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We must stop the unfair treatment of animals and create laws to protect them. Charlie is an American Stafford Shire Terrier puppy raised since birth in a loving family environment. He's a sweet dog and I'm doing everything I can to save him.

On August 6th, 2012, Charlie was 1.5 years old and he was jogging and playing on a field with other dogs inside the Golden Gate National Parks and Recreation area. The field is called Crissy Field and it is an area where dogs are allowed to be off leash.

Next, a Park Police Officer named Eric Evans rode his recently transported thoroughbred race horse "Stoney" onto Crissy Field and into the area where Charlie and the other dogs were playing.

Charlie being a puppy ran over to the horse and the rider, sniffed the horse, began to bark, and then a scuffle occurred. The horse and Charlie were both injured and a short 200 yard chase back to the stables ended the encounter.

Charlie was impounded by the Park Police. And if that's not enough, the owner was arrested and charged with 4 serious counts of assault on a police officer and his animal.

Now, and most importantly, Animal Care and Control in San Francisco have decided in a hearing that Charlie is vicious and dangerous. They have denied him visiting rights for 4 months, and refuse to allow him walks and exercise. The ACC have also suggested that Charlie is now aggressive with the staff at their facility.

Though we have tried to negotiate from the beginning, Help Save Charlie has failed to persuade officials to come to a compromise in this matter.

Help Save Charlie is committed to saving Charlie and returning him home to his healthy and loving family home.

Letter to
Animal Care and Control in San Francisco
San Francisco Superior Court
Euthanizing Charlie would be a tragic mistake. Please stop plans to kill an innocent puppy.