEMANDING this person be charged with FELONY ANIMAL CRUELTY.

Please do what you can to help.  And PLEASE, PASS THIS PETITION ON TO YOUR FRIENDS.  We need all the signatures we can get.


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STATEMENT FROM WITNESS
I  was coming home from running some  arrends. We were almost home when we came upon a dog in the middle of the road. He was just laying down in the road. Alot of dogs around here do that,just lay down & go to sleep & when a car come's they get up. So at first i thought nothing of it. As soon as i pulled up to him I pretty much stopped to let him get up,at the same time a neighbor was coming out onto her porch & another neighbor was already out in his yard. that man was Chris delawder. I asked him if he knew what was going on ? The reason I asked that is because the dog was having a hard time getting up. He went to get up & fell back down. He tried a second time to get up and it was just pitifull. He just fell back down to the ground and at that time you  could tell something had happened to his back side.
He could raise himself up with his front legg but his back leggs just wasent working. They were life less.  The only thing I could think of  was maybe he got hit by a car. I didnt really  know.
Back to the neighbor, The lady that had came out to her porch said" she heard a loud noise & came out side to see what it was. Actually  she said she heard a loud noise & the dog holler, Mr. Delawder "said he didnt   know what happened.
Honestly" he didnt act concerned  at all. He acted as if  he could care less. Me & the other lady was very conserned & needed to get the owner.
"i mean to see a dog in pain like that any normal human being would care & want to help Mr. Delawder did'nt care & did'nt want to help. Now after the second time the dog tried to get up and couldnt ,he then started shaking . His eyes were rolling back in his head   and his hole body shacking so badly.
At this time it hit me he was going through shock, It was so very sad. One of the saddest thing's  ive ever seen!
 This dog looking me in the eyes in such pain  & there's nothing I can do for him. "IT WAS HORRIBLE!!!!!
I had to find the owner,My mother told me  he belonged to Terri
I Know Miss.Terri  loves her animals as do I ,So It hurt my heart to have to go tell her what kind of shape her dog was in. I  went to her home knocked on the door and told her daughter i needed   to speek to her mom,Terri  came to the door  . I asked her did she have a bassethound ,she said yes. I told her I believe he's down the road.  She said "NO"NO"NO" she started going around her house calling for him. SHE STARTED YELLING "WHO LET HIM OUT????
because he was always kept inside ,At this time she was screaming & yelling her children were crying   as well.  .....................................She asked me how bad is it? I said its pretty bad you probly should go down there. She hollered for her   someone to take her down there. I knew she did not need to go & see what I did!
"WHAT I SAW THAT DOG GO THROUGH BROKE MY HEART & HE WASENT EVEN MY DOG,so Terri went down there and the dog(BABYBOY)   HAD PASSED AWAY. From the minute Terri got there all  the entire street heard her scream's & crie's. My husband Jeremy & Chris Delawder  were there  by the dog "Terri    was yelling "NO" WHY" she Yelled  alot. Baby boy was in her arms.  Terri Cried & Cried.
 
My kids are outside and have seen & heard almost all of this.  My son is 8years old & my  daughter is 4 . This has upset both my children  very much !
At  this time no one knew what  really happened. My husband told me while he & chris was there  , my husband  was checking the dog out    to see if  there  was  anything he could do to help,  Mr Delawder   told him he had a gun he could go get &  put him out of his  Misery.  My husband  told him  "NO THANKS''   thats what  vets are  for.  My husband was DISGUSTED  at what he had said  & how he  had acted   towards the dog.  Mr.Delawder  just didnt  care about the dog or that he was laying there  SUFFERING .
From the very  Beginning   I found it very  odd  that  Mr. Delawder  was outside  all alond  and didnt know  what happened.  He claimed he didnt see or hear anything.
It  was strang  to me that he showed   no concern  for the dog  he was horrible  that he could say such about getting a gun & put  the dog  out of his suffering.
After  terri  had carried her dog home  she realized her dog had been shot.
Mr.Delawder  told the police  he knew  nothing.  
A  day or two later Mr.delawder addmitted to the police  he shot the dog.
Iblows my mind that you can lie to the police shoot & kill someone's pet and not be arrested!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
What  i seen that dog go through was simple horrible,What  i seen Terri Davis go through was as well.  the man that caused all of this stood there & watched Terri  cry her heart out  & showed not a care in the world!!!!!!!!!
It is un human  it is ''CRUEL"

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On March 21st, my mother was walking her GoldenDoodle (named Monroe) at Wildwood Nature Center in Harrisburg. She was approaced by two men she could only describe as being in their 20's or early 30's with brown hair, one with glasses. They were walking a black dog that she thought to be a chocolate lab. They began to talk to her, asking what kind of dog hers was, and the man with the dog began walking away. Before she knew it, the other man had hit her in the temple with a rock the size of a fist...She fell to the ground and the man ran off with her dog.

