Shut Down 4 Champ Rescue

Shut Down 4 Champ Rescue

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Victoria Savage started this petition to Greater City of Sudbury Police

4 Champ Rescue is owned and operated by Heather Watling.  Heather and her team often travel to Native Reservations and return with a mass amount of dogs in which her intent is to have others temporarily foster until a permanent home is found. However Heather does not have the appropriate support or monies in which to take in such a mass amount at a time .as a result many of the animals who are mildly sick or injured are immediately euthanized instead of being provided the medical care she promises to fund.  

There are videos circling the internet in which she operates her vehicle with these animals while intoxicated by marijuana.  

Heather has placed higher risk of attack dogs into homes with vulnerable children, dogs that have been destructive to others homes with no means of supporting her fosters.  

On numerous occasions she has stolen dogs from reserve properties or in Sudbury in which she claims she found and immediately attempts to place dog for adoption for a fee without doing proper research or posting an animal to Sudbury's lost and found pets page.

Heather has proven she is unreliable and unstable and placed many animals and families at risk of serious danger.  I have personally watched animals in her care suffer for weeks on end without necessary medical treatment.

Meet Rocco, I first fostered him from Heather and was told he was great with kids and dogs.  He was the most beautiful dog ever.  One day I reached for his collar to take him off the couch and he snapped at me.  His behaviour escalated anytime someone went near him.  He became aggressive .Uncontrollable in a rage.  This behaviour increased in the car until one day I ran out of the car and closed him in it after biting a small child.  I immediately contacted the police.  Heather was notified and she promised to work with me on his aggressive behaviour.  She hired a puppy trainer who was only capable of teaching him the basics which he already knew.  After 2 months of putting my family at risk Heather picked him up and handed him off to 5 more families all involving children.  Horrified I pushed for better treatment for Rocco.  She informed me she found a behavioural center and that he was shipped off there.  I contacted the center only to find out they never heard of Heather or Rocco.  Rocco disappeared. Until one day I got a call from a woman down south informing me she rescued Rocco and many other dogs from a shelter with minimal air conditioning food and water.  Rocco has since been rehabilitated and doing fantastic.

This rescue puts a bad name on many of the good rescues operating in Sudbury.  Please help me protect these animals and families by signing this petition and let's get her shut down. 

Victoria Gravelle 

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