Free Chuckie
  • Petitioning Kathleen M. Jennings

This petition will be delivered to:

Chief Prosecutor, DE Attorney General's Office
Kathleen M. Jennings
Delaware Governor
Delaware State Senate
Delaware State House

Free Chuckie

    1. Rebecca Lee
    2. Petition by

      Rebecca Lee

      Linwood, PA

The FSAC-SPCA (formerly the Kent County SPCA), has picked up a dog they labeled as a stray hit by car. It turns out, not only was Chuckie the lab NOT a stray, but had not been hit by a car either. His owner found out he was being held for his injuries as a "dog at large". He contacted the SPCA, was told how much the fee would be to reclaim his precious dog. He explained the wounds were from a medical condition, and has the vet records and reports to prove the medical condition. The owner was then informed the SPCA was pursuing cruelty charges against him and refused to release Chuckie. They have threatened with euthanasia as well. We hereby demand the FSAC-SPCA releases Chuckie back to his owner immediately. As well as the state of Delaware to finally take a stand against the FSAC-SPCA and hold them and their executive director, Kevin Usilton, liable for their illegal and immoral actions!

To:
Kathleen M. Jennings, Chief Prosecutor, DE Attorney General's Office
Delaware Governor
Delaware State Senate
Delaware State House
Free Chuckie

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Chuckie released from KCSPCA! Let's make sure it doesn't happen again!

      Rebecca Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Chuckie was released last Thursday from the KCSPCA to House of Hope Rescue, and he has been transported to Texas, to the rescue who originally sent him to DE. He will not be fostered or re-homed again, he will stay with the person who cared for him 2 years ago. The Attorney General's Office will not prosecute his owner, Michael Jopson.

      Thank you all, because this petition, along with information about acral lick granuloma, was sent to the Chief Prosecutor on June 29th; on July 3, Mr. Jopson's lawyer was contacted by the Attorney General's Office to offer the deal that got Chuckie free.

      Declining to prosecute isn't as good as dismissing the charges, and Mr. Jopson has lost his dog in this deal. It's not perfect. It's not right.

      So we are not shutting down this page just yet. We are researching legislation from other states that require a hearing before animal cruelty charges can go forward, and hope to convince DE legislators that DE law should be changed to include this. Because if a hearing had been held within 10 days of Chuckie's impoundment, Michael Jopson would never have been charged with animal cruelty and Chuckie would have been home very quickly. When our research is done, we will post here with a link to a new petition to Delaware legislators.

    3. Chuckie is still being held @ the FSAC/KCSPCA

      Rebecca Lee
      Petition Organizer

      We are working on this. Petition went to the Chief Prosecutor along with photos. But kennel fees accumulate daily. One bill from FSAC is over $800! Chuckie remains in FSAC's custody until this can be sorted out. Please consider donating (every $ counts!) to cover Chuckie's care and boarding. Just click on the photo. If the animal control MONOPOLY in DE can charge anyone with a crime for a special-needs pet, it sets a very dangerous legal precedent in DE for those who have pets with cancer or other chronic illness, like Chuckie's acral lick granuloma.

      http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/help-free-chuckie-from-the-pound/187892

      Help FREE Chuckie from the pound

      Obviously, the holiday weekend has meant no movement on Chuckie. However, the kennel fees are still adding up. If Chuckie were released TODAY there would be enough money in the youcaring account to pay the kennel fees from June 24 forward. Add another 5 days, and there won't be enough money.

    4. Reached 2,000 signatures

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    • Kristin Moore MILLSBORO, DE
      • about 1 month ago

      What is going on in this state is wrong. People need to be held accountable for their actions and disregard for these animals lives.

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    • Earl Cross GREAT MILLS, MD
      • about 1 month ago

      CHUCKIE DESERVES TO BE RETURNED TO HIS OWBERS. THERE IS NO PROOF THAT HIS OWNERS ABUSED HIM.

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    • susan banks CHELSEA, NY
      • 2 months ago

      because this is sick if the man has the vet records my first hus the first year back from Alaska had an allergy and in spots skin was raw someone asked me if I beat her

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    • mary addison PHOENIX, AZ
      • 3 months ago

      i love all dogs and the owner should be proscuited

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    • Tracey Ingram MILFORD, DE
      • 3 months ago

      This dog has a caring, responsible owner who wants him home. This is not the 1st (or 2nd) time I've heard questionable use of power by the FSAC-SPCA - Please Free Chuckie

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