Please Pardon Pitbull Prada
  • Petitioned Dept. Of Health

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Dept. Of Health
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam
Assistant to Governor Haslam
Office of the First Lady
Mayor of Nashville

Please Pardon Pitbull Prada

    1. Maryann Parker
    2. Petition by

      Maryann Parker

      Athens, TN

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April 2012

Victory

Due to support from this petition and other online and offline efforts, Pitbull Prada's life was spared.

A Nashville, TN. pitbull named Prada has had repeated trials, been deemed vicious and is sentenced to death by the judicial system.
We feel she has not been given a fair trial due to the existing anti-pitbull status of Metro Animal control, where ALL pitbulls are euthanized for their breed, regardless of their temperament. We also feel her judgement has been based on bias and untrue testimony.
According to the Honorable Judge, Nashville law does not allow sentencing options between giving the said dog back to her owner, Nicole Andree, and the death sentence of euthanasia.
We are asking Governor Haslam to please halt the death sentence of Prada Andree and allow the Judge to seek other alternatives for rehabilitation.  The said owner's parents have agreed to take Prada as well as a rescue group, if the Governor will pardon Prada.

Please sign the petition below to urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to assist in providing alternative solutions for Death Row Pitbulls in Nashville beginning with Prada Andree.

Here is the violation that the judge has used to sentence Prada:

8.08.060 - Complaints of violations—Court findings.

8.08.060 - Complaints of violations—Court findings.

If a complaint has been filed in the metropolitan general sessions court against the owner of a dog for violation of this chapter, the dog shall not be released from impoundment or disposed of except on order of the court, payment of all charges and costs under this chapter, including penalties for violating this chapter. The court may, upon making a finding that the dog is a vicious dog pursuant to this chapter, order (a) the dog released from impoundment, provided the owner shall within three days after the dog has been declared vicious, provide proof that a proper enclosure to adequately confine said vicious dog has been built subject to inspection by the director of metro animal services or his/her designee; (b) the dog is transported directly from metro animal services to a licensed veterinarian where said dog shall be either tattooed or implanted with an electronic microchip for identification, a copy of the information contained thereon to be provided to the division of metro animal services; or (c) the dog be destroyed in a humane manner by the division of metro animal services.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. PRADA IS SELLING DOGTAGS AND MAY BE GOING TO VILLALOBOS!!

      Maryann Parker
      Petition Organizer

      PRADA HAS A NEW SITE WHERE DOGTAGS AND BRACELETS ARE BEING SOLD AS A FUNDRAISER! WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR WHETHER PRADA WILL BE RELEASED TO VILLALOBOS!! VISIT HER FACEBOOK SITE- PRADA ANDREE FOR MORE INFO!!

    2. STILL TRYING TO RAISE THE $10,000 CASH BOND! PLEASE WATCH VIDEO!!!

      Maryann Parker
      Petition Organizer

      If this doesn't touch your hearts, if this doesn't make you scream to the heavens about the injustice, if this doesn't make you share the wealth to save Prada... nothing will. Please Donate to help SAVE Prada! Go to "Save Prada" on facebook today!!

    3. PRADA'S LIFE DEPENDS ON A $10,000 CASH BOND TO BE RAISED!!

      Maryann Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Prada had her court hearing on Tuesday, 28th. The court ordered her to pay approximately $6,700 in fines, fees and costs by Monday, 5th. Also she has to provide a $10,000 cash bond in approximately 10 days- or her life will not be spared! Please visit her new information page on facebook called Save Prada (link below) and you will be able to see her story, pictures, and also links to both the donation and petition sites. Won't you please help Prada? Thanks so much!

    4. ATTORNEY SAYS VILLALOBOS OFFERS TO TAKE PRADA- METRO ANIMAL CONTROL REFUSES

      Maryann Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Check out the attached link and you will hear that Metro Animal Control REFUSES to turn Prada over to Villalobos (Pitbull and Parolees group). Villaboos has offered to take Prada out of state and rehabilitate her- but MACC says NO! WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WANT THIS DOG DEAD?

    5. HELLO PRADA SUPPORTERS! PRADA'S TIME IS ONCE AGAIN RUNNING OUT!!

      Maryann Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your support but PRADA needs ALOT more help in the way of donated funds! Please, please, please find it in your hearts to make a donation- if everyone that signed this petition would donate just $2, she would have the money needed to pay the courts so another appeal can be filed. If she cannot come up with this money, the court will not allow the appeal and she will be EUTHANIZED! The court hearing date is Tuesday, Feb. 28, and she must have the funds prior to this. WE HAVE COME SO FAR- PLEASE HELP! Just click on the link attached to this message- youcaring.com. Any monies acquired over the required amount will be donated to The Lexus Project which helps dogs in similar situations with legal help :). THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

    6. Reached 10,000 signatures
    7. CHIP-IN FOR PRADA

      Maryann Parker
      Petition Organizer

      PRADA HAS BEEN GIVEN A STAY TO BE ABLE TO FILE AN APPEAL. IN ORDER TO DO SO, SHE NEEDS MONEY TO PAY HER EXPENSES OWED TO THE COURTS. SHE NEEDS THIS MONEY BY FEB. 26. PLEASE HELP HER. WE HAVE COME TOO FAR TO GIVE UP AND LET THEM KILL HER. AS HELPFUL AS LARGE DONATIONS MAY BE...NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

    8. Reached 9,000 signatures
    9. Reached 6,000 signatures
    10. Reached 4,000 signatures
    11. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • marianne bruce PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      i believe all animals should be treated with compassion and not with unfounded suspicion - this dog does not appear to be dangerous at all and i believe the decision to be completely unfair. i pray the judges will change their minds.

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    • JEN SPIELMAN POQUONOCK, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      I own 2 rescue pitbulls and believe me it is NOT the breed. Metro Animal Control is being prejudicial.

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    • Dot Sager SUDBURY DISTRICT, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      The killing of this dog is as ridiculous as euthanizing Gov. Haslam because his name begins with H. It does not say much about this man if he can not provide alternate solutions to Death Row Pitbulls. I pity the people this state has as their representative. It doesn't sound like he is very adept at problem solving and assumes the hype around Pitties as truth and fact. Did he do any research? Doesn't sound it. He should be looking at the owner or does that make too much sense?

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    • Liz Shockley NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am utterly amazing by this story. So many dogs are abandoned and dumped by uncaring owners. This woman clearly loves and cares for her pets and you refuse to let her take Prada home, where she belongs. Look in your heart and allow these two to be reunited, this has gone on for too long! Compassion is what is needed here, please show some!

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    • Rebecca Daechsel TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      No one can predict the outcome of nature vs. nurture and just because this breed of dog has been in the past violent doesn't mean it should be euthanized for its unpredicted actions in the future.

      And I say this being an owner of a dog that was brutally attacked by a German Shepard a relatively non-violent dog, they both perfectly well behaved and had met each other before but just attacked because they are animals and their instincts are primal, humans have no right to make judgement on the natural circle of life.

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