Save Mickey from being euthanized on March 25, 2014 (previously 3/3/14)
  • Petitioning Maricopa County Animal Control

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Maricopa County Animal Control

Save Mickey from being euthanized on March 25, 2014 (previously 3/3/14)

    1. Brenda Hammond
    2. Petition by

      Brenda Hammond

      Racine, WI

Mickey's current owners turned him over the Maricopa County Animal Control after he bit a young child, so they are the responsible party. On March 2, 2014 at 11:59PM, his 10 day bite hold will expire. Mickey will be put to death at 5:30AM March 3, 2014. It is a travesty of justice to put this family dog to death. He was behaving as a dog when chewing his bone. He did not want to hurt the child, he just wanted to chew his bone. Unfortunately, Mickey did not know that the child wanted to play. Mickey believed that the child was taking his food/toy away from him. We all are hoping and praying that this young child recovers quickly and completely! We are starting this petition for the sole purpose of saving Mickey's life. None of us are looking to blame anybody for this horrible situation. We are only asking that everybody take a look at the scenario and realize that Mickey did not seek out to attack anybody. He is not a dog that is on the hunt for somebody to hurt. Mickey just wanted to chew on his bone in his own yard! It is understood that Mickey's family does not want him back due to the horrific nature of the bite incident. We see no reason for Mickey to die for a situation that took place as an accident. He should be either adopted out from Animal Control, or he should be allowed to be taken in by a Rescue organization. He is not a viscious attack dog, he is a family dog that found himself in a bad situation. Please do not let them destroy Mickey! Sign this petition and do your part to save this young dog from death!

Maricopa County Animal Control
Save Mickey from being euthanized on March 25, 2014

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. March 22nd, 7pm Candlelight Vigil for Mickey and Kevin at Chavez Plaza

      Brenda Hammond
      Petition Organizer

      On March 22nd at 7pm Phoenix time, a candlelight vigil is being held for both Mickey and Kevin. The candles used at this event will be white for Mickey and white candles with blue ribbon wrapped on them for Kevin. With funds being tight for everybody lately, PLEASE, PLEASE bring your own candles to the event. The candlelight is very important for this vigil for Mickey and Kevin.
      Thank you all for your Blessings for Mickey, but please, do not forget about Kevin. We hope you can attend the Vigil in person, but if you cannot, please post your Blessing pictures on the 'SAVE Mickey Candlelight VIGIL' page on Facebook for all to see.

    2. MARCH 25 at 8:30am Phoenix time is the HOPEFUL DECISION DAY!!

      Brenda Hammond
      Petition Organizer

      The vicious dog hearing is to take place on March 25th at 8:30am Phoenix, AZ time. The attorneys are now allowed to act on Mickey's behalf. The attorney's have been able to visit with Mickey and have told us that he has a bed, food, water, toys, and has been receiving treats. We ask all of Mickey's supporters to continue to pray for Mickey everyday and also March 25th, his day in court! We also ask that you please continue to pray for Kevin, improvements in his health, the abilities of his doctors, and for success in his surgeries! Thank you all for your continued support, shares, prayers, and dedication to this horrible situation!!


      Brenda Hammond
      Petition Organizer

      Sorry the updates have been delayed!!! We have some good updates for you all so please watch the news for these updates that will be posted TODAY!!!!

    4. Reached 50,000 signatures
    5. Updates as of 3/4/2014

      Brenda Hammond
      Petition Organizer

      As you have read, Mickey is facing euthanasia/death penalty for a situation which witnesses, doctors, veterinarians, animal lovers, and many more have agreed that Mickey was behaving as any dog would in the same situation. If you have been following the situation, we have had interviews and media publicity covering Mickey's story. There have been several positive steps taken in the past few days.

      First, the Schill Law Group, was successful in the filing of a temporary restraining order(TRO). The TRO was the document that made it possible for Mickey to continue living through the last few days. The second court appearance took place today, 3/4/14.

      During the 3/4/14 court session, a document was filed called a Vicious Dog Petition. So now, the attorney working on the case, will have time to prepare a defense for Mickey. They will return to court on March 13, 2014.

      DON'T GIVE UP ON MICKEY! (He knows that feeling).
      DON'T STOP FIGHTING FOR MICKEY! (He wants to be loved.)

