Tag Archives: Hand4Paws

No Justice for Raider

24 Jul

Update on Petition that was started early 2012…and she was just sentenced this May of 2013

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Sarah Rust from Indiana. Found guilty of animal abuse.

Sarah Rust: Jail time from May 08,2013 till June 14,2013.

Then, 275 days on probation under Hamilton County Community Corrections that was then filed under the Residential Project Contract. She is not to consume any alcohol or be in a place where alcohol is the primary product served. She has to participate in anger counseling, and a CARE evaluation and treatment.

The petition is not a victory although it was delivered to the targets and although she was found guilty.  

She did not get the maximum penalty for Class D Felony she committed and because she still gets to be around animals. For a class D Felony the maximum is 3 years in the state of Indiana.

The petition is now closed. As it is done for each petition, we wanted to give the end result of the justice system. This time, it has failed for animals. We will not give up as long as we have the support and dedication of caring animal advocates.

 Thank you very much to all that signed and shared the petition.

Click here to visit change.org petition 

#Justice4Max Sign the petition and read our stand

6 Jul

 

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Please make sure to sign the petition started by Scotty Reid:
Click Here: Petition | Hawthorne Chief of Police Robert Fager: Terminate officers for violating oath and endangering the public | Change.org

Watch the Recorded Live Feed of the Justice for Max peace rally : Click Here

Today, a fellow friend of animals sent the following article written for The Huntington Post :

Three Hawthorne Police Officers Go Off Street Duty After Shooting Dog

It explains: Three police officers have been pulled from street duty for their safety in Southern California after a widely circulated video showed an officer fatally shooting a Rottweiler and drew numerous death threats. Hawthorne police spokesman Lt. Scott Swain told the Daily Breeze, the decision is for the officers’ safety after the uniformed officer shot the dog four times on Sunday. http://bit.ly/14OwxK8

Our Thoughts:

Seriously? The police are afraid of Animal Advocates? Animal advocates care saving lives not killing! They have to end this stupid comments that Animal Advocates are dangerous! Not even in situations of the Animal Liberation Front has a human ever died! They liberate animals and destroy property but never taken a single human life! Why send out a press release in which lies are being told? 

Karma will take care of those that are unfair! And I know these 3 will get back everything that they did…and it will make them feel the pain that Max and his human companion felt. Does the police really think that they will change the focus of the story? The safety of the police? I would say that the citizens are now safe that those three cops are off the streets? Who are they kidding?

The video shows the truth from any angle. Abuse of power and lack of common sense! The man that shot the dog lacks common sense. They should know that when a dog is going to attack the dog will not approach and look and wait for an answer from his human guardian like Max did. No matter from what angle the video is seen, the dog approaches and looks back and forth to the people attacking his friend. He knows nothing about uniforms…he just knows people attacking his friend. There was no need to draw the gun, the dog did not reach to attack anyone. His owner begged, the dog was looking for comfort. The man was not going to run…cause he had nothing to hide. If he would have wanted to escape he would have from the start. He surrender and offer no resistance to arrest, he just asked…”why.”

If police would have been smart…they would have allowed the man take the dog back to the car and calm him down. This could have been done without taking off the cuffs. Then police calls for a family member to take the dog or they call animal services to pick him up until the man arrested can pick the pup up. Unfortunately, dogs are seen as property in certain states…but if the dog lived in the house being investigated…then he was part of the evidence and he had no right to temper the “evidence.” Why didn’t any if the cops there think of anything of anything?! Why…because they have no training and they don’t respect sentient beings! If the cops action is said to be the right action at that moment…then how come other officers did not draw their guns? Why…because they knew there was no need to shoot the pup. Only one coward…one coward…thought it was the right thing to shoot an animal. BAD DECISION MAKING AND JUST A PREPOTENT RESPONSE ! #Justice4Max

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Justice for Phoenix the dog

3 Jul

Hand4Paws would like to inform all all the 12,644 supporters that gave a voice to Phoenix that today we celebrate a victory for animals! The maximum penalty has been given to one of the two teens that attacked him. Each person that made up the prosecution team defending Phoenix are heroes and deserve all of our love and respect for the victory attained today. The judge sentenced Adell Zeigler to two years in prison plus banning him from owning an animal for 7 years. He will start serving this sentence in the month of October of 2013. Right now he is still in jail because of other charges. It may not be enough time or punishment that he received compared to the torment that Phoenix lived through. The Judge gave maximum sentence and it is a step in recognizing that animal cruelty and abuse will be punished.

