The I am Boozer Project
  • Petitioned Richard Mulhall

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Newington Police Department
Richard Mulhall
Mayor
Steven Woods

The I am Boozer Project

    1. raeanne reilly
    2. Petition by

      raeanne reilly

      newington, CT

Boozer was shot 6 times and killed this past April in Newington CT.  The NPD does not have an animal control officer,  and they sent a regular officer to the scene. Boozer was loose from his home for less than 15 mins.  He shot Boozer without trying mace, a taser, a catch pole, or calling someone who was propery trained.  The NPD had very recently before Boozers killing, tunrned down free training on anmimal contol and how to understands dogs, they didn't think it was needed.  That, is awful. This petition is NOT a petition against the Newington Police Department, let me make that extremely clear.  This petition is to request that the NPD goes through some new and improved training on how to handle animal control situations.  This town is NOT equipt with the staff and resources it needs to keep animals and citizens safe in the case of an animal control problem. We are here to support Boozer, and request that in his death a lesson is learned, and new rules, laws and regulations are put into place to ensure that he was the last dog to die in this town just because it wasnt prepared for a loose dog.  We want to REQUIRE that less severe methods are used to subdue animals, please sign if you agree and support our mission. Please note, any derogitory comments, threatining or bashing of the Newington Police will be deleted as that IS NOT what we stand for. ((justice for boozer, RIP friend))

 

http://www.facebook.com/JusticeForBoozerTheiAmBoozerProject

 

thank you

rrxox

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Almost 2200

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for continuing to sign our petition. The town is still so uncooperative about change and answers. We have gotten them to hire animal control (part time) so that itself is a success. Please keep telling Boozers story, it has been 4 months tomorrow since he was killed <3

    2. PLEASE make sure you...

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      Morning everyone, PLEASE make sure if you are on facebook that you like our support page http://www.facebook.com/JusticeForBoozerTheiAmBoozerProject

      We have gotten our town to hire an Animal Control Officer. We are going to be 'sharing' one with the neighboring town, small steps, but positive ones. I have you all to thank.

      And please today, say a prayer for our friend Lennox who was put down this morning by the BCC for being a "pit-bull-type-dog" I guess that is an official term, pit bull type....TRAGIC. Rest in peace sweet Lennox, play and run with Boozer, you are both very very good boys <3

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Almost 1500

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone for your continued dedication and support! We are at almost 1500 signatures, and that is amazing.

      Please help us continue our fight for Boozer and all of the other dogs shot by police unjustly.

      Pass along this petition to anyone you can.

      Many thanks

      xxraeanne

    5. Keep signing!

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      Please everyone, keep passing around the petition! We need your help to get picked up by the media

      <3

    6. Over 1000 signatures!~

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      Wow, thank you all for supporting boozer and the I am boozer project! to know that there is (so far) 1017 people who i know for a fact know boozers story, is touching. boozer will FOREVER be missed, and the NPD has yet to reach out to the community and talk about what happened, why they denied free training, and WHY boozer was shot and killed, 6 bullets. awful. Their lack of action and response has been nothing short of disappointing and disheartening. We need to keep up the fight, and keep sending e-mails and keep asking questions, because the PD here apparently has NO plans of answering for what happened. Please keep passing this along, its been a long ride so far, a but there is so much more to go. We need to demand answers and change, Boozer deserves that.

      xxraeanne

    7. Reached 1,000 signatures
    8. News responce

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      Hi supporters!

      The help and support has been AMAZING. I truly thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Boozer was a good boy, who was unfairly judged and subsequently killed. So sad.

      On a lighter note - I have FINALLY gotten response from local media, sort of. After a week of writing them letters, a reporter from one of the stations contacted me, and let me know he was going to pass on boozers story to the news desk. I pray and pray that they will pick up this story. Boozer deserves to be heard, and this story of cops shooting dogs, constantly around the country, needs to be brought to light.

