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I Need HELP Dog Lovers and Disabilities Advocates & I Need it NOW!

USPS in Newark, Ohio & Newark City Animal Control are Trying to Declare My SERVICE DOG, BELLA a "Vicious Dog", Based on the LIE of a DOG HATING USPS Mail Carrier & an Animal Control Officer who Won't Investigate that Lie & Just AUTOMATICALLY Declares a FRIENDLY SERVICE DOG "Vicious"

BELLA is my SERVICE DOG. She is a 120 Pound St. Dane (a Great Dane/St Bernard Hybrid) She was properly introduced to my USPS Mail Carrier in Newark, Ohio. She did the "Big Dog Dance" & Wagged her tail at him while I held her leash introducing her. He kept backing up saying "Oh my GOD that's a BIG Dog!" and took off.
In mid-June (over a MONTH ago) there was an incident between him & my 2nd dog Hillbilly (he got out and nipped the carrier AFTER he was sprayed with Mace). Bella, My Service Dog Remained in the House when this happened.
Hillbilly was re-homed to a relative out of state & both the USPS & Newark City Animal Control are AWARE of this. I got a UPS box so That USPS Carrier does NOT even have to Deliver to MY House.  Apparently this is not good enough for him.
1- Carrier NOW told Newark, Ohio City Animal Control that my Great Dane SERVICE Dog, Bella, bit him (TWO Dogs, ONE Surface Bite?)
2- Newark City Animal Control Officer Hill, is trying to Declare my SERVICE DOG "Vicious", (with NO Investigation into the FACTS and just the comment "Well, I guess it's your word against his")  That's called "Taking the Easy way out" * Officer Hill was advised that Bella is a Service Dog, so he is KNOWINGLY violating my ADA Rights.
3- My SERVICE DOG would have to be re-homed & I am unable to carry out my usual activities of Daily Living without her
4-Bella, the Service Dog, has even been into the Newark, OH City Water Department with me. She's a friendly dog.  HUNDREDS of People personally KNOW Bella from the Charleston, WV Dog Park and other venues.

6- The U.S. Postal Service is in Violation of my ADA Rights.

Please SIGN this petition to Have Officer Hill of Newark, OH Animal Control be forced to do an actual investigation and to stop the "Vicious Dog' Declaration from being enforced against Bella.

You may also contact;

Public Safety Director, City of Newark, OH: Bill Spurgeon    740-670-7710

The city of Newark, oh, Mayor's Office  **ATTN; Mayor Jeff Hall **

40 West Main St,, Newark, Ohio 43055  ** ATTN Mayor Jeff Hall **

740) -670 - 7510

USPS - 70 W. Church St., Newark, Ohio 43055 (740)-345-4021 Postal Supervisor Mark Gilligan. 

Newark City Division of Animal Control.
39 S. 4th Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 670 - 7

PLEASE sign this petition to SAVE Bella, my Service dog from Being Declared Vicious because a USPS Mail Carrier is afraid of ALL dogs and is determined to FORCE me to get rid of her.

Please SIgn the petition, Share/Tag & Call/Write/E-mail ALL of the above named individuals.

I Only have 6 DAYS to Fight this.

*** I Can't live without Bella,  if she is taken, I have nothing left to live for...nothing..


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