Bring Zamboni Home!

Bring Zamboni Home!

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 Cindy Gutwein had her much loved dog Zamboni at a friend's home in Edmonton Alberta. Her friend let Zam and her own two dogs out into the yard to potty. Moments later she heard a ruckus in the yard and Zam was GONE. The other two dogs were still in the yard. For months and months, people searched. Signs were put out EVERYWHERE, calls to shelters, vet clinics...for anyone having seen Zamboni, a pure bred Staffordshire Terrier. NOTHING. Not one sighting. It was very obvious that Zam had been stolen.
For more than 7 years, Cindy has wondered and worried. Was he stolen and used for fighting? Was he still alive? Was he being abused?

June 29th 2020: THE GOOD NEWS

Cindy gets a call from the By Laws Officer in Beaumont Alberta. ZAMBONI WAS FOUND! He was brought in as a stray, and the micro chip traced him back to Cindy! She was ECSTATIC! Zam had been found after 7 years! He was ALIVE!

THE BAD NEWS
Without going into unnecessary details, after telling Cindy that her dog was being kept in the pound for two weeks, refusing to allow anyone to come get him, even CINDY, they RETURNED HIM to the people who have had him this whole time! Even given the fact that Cindy is the PROVEN OWNER on the micro chip, sent photographs of him to the bylaws officer AND the RCMP, they gave him to the person who could quite possibly be the one who stole him! The bylaws officer literally gave back stolen "property" to the person who could be the thief! 

The bylaws broken by Peace Officer Davinder are as follows:

8.8. A Peace Officer who takes custody of an Animal shall take all reasonable steps to:
(a) ensure the Animal is provided with adequate care, food, water, shelter; and
(b) locate the Owner of the Animal, including a search of the Animal’s
Identification

8.14. An Animal captured/seized and impounded with no Identification shall be held in
the Pound for a period of at least three (3) days. An Animal impounded with
Identification, and/or in the opinion of a Peace Officer or Veterinarian to be a
Purebred shall be held in the Pound for a period of at least ten (10) days. The day of
impoundment, statutory holidays and each day that the Pound is closed shall not
be included in the computation of the holding period. During this period, any
Animal not under investigation may be redeemed by its Owner, or agent of the
owner who provides valid identification, proof of ownership and takes payment of:
(a) associated impound fee as per the Fees & Charges Schedule; and,
(b) any associated medical costs that may have been incurred.

What is the point of micro chipping your dog, if when the dog is found, they refuse to return him?
It is my opinion that the by laws officer should be severely reprimanded for refusing to return a dog to his proven rightful owner. This is the SECOND TIME Zam has been stolen from Cindy.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
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2) Please if you are able, donate to assist with legal costs. Like many of us, Cindy has been financially affected by Covid. Even $5 will help!  Donations may be sent via PayPal to clgutweinmail@gmail.com

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