Release our family dog from the Pound
  • Petitioning Care' Mcinnis

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Municipal Court Judge, Grand Junction
Care' Mcinnis

Release our family dog from the Pound

    1. Joy Colby Mandeville
    2. Petition by

      Joy Colby Mandeville

      Grand Junction, United States

Our rescued, special needs dog has spent two weeks living on a concrete floor in a cell by herself because a judge with no heart has mandated she not come home. We rescued her from being euthanized when she was 10 weeks old. My children have grown up with her for the past seven years.  She has arthritus in her hip, and most likely will not be adopted. Why is the city forcing an already impaired dog to lay on a cement floor, in a small cell, getting no exercise?

We used to have two labs, but one destroyed any barrier we built, and was an escape artist.  We were mandated,  by Judge McInnis, to give up our dogs last summer, after the fourth time in two years they had been picked up.  We found a great home for our yellow lab, who was the runner, and Maya has been home for more than a year, with no desire to run ever since.  Two weeks ago, we left town, and our dog sitter left the gate open.  Maya went searching for us, and was picked up.  I appeared before Judge McInnis again, who said she told me to "get rid of my dogs" last summer.  I explained that we placed the high anxiety dog and Maya has been great since. She refused to listen, and said Maya is now a "ward" of Animal Services, and they can "decide her fate".  We are powerless to get our dog back.  She is hurting, and so are we.  We want her home. Its where she belongs. Please help us bring our dog home.

To:
Care' Mcinnis, Municipal Court Judge, Grand Junction
Release our family dog from the Pound

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Donia Kimber RAMSBURY,MARLBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      bECAUSE DOGS SOMETIMES DO GET OUT GATES THAT ARE LEFT OPEN AND THE GOG IS LOVED BY THEIR OWNERS CANT THE JUDGE SEE THAT

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    • Robynne Olson ANNAPOLIS, MD
      • 10 days ago

      Has this dog done anything but wander. Ever bitten? This is ridiculous that you would keep a family member away from the family for being a dog.

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    • john degenhart E SYRACUSE, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      i also love my dogs (kids) and would do anything for them ANYTHING i pray that you will all be together soon.

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    • Rose Schmidt CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
      • 3 months ago

      The law should never take a dog when they have a good, loving home. Please let these people have their furry friend back. You are doing animal abuse when you keep her locked up and laying on a cold, concrete floor when she has a health problem, and probably in much pain.

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    • SHAROL EWERS LAS VEGAS, NV
      • 3 months ago

      this judge needs to lighten up on an old dog and worry about the criminals she released to the streets today

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