stop plans to euthanize an innocent puppy
  • Petitioned Animal Care and Control in San Francisco

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Animal Care and Control in San Francisco
San Francisco Superior Court

stop plans to euthanize an innocent puppy

    1. Petition by

      Help Save Charlie

We must stop the unfair treatment of animals and create laws to protect them. Charlie is an American Stafford Shire Terrier puppy raised since birth in a loving family environment. He's a sweet dog and I'm doing everything I can to save him.

On August 6th, 2012, Charlie was 1.5 years old and he was jogging and playing on a field with other dogs inside the Golden Gate National Parks and Recreation area. The field is called Crissy Field and it is an area where dogs are allowed to be off leash.

Next, a Park Police Officer named Eric Evans rode his recently transported thoroughbred race horse "Stoney" onto Crissy Field and into the area where Charlie and the other dogs were playing.

Charlie being a puppy ran over to the horse and the rider, sniffed the horse, began to bark, and then a scuffle occurred. The horse and Charlie were both injured and a short 200 yard chase back to the stables ended the encounter.

Charlie was impounded by the Park Police. And if that's not enough, the owner was arrested and charged with 4 serious counts of assault on a police officer and his animal.

Now, and most importantly, Animal Care and Control in San Francisco have decided in a hearing that Charlie is vicious and dangerous. They have denied him visiting rights for 4 months, and refuse to allow him walks and exercise. The ACC have also suggested that Charlie is now aggressive with the staff at their facility.

Though we have tried to negotiate from the beginning, Help Save Charlie has failed to persuade officials to come to a compromise in this matter.

Help Save Charlie is committed to saving Charlie and returning him home to his healthy and loving family home.

To:
Animal Care and Control in San Francisco
San Francisco Superior Court
Euthanizing Charlie would be a tragic mistake. Please stop plans to kill an innocent puppy.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. More news

      The News Story on KTVU Channel 2 The 10 O'Clock News:
      http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/san-francisco-dog-turned-over-to-animal-control/vdZGd/

      Additional commentary from animal lover Cindy Marabito:
      http://www.examiner.com/article/one-dollar-to-keep-san-francisco-s-charlie-alive

      The latest commentary from Cindy Mirabito at the San Francisco Examiner:
      http://www.examiner.com/article/san-francisco-trying-to-kill-a-family-pet

      The last report by Mike Sugerman at CBS:
      One of the last video's by Mike Sugerman at CBS:
      http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7713507

      An NBC 12/11/12 video report shares a link to part of the record on file after the Superior Court Hearing:
      http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/20-Day-Reprieve-for-Charlie-the-San-Francisco-Terrier-183233032.html

      and ...
      http://sfcityattorney.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=1080

      SAN FRANCISCO: Dog turned over to animal control after...

      A pit bull was turned over Thursday to animal control after it attacked a police horse.

    3. News and Reports

      Charlie

      12/22/12 Thank you for your care and concern. Charlie is an American Stafford Shire Terrier...

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • lesley turnbull COLONIAL BEACH, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      Get serious, dogs bark. Since when does that make them dangerous. release the pup now you heartless people.

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    • Cindi Myers TUCSON, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      Too many dogs are wrongly labeled as vicious and dangerous. Charlie is a puppy and inquisitive. He only wanted to play; I don't believe he was trying to hurt the horse. And why was a rider-mounted horse even in an area where dogs were permitted to be off leash. I think the park officer should have known better and had his his horse under better control. Shame on him!

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    • Royale Edward BURBANK, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      The police shouldn't of brought a horse to the dog park in the first place...this dog does not deserve this fate for being a dog in his own park where a horse should not even be

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    • simone rosa LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      animals are very important to society

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    • Rhonda Nelson PLANO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Dont believe in it

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