The park authorities are aware of what has happened and there are posters in the office of the park. Apparently, this has happened before. In addition to the park, 3 local authorites are involved in the investigation including the Susquehanna Twp, Lower Paxton Twp, and Harrisburg Twp.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, help us bring Monroe home. He is a very loving and affectionate dog, but is easily scared sometimes. If you happen to see this dog in a car, please get the liscense plate number, or if you see anyone with it. PLEASE do something...call the police, follow them to their address etc...

If you have any information please contact the local police mentioned above or call/e-mail me at 717-903-8598/hjc2215@comcast.net

Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE:
These pictures were taken a few months ago, so Monroe is quite larger. He will be 1yr old next month.


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 On the evening of Saturday June 28, 2008, the family of Lynn Davis', lives were changed. Their little bassett hound, Babyboy, slipped out of the safety of his backyard. Moments later a neighbor came to the Davis' front door to report their precious little dog was hurt. Another neighbor, , had shot and killed Babyboy. Surrounded by a crowd of people, Terri picked up his lifeless little body screaming to God, as tears ran down her face. At that point she didn't know how babyboy had died. They brought him home and it was then, as they looked him over, that they found the bullet hole. Delawder was part of the crowd that surrounded Terri. He was asking if, "Anyone had seen anything." In other words, he was acting like he had no knowledge of the shooting. When the police arrived he lied to them. It was after Mr. Delawder contacted his attorney, (2 hours later) he admitted to shooting the Davis family dog. His excuse? He stated he had every right to shoot the dog to protect his cats. It is suspected that his cats, (if there really are any) are locked in an unventilated box in his backyard. In which case, not only is he guilty of a crime by shooting the dog, he is also guilty of animal abuse. Alabama state law made it a class C felony in the year of 2001: Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 11. Offenses Against

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 On the evening of Saturday June 28, 2008, the family of Lynn Davis', lives were changed. Their little bassett hound, Babyboy, slipped out of the safety of his backyard. Moments later a neighbor came to the Davis' front door to report their precious little dog was hurt. Another neighbor, , had shot and killed Babyboy. Surrounded by a crowd of people, Terri picked up his lifeless little body screaming to God, as tears ran down her face. At that point she didn't know how babyboy had died. They brought him home and it was then, as they looked him over, that they found the bullet hole. Delawder was part of the crowd that surrounded Terri. He was asking if, "Anyone had seen anything." In other words, he was acting like he had no knowledge of the shooting. When the police arrived he lied to them. It was after Mr. Delawder contacted his attorney, (2 hours later) he admitted to shooting the Davis family dog. His excuse? He stated he had every right to shoot the dog to protect his cats. It is suspected that his cats, (if there really are any) are locked in an unventilated box in his backyard. In which case, not only is he guilty of a crime by shooting the dog, he is also guilty of animal abuse. Alabama state law made it a class C felony in the year of 2001: Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 11. Offenses Against Order and Safety. Article 1. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency. � 13A-11-14. Cruelty to animals. Section 13A-11-240. Definitions. Section 13A-11-241. Cruelty in first and second degrees. 13A-11-14. Cruelty to Animals. (a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to animals if, except as otherwise authorized by law, he intentionally or recklessly: (1) Subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment; or (2) Subjects any animal in his custody to cruel neglect; or (3) Kills or injures without good cause any animal belonging to another. (b) Cruelty to animals is a Class B misdemeanor. (Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, � 5565.) 13A-11-240. Definitions. (a) The word "torture" as used in this article shall mean the act of doing physical injury to a dog or cat by the infliction of inhumane treatment or gross physical abuse meant to cause said animal intensive or prolonged pain or serious physical injury, or thereby causing death due to said act.(b) The word "cruel" as used in this article shall mean: Every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue. (c) The words "dog or cat" as used in this article shall mean any domesticated member of the dog or cat family. (Act 2000-615, p. 1252, � 1.) This petition is to urge the magistrate and police of Odenville, AL to take action. Help us bring the town of Odenville, Alabama, to task, for failing to uphold the law. Help us get this man prosecuted for his CRIME. Thank you all, for your support
contact the DA and request that this be looked into further,there was a witness but he refuse's to come foward.Our neighborhood has had many case's involving  dogs being shot and poisoned. there's been lots come up "missing" as well. thank you

IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN JUST ME GOING TO THE DA I NEED PEOPLE TO WRITE OR CONTACT THE DA IN ASHVILLE COURT HOUSE. THIS IS THE ADDRESS. PLEASE ASK THAT THIS MATTER BE LOOKED INTO FURTHER . AS I SAID BEFOR THERE ARE LOTS OF VICTEMS NOT JUST BABYBOY.

