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JUSTICE FOR BREEZY (Dog Kicked and Beaten With a Shovel and Rake, and Tossed in a Dumpster in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalwelfare, animalrights, abused puppy, investigation, crime )

- 1701 days ago -
In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on October 16, 2013, several people claim to have witnessed a man kick a dog repeatedly and then use a shovel and rake to beat her, put her into a wheelbarrow, and dump her into a dumpster, leaving her for dead. The man also...

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Barb Knight (1688)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 9:06 pm
In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on October 16, 2013, several people claim to have witnessed a man kick a dog repeatedly and then use a shovel and rake to beat her, put her into a wheelbarrow, and dump her into a dumpster, leaving her for dead. The man also allegedly threatened, with the rake, those who attempted to intervene, warning them to stay back. The 18-month-old Labrador-German Shepherd cross dog, named Breezy, suffered deep lacerations to her face and other significant traumatic injuries requiring extensive surgery, which cannot be undertaken until her health improves. Nearly a week after she was beaten, Breezy is still considered by veterinarians to be in critical condition despite the fact she is now walking and eating on her own.

According to the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS), Breezy belongs to 24-year-old Steven Helfer, who was taken into custody after the event. Police subsequently charged Helfer with one count of “injuring or endangering animals” and one count of “wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to an animal” under the Criminal Code of Canada. He was also charged with intimidation, criminal harassment, and two counts of assault with a weapon. Breezy is currently in the care of the OHS, and according to OHS spokesperson Natalie Pona (as reported in the Ottawa Citizen), Breezy will not be returned to her owner.

If convicted of one or more of the animal cruelty charges, Helfer faces up to 5 years in jail if Crown proceeds by way of an indictable offence, or up to 18 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000 if they proceed by summary conviction.

We the undersigned respectfully request that Crown Attorneys proceed by way of an indictable offence in this case and that, IF Steven Helfer is found guilty of one or more of the charges of animal cruelty against the Labrador-German Shepherd cross dog named Breezy, Crown Attorneys recommend to the judge the maximum sentence available under the law and the honourable sentencing Judge in the Ontario Court of Justice apply the maximum sentence available for these offences.

We also request that, if Steven Helfer is found guilty, the court, in accordance with Section 447.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada, “make an order prohibiting the accused from owning, having the custody or control of or residing in the same premises as an animal or a bird” for the rest of his lifetime.

Please sign and share this petition to Crown Attorneys and the judge to get justice for Breezy.


christine s (340)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 9:37 pm
Signed ---will this
cruelty ever end ?------horrific absolutely horrific.

Esther Z (94)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 9:48 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Barb.

Suzanne L (99)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 9:58 pm
N&S and big thanks for sharing Barb or otherwise I might have missed this petition and this is right in my neck of the woods. Disgusting person who did this.

Eve L (57)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:01 pm
So horrible... Poor baby. I hope he will rot in jail for a couple of years, it would be better for life but I don't think that my dreams will come true!
Thanks for sharing.

fly bird (26)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:16 pm
Thank you Barb for posting the petition. Signed. I's too late after the fact. Tough new laws and penalties for animal abuse must be enacted!! nothing deters these abuses, without stringent penalties, sadly. Prevention is vital.

Poor Breezy will carry the scars, maybe, forever. many others don't survive, or are murdered.
How cowardly and despicable.

Ljiljana M (115)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:49 pm
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
& Thank you Barb

Barbara F (47)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 11:02 pm
Signed, Noted & Shared on FB. Thanks, Barb!

Evelyn B (79)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 11:36 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Barb.....

Friday October 25, 2013, 12:02 am
No doubt done!...
Thank you, Barb.

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:40 am
Thank you, Barb!!

Michael Carney (217)
Friday October 25, 2013, 1:11 am
Noted, and signed!!!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:09 am
Signed,thanks Barb.

Animae C (514)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:09 am
Thanks for signing -- your name has been added to this petition!.
45,389 signers.

