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Remember Nathan and Contact Ft Worth Mayor and City Council to End Dog Fighting !


This is a petition to request the establishment  by the Mayor of a Task Force ,with citizen representation, to investigate dog fighting in Fort Worth, Texas.  It is an issue that needs attention and we want the dog fighting to stop and those participating in it to face legal consequences . 

TAO Animal Rescue  (The Abandoned Ones)  in  Fort Worth ,Texas, that rescued Nathan from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter on April 10, 2012

Nathan, a mutilated dog used in fighting, had been brought into the  Fort Worth Animal Shelter with terrible injuries; it was apparent that he needed immediate medical treatment. Once TAO became aware of Nathans situation, we took him into our rescue and then  took him to the vet , where  he died the following day in surgery, his body too broken to live.

He had been used in dog fighting and died as a result.

What I can tell you is that he knew love before he died. He enjoyed his ride in the truck on the way to the vet, smelling the fresh air from the windows. He enjoyed a short walk outdoors, on the grass, meeting and wagging his tail at other dogs. He was held and loved by caring hands and loving hearts. Nathan had a PACK before he died…we are STILL HIS PACK and his voice.

We wonder how this cruelty can exist in our community, we do not have those answers, and we probably never will. We do know that Nathans short life and sad death have brought us closer as a community with a common goal…TO MAKE THIS STOP!

Going forward, the challenge will be to make sure we continue to ask for our local political leaders to recognize the problem of dog fighting and animal cruelty that exists in this community and to make steady strides forward to stopping it.

Honor Nathan"s memory by being his voice…
Contact Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and your local council person (contact information listed below)…

Ask for a Task Force, with citizen representation, to be established to investigate this problem in Fort Worth, Texas. Let it be known that the dog fighing must stop and those who participate in it must face legal consequences.  
We ask this for Nathan, and we ask this for all the Nathans still out there.

The link to Nathans video is

The link to Nathans facebook page is

LINKS to the EXAMINER stories:
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Link to TAO Animal Rescue :



Mayor- Betsy Price
Telephone: 817-392-6118
Fax: 817-392-6187

District 2- Sal Espino
Telephone: 817-392-8802
Fax: 817-392-6187

District 3- W.B. Zimmerman
Telephone: 817-392-8803
Fax: 817-392-6187

District 4- Danny Scarth
Telephone: 817-392-8804
Fax: 817-392-6187

District 5- Frank Moss
Telephone: 817-392-8805
Fax: 817-392-6187

District 6- Jungus Jordan
Telephone: 817-392-8806
Fax: 817-392-6187

District 7- Dennis Shingleton
Telephone: 817-392-8807
Fax: 817-392-6187

District 8- Kathleen Hicks
Telephone: 817-392-8808
Fax: 817-392-6187

District 9- Joel Burns
Telephone: 817-392-8809
Fax: 817-392-6187


This petition was delivered to:
  • District 3
    W.B. Zimmerman
  • Mayor Betsy Price
    Fort Worth City Council
  • District 7
    Dennis Shingleton
  • District 2
    Sal Espino
  • Distric 4
    Danny Scarth
  • District 5
    Frank Moss
  • District 6
    Jungus Jordan
  • District 8
    Kathleen Hicks
  • District 9
    Joel Burns

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