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UPDATE !!!!! Bring Shimmer Home (Valid Petition)


Animals  (tags: animaladvocates, animalrights, dogs, death, killing, law, pets, animalrights, death, dogs, law, killing )

Katka
- 534 days ago - change.org
Shimmer was taken away from her family home on Friday 8th March 2013, Convicting of no crime other than looking a certain way. Her best friend a little girl crying her eyes out watching her best friend being carted into a police van.



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iveta cer (67)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:19 pm
Signed , thank you Katka
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:20 pm
signed
 

Michela m. (3875)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:24 pm
Already Signed!! & Noted!!
 

deb s. (148)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:26 pm
S & N shared and comment
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:27 pm
Thank you Katka. Gladly signed.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:28 pm
signed and shared, thank you Katka
 

Penny C. (83)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:35 pm
Done,thanks Katka.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:40 pm
signed and shared, thanks Katka
 

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:42 pm
Noted and signed, thank you
 

Birgitta S. (229)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:45 pm
Signed; Thank you, Katka :-)
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1642)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:46 pm
I GLADLY SIGNED and WILL SIGN AGAIN and AGAIN if it will help REUNITE these two BEST FRIENDS!! Thnx Katka!! WILL FWD!!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:47 pm
done Katka:) all :))
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1642)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:58 pm
I'VE ONLY 'JUST BEGUN' TO FWD!!! SENT TO FAMILY & FRIENDS ON FB!!
 

Mary T. (186)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:01 pm
Already signed and shared, thanks Katka.
 

Vicky P. (463)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:37 pm
noted and signed
 

Autumn S. (145)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:58 pm
noted and signed, Thank you Katka :)
 

Kay M. (351)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:10 pm
done.
 

naomi cohen (50)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:13 pm
this is too sad for words. so signed! thank you, katka.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:17 pm
I signed with this message; Ban BSL all over the world, there are no bad breeds, animals learn what they are taught by their owners. Let Shimmer go home where she is loved & her love for them. Shame on who ever came up with BSL in the first place. Thanks Katka.
 

Ellen G. (338)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:37 pm
done
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:46 pm
A child's heartbreak,
a pet's "why?"
Let the rainbow appear
in the weeping sky.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:52 pm
thx for your work with this, gladly signed!
 

Eternal Gardener (734)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:53 pm
Signed!
 

Valerie Disle (66)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:55 pm
already signed this one.
 

. (4)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:24 pm
Noted, signed and shared. Thank you Katka!
 

Laurie H. (707)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:48 pm
Happy to sign & share-hopeful~ Thanks so much Katka!!!!~
 

Laura H. (880)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:10 pm
Noted and signed; I pray it helps!

Thank you Katka.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:49 pm
SIGNED,NOTED,FB,TWEETED AND SHARED IN MY GROUPS--TY
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:51 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Katka.
 

Michael Carney (209)
Monday March 11, 2013, 9:18 pm
Noted, and have previously signed...
 

Shawna S. (43)
Monday March 11, 2013, 9:26 pm
signed and noted..thanks :)
 

Shirley S. (174)
Monday March 11, 2013, 9:40 pm
Noted & signed TY Talk about "a wrongful arrest' this is one for sure !
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 9:57 pm
Signed , thanks.
 

Maureen C. (3)
Monday March 11, 2013, 10:31 pm
I'd really like some more information on this case. Has anyone found any links with more information? Was this dog just picked up because of her breed appearance, or had she actually done something threatening?

I agree that Breed-Specific Legislation is useless, discriminatory crap! I remember, from growing up in England, that pit bulls were called "Nanny dogs", because they were so great at looking after kids.
 