Thank you to the staff of Buffalo Small Animal Hospital for saving Phoenix’s life. This is your victory! This is a victory achieved by Phoenix. Thank you to the guardian angel and now human companion of Phoenix… He survived, he has the heart to forgive humans and still trust in the goodness and kindness of those around him. This is a victory for animals in New York. Today, human law has favored on a non-human animal. They are sentient beings that deserve for us humans to care for them and protect them.  Bravo to all that signed, shared, tweeted and gave a voice to little Phoenix.

While in jail, Adell Zeigler has been boasting via phone that he is now famous because of what he did to little Phoenix. He has no remorse; he shows no respect for life, he is a criminal and even District Attorney Frank Sedita called him a sociopath. The time passes fast and he will be out of prison, please share the article and petition so people know his name and his face. Those that hurt animals will hurt humans.

In the interview done today with Adell’s lawyer, Ann Nichols, expressed reproach for those compassionate people that wanted to adopt Phoenix and to the people that signed the petition and sent letters, we would like to extend a word of respect for taking the job of defending the person that is known for such a horrible crime. We are very sorry that the child protection services and those that are in government to protect the innocence of children failed Adell Zeigler.

Here is the article that came out today with the information of the case. Please be sure to watch the video.

Teen learns sentence for puppy burning | WIVB.com http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/teen-learns-sentence-for-puppy-burning

For the original petition link click here: https://www.change.org/petitions/honorable-city-court-judge-of-erie-county-court-justice-for-burned-puppy-phoenix

Breaking News! A rescue is taking Barchiel!

31 Mar
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We are happy to inform you that Barchiel has found a rescue that will find him a happy forever home. Sioux Empire Pit Rescue is an all volunteer 501C3 rescue group in Sioux Falls South Dakota. Sioux Empire’s mission is to promote responsible Pit Bull ownership, provide breed education, combat pet overpopulation, and find qualified homes for sound Pit Bull dogs in South Dakota.
Barchiel will be traveling from Edinburg, Texas all the way up to Sioux, South Dakota. This little guy is moving up state! Joy Benson has directed the transport operation for Barchiel. He will travel by car. Eight people are involved in a seven-state transport for him.
We are still asking for your help to cover the costs. So far, the online fundraiser has lost momentum and we are asking for your help to make this happen.  Find it in your hearts to give a little for dear Barchiel. This has been a long journey towards a happy ending for our now happy little friend!
So far, you have helped raise $696 for Barchiel. We still need $1,500 to cover all the miles he has to travel and medical expenses. Please give kindly. He still has a long way to go to a happy ending.

Click here to DONATE!!! click here

 

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Bring joy to your organization! Barchiel is looking for a rescue!

23 Mar
He only wants to be loved...

He loves neck rubs!!

  • 2yrs old
  • HW+ (will start treatment soon)
  • 62lbs.
  • He is now tested and vaccinated.
  • He is a little timid but not aggressive.
  • He takes food just fine in a bowl and shows no food aggression when adding more to his bowl, or taking away.
  • He loves to be loved on.
  • If you can help pull him to a rescue organization (501c3) OUTSIDE OF THE South Texas Area
  • Contact: Nellie Zamora   nelliezamora@msn.com Rescue Program Director For Palm Valley Animal Center
Palm Valley Animal Center
2501 West Trenton Road,
Edinburg Texas 78539
956-686-1141

