Petition to Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump
Stop the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores outlaw it in the USA
Shelters and homeless pets are discarded and destroyed everyday. Let stores show case those dogs and cats. We must take charge and control this. Too many are destroyed each day . We can make a change and if we all work together to get huge numbers. Start one in your state . Let's hope this goes worldwide. There are to many homeless loving Dogs and Cats that need this. Where is your heart. Search your mind. Protect them . God is watching . This needs to happen. Help shelter animals now with this .
Petition to Sally Hazzard
STOP SEAACA FROM KILLING SHELTER ANIMALS UNLAWFULLY, TOO SOON, AND WITHOUT LISTING THEM
CALIFORNIA ANIMAL SHELTER ADVOCATES AND WATCHDOGS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA March 4, 2017 SEAACA Board of CommissionersMayor Pro Tem Pedro Aceituno, City of Bell GardensMayor Luis Marquez, City of DowneyMayor Pro Tem Art Barajas, City of MontebelloMayor Leonard Shryock, City of NorwalkCouncilmember Peggy Lemons, City of ParamountMayor Gustavo Camacho, City of Pico RiveraCouncilmember Juanita Trujillo, City of Santa Fe SpringsMayor Luis Aguinaga, City of South El Monte9777 Seaaca Street Downey, CA 90241Phone: (562) 803-3301 Fax: (562) 803-3676 Dear SEAACA Board of Commissioners: SEAACA, (the SouthEast Area Animal Control Authority in Downey, CA) serves the cities of Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, Lakewood, La Palma, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate, and Vernon. We, concerned with the welfare of the animals in the SEAACA shelter, were made aware, and have published it to other concerned citizens, that SEAACA, and Sally Hazzard, its Executive Director, consider the Hayden Law repealed and thus kills dogs the first date that they become adoptable, if they are not adopted by close of business on that first date. This letter serves to further document that tragically and illegally, SEAACA simply refuses to implement either the letter or spirit of the 1998 Animal Shelter Law (S.B.1785: Hayden Bill). This letter incorporates by reference all prior correspondence on this matter, including prior government audits showing SEAACA falsified adoption data. (https://www.csm.ca.gov/matters/14-9811-I-03/doc5_001.pdf at page 7). See also http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/bos/supdocs/92962.pdf (master plan) and Answers Needed In Sudden Death Of SEAACA Shelter Dog, by The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation at http://jasonheigl.foundation/2015/10/29/answers-needed-in-sudden-death-of-shelter-dog/ We share local rescues' concerns and are also worried that Sally Hazzard, as the SEAACA Executive Director, is not acting in the best interests of either her constituents, who are taxed to provide a humane shelter for dogs, nor is she acting in the best interests of the animals who rely on her for a safe exit from a care center and into a home, not a premature death in violation of law. The primary function of any animal shelter is to protect the public and the animals. Unfortunately, she is doing neither. A short Google search shows other concerns of this shelter in failing to protect animals, including the Heigl Foundation’s protesting dogs dying at the SEAACA shelter when rescue came to pick them up. There are hundreds of examples, including, but not limited to the following young, calm, beautiful, and healthy dogs, recently killed the day of their first adoption date, while we were close to finding them a home:RIP 02/22/17Harper: https://www.facebook.com/theresa.brabander.5/posts/674523609394263HARPER - 17-15194 Husky | Adult | Male | Medium http://www.seaaca.org/adoptions/view-our-animals?species=Dog&page=0&pet_id=17-15194 17-15194 is a black/white/gray, male adult dog, that weighs approximately 55 lbs. He was impounded on 2/17/2017 from the City of Bell Gardens. Available for adoption holds on 2/17/2017. Adoption holds must be placed in person. Adoption availability date 2/22/2017. He was calm, healthy, young, and beautiful. He was killed on his availability date. RIP 03/01/17 FRENZY - 17-15586Husky | Adult | Male | Mediumhttp://www.seaaca.org/adoptions/view-our-animals?species=Dog&page=0&pet_id=17-15586 Morocco, a gorgeous German Shepherd, was killed without ever being listed on the website:RIP 02/24/17 KILLED WITHOUT EVER BEING LISTED ON THEIR WEBSITE.....HOW ARE OWNERS SUPPOSED TO FIND THEIR PETS!!!!!MOROCCO - 17-15121 - MALE - GERMAN SHEPHERD; APPROX AGE 5+; INTAKE DATE 02/16/2017; AVAILABLE DATE 02/21/17THIS DOG WAS HIDDEN IN THE BACK, AWAY THE PUBLIC and NOT LISTED ON THE SEAACA WEBSITE The SEAACA shelter is contractually tasked by several California cities with enforcing animal-related laws, but continues to violate those contracts; they consistently and routinely choose to ignore and violate the law. The County of Los Angeles signed a stipulation in a lawsuit against it that it would no longer thwart the Hayden Act. SEAACA is bound by that