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!

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Photo courtesy of Randy Turner


Leanne K
Leanne K27 days ago

Are they completely bonkers? Time for a shake up at that town hall, I think.
Poor guy

Beryl Ludwig
Beryl Ludwigabout a month ago

thank you

Glennis W
Glennis W1 months ago

Great ending to a horrible story that should not have happened Thank you for caring and sharing

Glennis W
Glennis W1 months ago

So glad Steven and Mimi are safe, sack the asshole officials Thank you for caring and sharing

Glennis W
Glennis W1 months ago

Deplorable and sickening Thank you for caring and sharing

cecily w
cecily w2 months ago

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

JD She
JD She2 months ago

What in the living f**k?

Joan E
Joan E2 months ago


Filomena C
Filomena C2 months ago

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

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga2 months ago

horrible, that is so unfair