My personal situation may have brought the attention & awareness of a local Spokane City Animal Shelter (Spokanimal) to the fore front as intended. However, I want to take my personal situation and put it aside for the remainder of this campaign. (Other than reference points)
Instead, I want to bring out the truth and the facts in which I am asking a change be mandated in the upcoming election/decision to whom our local shelter will provide The City of Spokane their services. This affects all dog & cat owners alike for Spokanimal are "Commissioned Law Enforcement Officers," and have the right to seize your property,(including animals) hand out citations, (even at a criminal levels). Therefore, it is extremely important that they follow the guidelines and the laws set fourth upon them.
Spokanimal originally agreed to these terms by signing a contract with The City of Spokane. We the citizens as a whole, represent the City of Spokane, and we demand fair and equal rights. We ask for a change in the way they operate their business and start taking a more humane approach. We DEMAND they follow the laws and policies to which is clearly stated in the legal binding contract between Spokanimal and The City Of Spokane.
-The following is a list of changes we ask to take effect immediately-
*A) An honest and through Non Biased investigation into all accusations that is listed below with an action plan to all findings that proven to be true.
*B) A thoughtful consideration to the changes that is asked of Spokanimal to become apart of their contract and a policy they must abide by.
-We ask for consideration for the following changes-
They create, follow, abide by, and provide to the public (when requested) a list or handbook of policies and procedures. We ask they start following their own policies in which are to be held true to equally & fairly.
Currently, the rules change daily based on the individuals claims or accusations. Policies that would hold true for one would not for others in similar circumstances. Its a form of control without regulation. There are several policies that contradict one another and we deserve a straight forward understanding of rules to abide by.
We ask they have regular Staff/Volunteer meetings so they can operate more efficiently and limit the amount of errors that currently take place.
Spokanimal released personal information of a victims identity (social security #, drivers license #, address of both home & work, birthday, etc) to whom were involved in an obvious hostile dispute with the accused. Once informed, they did it yet again. Irresponsibly released a U.S. Postal Workers personal identity to another angry respondent.
Spokanimal's own management contradict each others statements to the point of obvious disorganization or intentionally disregarding to the laws or policies set forth. The 14th Amendment: Section 1; Clearly States Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or Property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness. One step that is currently in place, is the right to appeal Spokanimal's Potentially Dangerous Dog Declaration decsion. ~ However, When Spokanimal denied that right to an owner, they violated their Constutuional Right to a fair hearing. Later, to cover up there mishandlings, falsely claimed the owner did not appeal in a timely manner.
We ask that D.D dogs are treated with the same amount of respect and care as those that are in the public eye.That qualified staff be employed to handle D.D. to prevent the neglect and mistreatment that otherwise takes place.
When D.D dogs are confiscated, they are placed in a kennel in the back, out of the viewing of the public. This could be viewed as a way to protect the public from Truly Dangerous Dogs or intimidation factors. Generally, a good idea- However, regardless of the reasoning they have been confiscated, they deserve to be treated in a humane manner. Their owners should have a right to visit them, they should be fed the same amount and times as the other dogs, allowed treats, toys, medical attention, and interaction by staff & owners. Their kennels should be kept clean from urine and feces and checked periodically through out the day.
Obviously these matters stated above is currently happening or it wouldn't be addressed. I will skip the details and just ask an investigation is obtained.
For Spokanimal to take an Effective and Tactful approach when dealing with P.D or D.D owners. To provide support (Not Legal Advice) as to the understandings and the steps involved in the process of which they are faced. Provide accurate information and explain what the current/revised RCW'S states.
There are several complaints of Spokanimal's threatening, bullying, discriminating in manners to which they conduct themselves. It appears to be an attempt to quiet the owners of unfair treatment they are receiving and a way to silently guarantee the safety of their actions. In a recent meeting with said owner, Spokanimal and the president of City Council, Bob Stockart, a version of the RCW's from 2007 were presented as a reference point to certain procedural operations. This was simply a way to deliberately misguide those parties interested. There has been, and continues to be, a revised RCW'S dated 2009 that is outright being ignored.
A third party, Non Biased, Official/Authority whom does not represent Spokanimal to be Elected/Chosen to take part in the Potentially Dangerous Dogs Appeals.
