Protect Remmy and his siblings from their abusers
  • Petitioned Altoona Police Department

This petition was delivered to:

Altoona Police Department
Mayor
William Schirf
Dog Law Officer
Mike Daversa (814- 949-2499)
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Central PA Humane Society

Protect Remmy and his siblings from their abusers

    1. Seema Garg
    2. Petition by

      Seema Garg

      Arlington, VA

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August 2011

Victory

After learning that Remmy, a 7-month-old pit bull, had been returned to his owners after suffering shocking abuse, Change.org member Seema Garg started a petition on Change.org. Although conflicting news stories were unclear whether Remmy had been intentionally abused, the bottom line for Seema and other animal activists was that the dog needed to get out of a bad situation. After a few days of Remmy's story getting widespread exposure on Facebook and more than 2,000 people signing the Change.org petition, Remmy is now safe. His owners agreed to turn him over to Modified K9 Pit Bull Rescue where he can be rehabilitated and to accept assistance to learn to properly care for their other dogs.

My name is Remmy. I am 7 months old.
On July 26th, I was given to someone who was supposed to take care of me until my abusive owners could take me back.
My owners used gauze to wrap around my penis, so I couldn’t mate with their female dog Karma. They secured the gauze with electrical tape so tight, that it cut of my bladder and my penis.
They also took an ace bandage and wrapped it around me so no one knew what they had done to me. They put a muzzle on me that was so tight, I couldn’t eat or drink. It hurt my nose pretty bad.
When I had a hard time peeing, the people taking care of me noticed why, and they cut the "bandages" off of me. When they did that, my entire penis fell out.
A new owner finally taking good care of me took me to the vet and the vet said to keep me nice and clean, and keep it moist and help me put it back inside. The people taking care of me tried real hard to do just that. Well my injury started to bleed really badly, and I was getting weaker by the minute. The one kind lady helped me by wrapping her hands on me and stopping the blood. She took her shirt off and wrapped it around me to keep the blood stopped. Another lady called her vet and explained what happened. The people taking care of me raced me to the emergency vet’s office, where I got stitched up and some antibiotics. When they took me home to help me heal and start my new life with my amazing, and caring owners, the Altoona Police Department was there waiting for me and my brother Buddy. They said "dogs are replaceable." They told the people taking care of me that if they did not give me back to my abusive owners, that they would be arrested on the spot and charged with theft. The girl who paid for me to go to the vet, started to cry, because she knew I was in danger if I went back there. I know she loves me. I love her too, and I think I could have an awesome and happy life with her. The people taking care of me said they will do whatever they can to fight for me and my rights. I hope you all will spread the word, about me, my brother buddy, and my sister karma, and help me get back to her. Please share this story, and get me back to the people who love me.
This is what Ashley Boyles and Bryan Shypes did to THEIR dog. As he gushed blood the girl who was finally able to take care of him raced him to the emergency vet. She paid over $150 for him and the Altoona police department made her give the dog back to Ashley and Bryan. The police officers that were going to arrest her were Officer Starr and Mcreedy and the one who told her that dogs were replaceable (how heartless) was Officer Crisp.
Please protect these dogs from Ashley and Bryan and give Remmy back to the people who cared so lovingly for this dog.

Credit for original write up: Joeylynne Green

More information is here at:

http://www.facebook.com/ThePatrickMiracle/posts/240400225982691

http://www.examiner.com/animal-welfare-in-philadelphia/help-fight-for-remmy-s-rights

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Good news for Remmy!

      Seema Garg
      Petition Organizer

      Amy Rossi, the Philadelphia Welfare Examiner, has confirmed that Remmy is currently in the care of Modified k9 Pit Bull Rescue. http://www.facebook.com/PhillyAnimalWelfareExaminer?sk=wall.

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Willetta Sanchez ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 3 years ago

      I CAN'T BELIVE THOSE PEOPLE CAN KEEP THE OTHER ANIMALS THEY HAVE " THEY ARE GOING TO LEARN HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE OTHER DOGS THEY HAVE ",IF ANOTHE ANIMAL THEY HAVE IS ABUSED THE THE LAW ALONG WITH THEM SHOULD FACE LEGIL ACTION, YOU AS SURE AS I SIT HERE BREATHING THEY WILL DO SO. HUMANS ARE A WASTE OF SKIN !!!!!!

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    • Seema Garg ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 3 years ago

      See http://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=129811260396773 for pics of Tuna (formerly known as Remmy)

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    • Seema Garg ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 3 years ago

      I wanted to thank everyone for their support! Since he is not in danger anymore, I will close this petition in the next 24 hours.

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    • Seema Garg ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 3 years ago

      All - Remmy is finally in the care of Modified K9 Pit Bull rescue. I can't seem to get my update posted to the petition! Owners willingly surrendered him (thank god) and now he will be able to get rehabilitated.

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    • Shannon Mills OTTAWA, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      Appalled that the Altoona Police Department are not charging Ashley Boyles and Bryan Shypes for cruelty to animals. ALL animals should be removed from their home immediately. I thought Canada's laws for the protection of animals needed revision...but this horrific story reflects VERY poorly on the United States. How can Americans believe they live in a forward-thinking "land of the free" when they permit their citizens to act like barbarians? "The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals" (Gandhi) - if this is true, there are a bunch of bottom-feeders living in Altoona.

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