Release our family dog from the Pound
  • Petitioned Care' Mcinnis

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Municipal Court Judge, Grand Junction
Care' Mcinnis

Release our family dog from the Pound

    1. Joy Colby Mandeville
    2. Petition by

      Joy Colby Mandeville

      Grand Junction, United States

Our rescued, special needs dog has spent two weeks living on a concrete floor in a cell by herself because a judge with no heart has mandated she not come home. We rescued her from being euthanized when she was 10 weeks old. My children have grown up with her for the past seven years.  She has arthritus in her hip, and most likely will not be adopted. Why is the city forcing an already impaired dog to lay on a cement floor, in a small cell, getting no exercise?

We used to have two labs, but one destroyed any barrier we built, and was an escape artist.  We were mandated,  by Judge McInnis, to give up our dogs last summer, after the fourth time in two years they had been picked up.  We found a great home for our yellow lab, who was the runner, and Maya has been home for more than a year, with no desire to run ever since.  Two weeks ago, we left town, and our dog sitter left the gate open.  Maya went searching for us, and was picked up.  I appeared before Judge McInnis again, who said she told me to "get rid of my dogs" last summer.  I explained that we placed the high anxiety dog and Maya has been great since. She refused to listen, and said Maya is now a "ward" of Animal Services, and they can "decide her fate".  We are powerless to get our dog back.  She is hurting, and so are we.  We want her home. Its where she belongs. Please help us bring our dog home.

To:
Care' Mcinnis, Municipal Court Judge, Grand Junction
Release our family dog from the Pound

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Lisa Nanette Allender ALPHARETTA, GA
      • 27 days ago

      Because this dog deserves to go home with family.

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    • james allen BELLFLOWER, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Release the dog

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    • venus gonzalez KINGSLAND, TX
      • 3 months ago

      send her home

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    • Donia Kimber RAMSBURY,MARLBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      bECAUSE DOGS SOMETIMES DO GET OUT GATES THAT ARE LEFT OPEN AND THE GOG IS LOVED BY THEIR OWNERS CANT THE JUDGE SEE THAT

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    • Robynne Olson ANNAPOLIS, MD
      • 3 months ago

      Has this dog done anything but wander. Ever bitten? This is ridiculous that you would keep a family member away from the family for being a dog.

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