BABYBOY WAS THE FIRST TIME CHRIS WAS COUGHT.

THANK YOU AGIAN FOR ALL THE SUPPORT YOU HAVE GIVIN ME & MY FAMILY IT MEANS THE WORLS TO US & I HOPE MY STORY WILL HELP OTHERS.

 


St. Clair - Ashville:
Address:
St. Clair County Courts
100 6th Avenue
Suite 400
Ashville, AL 35953
205-594-2184


DA  for the town of odenville is  Mr. Thunderburg 205-338-7273

DA for Ashville Al.  is Richard Minor   205-594-2180 

Sherriff for Saint Clair Co. is Terry Surles  205-594-2140
Im just one person & they are not responding to my calls



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EMAIL:justice4babyboy@yahoo.com



STATEMENT FROM WITNESS
I  was coming home from running some  arrends. We were almost home when we came upon a dog in the middle of the road. He was just laying down in the road. Alot of dogs around here do that,just lay down & go to sleep & when a car come's they get up. So at first i thought nothing of it. As soon as i pulled up to him I pretty much stopped to let him get up,at the same time a neighbor was coming out onto her porch & another neighbor was already out in his yard. that man was Chris delawder. I asked him if he knew what was going on ? The reason I asked that is because the dog was having a hard time getting up. He went to get up & fell back down. He tried a second time to get up and it was just pitifull. He just fell back down to the ground and at that time you  could tell something had happened to his back side.
He could raise himself up with his front legg but his back leggs just wasent working. They were life less.  The only thing I could think of  was maybe he got hit by a car. I didnt really  know.
Back to the neighbor, The lady that had came out to her porch said" she heard a loud noise & came out side to see what it was. Actually  she said she heard a loud noise & the dog holler, Mr. Delawder "said he didnt   know what happened.
Honestly" he didnt act concerned  at all. He acted as if  he could care less. Me & the other lady was very conserned & needed to get the owner.
"i mean to see a dog in pain like that any normal human being would care & want to help Mr. Delawder did'nt care & did'nt want to help. Now after the second time the dog tried to get up and couldnt ,he then started shaking . His eyes were rolling back in his head   and his hole body shacking so badly.
At this time it hit me he was going through shock, It was so very sad. One of the saddest thing's  ive ever seen!
 This dog looking me in the eyes in such pain  & there's nothing I can do for him. "IT WAS HORRIBLE!!!!!
I had to find the owner,My mother told me  he belonged to Terri
I Know Miss.Terri  loves her animals as do I ,So It hurt my heart to have to go tell her what kind of shape her dog was in. I  went to her home knocked on the door and told her daughter i needed   to speek to her mom,Terri  came to the door  . I asked her did she have a bassethound ,she said yes. I told her I believe he's down the road.  She said "NO"NO"NO" she started going around her house calling for him. SHE STARTED YELLING "WHO LET HIM OUT????
because he was always kept inside ,At this time she was screaming & yelling her children were crying   as well.  .....................................She asked me how bad is it? I said its pretty bad you probly should go down there. She hollered for her   someone to take her down there. I knew she did not need to go & see what I did!
"WHAT I SAW THAT DOG GO THROUGH BROKE MY HEART & HE WASENT EVEN MY DOG,so Terri went down there and the dog(BABYBOY)   HAD PASSED AWAY. From the minute Terri got there all  the entire street heard her scream's & crie's. My husband Jeremy & Chris Delawder  were there  by the dog "Terri    was yelling "NO" WHY" she Yelled  alot. Baby boy was in her arms.  Terri Cried & Cried.
 
My kids are outside and have seen & heard almost all of this.  My son is 8years old & my  daughter is 4 . This has upset both my children  very much !
At  this time no one knew what  really happened. My husband told me while he & chris was there  , my husband  was checking the dog out    to see if  there  was  anything he could do to help,  Mr Delawder   told him he had a gun he could go get &  put him out of his  Misery.  My husband  told him  "NO THANKS''   thats what  vets are  for.  My husband was DISGUSTED  at what he had said  & how he  had acted   towards the dog.  Mr.Delawder  just didnt  care about the dog or that he was laying there  SUFFERING .
From the very  Beginning   I found it very  odd  that  Mr. Delawder  was outside  all alond  and didnt know  what happened.  He claimed he didnt see or hear anything.
It  was strang  to me that he showed   no concern  for the dog  he was horrible  that he could say such about getting a gun & put  the dog  out of his suffering.
After  terri  had carried her dog home  she realized her dog had been shot.
Mr.Delawder  told the police  he knew  nothing.  
A  day or two later Mr.delawder addmitted to the police  he shot the dog.
Iblows my mind that you can lie to the police shoot & kill someone's pet and not be arrested!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
What  i seen that dog go through was simple horrible,What  i seen Terri Davis go through was as well.  the man that caused all of this stood there & watched Terri  cry her heart out  & showed not a care in the world!!!!!!!!!
It is un human  it is ''CRUEL"
 