stipulation. SEAACA contracts with the cities mentioned above to perform animal control services, including adoption services, and it is performing those services incompetently and not to industry standard. Therefore, SEAACA is not in compliance with the law and its customer service is deplorable. Injustices and needless animal killing continue to take place at SEAACA. We wrote to you and others in the cities in hopes that you would see this and help change it. Complaints have been made to SEAACA regarding these issues for years to no avail. We implore you to help change the way SEAACA runs its facility. Forwarding our concerns to SEAACA has proven futile as its problems are systemic. Change will only come with pressure from the public and the cities that contract with it. We, and others, will continue to raise the issue and tell anyone and everyone who will listen until necessary changes are made. Appreciate the customer service items we have outlined. For the short period of 2017 some of the dogs SEAACA killed that were healthy, young, beautiful, and SEAACA did not need the space on the day the dogs were killed are shown at this link here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Peace-For-Paws-305728646199424/photos/ Residents of the cities with lost pets need timely information in order to find their pets. If their pets are in the shelter, how else would they know unless the animals are publicly displayed? Euthanization of the shelter's animals, prematurely, and without good reason, amounts to killing the animals without the animals ever being presented to the public. Moreover, SEAACA is neglecting to publicize all of its animals. The general public deserves the right to have an opportunity to rescue these animals. We will not stand idly by while animals are unlawkilled behind closed doors. Please hold SEAACA accountable and make it perform its duties in a competent and professional manner.
Petition to Greg Abbott, Donald Trump, Dan Patrick
PREVENT the EUTHANASIA of ANIMALS
Approximately 8-10 million animals enter shelters each year, and tragically, 3-4 million of those animals are euthanized. The senseless killing of animals in shelters has become very commonplace in todays society. There are hundreds if not thousands of animals euthanized on an almost daily basis. These animals are being destroyed based on the opinion that nobody wants them, not because they hurt someone or another animal. The majority of the animals that are euthanized are voluntary surrenders by people who simply just decide that they don't want to deal with them anymore. This is in no way shape, form or fashion the animals fault. It is the fault of the human who took this animal in and then decided that they did not want to deal with it anymore. We do not kill unwanted children when the orphanages are full so why are these poor animals having to lose their lives simply because someone doesn't want the hassle of it anymore. I firmly believe that all euthanasia should be stopped unless it is for the sole purpose of preventing suffering due to a traumatic injury. Please sign this petition to stop this inhumane and heinous act of cruelty to animals. Euthanasia should only be performed when an animal is suffering from injuries, disease, or they viciously attacked someone. Should we start euthanizing humans because we are so overpopulated? Wild animals attack based on instinct and should not be euthanized unless there is no way of releasing them back into the wild. Animals attack other animals, it happens. If the neighbor dog attacks your dog, call the police. Charge them for not having their animal on a leash. Don't have the dog euthanized for acting on instinct. Did you know 3 to 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized a year in shelters? Animals deserve to live a full life without us interfering. If all animals were spayed or neutered, breeders only bred to keep species alive, and people took responsibility for their animals, there wouldn't be so many homeless pets. Don't buy, adopt! STOP euthanasia and pass laws that make spaying/neutering mandatory along with the responsibilty of owning a pet!Here is a statistic on shelter euthanasia from the ASPCA website:-Approximately 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats). Shelter intakes are about evenly divided between those animals relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control. These are national estimates; the percentage of euthanasia may vary from state to state.If every pet owner spayed or neutered their pet, it would dramatically decrease the number of animals in shelters. Do you know about the different types of euthanasia? Animal Gas Chambers: These are extremely inhumane! They torture animals by throwing dozens of them in a metal box that they pump carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide into. The animals don't understand what is happening so they attack eachother in a panic. Here is a link for a video documentary from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSmcuXUuCig You can