Disabled Veteran and His Dog Targeted by City Officials

A few weeks ago, we shared Steven and Mimi’s heartwarming story with you — the disabled veteran who was able to get his service dog back, thanks to generous donations from people around the world.

Sadly, in a recent email from Randy Turner, Steven’s lawyer, we learn that Steven is being targeted again:

It never ends for Steven Woods, the disabled Iraq war veteran, and his therapy dog, Mimi. Because of all the negative media coverage the city of Fort Worth received when it seized Mimi it has decided to retaliate against Steven. The city is now fining him $7,252 for “failure to quarantine dog,” claiming that when he took Mimi and his other dog to the city animal shelter for quarantine last July as ordered by Animal Control they were not his dogs! And even though Steven lives on $779/month disability income the city refuses to let him into the court program for low-income people who can’t afford to pay fines. This is the worst case of malicious prosecution I have seen. Steven was told by the city attorney yesterday that that decision “comes from the top,” which obviously means someone way high up in city government.

If unable to pay these additional fines, Steven could end up in jail and lose his dog, yet again.

Randy will continue to fight for Steven and welcomes your help.

If you want to help Steven and Mimi stay together, sign this petition!

Related Stories: 

Good Samaritans Save Disabled Veteran’s Dog from Death

Republicans Block Health Care for 9/11 Workers

Bruce the Pit Bull Tastes Freedom At Last!

 

Photo courtesy of Randy Turner

302 comments

cecily w
cecily w7 days ago

The City of Fort Worth needs to get rid of some of its officials--and FAST!

SEND
JD She
JD She8 days ago

What in the living f**k?

SEND
Joan E
Joan E10 days ago

Disgusting.

SEND
Filomena C
Filomena C10 days ago

Bad job! Inbeliveble!
Need to help the dog and his owner

SEND
Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga10 days ago

horrible, that is so unfair

SEND
Janet B
Janet B11 days ago

Thanks

SEND
Elaine W
Elaine W12 days ago

Why in the world would this seem fair to anyone?

SEND
Jane H
Jane Howard15 days ago

Thank you..

SEND
Christine S
Christine S17 days ago

I hope he gets to have his dog

SEND
Nancy B
Nancy B17 days ago

Not surprised

SEND