http://pvaconline.com/

Donations: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/9SStd

My name is Barchiel (Angel of Compassion).  I used to sleep on an old dirty mattress until a nice lady found me and asked the Pharr Animal Control Unit to pick me up and bring me to Palm Valley Animal Center.  My two-legged friends at PVAC give me lots of attention, toys, and love.  They even let me help them work during the day.  On their breaks, they give me neck rubs and boy does that feel great!  Little did they know how well behaved I am, as I listen to their stories and never make a mess.  I like sleeping and relaxing on my own personal rug.  They feed me my meals in a bowl, which I had never had before. I am getting “Five Star” treatment!

I am two years old, have been vaccinated and am currently being treated for heart worm. Two ladies have been raising money for my expenses, as I will need to continue with my heart worm treatment and eventually get neutered.  So far my piggy bank has $486 and growing.  I would love it if you would let me come live at your rescue organization until I find my forever home.  I’d give you a big lick on the face if you do!

Disposable Lives – by Jordan Fox

14 Sep

 

Disposable Lives –  by Jordan Fox

 

Enter a dungeon, lined with cages and stink–
Prisoners await their number to be called,
These numbers replacing names and dignity.
Matts of hair and bandages line the corner sink.
If birth means promise, then theirs is forestalled.
Their eyes no longer appeal for your pity.

These sounds now defining their universe:
Yelps, and whimpers, and pale, simple breaths.
Food plates abandoned, as are thoughts of hope,
Their birth no promise, instead struck by curse.
They seem to know they’re awaiting their deaths,
Their acceptance their only means to cope.

Their final walk is to a box which kills,
Their parents still freezing in puppy mills–
An evil the lowest of men contrives–
Now they’re just disposable lives.

Once they were thought so cherished a treasure;
Once they were bought, given assurances of love.
Once they were forced to fight in a Hellhole;
Once they were worth more than sick pleasure.
Once they were thought of as gifts from above;
Once they were considered possessing a soul.

Now in this dungeon, a chamber is set;
Now in their cells they witness each drag
Of one of their cellmates into the next room.
Here, in this chamber, they defecate and wet
Before piled corpses are tossed in a bag
Because no one came dispelling their doom.

Their final walk is to a box that kills,
Air withdrawn, but not before each shrills
Their own dirge like sounds of scraping knives,
All bred to be disposable lives.

©2012 Jordan Fox

Dolores speaks: Her letter sent in reference to puppy killer that wants out of jail

12 Aug

Dear Sirs,

Fred C Gossett and his son entered a home and killed a 6 month old puppy over less than a $15 debt presumably owed to these men. They were charged with burglary and felony mistreatment of an animal and sent to jail. The decision was correct. Jail is where these 2 men belong.
To now use the fact that the elder Gossett takes hydrocodone for pain is not a concern or reason to release him from jail after being already charged for killing a puppy and illegally enterering a home. Will that be his excuse the next time and next time that he does something like this? Will it bring back the life of the innocent puppy whose value was priceless to the owner? Definitely not. The excuse is lame. To add to this he is already lying that a local woman would allow him to live with her upon release. She immediately denied that but stating “Absolutely not”.

Please reconsider this outrageous and pathetic plea to get an out of jail pass. You can already see that he is lying about where he will reside. Who is to say he might even return to the scene of this horrific crime and abuse the woman who owed him $13.

The courts must take a firm stand. When the decision is jail, there should be no do-over simply because the guilty party is on a pain pill. I am sure the jail can medicate him accordingly.

Protect the innocent, avoid a future incident by these two derelicts, show some compassion over the death of the owners cute little puppy that deserved nothing but love. Do not buy into these pathetic reasons and stay firm on the original decision made by the courts. Retribution must be served by these men. Just possibly sitting in jail will give them time to rethink their actions and actually feel a whisper of remorse.

Thank you for your time. I await your decision to be denied.

Sincerely,
Dolores