find information all over the web about animal gas chambers and what states still legalize it. "Heartstick Euthanasia" is a method where a syringe is filled with sodium pentobarbital and stuck into the animals chest to their heart. It is extremely painful if they do not put the animal under anesthesia first. Here is a website that goes into detail. http://news.change.org/stories/heart-stick-euthanasia-lesser-known-but-no-less-cruelIntravenous Injection is the most commonly used form of euthanasia. It is "not painful" and is followed by unconsciouness, respiratory then cardiac arrest followed right after. Observers like to call it a quick peaceful death.Shooting (Free bullet or captive bolt)Cervical dislocation (Displacement of the neck) Please sign today to stop euthanizing healthy animals!-Who knows if this will help but it's worth the shot!- Right now this is focused on the United States but I am looking into making it world wide if possible. If you are from another country start a petition to send to your president!
Petition to Elaine Hays Councilmember Place One, Ginger Nelson
Reform The City of Amarillo Texas Animal Shelter to a No Kill Facility Shelter
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. " Mahatma Gandhi City Commissioners City of Amarillo Texas Reform The City of Amarillo Texas Animal Shelter to a No Kill Facility Shelter Killing is the ultimate form of violence. While cruelty and suffering are abhorrent, while cruelty and suffering are painful, while cruelty and suffering should be condemned and rooted out, there is nothing worse than death, because death is final. An animal subjected to pain and suffering can be rescued. A traumatized animal subjected to savage cruelty can even be rehabilitated, this is scientifically proven. SEEKING JUSTICE FOR SHELTER ANIMAL MURDER AND ABUSE Make The City of Amarillo Texas Animal Shelter “Pound” A NO KILL SHELTER FOR ANIMALS Require it mandatory that all staff know State and Federal Law concerning animals, especially assistance animals and wild life. Named #1 for animal cruelty abuse in the past years this facility has been operating from the start of existence by The City of Amarillo while the general public watches in horror of exposed event after event. For many years I have personally witnessed these actions . . . This cruel and horrendous facility is operated in the name of revenue only for the City, consider the fact that there have been many previous complaints of animal neglect, abuse and torture. . Each animal who died or was abused at the hands of this operation deserved a better option. example : A Senior/Senior man in tears begging for mercy on his best friend “dog” asking them the please wait a day so he could pay them his Social Security check would be available, he didn’t mean to be bad when he crawled under the fence, is only one of thousands of incidents ; they killed his Best Friend anyway. There is plenty of room/land for expansion, if needed, many cages are empty now on a continued basis. Community volunteers constantly donate time and supplies. It would not be a tax payer burden nor has it ever been, only fund management has been a problem. The revenue will be increased actually and that is always been the goal . . I have watched The Amarillo Municipal Court and saw the terror and frustration to everyday working people with huge unnecessary high fines and tickets, that go beyond any reason and sometimes there was no actual real offence .. but it cost more to fight the situation than hand over their family grocery money for the month. Some must pay a ticket on their family friend that was already killed at the pound, trying to explain to their children why “Rover” can not play with them any more. Also violations of laws concerning wild animals, farm stock and even Assistance Animals..are ignored. ANIMAL TORTURE is defined as: “infliction of or subjection to extreme physical pain, motivated by an intent to increase or prolong the pain, suffering, or agony of the animal.”Conviction is a Class 3 Felony. In addition to other penalties provided by law, the person or persons will be required to undergo psychological evaluation and treatment. Why should this law bypass an Animal Pound Facility, and those who chose to do this there ? Previous petitions for change have been a Victory to some extent but past experience tells us that this facility will only return to it’s old mode of operation once it assumes the public is not watching, as quickly as possible for them. https://www.change.org/p/city-of-amarillo-terminate-employment-of-animal-control-administrators-currently-on-paid-leave-and-install-new-leadership-to-bring-the-facility-into-compliance?recruiter=2706795&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=des-md-no_src-custom_msg&utm_content=rp_petition_fb_share_desc%3Adescription&fb_ref=Default ; For decades, law-enforcement officers and psychiatrists have noted a consistent pattern: Violent criminals "start out" by tormenting, maiming and killing companion animals, wild animals or farm animals. The FBI has