Save Thunder the Great Dane's Life & Reform Heyburn (ID) City Animal Ordinances
  • Petitioned Rocky Baker

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City of Heyburn Council Member
Rocky Baker
City of Heyburn Chief of Police
Dan Bristol
City of Heyburn Council Member
Cleo Anderson
City of Heyburn Mayor
George Anderson
Heyburn City Administrator
Greg Richins
City of Heyburn Council Member
Joanne Justesen
City of Heyburn Council Member
Leann Smith
Idaho Governor
Idaho State House
U.S. Senate
Idaho State Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Save Thunder the Great Dane's Life & Reform Heyburn (ID) City Animal Ordinances

    1. Live BreatheRescue
    2. Petition by

      Live BreatheRescue

      Seattle, WA

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April 2013

Victory

From Petition Organizer: WE GOT OVER 3000 SIGNATURES TO SAVE THUNDERS LIFE AND REFORM ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS IN HEYBURN IDAHO!

Deb Hopkins  dhopkins@pmt.org. The City of Heyburn Police Department is not happy with all of the attention Thunder's case is receiving, and is trying to make saving his life as much of an obsticle as it possibly can be. The City of Heyburn's Police Department in rural Southern Idaho, is intent on killing Thunder, a beautiful 2yr old Great Dane on April 15th, after deeming him as vicious per the current City Ordinance 7-1-3 Section D Vicious And Mischievous Dogs & Section E Rabid Dogs. The Heyburn Police Department has shown continuous disregard for the welfare and wellbeing of the dogs within their jurisdiction, and as the current City of Heyburn Ordinance now stands, the police department and city AC have the final say in determining the fate of dogs like Thunder, with the Mayor & City Council having no authority to issue directives on how the police department proceeds cases like this. The former AC for Heyburn, who was replaced this year and now serves as an Officer with the city police, is now advocating for Thunder to be killed, despite offers from the rescue community to place him with a rescue/rehabilitation organization, in an effort to save his life, and serious concerns about how the police department handled his case. We are petitioning the City Heyburn Police Department along with the new AC Officer, to not euthanize Thunder and instead agree to release him to an approved 501c3 out of state animal rescue and rehabilitation organization on April 15th, when his time in quarantine is up. We are also petitioning to change the current City of Heyburn Ordinances pertaining to the welfare of animals within the city's jurisdiction, and to give the Mayor, City Council, and current AC officer authority, in which to issue directives, to review cases, and to have more power to advocate for the animals in the City of Heyburn, especially for cases in which an animal may be euthanized due to a violation of the Heyburn City Codes as reported by the City of Heyburn Police. Inconsistencies in reporting, lack of due diligence, along with a continued disregard for the role of rescues in advocating for the welfare of dogs within the department’s jurisdiction, is both unacceptable and unethical from our point of view. We stand united in our ongoing efforts to advocate for the dogs of this small southern Idaho town, and each signature on this petition serves as a voice on behalf of Thunder, and for all of the other dogs that have and will continue to suffer at the hands of the current City of Heyburn police department. Each signature is a voice demanding the release of Thunder to an approved out of state rescue on April 15th, and a call to change the power structure within the city, which as it now stands, places the life and death of animals in the hands of police officials who have demonstrated continued disregard for the welfare and rights of the animals within Heyburn city limits. We demand that the city codes be modified to limit the power and set a higher level of accountability for the City of Heyburn police department in matters of animal welfare and wellbeing, and for a review of the current city ordinances and protocols pertaining to animal code violations within the City of Heyburn's jurisdiction. We advocate for the implementation of new regulations to allow for the Mayor and City Council to review and issue directives, and for the public to have a forum from which to discuss matters relating to the treatment and governing regulations of animals under the jurisdiction of City of Heyburn officials. The City of Heyburn Police Department and past AC Officer have clearly demonstrated their disregard for the plight of animals in their small town, and we stand united in our pursuit to better their lives and to hold all city officials to a higher standard of accountability when it comes to the development and implementation of city ordinances relating to animal control and the welfare and wellbeing of the animals within the Heyburn City limits. We ask for the city to recognize and partner with animal advocacy and rescue groups in our ongoing efforts to give the animal of Heyburn, Idaho a voice, and to provide every opportunity for these animals to have the second chance at life that they all deserve.

 

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. 451 SIGNATURES LEFT TO GO! WE CAN DO THIS!

      Live BreatheRescue
      Petition Organizer

      As of 0230 PST: ONLY 451 SIGNATURES LEFT BEFORE WE REACH OUR 3,000 GOAL! WE ARE THE ONLY VOICE THUNDER HAS! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHARE SO WE CAN SAVE HIS LIFE & MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR THE ANIMALS OF HEYBURN, IDAHO! LET'S DO THIS!

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Lisa Cross PALM SPRINGS, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      If "the powers that be" take the life of this dog. they will be receiving a greater amount of unwanted attention. THEY BETTER NOT!

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    • Danielle Bliss AUBURN, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      It's a Great Dane and most dog errors are a result of human error

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    • gina tremblay OMEMEE, ON, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because these pets didn't ask to end up in these places, nor do they deserve to die for ending up in a bad situation leading to impound. Do we exterminate the homeless and or inmates or disabled or different?? Shhhh...don't give them any ideas!! Pathetic really. People who treat animals...especially a domesticated pet like a toxic rodent and destroy it's life to me could be one step away from the same disregard for small children, the sick, the elderly the more vulnerable etc. THAT IS WHY...

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    • Sheila Cook WILDOMAR, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      If a legal rescue is willing to take on the responsibility of this dog, why is there even a debate over his life?

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    • Pat Doucette LEWISTON, ME
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I believe this dog and some others should have a second chance for life and get the love and good attention they so deserve.

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