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Petitioning District 3 W.B. Zimmerman and 8 others

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


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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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ-mDxqRGQ0&feature=youtu.be

The link to Nathans facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Nathan-A-bait-dog-who-found-love-in-his-final-moments/219675754799296

LINKS to the EXAMINER stories:
http://www.examiner.com/animal-advocacy-in-national/mourning-the-death-of-nathan-a-former-bait-dog
and http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/severely-injured-dog-saved-warning- graphic-photo?CID=examiner_alerts_article&fb_source=message

Link to TAO Animal Rescue :  https://www.facebook.com/taoanimalrescue

 

 

Mayor- Betsy Price
Telephone: 817-392-6118
Fax: 817-392-6187
BetsyPrice@forthworthtexas.gov

District 2- Sal Espino
Telephone: 817-392-8802
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District2@fortworthgov.org

District 3- W.B. Zimmerman
Telephone: 817-392-8803
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District3@fortworthgov.org

District 4- Danny Scarth
Telephone: 817-392-8804
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District4@fortworthgov.org

District 5- Frank Moss
Telephone: 817-392-8805
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District5@fortworthgov.org

District 6- Jungus Jordan
Telephone: 817-392-8806
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District6@fortworthgov.org

District 7- Dennis Shingleton
Telephone: 817-392-8807
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District7@fortworthgov.org

District 8- Kathleen Hicks
Telephone: 817-392-8808
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District8@fortworthgov.org

District 9- Joel Burns
Telephone: 817-392-8809
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District9@fortworthgov.org

 

Letter to
District 3 W.B. Zimmerman
Mayor Betsy Price Fort Worth City Council
District 7 Dennis Shingleton
and 6 others
District 2 Sal Espino
Distric 4 Danny Scarth
District 5 Frank Moss
District 6 Jungus Jordan
District 8 Kathleen Hicks
District 9 Joel Burns
I just signed the following petition addressed to:Fort Worth Mayor and Fort Worth City Council Members.I hope you will stand with me on this and sign the petition, too. You can help even more by personally contacting your local representative listed below.

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Ask for a Task Force, with citizen representation, to investigate the problem of dog fighting in Fort Worth, Texas. Let it be known that 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 is the Fort Worth independent animal rescue that rescued Nathan. a mutilated dog used in dog fighting, from the Fort Worth shelter in April 2012.

He had been brought in with terrible injuries and it was apparent that he needed immediate medical treatment. TAO brought him into 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 Nathan’s 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 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 Nathan’s still out there.

The link to Nathan’s video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ-mDxqRGQ0&feature=youtu.be

The link to Nathan’s facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Nathan-A-bait-dog-who-found-love-in-his-final-moments/219675754799296

LINKS to the EXAMINER stories:
http://www.examiner.com/animal-advocacy-in-national/mourning-the-death-of-nathan-a-former-bait-dog
and http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/severely-injured-dog-saved-warning- graphic-photo?CID=examiner_alerts_article&fb_source=message
Link to TAO Animal Rescue : https://www.facebook.com/taoanimalrescue

Mayor- Betsy Price
Telephone: 817-392-6118
Fax: 817-392-6187
BetsyPrice@forthworthtexas.gov

District 2- Sal Espino
Telephone: 817-392-8802
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District2@fortworthgov.org

District 3- W.B. Zimmerman
Telephone: 817-392-8803
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District3@fortworthgov.org

District 4- Danny Scarth
Telephone: 817-392-8804
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District4@fortworthgov.org

District 5- Frank Moss
Telephone: 817-392-8805
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District5@fortworthgov.org

District 6- Jungus Jordan
Telephone: 817-392-8806
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District6@fortworthgov.org

District 7- Dennis Shingleton
Telephone: 817-392-8807
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District7@fortworthgov.org

District 8- Kathleen Hicks
Telephone: 817-392-8808
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District8@fortworthgov.org

District 9- Joel Burns
Telephone: 817-392-8809
Fax: 817-392-6187
E-mail: District9@fortworthgov.org


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Sincerely,

TAO Animal Rescue