recognized the link since the 1970s, when agents analyzed in detail the life histories of various imprisoned serial killers, searching for patterns. When animals are abused, people are at risk. These findings deserves a RED FLAG, all over the Nation. !! A few short months ago, the ASPCA and HSUS co-presented an adoption seminar where they finally admitted that there is a huge market for shelter animals that vastly exceeds the number of animals killed for lack of a home (17 million homes vs. 3 million killed); that we can adopt our way out of killing; that we should; and that we will when shelters change their practices." "Animals in shelters are not being killed because there are too many of them, because there are too few homes, or because the public is irresponsible. Animals in shelters are dying for primarily one reason--because people in shelters are killing them. " -Nathan Winograd, founder of the No Kill Advocacy Center https://www.facebook.com/nathanwinograd/posts/832630653427847 * Begin to address the true causes of shelter killing.* Force shelters to change the way they operate so that animals are kept alive long enough to get into those homes. .have the Shelter open hours that the normal everyday working public can visit, view and adopt. • Stop promoting and defending the practice of shelters killing animals when there are empty cages. .• Stop working to defeat laws that mandate all the programs and procedures that allow shelters to replace killing with alternatives . .• Stop telling shelters that they are free to keep killing, rather than implement those alternatives to killing . .* Return animals to owners after being on the watched row.* Have payment plans for adoption and return plan of lost animals that is reasonable. . below cost for low income hardships. Google search will turn up widespread complaints continuing to this very day, concerns about lack of quality care and/or killing that fall on defiant ears. Statistics show the city violent crime rate for Amarillo was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 68.05%, this is the way Amarillo is seen by the world, also seen is the crime and conduct toward helpless animals. Does Amarillo really want the stigma, and disgraceful conduct allowed by City Officials concerning animals ? Have you ever looked into the eyes of a dog or any animal. . . Please don't tell me there's no soul in there. A soul is energy. And basic physics states "energy cannot be created or destroyed. . . . Only transformed". There is a big difference between a plant, a pet or any animal. A Plant or object cannot love or feel pain or sorrow or loneliness or feel fear. If an entity can feel those things it has a soul. And since a soul is energy it cannot cease to exist. If you took science in high school or have common sense this is obvious. The Animals belong to The Creator of All, not man to do as he choses. Protected by universal laws, how will he see what you do to them ? To: All Viewers of this Petition Please sign We The Undersigned petition a NO KILL SHELTER for “ Amarillo Texas “ to abolish the death chamber/manner of horrors there now.... expand, improve, update the 40 year old facility, remove any sadistic people who intentionally seek those jobs for their own motives in the joy of pain or kill, they can get by with it with the animals, but not humans.. . require strict compliance to all laws concerning animals, state and federal. . . these are easily available.. courses though the college online also. Many are there working diligently help them make it a compassionate model shelter. Animals have feelings too ! Please consider a forward to all you know are concerned distribute broadly to others for signature:
Petition to Humane Society of Southwest Washington/Stacey Graham, Lisa Feder, Tina Evarts
Get Booger Back Home
My cat was adopted from the humane society under the name "Goofus" while I was out of town for a little over a month. I had no idea he was even missing until after I'd returned back to Vancouver. By the time I was able to determine where he was, I was told I was too late to get him back. I've relentlessly been doing everything I can think of in hopes of finding him. My requests to have my information passed onto the family that adopted him have been rejected every time. In a response to my email I'd sent to the Board of Directors I was denied my request and told that it's important for the shelter to maintain a certain reputation or image to the community and that people who adopt an animal tend to form a bond quickly with their new pet. If that's honestly any concern to you, then why have I been repeatedly told that if he ever ends up back in your shelter, an alert will come up in your system to notify me? If that means you'd one day be willing to give him back to me, why not just do it now? If you're worried about damaging your reputation or level of trust within the community, I would be more concerned with the individuals who are hired on to represent your shelter. Recently, after making a routine post on a lost pet page thru