- Wydell Dixon
- City of Texas CityMayor Matthew T. Doyle
Justice for the cats of Whiskerville Animal Sanctuary
*UPDATE* As of 1/18/2012 Wydell Dixon and her employee have been charged with animal cruelty. On 1/17/2012 Judge Sonny James ruled that the state would keep custody of the cats. Dixon and her lawyer are appealing.
Wydell Dixon had the doors to her animal rescue, Whiskerville Animal Sanctuary in Texas City, TX. forced open on 1/3/2012, after animal control officers received complaints of neglect. The officers discovered 27 dead cats that had starved to death and 168 live cats that survived this horrible case of neglect.
*Update* As of 1/13/2012 there have been 18 more cats found alive since the initial raid on 1/3/2012. Total number of rescued cats is now 186.
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- Wydell Dixon
- Mayor Matthew T. Doyle
City of Texas City
I just signed the following petition addressed to: City of Texas City
Do not allow Wydell Dixon to own/operate an animal rescue again and revoke her permits.
Having run this rescue for 12 years, Dixon had the knowledge that it was impossible for one employee to care for 200 cats on a daily basis. It takes a dedicated team to run the daily operations of a rescue. Furthermore, it takes the support of the community to donate, volunteer, & adopt. Dixon did not have enough support from the community before this tragedy and will now have even less, which is key in being successful.
She has demonstrated to our community that she can not properly, safely, & successfully run an animal rescue. There is no ecxuse for this senselss tragedy that could have been prevented. These cats were in the care of Dixon and ultimately her responsibility. Not only should her permits be revoked, she should also be charged with animal cruelty.
I am asking that you do not allow Wydell Dixon to own/operate an animal rescue again and to revoke her permits.
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