chris did come up  with an exscuse  he was protecting his cats, WEll he never had no cats until  the day  he owened  up to what he had done. It was just that. An Exscuse  He SHOT THAT DOG BABYBOY BECAUSE   HE DOSENT LIKE DOGS,PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS MAN SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR WHAT HE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WROTE BY A WITNESS

.. On the evening of Saturday June 28, 2008, the family of Lynn Davis', lives were changed. Their little bassett hound, Babyboy, slipped out of the safety of his backyard. Moments later a neighbor came to the Davis' front door to report their precious little dog was hurt. Another neighbor, , had shot and killed Babyboy. Surrounded by a crowd of people, Terri picked up his lifeless little body screaming to God, as tears ran down her face. At that point she didn't know how babyboy had died. They brought him home and it was then, as they looked him over, that they found the bullet hole. Delawder was part of the crowd that surrounded Terri. He was asking if, "Anyone had seen anything." In other words, he was acting like he had no knowledge of the shooting. When the police arrived he lied to them. It was after Mr. Delawder contacted his attorney, (2 hours later) he admitted to shooting the Davis family dog. His excuse? He stated he had every right to shoot the dog to protect his cats. It is suspected that his cats, (if there really are any) are locked in an unventilated box in his backyard. In which case, not only is he guilty of a crime by shooting the dog, he is also guilty of animal abuse. Alabama state law made it a class C felony in the year of 2001: Title 13A. Criminal Code. Chapter 11. Offenses Against Order and Safety. Article 1. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency. � 13A-11-14. Cruelty to animals. Section 13A-11-240. Definitions. Section 13A-11-241. Cruelty in first and second degrees. 13A-11-14. Cruelty to Animals. (a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to animals if, except as otherwise authorized by law, he intentionally or recklessly: (1) Subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment; or (2) Subjects any animal in his custody to cruel neglect; or (3) Kills or injures without good cause any animal belonging to another. (b) Cruelty to animals is a Class B misdemeanor. (Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, � 5565.) 13A-11-240. Definitions. (a) The word "torture" as used in this article shall mean the act of doing physical injury to a dog or cat by the infliction of inhumane treatment or gross physical abuse meant to cause said animal intensive or prolonged pain or serious physical injury, or thereby causing death due to said act.(b) The word "cruel" as used in this article shall mean: Every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue. (c) The words "dog or cat" as used in this article shall mean any domesticated member of the dog or cat family. (Act 2000-615, p. 1252, � 1.) This petition is to urge the magistrate and police of Odenville, AL to take action. Help us bring the town of Odenville, Alabama, to task, for failing to uphold the law. Help us get this man prosecuted for his CRIME. Thank you all, for your support
contact the DA and request that this be looked into further,there was a witness but he refuse's to come foward.Our neighborhood has had many case's involving  dogs being shot and poisoned. there's been lots come up "missing" as well. thank you

IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN JUST ME GOING TO THE DA I NEED PEOPLE TO WRITE OR CONTACT THE DA IN ASHVILLE COURT HOUSE. THIS IS THE ADDRESS. PLEASE ASK THAT THIS MATTER BE LOOKED INTO FURTHER . AS I SAID BEFOR THERE ARE LOTS OF VICTEMS NOT JUST BABYBOY.

BABYBOY WAS THE FIRST TIME CHRIS WAS COUGHT.

THANK YOU AGIAN FOR ALL THE SUPPORT YOU HAVE GIVIN ME & MY FAMILY IT MEANS THE WORLS TO US & I HOPE MY STORY WILL HELP OTHERS.