Facebook, I was publicly harassed for approximately an hour by an employee of the Southwest Washington humane society for trying to find my cat. She told me it was my own fault my cat was gone and I had no right even asking to have him back. I was in tears trying to defend myself from every hurtful statement she kept making, but in complete shock that someone could even do something like this to another person. She had no right doing what she did or saying any of the things she'd said to me. It was completely unprofessional and uncalled for. It isnt wrong for me to want my cat back because I would've never let him go in the first place. In my opinion, in order to correct the situation I should be given my cat back immediately along with an apology from your employee for her unacceptable behavior.
Petition to John Kasich
Stop Needless Euthanization FCDS, Columbus , Ohio
The concerned Citizens of Columbus , Ohio care about the dogs who enter The Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center . We are concerned about the welfare; adoption practices; health; care; behavior assessments; of family pets, and strays, owner surrender dogs in the care of FCDS . Franklin County Dog Shelter . And policies that create barriers to adoption, by labels such as "Rescue Only"; and microchip , licensed Family Pets, not getting proper Owner notification before being adopted or euthanized while in the custody of the FCDS . Allegedly any retaliation against any person, persons, or Dog Rescue Groups who have voiced any complaints or criticism of Franklin County Dog Shelter ; such as public protest; Facebook posts; is in direct violation of The People's Right to Free Speech . Commonly known as "First Ammendment retaliation , " towards individuals and or Rescue groups who have concerns about the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center , and we will attempt to get the Rescues ; position back in place at the FCDS . More information to follow .
Petition to Indiana Governor, President of the United States, Department of Justice, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Return My Illegally Taken Pets.
Return My Illegally Taken Pets. My family, as well as other innocent people, continue to have their loved and well cared for pets illegally taken by a corrupt, unqualified animal control/shelter director. This is happening all over and if it isn't stopped now it will continue, and you may find yourself being threatened with false charges and losing your pets. My story, we had just rented a place one day, moved in the next, that night the owner came and said he changed his mind and to get out, and went for eviction, we were fighting it when we were thrown out that day by two sheriff deputies. We were refused to be able to leave with our pets to take them somewhere else and the animal shelter director showed up. The order to have us removed was sign by a judge who is one of the directors family members. I was in shock from everything happening and couldn’t think straight at all, he started threatening me with false charges and even threatened to have my 16 year old daughter arrested simply because she said she didn’t want her pets taken. I hadn’t even realized the sheriffs deputies had left until he threatened my daughter and I looked towards where they were before and noticed they had left. He could have called them back with any amount of lies to have us falsely arrested. He also claimed he needed my signature in case something happened and needed to get any of them medical attention, he continued to bully, threaten and intimidate me into signing a paper I was in to much shock and not all mentally there to sign. Every time my 21 year old son even approached him he was told to shut up and go away. Not all of our pets are mine, two are my sons, but he was told to shut up and go away. He isolated me from my kids who could think more clearly than I could. I was told I could keep two. We now have those two back but they had to be treated for kennel cough from being in the animal shelter. My son called the mayors office and told them what happened, they refused to return my sons pets even, but we found out the mayor allows him to do this because it generates money for the city through selling the animals they illegally & wrongfully steal. When we picked up the two we were once again threatened with false charges if we try to fight to get the rest back. We have contacted many and are fighting anyways. Our pets are not just pets but family. I was in shock, literally mental shock and could not think straight. I began calling around to other places trying to get help but all the person did was call and let him know I was calling around telling people what I had told them. He flat out told me that I would never ever lay eyes on my pets again. He has changed his story many times as for his excuse why he illegally took them. First he claimed abandonment, but I was refused to be allowed to take my pets and leave, my pets are like my kids, I would never ever abandon them. Many people know I would never harm