Stop the killing of Fletch tomorrow!!!!!!
  • Petitioning Knox County Ohio County Commissioners and the Dog Warden

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Knox County Ohio County Commissioners and the Dog Warden

Stop the killing of Fletch tomorrow!!!!!!

    1. Debbie Onail
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      Debbie Onail

      Stockport, OH

Save Fletch URGENT!! WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE FLETCH! PLEASE CALL KNOX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT 740 393-6703!! Here is our boy's story. Fletch has been at the Knox County Animal shelter for 7 months. He has developed a bad habit recently on grabbing treats out of your hand. As volunteers, we have been working with him daily.

Two Saturdays ago he was in the bonding room with a man and his daughters. They were playing with toys and treats and Fletch grabbed it from her and broke the skin.... THIS IS NOT AN AGGRESSIVE BITE! Had the family been told he was a grabber this may not have happened. Protocol is to put the dog on isolation for 10 days. The officers knew that it was not an aggressive bite but had to follow procedure. Yesterday the 10 days were up. The health department knew it was not an aggressive bite and after following up, stated the dog did not need to be put down. Our warden Jordan Bernard has decided to euthanize him tomorrow because he feels that this would be protecting the community. He did not bite the little girl. The family left the shelter and didn't file a bite report or a complaint!

Here's the kicker...Fletch is adopted! The man who wants him walks Fletch every Saturday with his young daughter. They have been for months! This man knows Fletch's story and has offered to sign a waiver. They love him and know he needs to work on his manners. Jordan has not responded to his phone calls until yesterday when the adopter called and Jordan told him Fletch's was going to be put down today. Of course, we were able to save him from this fate today but maybe not tomorrow.

The man pleaded with him and offered to sign a waiver once more. He was told by Jordan it wasn't his decision it was the wardens and it has been made. So adopter called our commissioners and was told that they do not micromanage the warden. The decision is his. PLEASE MAKE A PHONE CALL, SHOW UP AT THE MUNICIPAL COURT TOMORROW (3/21 @3PM) AND CHANGE THEIR MINDS!!! Fetch is not a bad dog! He deserves to get out of the shelter and have a loving home!
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Knox County Ohio County Commissioners and the Dog Warden
Stop the killing of Fletch tomorrow!!!!!!

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    • Cindy Rodriguez CHARLOTTE, NC
      • about 1 month ago

      It's the right thing to do. Save a life!!

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    • Carole Hay YOSEMITE, KY
      • 2 months ago

      HELP FOLKS HELP SHARE AND VOICE to save FLETCH today he is in GRAVE DANGER HURRY PLEASE>HE IS SOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL WOW>THIS DOG Is so preciuos and worth it to be loved and safe and living in a loving forever HOME OF LOVE help folks share and voice to get this lovely boy SAFE asap asap HELP HURRY they want to kill FLETCH lets keep signing and get him safe,LETs get him OUT hurry foiks please darn if I HAD ROOM I":D grab him in a HEART BEAT>

      He is soooooooo sweet and so loving and smart too. and affectionate.

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    • Karie Kennard MOUNT VERNON, OH
      • 3 months ago

      Shelter workers and adopters need to be informed and inform others of animals tendencies.This is not the animals fault.All animals need to be cared for and deserve the best chances to find a home no matter how long it takes.If an animal is aggressive and cannot be trained I believe 3 seperate trainers/behavioralists should try to work with the animal before it is deemed non adoptable.In the event an animal cannot be adopted with every effort made for the animal the owner should then be charged or additionally charged for maltreatment/abuse and neglect resulting in the death of an animal.

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    • Rita Spilken SPRINGFIELD, MO
      • 3 months ago

      My vote is not to destroy the animal especially, if there has not been a "biting" incident.... Fletch was probably excited and grabbed the treat...Should have been shown by staff how to take a biscuit nicely...

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    • Kathy Matheson SUNBURY, OH
      • 3 months ago

      I just received this petition on July 7th, 2014, and was going to repost it. It's still making its way around the internet. I did a search to see what the latest news is, and I can't find anything about Fletch after April 1st. I would like to know if that post is correct and he is safely with his human family. If so, the petition should be removed from Change.org, Facebook, and anywhere else that it might exist – or at least have an update added to those sites.

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