Stop 17 dogs being put down after one single complaint about loud barking
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Stop 17 dogs being put down after one single complaint about loud barking

    1. Juliana Martinhago
    2. Petition by

      Juliana Martinhago

      london, United Kingdom

A sanctuary that has cared for unwanted animals for 64 years may be forced into the heartbreaking decision to put down all its dogs – because of one complaint about barking.
Twin sisters Pat Hartley and Jane Wright have been issued with a council noise abatement order which they say they cannot afford to comply with. It means they must find homes for their 17 dogs or have them destroyed.
They fear they may even be forced to close Mill House Animal Sanctuary, which is also home to 10 cows, 10 ponies, seven pigs, five sheep, five llamas and three goats.

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    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. Great news - and we are there as well!

      Juliana Martinhago
      Petition Organizer

      Published on Saturday 22 December 2012 09:16
      Sheffield Telegraph

      ABANDONED dogs at a Sheffield animal sanctuary have been moved off death row just in time for Christmas .
      Animal lovers from around the globe have pledged money to save the dogs’ lives.
      The sanctuary’s owners, twin sisters Pat Hartley and Jane Wright, both 70, say they have been inundated with support.
      Pat said: “It’s been overwhelming. I don’t think the dogs will be put down now. I’m very grateful to everyone who has offered their support. You don’t realise how nice a lot of people are.”
      The sanctuary’s owners will be able to afford a soundproof fence - the £2,000 solution suggested by Sheffield Council for the women to comply with the noise abatement order.
      More than 300 people have signed an online petition urging the council to “give the sanctuary a fair chance”.

    3. News about the case

      Juliana Martinhago
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone,

      Thank you so much for your support.

      I would like to let you know that I spoke with Pat from Mill House this morning and she told me that they have received many donations and dogs won't be put down yet.

      However, the Sanctuary is still under threat. She is really grateful for all our support with this petition and asked us to keep on going because this is going to help them a lot.

      Let's keep on promoting this cause!
      Thank you, again.

      All my best

    4. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jillian Marohnic VOLCANO, HI
      • 8 months ago

      One person's complaint should not carry so much weight. The life of even one dog tips the scale in favor of tolerance.

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    • gail dressel PINEGROVE, PA
      • 8 months ago

      THIS IS SO WRONG DONT LET THE DOGS LIFE END

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    • marni montanez HILLSBORO, OR
      • 8 months ago

      This organization and these people have done good for their community and for the animals. Why is it that the voice that is heard is the negative and complaining voice. Why punish those who are doing good? you are creating a society of angry people who get what they want and are able to destroy lives with one word.

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    • Tracey Aheran SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Totally disgusting !!!!

      Over a few barks, what planet is the council really on

      How the hell can you put 17 poor dogs down

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    • Charlotte Gunn SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Save these poor baby's

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