them or leave them. Then he changed it to claiming I supposedly wasn’t feeding them, however, I’m an annoying picture person and take pictures & videos of my pets daily. I have thousands of photo’s that show my pets were healthy. He then changed it to claiming I was violating hybrid laws. I proved that wrong, my hybrids are inside never out besides to be walked on a leash to use the bathroom or to play in the yard with us out with them. Never alone out without us right next to them. He then tried to claim, because I hadn’t socialized them like I should have, when if I had I would then be breaking the laws. He then changed it to claiming I was an illegal dog breeder because one of our males got into the room where we had our female that was in heat. She had her very first ever litter of puppies. Puppies my daughter grew attached to and our reason for planning to move away and opening a sanctuary so we could keep all the pups. We had the legal amount of animals until the pups came & they were just turning the age of 6 months and why we were moving. He didn’t claim it but in case he tries, my house was cleaned 3 times a day and like with the pets I have many photo’s that shows my house was kept clean. We found out when going to appeal that there was nothing to appeal as he documented it as I just didn’t want them and signed them over. That is a lie! I want my pets returned to my family and have a twitter set up @helpfindourpets and a facebook page to try to find where they are as he said he sent them off before I was even allowed to pick up the two he would return to me. Our pets aren't just pets, we see them as family, fur kids, and they were also emotional therapy for my teenage daughter. As I stated before, there was no warrant, no just cause to take them, only threats of false charges, bullying, intimidation tactics, and the lie about needing my signature in case they needed medical attention. I was also not given the legal time frame to fight for them, he gave me 5 days (which they were taken on a Friday) only when it’s supposed to be 10 days. All pets were taken without warrants or any type of court proceedings; just he does what he wants without regard to laws or civil rights, and the mayor backs and allows him. Not only were they illegally seized, but done just 3 days after an account pretending to be my ex (my kids & I were going through intense domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and our lives being threatened at this very same time and I have thousands of screenshots to prove it) said to see what they had planned for me next, and then posted about using the government against me. This man is very abusive and singles women out when he takes pets and its women he threatens with false charges. This man is illegally removing pets well cared for and loved pets for financial gain for the city. I did not neglect my pets, they were spoiled, and I have a lot of people who know and watched them grow up, even through photos and videos and many who know I would never ever give my pets up. They are kids to me, one’s I’m very worried about so I hope you will help me get them returned to me. They always had plenty of food & were well taken care of. I was not a hoarder, I did not breed animals, and I followed all the laws, I could afford to take care of them, and my house stayed very clean. As a matter of fact I’m OCD, which I can prove with numerous individuals. I was also not a “rescue”, I simply ran a website to help others find their missing pets, and for free. I am not the first person this has happened to. The first known to us was a place called “Adopt A Lab” a report was called in from an employee that was just fired for not keeping up on his job, cleaning, which is what the report was for. They were also boarding other people’s pets when they used illegal tactics to take every animal there including the other people’s pets. This rescue had the backing of their vet as well as the state board of health saying there was no reason to take their animals, but this guy threatened this woman with false charges if she didn’t sign them ALL over. Yes even animals she had no legal right to sign over leaving those people to fight to get them back. Here is a link to an opinion article written about it from our last deputy mayor http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20121209/OPINION03/312090021/ Next made public was in Cowan Indiana, “county area” where there is NO limit to how many animals can be kept. All pets were taken (media were there but were not allowed in), because he was claiming the house was un-livable. People on the newspaper were commenting it sounded fishy because cps wasn’t called in, if it was that bad the animals needed taken. So later cps was called in, it just so happens that this guy has friends who work for cps, they were only called in to help him cover his tracks. I have screenshots of this woman having to deal with cps, nothing has been said about threats of false charges if she fought it, she’s probably afraid she’ll lose her daughter as well if