Marie W. (65)
Monday March 11, 2013, 10:39 pm
Agree-Breed-Specific Legislation is useless, discriminatory crap!
S&N
 

Roshani S. (79)
Monday March 11, 2013, 10:42 pm
Noted and signed....
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday March 11, 2013, 11:06 pm
BSL is devastating lives and ripping families apart everywhere, as well as perpetuating a horrifically wrong stereotype!
We have seen far to many martyrs to the cause ~ it's time to end it once and for all :'-(
 

Pogle S. (88)
Monday March 11, 2013, 11:20 pm
S&N
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Monday March 11, 2013, 11:31 pm
Noted and previously signed - cannot understand why they handed the dog over in the first place. If they loved their animal they would have fought tooth and nail for him, not just hand him over. People need to rise up against this ridiculous and outrageous law, go on protests like they do here in Cape Town and fight it. They will eventually have to relent. Not enough is being done on this aspect. I would have told them that if they want my dog they have to take me as well because there is just no way I will part with my animal.
 

desanka sandulovic (394)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 12:00 am
Signer 1,475. Thanks Katka!
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 12:24 am
Thanks for your message Katka. Def signed and shared!!!
 

Ruth L. (296)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 12:46 am
S&N Thanks Katka
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 1:08 am
Signed.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 1:12 am
signed.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 1:22 am
Noted and signed, hope she can come home!
 

Kelly Rogers (303)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 1:27 am
s/n ty with a heavy heavy heart
 

Joy Wong (76)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 1:39 am
Noted and signed. Some people are brainless and heartless.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 2:30 am
thanks Katka noted + signed again
 

Danuta Watola (1194)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 3:16 am
noted
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 3:44 am
Signed and shared.
 

Christeen Anderson (468)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:17 am
Signed.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:39 am
S+N
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 5:47 am
Please free him
 

Abo r. (101)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 5:57 am
Thank you Katka Oelmann and Henreitte for concern and sending a valid link.
Noted and Signed . 1,765 supporters
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 6:15 am
Signed

Give the dog back, don't people have compassion for the little girl and for an innocent animal? The little girl was crying her eyes out for her best friend, now if that does not move you, then you have a stone instead of a heart!
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 6:35 am
Noted, signed and shared, because Shimmer must return to her family
 

Amy E. (66)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 7:39 am
n/s
 

Donna Hamilton (136)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 7:46 am
N&S. Thanks, Katka.
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 8:40 am
already signed thgis morning - your commitment is an example for all of us,
kudos to you Katka
 

Veerle V. (42)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 9:06 am
Signed and shared , thanks.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 9:07 am
Noted and signed...thanks.
 

Kerstin Strobl (340)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 9:17 am
signed, thank you Katka
 

Ilonka S. (21)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 9:34 am
signed,thank you
 

Aurea Walker (192)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 10:03 am
S & N W T F do our law making political tax morons think when they institute these truly STUPID LAWS! I not only would gladly kick the snitch/neighbor's ass first and then DEMAND that they give the dog back to the heart broken little girl. Gee, maybe our imbecile politicos will have people who "look a certain" to be jailed. Where has our collective rational, logical thinking gone?
 

Aurea Walker (192)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 10:06 am
Ooops tax paid MORONS
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 10:38 am
Signed and shared. No more pogroms for anyone!
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 10:39 am
Signed. Thank you!
 

Nils Anders Lunde (544)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 10:53 am
S & N
 

zora b. (91)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 11:14 am
Katka, thank you. Signed of course.
 

Emma S. (228)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 11:43 am
Done! Thanks, Katka.
 

Liliana D. (124)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 12:03 pm
signed, thanks
 

kye j. (41)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 1:51 pm
Signed.
I am fed up with BSL. Return Shimmer NOW!!!!
 

Eve L. (61)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 2:00 pm
What a bunch of ignorants. It's because of disgusting people that takes pitbulls as fighting dogs that other stupid people think that those dogs are dangerous. They need to wake up and work on doing something about the horrible things done to those poor dogs instead of doing such stupid things.
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 3:00 pm
NOted and signed, thank you!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 3:07 pm
already s&s, TU Katka
 

Ilona V. (0)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 3:25 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:17 pm
Signed
 

Michelle R. (5)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:20 pm
noted & signed
 

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:25 pm
noted / signed
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:33 pm
Signed. It would be far more useful for all dogs to undergo behavioral evaluation, rather than banning certain breeds. I am far more scared of fear-biting cocker spaniels than most pit bulls!
 

