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Release our family dog from the Pound
  • Petitioning Care' Mcinnis

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Municipal Court Judge, Grand Junction
Care' Mcinnis

Release our family dog from the Pound

    1. Joy Colby Mandeville
    2. Petition by

      Joy Colby Mandeville

      Grand Junction, United States

Our rescued, special needs dog has spent two weeks living on a concrete floor in a cell by herself because a judge with no heart has mandated she not come home. We rescued her from being euthanized when she was 10 weeks old. My children have grown up with her for the past seven years.  She has arthritus in her hip, and most likely will not be adopted. Why is the city forcing an already impaired dog to lay on a cement floor, in a small cell, getting no exercise?

We used to have two labs, but one destroyed any barrier we built, and was an escape artist.  We were mandated,  by Judge McInnis, to give up our dogs last summer, after the fourth time in two years they had been picked up.  We found a great home for our yellow lab, who was the runner, and Maya has been home for more than a year, with no desire to run ever since.  Two weeks ago, we left town, and our dog sitter left the gate open.  Maya went searching for us, and was picked up.  I appeared before Judge McInnis again, who said she told me to "get rid of my dogs" last summer.  I explained that we placed the high anxiety dog and Maya has been great since. She refused to listen, and said Maya is now a "ward" of Animal Services, and they can "decide her fate".  We are powerless to get our dog back.  She is hurting, and so are we.  We want her home. Its where she belongs. Please help us bring our dog home.

Care' Mcinnis, Municipal Court Judge, Grand Junction
Release our family dog from the Pound

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    Reasons for signing

      • 13 days ago

      this judge needs to lighten up on an old dog and worry about the criminals she released to the streets today

    • Michele Riddle GARDNER, KS
      • 21 days ago

      When we return animals to their homes we merely return them to what is already theirs. For man or woman cannot give animals freedom, they can only take it away. This is a perfect example of what this judge has done. Taking away a freedom to be with family. If a gate was left open and toddler accidentally walked out and got lost is that grounds to take that child away from their home and family, I think NOT. This has become a power trip and ego boost rather than a legal issue a "pride thing". It's called doing the right thing in the eyes and heart of God.

    • Diane Stevens BIG TIMBER, MT
      • 21 days ago

      Overstepping by authority. Release Maya.

    • Maureen Camden RIO RANCHO, NM
      • 24 days ago

      As a pet owner, I am only too aware that accidents happen when our beloved pets are left in the care of someone outside the normal family. I hope the judge takes into consideration the health of the dog and is willing to show leniency and heart when it comes to where this much loved family member spends the rest of her life.

    • Hele-Riin Johanson ELVA, ESTONIA
      • about 1 month ago

      I love animals


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