      I love you all, please keep passing on the story. Anyone local in CT PLEASE go to WFSB, NBC 30, Fox61 and WTNHs face book pages or websites and submit the I AM BOOZER project to them, maybe if more people request it, they will see its a story that needs to be told.

      Thanks

      xxRaeAnne Reilly

    9. 824!

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      PLEASE keep passing this along! we are still being ignored by NPD keep up the fight <3

    10. not such a good update this time.

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      Today i found out some sad, somewhat disturbing news. A k9 group, a well respected, well established place that has been in our town forever, offered the NPD **FREE** training on how to handle and read dogs two weeks before boozer was murdered. the Newington Police deemed the training unnecessary and said Nope, they were not gunna take this amazing place up on their offer, it was unneeded. WOW. I hope they realize that had they taken them up on the free training, they would have known how to handle boozer, and he would still be alive, prolly sleeping on the couch right now. How lazy & close minded of the NPD. It was FREE training that was very necessary seeing as we dont have animal control in this town. I am so dissapointed in them right now, and so saddened knowing that boozer def would have been saved had they just said YES to the training. even more tragic. Still trying to focus on the good, and on the progress we are making, but im so let down right now by my hometown. Thanks for

    11. Reached 750 signatures
    12. We are making progress!!!!

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      WOW guys! Thank you all!! The Newington Police have removed the lead invesigator off of the case and are replacing him with someone who is from out of town. That is HUGE. They met with boozers owner today to discuss what happened and said that the I AM BOOZER project has spurred this investigation. THAT is also huge! THANK U SO MUCH to everyone, please keep it up!! XOXOX raeanne

    13. over 500 signatures!

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      WOW thank you! we have over 500 signatures now, from all over this state, all over the country, actually, its from all over the world! boozer is touching peoples hearts on different continents and i have all of you to thank for that. my original goal was 100..blown outta the water! My job, OUR job is not over yet. Please continue to promote this petition and the I AM BOOZER photo project and page on facebook. So far, we have not been acknowledged by the police or by the media and newspapers. I have been trying HARD to get one of them to pick up our story, but no such luck yet! thats why i need more promotion! the more ppl that back this, the louder our voice gets. thank you all for helping, boozer was a GOOD DOG <3 please continue to spread his story, and continue to spread the love xx

      ps. the photo project is going amazing! i have 150 pics so far. PLEASE take pics of ur dogs with signs that say I AM BOOZER and link them to my facebook support site <3

      raeanne

    14. Reached 500 signatures
    15. half way to 500

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      WOW! Just a thanks to all of you, we are now at 250 signatures, at this time yesterday i was only at 90. Boozer is running around up there with happiness. Please continue to spread the word and help me fight for boozer <3

      love ya'll so much!

      RaeAnne

    16. Reached 250 signatures
    17. we are almost already at 100 signatures, thank you!!

      raeanne reilly
      Petition Organizer

      we are making progress, PLEASE keep passing this along!

    18. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Daisy Kent PINEMOUNTAIN, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because these are not just pets,they're our family and they deserve protection...

      This heinous action was not just simply Criminal,it was totally uncalled for and unwarranted...This type of behavior and the justification of the murder of innocents is UNACCEPTABLE...Stop the killing!

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    • linda lane WALTHAM, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I love dogs, and I'm sick and sad with people abusing and killing them ! NO matter who they are ! If your a police officer, you should have respect for ALL life ! Police ,(not all) but alot feel they are above the law, and they need to be held accountable more than an average citizen I believe. If they can kill a dog and get away with it, who's to say what their doing to children who can't cry for help ? Again I say, not all police are bad, but there are alot straying from being a person with a concious...and then ya give them a gun and a badge.....

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    • Shanna Franklin LONG BEACH, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      These people NEED to be properly trained so they can STOP killing innocent pets!

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    • Caroline Williams SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Too many family pets are being unnecessarily killed due to lack of training!! This has to stop!!

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    • G Franke RAPID CITY, SD
      • almost 2 years ago

      animal lover

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