Mike M. (53)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:35 pm
N&S
 

Sarah G. (110)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:51 pm
signed, thanks
 

Peggy Peters (29)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 4:59 pm
Absolutely signed!
 

Sherri Martin (156)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 5:26 pm
Signed and shared....
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 5:47 pm
signed
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 5:52 pm
Noted!~ Previously signed & posted to Facebook!~ Reposted! :((((((((((((
 

Franco Di Palma (374)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 6:14 pm
Signed and commented on. This dog should be returned to it's family.
 

Aaron Bouchard (127)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 6:25 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Joy AWAY (130)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 7:13 pm
noted..
 

Elsie Au (266)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 7:52 pm
Signed. BSL is totally BS.
 

Joan M. (1090)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 11:22 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Katka
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 12:23 am
Noted and signed for Shimmer and her best friend.
 

SANDRA R. (146)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 9:46 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Katka.
 

Robby R. (15)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 10:22 am
S & N
 

Valerie H. (134)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 11:04 am
Thank you, signed
 

Nils Anders Lunde (544)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:11 pm
S & N
 

Petra M. (254)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 5:34 pm
Noted & signed, thank you Katka!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 5:14 am
S&N Shameful
 

. (0)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 11:33 am
Yeah..I found it Katka..thanks. Signed
 

Kay F. (552)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 12:53 pm
Signed & shared, thanks Katka.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 4:16 pm
Done!
 

Sherri O. (257)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 3:49 pm
Signed. Thanks, Katka.
 

Genoveva M M. (332)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 2:43 am
Signed, noted and shared. Thanks
 

Alison A. (232)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 7:35 am
Signed and noted, thanks Katka.
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Monday March 18, 2013, 8:19 am
Horrible!!!! And soooooo wrong!!! Signed, of corse!!! Thanks Katka for posting and Dianne for forwarding
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Monday April 22, 2013, 12:35 pm
Signed
 

Katka Oelmann (215)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:50 am
GREAT NEWS!!!!! SHIMMER WILL BE COMING HOME:

From DDA Watch on FB:
*Beautiful and much loved family dog Shimmer was defended by barrister Pamela Rose in court yesterday in Merseyside, having been held since March 2013 under BSL. The court ordered Shimmer to be added to the Index of Exempted Dogs when a judge found her not to be a danger to the public. DDA Watch covered the cost for a legal and behavioural expert for Shimmer and Shimmer will be released back into her family's care when the exemption process is complete. DDA Watch will continue to support Shimmer's family whilst they wait for their beloved dog to be returned home and our thanks to the amazing Wheldon Law and barrister Pamela Rose.*
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:52 am
thank You Katus for great news:)
SHIMMER WILL BE COMING HOME!!
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:00 pm
Thank you for letting me know Katka!
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:04 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Katka.
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:05 pm
Noted
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:11 pm
Thanks Katka, it is such good news for Shimmer & her family! BSL must be outlawed, there are no bad breeds! Only bad human owners.
 

S J. (116)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:39 pm
Thank so much Katka for the great news, my eyes fill with tear of joy! for other life we help to save. I have an American pit bull--the real one she is five years old, she is very polite and kind never even chase my playful cats. Anyone can come and see her and she will welcome all, so I just cannot figure out why some people have bias against them. Human can be so stupid, really!
 