    6. COURT ON 3/4/2014

      Brenda Hammond
      Petition Organizer

      Meet tomorrow, 3/4/2014 at 9 am!
      All who want to go into the courthouse---
      We will be meeting at Caesar Chavez off 1st Ave and Jefferson.
      Wear WHITE SHIRTS so we all know ( mickeys color ) that we are same group!
      We will be going to the court hearing and if we cannot get in, we will stand peacefully with our voices!!
      Again NO VIOLENCE, this makes us the ones hurting MICKEY!!

    7. Pictures from the Protest

      Brenda Hammond
      Petition Organizer
      Save Mickey Because Mickey Matters

      Another R.U.C.A. of Pitbulls creation. I do not own the rights to this song. Toni Basil owns all rights to "Hey Mickey".

    8. How to HELP!!

      Brenda Hammond
      Petition Organizer
      Save Mickey

      Save Mickey. 28,815 likes · 31,549 talking about this. Mickey is facing death because an unsupervised 4 year old child went onto Mickeys property while Mickey was enjoying his bone. The child tried to take the bone away from Mickey. Mickey went to grab his bone back and bit the child in the face.

    9. Updates on Mickey!

      Brenda Hammond
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to all of you that have signed this petition! Many, many people are so thankful for your actions! But here is the best news so far---Mickey is alive, well, and still living in the Maricopa County Animal Control Center. Today, March 3, 2014, the attorney saw the Judge and the case was continued until tomorrow, March 4, 2014. With this continuation, the Judge extended the Temporary Restraining Order for Mickey. This means that MCACC cannot destroy Mickey until the Judge makes a decision. Although this news is FANTASTIC, we need to get as many signatures on the petition as possible. So, those of you that have signed this petition, we need YOU to share it to your friends, family, coworkers, and any animal friendly establishments you may be part of or aware of. Mickey is getting his adorable face in the media in Phoenix, but we need a bigger news presentation so that we can show Phoenix and the MCACC that not only is Phoenix watching, BUT THE WORLD IS WATCHING!!! Mickey MATTERS!!

    10. Reached 25,000 signatures
    11. Civil Walk with Signs on March 2, 2014 at Maricopa County Location

      Brenda Hammond
      Petition Organizer

      On March 2, 2014, a walk is going to be held in front of the Maricopa County location on 1st Avenue and Jefferson in Phoenix, from Noon to 3PM MST! This will be a peaceful demonstration/protest. Any signs made must be non-accusatory, non-blaming, and using non-inflammatory language. This means no cussing, no blame to the parents of either the child or Mickey, do not condemn the babysitter, Mickey, or the 4 year old child. The events that took place that day are unfortunate and awful for those involved. Please keep in mind that we want to save Mickey, but we also feel horrible that this poor child had to go through this painful situation! If you cannot maintain these requirements, please do not come to the protest. Our goals are a positive outcome for Mickey, not animal lovers going to jail, or negative stories hitting the media!

    12. Reached 15,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 9 days ago

      I am the Voice of the Voiceless

      Through me the dumb shall speak

      Till the world's deaf ear be made to hear

      The wrongs of the wordless weak.

      Oh shame on the mothers of mortals

      Who do not stoop to teach

      The sorrow that lies in dear dumb eyes

      The sorrow that has no speech.

      From street, from cage, from kennel

      From stable and from zoo

      The wall of my tortured kin proclaims the sin

      Of the mighty against the frail.

      But I am my brother's keeper

      And I shall fight their fight

      And speak the word for beast and bird

      Till the world shall set things right.

      Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    • Catherine rowe ROSEBURG, OR
      • 10 days ago


    • Despina M. Andrelus CORONA, CA
      • 14 days ago

      The true punishment should go to the adults who clearly lacked the compassion, common sense, and responsibility to prevent a most preventable situation. One thing I know is that most - if not all - tragedies in this world are caused by people either screwing with things or doing absolutely nothing. One way or the other, it always comes down to the people. My heart goes out to the two victims - boy and dog - of mans arrogance and idiocy. God bless their precious souls.

    • Melanie Johnson DETROIT, MI
      • 26 days ago

      Stupid kid and his retard caregiver.Mickey should live

    • Sabine Hein GERMANY
      • 29 days ago

      Ich moechte verhindern das Mickey getoetet wird


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