St. Clair - Ashville:
Address:
St. Clair County Courts
100 6th Avenue
Suite 400
Ashville, AL 35953
205-594-2184


DA  for the town of odenville is  Mr. Thunderburg 205-338-7273

DA for Ashville Al.  is Richard Minor   205-594-2180 

Sherriff for Saint Clair Co. is Terry Surles  205-594-2140
Im just one person & they are not responding to my calls



TO GET MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN GO TO

www.myspace.com/justice4babyboy


http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=346345707


http://www.youtube.com/user/blueeyes314

EMAIL:justice4babyboy@yahoo.com



STATEMENT FROM WITNESS
I  was coming home from running some  arrends. We were almost home when we came upon a dog in the middle of the road. He was just laying down in the road. Alot of dogs around here do that,just lay down & go to sleep & when a car come's they get up. So at first i thought nothing of it. As soon as i pulled up to him I pretty much stopped to let him get up,at the same time a neighbor was coming out onto her porch & another neighbor was already out in his yard. that man was Chris delawder. I asked him if he knew what was going on ? The reason I asked that is because the dog was having a hard time getting up. He went to get up & fell back down. He tried a second time to get up and it was just pitifull. He just fell back down to the ground and at that time you  could tell something had happened to his back side.
He could raise himself up with his front legg but his back leggs just wasent working. They were life less.  The only thing I could think of  was maybe he got hit by a car. I didnt really  know.
Back to the neighbor, The lady that had came out to her porch said" she heard a loud noise & came out side to see what it was. Actually  she said she heard a loud noise & the dog holler, Mr. Delawder "said he didnt   know what happened.
Honestly" he didnt act concerned  at all. He acted as if  he could care less. Me & the other lady was very conserned & needed to get the owner.
"i mean to see a dog in pain like that any normal human being would care & want to help Mr. Delawder did'nt care & did'nt want to help. Now after the second time the dog tried to get up and couldnt ,he then started shaking . His eyes were rolling back in his head   and his hole body shacking so badly.
At this time it hit me he was going through shock, It was so very sad. One of the saddest thing's  ive ever seen!
 This dog looking me in the eyes in such pain  & there's nothing I can do for him. "IT WAS HORRIBLE!!!!!
I had to find the owner,My mother told me  he belonged to Terri
I Know Miss.Terri  loves her animals as do I ,So It hurt my heart to have to go tell her what kind of shape her dog was in. I  went to her home knocked on the door and told her daughter i needed   to speek to her mom,Terri  came to the door  . I asked her did she have a bassethound ,she said yes. I told her I believe he's down the road.  She said "NO"NO"NO" she started going around her house calling for him. SHE STARTED YELLING "WHO LET HIM OUT????
because he was always kept inside ,At this time she was screaming & yelling her children were crying   as well.  .....................................She asked me how bad is it? I said its pretty bad you probly should go down there. She hollered for her   someone to take her down there. I knew she did not need to go & see what I did!
"WHAT I SAW THAT DOG GO THROUGH BROKE MY HEART & HE WASENT EVEN MY DOG,so Terri went down there and the dog(BABYBOY)   HAD PASSED AWAY. From the minute Terri got there all  the entire street heard her scream's & crie's. My husband Jeremy & Chris Delawder  were there  by the dog "Terri    was yelling "NO" WHY" she Yelled  alot. Baby boy was in her arms.  Terri Cried & Cried.
 
My kids are outside and have seen & heard almost all of this.  My son is 8years old & my  daughter is 4 . This has upset both my children  very much !
At  this time no one knew what  really happened. My husband told me while he & chris was there  , my husband  was checking the dog out    to see if  there  was  anything he could do to help,  Mr Delawder   told him he had a gun he could go get &  put him out of his  Misery.  My husband  told him  "NO THANKS''   thats what  vets are  for.  My husband was DISGUSTED  at what he had said  & how he  had acted   towards the dog.  Mr.Delawder  just didnt  care about the dog or that he was laying there  SUFFERING .
From the very  Beginning   I found it very  odd  that  Mr. Delawder  was outside  all alond  and didnt know  what happened.  He claimed he didnt see or hear anything.
It  was strang  to me that he showed   no concern  for the dog  he was horrible  that he could say such about getting a gun & put  the dog  out of his suffering.
After  terri  had carried her dog home  she realized her dog had been shot.
Mr.Delawder  told the police  he knew  nothing.  
A  day or two later Mr.delawder addmitted to the police  he shot the dog.
Iblows my mind that you can lie to the police shoot & kill someone's pet and not be arrested!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
What  i seen that dog go through was simple horrible,What  i seen Terri Davis go through was as well.  the man that caused all of this stood there & watched Terri  cry her heart out  & showed not a care in the world!!!!!!!!!
It is un human  it is ''CRUEL"
 
chris did come up  with an exscuse  he was protecting his cats, WEll he never had no cats until  the day  he owened  up to what he had done. It was just that. An Exscuse  He SHOT THAT DOG BABYBOY BECAUSE   HE DOSENT LIKE DOGS,PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS MAN SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR WHAT HE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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