Liberate Brindi - The dog held hostage for more than 3 years at a Halifax Pound!
  • Petitioned Hon. Ross Landry

This petition was delivered to:

Minister of Justice Ross Landry
Hon. Ross Landry
Honorable Judge Buchan of the Dartmouth Provincial Court
Minister of Municipal Affairs
Hon. John MacDonnell
Mayor Peter Kelly

Liberate Brindi - The dog held hostage for more than 3 years at a Halifax Pound!

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

Brindi is a dog that has been imprisoned for far too long. Both her trainer and her veterinarian are greatly concerned for her welfare. She has suffered psychologically and physically after being yanked away from her home with her companion, Francesca Rogier, who rescued her from a shelter. Mrs. Rogier has cooperated with the judge’s conditions in order to reintegrate Brindi into society. There is strong support for her return in the local community, and among Brindi’s trainer, veterinarian, and groomer.

In July 2008, the Halifax Regional Municipality decided arbitrarily that Brindi is a dangerous dog and ordered her to be put down. It cited a few incidents with other dogs, all but one without injury. The one instance of injury required no medical treatment. Brindi had gotten along well with most dogs she met, and also had never attacked a human. Yet Halifax would not reconsider its decision, nor would it agree to any options or offers Francesca put forward. It offered no process of appeal, and even blocked her from getting assessment of Brindi’s temperament without a court order. When Francesca obtained the order and asked a behaviorist to examine Brindi, the outcome was decidedly positive. But Halifax ignored the results, thus forcing Francesca to take her case before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

In January 2009, a judge ruled that by seizing Brindi without notice or the right of appeal, Francesca’s civil rights were violated. It proved a hollow victory, as Halifax simply continued to refuse to return Brindi. Instead, it laid charges against Francesca, who had never been charged before. The matter soon became tied up in the courts, prolonging Brindi’s confinement even further. For most of this time, Francesca was not permitted to visit Brindi, who was also kept isolated from other dogs. Not surprisingly, her health began to suffer. Finally, in May of 2010, Dartmouth Judge Alanna Murphy released Brindi from the pound after nearly two years. The conditions of release she imposed were: further training with Brindi, compliance with a muzzle order, maintaining a secure dog run, and payment of fines. As Francesca had offered Halifax animal control the very same conditions back in 2008, she was happy to comply, and also continued working with her trainer after Brindi came home.

Then, Brindi was picked up by animal control after a scuffle with another dog in September 2010. Though that dog was not seriously harmed, and once again, no humans were hurt – even though they kicked her - Brindi is again on death row and in danger of being put down. Francesca Rogier now faces a trial date in March. In the meantime, Brindi’s vet, who has been monitoring her health, has reason to suspect pancreatic cancer. Further medical tests are pending.

This petition respectfully asks Judge Buchan to please do the honorable act of allowing Brindi to be released to her home and loving family. We are convinced that Brindi is not a dangerous dog, and believe it would be wrong to end her life prematurely.

We also ask all advocates and supporters of Brindi to sign the petition below started by Carol W. Both petitions will be delivered to the court by Carol W. and Hand4Paws in March.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-brindi-this-dog-must-not-be-euthanized/L

Please if you would like to donate to help out Francesca and donate to herBrindi Medical Fund you can do it on Francesca's paypal account : https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2DPJ4QW2M3K78

The event on FB https://www.facebook.com/events/343762792301935/


The group on FB : https://www.facebook.com/groups/35473542760/

 

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    News

    1. Alarm bells: Halifax signals all things Brindi are secret from now on

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      July-22-12 3:50 PM
      On June 26, the provincial judge turned over all control and rights to my dog Brindi to Halifax - the very city that has wanted to kill her since July 2008. That June, animal services officials had arbitrarily muzzled her, then told me about a law allowing them to seize and destroy her without any further ado if she was reported for anything, including not wearing her muzzle even accidentally. They seized her on July 24, 2008, after exactly that unfortunate thing happened four days earlier: she accidentally got loose for about 20 seconds, without causing injury to anybody.

      There is no law in Halifax mandating seizure and destruction of a dog under a muzzle order merely for being off its property without the muzzle on. The supreme court later quashed that euthanasia order, but Halifax didn't return Brindi.Keep reading at....

    2. Brindi the dog turned over to Halifax Regional Municipality

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Judge Buchan said Brindi should be treated like any other dog by the municipality and should be trained and adopted out if possible.However, the possibility exists that the animal could be euthanized, but that will only happen if an assessment shows her behavior can’t be changed and she isn’t adopted.

    3. hearing ended in a adjournment to May 10 2012

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      The court hearing ended in a adjournment to May 10, without any ruling on any offense or issue.

    4. Petition Closing

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      The petition will close today with 3,164 signatures. Thank you so much for giving Brindi your voice. The petition will be sent out to the targets.

    5. Reached 3,000 signatures
    6. Interview done to Francesca Rogier

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Francesca has accepted an interview with Montreal Dog Blog in order for this story to reach further audiences – and win your support in signing the petition calling out for Brindi’s liberty.

    7. Reached 2,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Heidi McClain DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      Free Brindi....We have humans that commit serious crimes againist our 2 legged and four legged family menbers that never even see the inside of jail but yet this poor baby is locked up for years and now is facing death. Does not make NO sense.

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    • linda stockton BOBCAYGEON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is beyond pathetic, this poor dog will die without love and attention, she hasnt done anything wrong. WTF is wrong with this pathetic Halifax pound. LET HER GO HOME.

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    • linda mazepa BOBCAYGEON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      this is extremely cruel, dont forget a dogs life is x's 7, this poor animal will never be the same, What is wrong with society?? FREE BRINDI NOW, U RIDICULOUS HEARTLESS PEOPLE.

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    • anne bode LONDON, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      Please show compassion and do the right thing. Release Brindi to her home.

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    • Donna Walker METAMORA, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      PLEASE Be Adults and resolve this issue like grown-ups and let Brindi go back home. Every Day there are so many Truly Needy dogs and people looking to place dogs in loving homes. WHY are you taking dogs Out of Loving Homes? Brindi NEEDS to go back home. Please Make This happen NOW

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