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Charlotte County: Locate and Return Autistic Boy's Confiscated Therapy Dogs

When I was arrested for driving on a suspended license, my autistic son's emotional support dogs were taken into custody as well. I was told by the officer I had 30 days to pick up the dogs. However, the paperwork given to my mother by the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County said I had only 5 days to pick them up. She called and informed them that the officer told me I had 30 days, not 5.

I was released and on the 26th day I went straight to the Animal Welfare League. The dogs were nowhere to be found, no one knew where they were and I was given numerous stories as to what had happened to these very special dogs. Charlotte County Internal Affairs said they could not offer any help in locating them. 

These are very expensive German Rottweilers. Our male is only 12 months old and our female just 6 months old. They are about to get their service licenses and be put on a national registry to work as emotional healers at children's hospitals as our way of sharing the joy and change they brought about for my son and myself. I am also high-functioning autistic and I feel that this was used as a way to take our dogs.

I want our dogs found and returned to my son!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Charlotte County Internal Affairs
  • Executive Director, Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, FL
    Sharon Thomas


    Marney Mckesson started this petition with a single signature, and now has 292 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.