Don't Let Buddy Meet Bruno's Fate! Support Buddy!
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Ivy Taylor
District 5
David Medina
District 8
W Reed Williams
Director of Animal Care Services
Kathy Davis
District 3
Leticia Ozuna
District 4
Rey Saldana
District 6
Ray Lopez
District 7
Cris Medina
District 9
Elisa Chan
District 10
Carlton Soules
Texas Governor
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Don't Let Buddy Meet Bruno's Fate! Support Buddy!

    1. Robyn Katz
    2. Petition by

      Robyn Katz

      San Antonio, TX

Judge Daniel Guerrero is appointed by the City Council of San Antonio. He, along with others in this city, have been making decisions and determinations DISREGARDING laws. Most recently, Judge Guerrero ordered a dalmatian (neutered, up to date on shots, raised with a chocolate lab since puppies) killed because he bit the next door neighbor. Kathy Davis, Animal Care Services Director, consistently emails people about this claiming the Judge did the right thing and this young girl (the girl is almost 18) was severely bitten, and that the owners should have done a better job training the dog. The facts are such: Owner has dogs in the backyard with a 6' privacy wooden fence all the way around. Seventeen (17) year old neighbor climbs on a chair and leans over the fence to look for her cat. Dalmatian, Bruno, jumps up protecting his property and bites this girl. The fact is, this girl was trespassing. The Judge and Kathy Davis (who is not an attorney) claim that the only way it could be trespassing is if the girl's entire body was in her neighbor's yard. This is UNTRUE and NOT THE LAW! If this Judge had read Section 822 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, looked at case law, and took basic property law, he would have realized she did, in fact, trespass. Instead, he ordered this dog killed. The family is devastated, and the important thing is, this is NOT the first time this Judge made a ruling like this. The last time, Marley the yellow lab, was deemed dangerous by this Judge. After appealing, the appellate court reversed Judge Guerrero's ruling. Unfortunately, this Judge gets away with too much. He is designated the Animal Court Judge, but he knows NOTHING about animal law whatsoever. This is a simple case where a dog was protecting its property. If not in Texas, then where?! The City Council needs to fire this judge, for Bruno and for all of the other dogs he ordered to kill and who he will order to kill illegally. Make San Antonio be the city it claims--progressive. Once the rest of the state realizes how much of a "good ole boys club" San Antonio is, maybe San Antonio will become the great city it claims--and even may host the Olympic Trials. For now, things need to change though. 

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Judge Guerrero has NEVER ruled in favor of the dog owner!

      Robyn Katz
      Petition Organizer

      Just letting you know, from an Open Records Request from another concerned resident, Judge Guerrero, the designated "animal court" judge, has never ruled in favor of a dog owner at these hearings since he has been on the bench.

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Darlene Venier VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
      • 8 months ago

      ALL animals have rights and from what I am hearing this Judge needs to be taken OFF the bench and put in criminals court, maybe he can treat criminals the same way. Find a compassionate judge who cares about animals rights.

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    • chrristian rouleau HOLLAND, MI
      • 8 months ago

      Even as a victim of a severe attack I can see the difference between biting a trespasser and being a menace.

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    • Claudia Torres AUSTIN, TX
      • 9 months ago

      A nation can be judged by how it treats its animals. - Gandhi

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    • Jennifer Ramirez SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 9 months ago

      This moronic "judge" obviously does not care about the facts and assumes everything is the dog's fault, never taking into consideration that the so-called "human victim" should be blamed. The idiot parents who did not teach their child how to respect and behave around dogs are at fault not the dog nor the owner. Why should the dog pay for bad parenting choices? If anything this stupid judge should not be allowed to continue on the bench because he is bias and does not care about the facts, and the moronic parents should be held liable for the fees incurred by the dog owner for housing the dog as a result of quarantine requirements. The city needs to wake up and realize that if they want to be known as a pet friendly city then maybe you should not be hell bent on killing innocent animals.

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    • Gay Wright SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 9 months ago

      Buddy was returned to his owner with strict rules and a $100,000 liability policy is required.

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