START A PETITION37,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Tammy Grimes Found Guilty

Animals  (tags: abused, abuse, activists, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animals, animalsuffering, crime, cruelty, dogs, law, protection, pets, killed, killing, rescued, sadness, suffering, society )

- 3233 days ago -
Update December 14, 2007 late afternoon: A Blair County, Pennsylvania jury has found Tammy Grimes guilty of theft and receiving stolen property. Sentencing is set for February 23, 2008. The judge instructed the jury they must find Tammy guilty if the "

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Past Member (0)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 2:28 am
omg this is so wrong ! that poor woman .... :( ty Kathy for letting us know, sadly noted

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 2:34 am
Thanks Roxie, Rendell was my idea, the first time I contacted him I was polite, I doubt I'll be able to keep my mouth shut this time, I'M SO MAD THIS IS SO WRONG.
also anybody calling or emailing Governor Rendell please please tell him you're boycotting his State unless he helps Tammy. States depend on those tourist dollars.
Rendell's electronic mail site

Pam F. (221)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 3:37 am
I read this with utter disbelief - what an absolute bloody travesty of justice - a sad commentary on the judicial system in the US.

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 4:28 am

Athanasia G. (24)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 4:56 am

Tamme W. (7)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 6:12 am
I am appauled... although this is how the court system should be run.. by the books or whatever, it's a fine time for the judicial system to be politically correct!

This is ridiculous, maybe the court felt as tho their hands were tied and they had to hand down this conviction??? (MAYBE) But when does our court system actually ever do what they are suppose to do anyway?


The truely CRIMINAL GUILTY are set free and the genuinely INNOCENT are condemned & guilty...

PrimaAWAY B. (1278)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 7:47 am
OMG ! I don't know what to say. I never ever expected this .... Appalled & shocked don't even come close to what I feel when I see this post. The system does NOT work. I'm at a loss of words right now. I appreciate the post ,Kathy ....

I agree with Kathy's suggestion but something else has to be done:
Kathy C. (40) Saturday December 15, 2007, 2:34 am
Thanks Roxie, Rendell was my idea, the first time I contacted him I was polite, I doubt I'll be able to keep my mouth shut this time, I'M SO MAD THIS IS SO WRONG.
also anybody calling or emailing Governor Rendell please please tell him you're boycotting his State unless he helps Tammy. States depend on those tourist dollars.
Rendell's electronic mail site

FreeSpirit Running (320)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 8:14 am
Kathy, thank you for shedding light on this young woman Tammy's plight..This is an injustice to her and her family, I am not appalled, but will consider it done, Kathy to write to Governor Rendell and boycott until he looks at the case dumb can the judge be? attention, this could happen to anyone of us...I will do what I can to help Tammy...We want Justice..Thanks my good friend Kathy for the information on how to contact the Governor...done..
Many blessings to this young lady and to all here...we are pulling for you Tammy...

FreeSpirit Running (320)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 8:18 am
oops, sorry "I am appalled" spelling error...and shocked!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 9:00 am
Tammy's efforts to save this poor dog is being viewed by the courts as property.......This dog is a living breathing animal, not a box full of junk she took!!!!!!!!!!

I've personally seen dogs tied up for days in cold weather and scorching hot weather........People need to be punished for this atrocious treatment.
Tammy did what anyone with a grain of common sense would do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLANT LIFE.......PLANT TREES...........

Gina P. (22)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 10:10 am
What a travesty!!!!!! This is utterly ridiculous!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 2:13 pm
you can e-mail the Governer to over turn this...
I did

Annie J. (205)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 2:36 pm
This is insane!!! I've emailed Rendell in the past, and will again. He is a dog lover, I know his dog is a rescue. Perhaps his heart will lead....

Barb Knight (1699)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 5:18 pm
What the gov's email addy BigCatRescue A?? I will gladly give him a piece of my mind, in a nice-as-I-can-be sort of way of course.

Robin B. (14)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 8:01 pm
Just emailed him...hope he will do what is right for this lady and dog.

Cory Ferguson (110)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 8:19 pm
I should have replied earlier to this, but I have not been on Care2 for a couple of days. This was pretty devastating to me and I needed to regroup a little.

I had the privilege to attend the trial and be one of many who supported Tammy during this difficult time. Unfortunately, this did not turn out the way that any of us had hoped. It all comes down to the current laws in PA and how they are written. An animal is treated as property and thus Tammy was in possession of stolen property. The jurors were instructed to follow the letter of the law and thus they were basically forced to render a guilty verdict.

One of the best things everyone could do is support a change in the laws in PA. This state has one of the worse records concerning animal welfare and it is going to take a concerted effort to make some drastic changes in their laws. The main law that is near and dear to Tammy is the following:

Support of state legislation that will prohibit chaining dogs outside from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Grimes is optimistic that House Bill 1065 eventually will pass.

I want to thank everyone for all of your support for Tammy, Dogs Deserve Better, and to Doogie. May he finally rest in peace after his trip over the Rainbow Bridge.

Cory Ferguson (110)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 8:20 pm
I wanted to leave one more comment concerning this. If the trial did nothing else, it certainly raised the awareness concerning dog chaining and the need to have an overhaul of the laws in PA. Well, I thought I had better check in and at least let you know that I feel that all of the efforts were not in vain. If anyone wants more details, I have all of the stories and websites gathered for anything you would like further information on. It is going to be a few days until I am fully caught back up, so bear with me.

Brenda H. (29)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 8:46 pm

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 9:40 pm
God Bless all of you for your caring and your actions to help Tammy.
I totally agree with everybody here, and I for one did NOT know that saving a dying animal was a crime.
Thinking about it further on the jury and how in the world they came up with guilty instead of compassion, I check out the stupid laws still on the books in Pennsylvania, & I think this will be my argument for boycotting the State. They are out dated, & don't comprehind compassion.
I think we should march down and arrest every fire chief in Pennsylvania.
Stupid laws on the books in Pennsylvania.

A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has
participated in a duel.

A special cleaning ordinance bans homemakers from hiding
dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.

All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.

Allentown: There is a ban on men becoming aroused in public.

If a motorist sees a horse coming down the road, the driver
must pull off to the side of the road and cover the vehicle
with canvas. If the horse is still scared the driver must
get out of his car and take it apart until the horse isn't
scared anymore.

In Pennsylvania, "any motorist driving along a country road
at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal,
wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and

In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags.

In the Mount Pocono region any group of 5 or more Native
Americans are to be considered a raiding party and may be
killed on the spot.

In York, Pennsylvania, you can't sit down while watering
your lawn with a hose.


Past Member (0)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 9:41 pm
Noted !! Lord help them!!!! i agree with Kathy C.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 16, 2007, 12:58 am
It would seem that the more civilized the country the more likely it is that common sense and compasion will be overulled. But they cannot stop decent people doing the right thing.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Sunday December 16, 2007, 4:10 am
Amen to that John :)
Thank you
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Animals

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.