Please help me and my dogs
  • Petitioned Garland Animal Services

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Garland Animal Services
Garland Animal Services
Garland Animal Services Supervisor
Diana Oats

Please help me and my dogs

    1. Shane Ziegler
    2. Petition by

      Shane Ziegler

      Garland, TX

My dogs got out my fence while i was out of town and someone was babysitting my house. They took one of my dogs and declared him a dangerous dog because they said they had two signed affadavits saying they were agressive. Garland animal services then came over and checked out my other two dogs to see if they were dangerous. Next i was told i needed to get rid of one of my dogs because i had to many to control with my two kids. I got a friend to take care of one of them to go and live with his kids and familly. My wife and I thought it was a little odd what they were telling us to do since my dogs have never been aggressive before. So we decided to appeal there decision on the dog that i had to get rid of. They never notified us of a time or date of the appeal. Then the day after the appeal that we didn't no took place we got a letter saying that they deemed all 3 of my dogs dangerous and i needed to get all my dogs out of the house until the appeal was over. We went to Garland Animal Services and asked them what was going on and how come now they are all deemed dangerous dogs. They told us that they were trying to work with us when we were told to get rid of one dog but now we have to go thru everything at the appeal. They also told us that they found a report of my dog "Chance" bitting my 3 year old son. I told them they had there facts wrong. My son was scratched on his eye by the dog. When we took my son to the hospital for it to be looked at the doctors and nurses there both agreed that there was almost no way that could have been a dog bite. Also Animal Services called me later that day saying that since it was a dog scratch and we were responsible dog owners we can keep our dog but he has to be quartined for 10 days. Of course we did. It is just not right that they can deem my dogs dangerous over false facts. Also it just seems odd that they deemed my other two dogs dangerous only after we choose to appeal there decision on my other dog. Also we got the letter declaring my other two dogs dangerous dogs the day after the appeal(that we were not given the date of) for the dog i had to send away took place. It would be unfair to take away dogs that have never hurt anyone before. I am starting this petition because i don't feel that my dogs have done anything wrong and i am a huge animal lover. I can't stand by and just let them take my inocent dogs and possibly put them down. I no these are dogs but what happened to mans best friend and being inocent until proven guilty. These dogs are a huge part of me and my kids lives we just don't want to lose our other two dogs because they are the most loving dogs I have ever had. It has already been hard enough adapting my familly to not having my other dog.

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    1. Got home a little late being happy.

      Shane Ziegler
      Petition Organizer

      We won the appeal and gave us all three dogs back as long as we update our fence and screen door. But they said that if they ever see even one get out all three must go and the same if the dogs fight eachother. Im just happy i get them back and that we don't have to lose our kids er dogs lol. THANK YOU to all of you with your help and your comments helped us out so much.

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. Please sign and re-post yall appeal is tomorrow.

      Shane Ziegler
      Petition Organizer

      If you think of anything for me to bring to or say at the appeal let me know please.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Our appeal is scheduled for this thursday 02/23/2012

      Shane Ziegler
      Petition Organizer

      This appeal determines whether or not we get to keep our dogs.

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    • Drea Scott CHESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      We really need to put an end to the pit bull nonsense. BSL is absolute rubbish. The breed doesn't make a dog vicious, its how it is brought up. People need to stop being jobsworths, and look at the situation fairly, not just see the dog and see red!!

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    • Carrie Brinkos ELIZABETH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Come on people...when are you going to realize that pitt bulls are not the threat. It is the idiots that raise them to be mean. Punish the owners, not the dog!

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    • Steven Robbins LONDONDERRY, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      Stop this bullshit about murdering dogs. You've done more damage in one week than they have in an entire year.

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    • Judy Cromer WILLARD, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      it's unreasonable not to mention irresponsible of these agencies to do this. family pets are just that---family pets. Once again, this is an attack on the breed. They need to educate themselves and just stop this nonsense. Pit Bulls are the enemy du jour. What will it be in 5 years---poodles?

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    • Rob Gtffrier GARBOON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I had a go-around with these self-important Nazis a few weeks ago. My Mo.-in-law's little dog bit her when she had a cone on post-surgery. She startled her and snapped once. The Animal Control officer walked into her house WITHOUT knocking and announced he was confiscating the dog. When I asked why, he said I was obstructing his ability to do his job and he would have me arrested. When I asked to speak to his supervisor, he became very belligerent and told me if I spoke one more word, I was going to jail. All of this without any kind of warrant, of course. Rather than beat the shit out of him, I decided to let him have her and informed him that I would hold him personally responsible if any harm came to the dog. The next morning, a supervisor called Mom, apologised and said they were bringing ths dag back ASAP. My Bro.-in-law, a state cop, told us if it happened again, do not let the dog go, call him and he will come over and arrest the fool dogcatcher. These people are self-important little trolls with delusions of adequacy. Call their bluffs. Call a lawyer. Name and address altered to keep MY dogs safe from these assholes.

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