• Petitioned Delaware County, Ohio Dog Warden

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Delaware County, Ohio Dog Warden

Stop this INNOCENT dog from being wrongfully killed

    1. Joe Bennett
    2. Petition by

      Joe Bennett

      Delaware, OH

Katie is a female golden retriever mix, she is only 3 years old and got out a few weeks back and ran off, she was picked up by the Delaware County Dog Warden, When we went to pay the fee to release her they told us she couldn't be released because she was involved in an attack on someone. She is the biggest baby and not aggressive at all. They have no evidence that she was the one involved in the attack. There were 2 other dogs picked up in the same area, the same day. Katie had no blood on her, no bite marks have been matched back to her, They are doing nothing but dragging out the court case, in the meantime racking up a $25 fee each day, these total over $700 dollars now and could reach in the thousands by the time the case is heard. If the amount isn't paid then she will be killed. Help save this INNOCENT dog from being killed by calling and making a complaint to the Delaware County Dog Warden as well as spreading the message and sharing this petition. The numbers to call are posted below. Thanks for your support!

DOG WARDEN: JOHN, 740-368-1915

DOG WARDEN SUPERVISOR: DAWN HOUSTON, 740-833-2120

 

“Katie” is a loving and obedeiant 3 year old Retriever mix dog who is being held for allegedly biting a person after getting out from her home with another dog a few weeks ago.  

With no direct evidence (blood, dna, bite impressions?) this dog is being detained and held from her owner with a holding charge of 25$ per day before the hearing.  With no date even set in sight, how can ANY owner even begin to prepare for this financial burden?

These fees amount to over $700 dollars currently for the owner and could easily be into the thousands by the time the case is heard with the County’s lack of cooperation and explanation so far. Also, if not paidin FULL at the time of this unknown hearing date, the dog will be KILLED.

The county “prides themselves in being Dog Friendly, User Friendly, and of course People Friendly” but myself and many others feel that greater support and contact with the owner and family of this dog is needed. This case should be expedited to ensure no more financial hardship to the family and to prevent this dog from wrongfully being killed.  This can be a learning lesson to improve the hearing process for pets in the future as well. A dogs life can be saved and a family can go home happy, all with a little bit of cooperation.

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    • Leslie Ann Nick ERIE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Are you serious? Let this dog go home! Quit fabricating a case against this dog! You have no proof that this dog did anything! I beat this whole situation is nothing but a lie! Are you just trying to get money from these people? I think the burden of proof is on the person that made this claim! Why are you putting a family through this? Where is your evidence? Stop this bullshit and quite looking like a bunch of idiots! I have never heard of anything like this! It is time to start acting like a responsible agency! I think that the person that made the claim is just out to make a quick buck! I think that the person who made this false accusation should be held financial responsible. I sure hope that Delaware County knows what they are doing and my suggestion to the family is to get a lawyer and counter sue for all the fines, legal fees loss of pay from work and pain and suffering!

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    • Waltraud U. VIENNA, AUSTRIA
      • about 2 years ago

      WHICH AUTHORITY IS ABLE TO EFFORD THIS ?

      THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG AND UNACCEPTABLE !!!

      THE LAW IS TO CHANGE TO STOP SOMETHING SICK LIKE THIS !

      PEOPLE - act in this way - ARE NOT ONLY NEEDLESS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD - THEY ARE REALLY UNACCEPTABLE FOR HUMANS AND YOUNG PEOPLE TRUST IN THEMSELVES AND IN THE FUTURE.

      ALL KILLINGS AND ABUSES TO LIVING CREATURES ARE UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES AND FURTHER GENERATIONS ANYMORE AND HAVE TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!

      IN WHICH CENTURY WE LIVE ALL TOGETHER ???

      WHICH AUTHORITIES ARE ON THE RUN ???

      HOW MANY UNWRITTEN LAWS WE HAVE TO ACCEPT ???

      HAVE YOU LOST YOUR HUMANITY, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

      GET WHAT YOU DESERVE !!

      People need to vote unacting authorities and „BASTARDS“ acting in unhumane ways out of their occupations!

      „BASTARDS“ DESTROY TOO MUCH HUMANITY AND ARE REALLY NEEDLESS !

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    • Muriel Servaege ARLON, BELGIUM
      • about 2 years ago

      This dog is not guilty.

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    • Donna Burgess PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Please free this innocent dog.

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    • Gail Gregory ASHEVILLE, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      I read a recent comment that a judge said the dog could be released to the owners, so I'd go to that judge for a court order to release the animal, and ask for help from the judge to get the dog free. Cages are not locked at shelters, so if the owner could bring some friends, they can just walk in and get the dog, too, with any existing paperwork from the judge.

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