- ASPCAPublic Information
- Mayor Michael R. BloombergMayor of New York City
- Richard GentlesDirector of Administrative Services, NYC AC&C
- ASPCAHumane Law Enforcement Division
- Edwin SayresPresident & CEO, ASPCA
- Eric T. SchneidermanAttorney General
- Charles J. HynesDistrict Attorney, Kings County, Brooklyn, NY
- Carol MoranDeputy District Attorney Carol Moran, chief of Brooklyn's Animal Crimes Unit, Kings County
- New York Governor
Help Us Get Justice For Baby!
Baby is an 11 year old Samoyed who arrived at the Brooklyn ACC (Animal Care & Control) on February 7, 2011 as a stray. Baby had previously been adopted from the ACC and her owner was identified via Baby's implanted microchip. Due to Baby's physical, medical and emotional condition the ACC contacted the ASPCA to evaluate her case for cruelty and neglect. The ASPCA allegedly did an initial investigation but declined to further pursue the case and as a result, Baby was picked up by her owner on February 15, 2011 despite the fact that ACC staff believed Baby should not have been released to her owner. We agree with the ACC and believe this is an injustice. Our mission is to get to the truth of what exactly happened to Baby and hold responsible any persons or organizations who failed to protect Baby. Simply put, we want a wrong righted. We want Baby rescued from what appears to be a life of deprivation. Nobody puts Baby in a corner!
Please help us help Baby!! Thank you!
- Public Information
- Mayor of New York City
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
- Director of Administrative Services, NYC AC&C
- Humane Law Enforcement Division
- President & CEO, ASPCA
- Attorney General
Eric T. Schneiderman
- District Attorney, Kings County, Brooklyn, NY
Charles J. Hynes
- Deputy District Attorney Carol Moran, chief of Brooklyn's Animal Crimes Unit, Kings County
- New York Governor
We the undersigned seek Justice for Baby, an 11 year old Samoyed who arrived at the Brooklyn ACC (Animal Care & Control) on February 7, 2011 as a 'stray'. Due to Baby's physical, medical and emotional condition the ACC contacted the ASPCA to evaluate her case for cruelty and neglect. The ASPCA declined to pursue the case and as a result, Baby was picked up by her owner on February 15, 2011 despite the fact that 1) ACC staff believed Baby should not have been released to her owner, 2) a Samoyed rescue was willing to pull her out of the shelter through the ACC's New Hope Program, and 3) a woman who is very familiar with this breed and had been in contact with the Samoyed rescue was willing to adopt her. Baby was also guaranteed transport to the rescue and if need be, her new home. This is an injustice.
Based on the information gathered we intend to do whatever possible to make sure Baby is removed from her current environment and offered rehabilitation with an organization or individual that is qualified to evaluate and care for Baby's specific needs. Our core Team Baby is made up of volunteers who have been deeply affected by this injustice. We are supported by a larger community that is also dedicated to getting Justice for Baby.
Simply put, we want a wrong righted. A mistake corrected. We want Baby rescued from what appears to be a life of deprivation. No dog should ever be allowed to deteriorate to this condition. Surely the long term maltreatment that Baby appears to have been subjected to violates not only the ACC's adoption agreement but also meets the standards of animal cruelty and neglect.
We respectfully request that Baby either be surrendered by or seized from her current owners and allowed to retire from whatever role she has been forced to endure so that she may live out the rest of her days as every dog should; loved, protected, and cared for.
Baby is the one who deserves a second chance, not her owners.
Thank you for your time and your consideration of this urgent matter.
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