Irene S. (60)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:47 pm
Weird action at all, but good news. Looking in a certain way is no crime!
Hope she´s back home soon!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:17 pm
Bless the judge and DDA watch! Thx for the wonderful news Katka.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:38 pm
oh my gosh! That is great news,yay!! happily noted
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:44 pm
YAY! that's great news, Katka :)) thanks for the update.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:56 pm
GREAT news Katka!!! Thanks for the update!
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 2:29 pm
Wonderful News. Noted & Thanks. :)
 

Diane B. (275)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 4:11 pm
thanks dear
 

Winn Adams (191)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 4:12 pm
Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - Fantastic!
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 4:44 pm
Gladly signed TY Katka!!
 

Laurie H. (707)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 5:59 pm
Previously signed, but Shared again!!! Thanks so much Katka, for this fantastic news!!!!!!~
 

Laura Ricci (171)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 6:01 pm
well done Pamela BSL WILL BE OUTLAWED they can not use letters and call it what they want against an animal
 

deb s. (148)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 6:25 pm
Absolutely wonderful news! and much thanks to the judge Pamela Rose for making it so for this pooch to be free and back with family the right person in right place brings right justice and we need more in position to make that difference
 

Beverly G. (129)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 6:25 pm
great news hims going home
 

Kim O. (403)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 8:02 pm
Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 8:39 pm
Thanks dear Katka for good news .
 

iveta cer (67)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 9:25 pm
I am sooo happy Shimmer is free , thanks Katka for amazing news
 

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 9:46 pm
Great news! Thank you!
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:14 am
Hooray! Thanks so much Katka for the good news - God bless all who freed Shimmer.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Friday May 17, 2013, 1:53 am
Thank you Katka. Noted and Signed!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 2:11 am
You cannot currently send a star to Katka because you have done so within the last day :P
Katus kisses for You:))
 

Tanya W. (46)
Friday May 17, 2013, 3:33 am
Noted and signed again for good measure! Wonderful news!
 

Tom Tree (255)
Friday May 17, 2013, 6:40 am

Awesome News!
Thanks for sharing this !
 

Tom Tree (255)
Friday May 17, 2013, 6:41 am
Sure hope so!
Signed, Noted & Shared !
Thank You for bringing to OUR attention !
 

Sara P. (57)
Friday May 17, 2013, 9:14 am
Signed and shared, thanks a lot Katka! :)))
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1642)
Friday May 17, 2013, 9:33 am
HOORAY!! HOORAY!! WOO-HOO!! PRAISE GOD!! THANKS FOR THE FWD, SARA P AND THE UPDATE, KATKA!!! I AM INCREDIBLY HAPPY FOR SHIMMER AND 'HER' LITTLE GIRL !!!!!!!!!
 

. (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 9:51 am
Thank you so much Katka for this so beautiful upgrade
 

ellen m. (233)
Friday May 17, 2013, 10:34 am
A wonderful peice of news Katka-thanks so much!
but the battle isn't over till we can bring them all home.
And with the dedication of all those as shown here, I know that one day that can become a reality ♥
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:22 pm
Awwww thanks!!
 

Mariette G. (150)
Friday May 17, 2013, 3:50 pm
Thanks Katka! This is the best news in a long time!!!!
 

Nancy Black (302)
Friday May 17, 2013, 9:02 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared and signed. What wonderful news!
 

Helen Porter (40)
Friday May 17, 2013, 9:11 pm
noted and signed
 

Shirley S. (174)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:35 am
I have noted & signed AGAIN
 

Shirley S. (174)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 12:39 am
Just read the GOOOOOOOOD news. HOORAY !!!!
 

Roshani S. (79)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 1:01 am
Congratulations Katka :) Thanks for sharing good news.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 5:59 pm
Great!
 

Susan G. (54)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 9:36 pm
Awesome!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 11:20 pm
Good news ~ thanks : )
 

Jayne W. (24)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:25 am
YIPPEE!!! ;)
 

Debbie Crowe (78)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 5:28 am
I hope Shimmer is home where she belongs!
I agree with Henriette - "BSL must be outlawed, there are no bad breeds! Only bad human owners."
Thanks for the update, Katka!
 
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