This is a petition to request the establishment by the Mayor of a Task Force ,with citizen representation, to investigate dog fighting in Fort Worth, Texas. It is an issue that needs attention and we want the dog fighting to stop and those participating in it to face legal consequences .
TAO Animal Rescue (The Abandoned Ones) in Fort Worth ,Texas, that rescued Nathan from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter on April 10, 2012
Nathan, a mutilated dog used in fighting, had been brought into the Fort Worth Animal Shelter with terrible injuries; it was apparent that he needed immediate medical treatment. Once TAO became aware of Nathans situation, we took him into our rescue and then took him to the vet , where he died the following day in surgery, his body too broken to live.
He had been used in dog fighting and died as a result.
What I can tell you is that he knew love before he died. He enjoyed his ride in the truck on the way to the vet, smelling the fresh air from the windows. He enjoyed a short walk outdoors, on the grass, meeting and wagging his tail at other dogs. He was held and loved by caring hands and loving hearts. Nathan had a PACK before he died…we are STILL HIS PACK and his voice.
We wonder how this cruelty can exist in our community, we do not have those answers, and we probably never will. We do know that Nathans short life and sad death have brought us closer as a community with a common goal…TO MAKE THIS STOP!
Going forward, the challenge will be to make sure we continue to ask for our local political leaders to recognize the problem of dog fighting and animal cruelty that exists in this community and to make steady strides forward to stopping it.
Honor Nathan"s memory by being his voice…
Contact Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and your local council person (contact information listed below)…
Ask for a Task Force, with citizen representation, to be established to investigate this problem in Fort Worth, Texas. Let it be known that the dog fighing must stop and those who participate in it must face legal consequences.
We ask this for Nathan, and we ask this for all the Nathans still out there.
The link to Nathans video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ-mDxqRGQ0&feature=youtu.be
The link to Nathans facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Nathan-A-bait-dog-who-found-love-in-his-final-moments/219675754799296
LINKS to the EXAMINER stories:
and http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/severely-injured-dog-saved-warning- graphic-photo?CID=examiner_alerts_article&fb_source=message
Link to TAO Animal Rescue : https://www.facebook.com/taoanimalrescue
Mayor- Betsy Price
District 2- Sal Espino
District 3- W.B. Zimmerman
District 4- Danny Scarth
District 5- Frank Moss
District 6- Jungus Jordan
District 7- Dennis Shingleton
District 8- Kathleen Hicks
District 9- Joel Burns