Christeen A (371)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:14 am

Teresa W (782)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:29 am
noted and signed, thank you

Coral R (8)
Friday October 25, 2013, 5:01 am
Excellent petition! I hope it will help to throw the book at this psychopath.

. (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 5:02 am
Signed and Noted.

Monika V (443)
Friday October 25, 2013, 5:26 am
This monster needs to be removed from our planet! HE should end up in a dumpster and NOT rescued!!!!!


Birgit W (160)
Friday October 25, 2013, 5:30 am

cynthia l (207)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:12 am
signed Another psychopath serial killer in the making! Bessings to Breezy

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:19 am
noted and signed

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:30 am
Noted and signed. TY Barb

Ann L (15)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:36 am
Signed and shared

Past Member (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:50 am
I just signed this petition - will you join me?
shared, thanks Barb

Kerstin S (371)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:02 am

Amanda Lavictoire (91)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:05 am
noted and signed! this makes me sick! I'll never understand how people can commit such horrific acts

Caroline S (78)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:13 am
Of course I signed ! }}:-((

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:15 am

Pat B (356)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:35 am
This POS deserves to be put in a large hole/shamed/fined, and given a stiff sentence in JAIL.!!! Thanks, Barb, I definitely signed.!!! xox

Kay M (347)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:36 am
signed, thanks barb.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:44 am
really hope this POS gets the max--even as pathetic as it is. S+S-thx Barb

Ingrid A (524)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:48 am

DORIS L (61)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:12 am
Signed,noted, shared on face book.

Angelika R (143)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:23 am
Signed! thx Barb

Waltraud U (85)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:49 am
done ty

Elena J (191)
Friday October 25, 2013, 10:16 am

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Friday October 25, 2013, 11:51 am
S&N,thanks for sharing

kate K (481)
Friday October 25, 2013, 11:55 am
Look at this face poor puppy. Noted and signed

Jill V (416)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:27 pm
Oh I hope that they convict him! even though five years is not much, its more than what they get for murdering people over here sometimes, so that will do till one day animals get the same rights as people!

Charlene Myers (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:30 pm
Thank you so much, Barb, for sharing this petition. It is now at over 50,000 signatures, which could not be done without the help of people like you.

Annemie O (153)
Friday October 25, 2013, 2:08 pm
N & S

Ilona V (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 3:55 pm
Thanks Barb. Noted & signed.

54,424 signers. Let's reach 60,000

Rhonda W (376)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:42 pm
signed and noted, passed along

Vicky P (476)
Friday October 25, 2013, 9:46 pm
a/s, noted

Christina C (43)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:51 am
Noted & signed, thank you Barb and Rhonda for sharing!

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:48 am

Sara P (54)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 9:54 am
Absolutely signed Barb, I will share it. Thanks a lot to let me know!!

Angeles M (298)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:39 am

Constance F (418)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 7:41 am
Yes, ~ thank you for posting ~ recently s + s

Iveta cer (41)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 8:09 am
Noted and signed . This is horrible !!!! Sick bastard !! Poor dog :(((((

Giana P (398)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 9:11 am
Noted and signed, thanks Barb for posting, I hope the bastards gets what's coming to him and much more!!

Helga Kordjukova (161)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:53 am

Ruth M (235)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:39 pm
Done thanks to everyone who sent me this.

Buffy F (93)
Monday October 28, 2013, 12:56 am
This is horrible and hurts my heart deep down.

bev g (128)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 12:50 pm
s/s wiv all. poor dog , dumb animal dun nothing cept be born and gets a pos for a owner. my heart cries and lbeeds.

Anne S (14)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 8:20 am
Done. Thank you.

desanka s (416)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 1:30 pm
Signer 99,515 who want justice for Breezy.
Thank you dear Barb!

brittany h (16)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 9:20 pm
Signed. This is absolutely ridiculous.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:03 pm
Oh, this just makes me cry. How on earth could anyone be so vicious? Thank you! (s, n, p, t)
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