Currently, ONE person, single handily, has the authority to deem the Animal Potentially Dangerous.
The current individual has proven to be unfair & unjust in her operations. She has shown a particular dislike towards certain breeds, Therefore; giving an unlikely fair hearing.
Said person having extreme authority also is said to be using it unjustly and inappropriately with no overhead to be held accountable for.
Having a Non-Bias, Equally Yoked, Hearing Commissioner/Representative, is one option to help prevent further unjust results.
We the citizens of The City of Spokane, supporters of surrounding cities, and neighboring states, collectively ask for Spokanimal to change their inhumane operations. We gather signatures to show those who can enforce a change, that we unite as one community, speak together as one voice, and together we stand on one platform and demand a respectful change .
As of November 13th 2012 we collectively have 314 signatures and climbing. You can see these results at www.change.org/petitions/save-halo-fallon
Spokanimal has Halo & Fallon and evidence is overwhelmingly strong that these alleged attacks are either false or "set up" and even with eye witnesses, conflicting reports, and charges wishing to be dropped, Spokanimal's desire to press charges and not even re-evaluate the case makes it nearly impossible for them to come home. It is apparent by the threats, "New Rules" applied to you only, they will at any chance given...KILL THEM* They have done this to so many ppl but they too get bullied into "accepting" Spokanimal "I said so" policy. The chances that Halo & Fallon will survive is extremely low BUT I PROMISE & ASK YOU TO PROMISE...WE WILL YELL, SCREAM, RAISE OUR VOICES, NEVER GIVE UP, AND FIGHT FOR EACH AND EVERY DOG THEY UNJUSTLY KILLED, ABOUT TO KILL, OR IN THE FUTURE PLAN TO KILL- We ask that Spokanimal's decsion to declare dogs pot. Dangerous is evaluated by a non bias 3rd party in which it takes more than ONE SINGLE DIRECTOR to make that decsion. Gail alone, get's the final say in your dog's fate. Too many reports of her abuse in power, poor decsion making, false advertising, and too much un-regulated control has lead to a very conflicting organization that does NOTHING to help the owners of accussed dogs- UPDATE: WE WON HALO BACK BUT LOST FALLON- ITS TIME TO CHANGE SOME POLICIES-
SAVE HALO & FALLON
Spokanimal has Halo & Fallon locked up and they don't even allow them to get exercise, or fresh air, a break from the loudness or VERY limited human contact whatsoever- The dogs have been in their for 2 weeks without a chance to see, play, run or simply be hugged by their owners. They are depressed, don't look the same, losing weight, (apparent negative change) all the while living in a small cage- they never leave & were they remain is were they are forced to stay day after day-- Labeling a dog dangerous should NOT be so easy to obtain especially with strong circumstantial evidence. Thats what we have...evidence! Evidence that is overwhelmingly apparent that foul play is involved but its almost a game to them- We say...You do* These alleged attacks are so apparently false or "set up" to the point that its almost too unrealistic to believe* but it's all real-too real-and even with eye witnesses, conflicting reports, and charges wishing to be dropped, Spokanimal's desire to press charges and not even re-evaluate the case makes it nearly impossible for them to come home. We have been found guilty until we prove innocent-( that has been an extremely rare case anybody has won against) We need your support to save innocent dogs from one persons bias pre-judged desires- How would you like to be set up for failure by one single person in charge of your fate for death row? It is apparent by the threats, "New Rules" (applied to you only) at any chance given..deem them guilty. They have done this to so many ppl but they too get bullied into "accepting" Spokanimal's "I said so" policy. The chances that Halo & Fallon will survive is extremely low BUT I PROMISE & ASK YOU TO PROMISE...WE WILL YELL, SCREAM, RAISE OUR VOICES, NEVER GIVE UP, AND FIGHT FOR EACH AND EVERY DOG THEY UNJUSTLY KILLED, ABOUT TO KILL, OR IN THE FUTURE PLAN TO KILL- STOP KILLING OUR HEALTHY,INNOCENT, CIRCUMSTANTIAL K9'S
Sincerely,Kris Stanford Liberating Forces