she does. Next made public was a lady in Albany Indiana, once again county where there were no limits. This woman’s house was not unfit, the dogs were healthy but, all but three dogs were taken anyways. Not sure if she was threatened with false charges if she fought it and she is rumored to have taken her pets she was given back and left the state. If a few pets are left to keep, how can there be a real reason to take others? There isn’t! And it was also done from a supposed tip. Then another young woman who was also being evicted was charged after her landlord claimed she moved and left her dead dog, except her dog is still very much alive. There are too many more to keep listing. The director of the Muncie Indiana animal shelter/control, Phil Peckinpaugh, is unqualified for the position he holds. He was given the position of director by our city mayor whom he is a very close friend of. His only degree is in Media Communications and his only animal related work experience was at a rescue that had been in trouble for picking up peoples pets, lying saying they didn’t have them, and then trying to sell them. He has done the exact same thing at the Muncie animal shelter and more to generate the broke city income. Our last mayor before our present said Muncie Indiana was broke, however, when our current took office it went from not broke to no longer broke. The fines this director has been able to generate for the city and the amount collected from selling dogs & cats has been funding the creation of pay to use dog parks around the city and who knows what else. This same corrupt director made the local newspaper for assaulting a local attorney, showing that he is abusive, violent, & has a very short temper. Anyone violent should never be allowed to work with animals and especially should never hold the directors position. He also liked a facebook page to an online store that is selling real fur coats, including Timber Wolf and Fox Fur among others. It's unethical for someone who is supposed to be for protecting animals to be ok with and deal with someone who sells real fur. This man has also been lying about having missing animals & selling them. Which is the equal to pet flipping just being done by a city ran shelter. The judge who over saw all the cases brought by the shelter director was recently removed, & banned for life for violating citizens rights, & over-stepping her authority in cases. Some of the cases that helped get her removed and banned were animal cases brought by the shelter director. Here is the PDF of the findings http://ftpcontent2.worldnow.com/wthr/pdf/benningtonruling.pdf Here is the link to the news article of him and his father assaulting a man and here is the link to a video I made of the article in-case they remove it. http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20140408/NEWS01/304080005/Muncie-politics-Delaware-County-politics-Walker-Roysdon-Report-city-officials-fight-Yorktown-official-charged http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuzFj_MFxRc&feature=youtu.be I discovered an article about a pack of wolf hybrids, you can read it and it’s comments here, http://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/local/2015/05/17/muncie-wolf-dogs-killed-jack-russell-hearing-euthanize/27495553/ This article helps show that the director of the animal shelter purposely targeted my family for abusers to illegally seize my hybrids and threaten me with false trumped up charges (by him, as you will see in his comment on this article that he is not law enforcement to do such) if I told anyone or tried to fight for my dogs. The man in this article keeps his outside, mine were kept inside, and mine were never alone to hurt anyone. I never got a meeting, notta, just threats if I exposed him, or fought for the return of mine. The director also admitted to participating in a hog wrestling event where you could clearly see the poor animal was frightened and squealing for help. He admitted the pig was distressed but “The pigs are definitely in distress,” Phil Peckinpaugh said, although he added, “I never saw one that I thought would be hurt.” which clearly shows his lack of knowledge of animals. How can someone who charges regular people for animal cruelty say or think that an animal that’s being psychologically tormented isn’t being hurt?http://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/local/2015/05/04/county-fair-hog-wrestling-delaware-county-petition-controversy-animal-shelter-director/26873493/ His wife also had her own team for the event which shows it’s a family belief that it’s ok to harm animals. That event is another way the city harms animals to generate money & for entertainment. Yet he charges others with cruelty to animals. It’s not ethical for someone who holds a position at an animal shelter, or animal control and to participate in events that are cruel to animals. It’s being proven more every day that animals feel the same emotions as humans, they love, they feel pain, they mourn, they parent, and are intelligent living beings. When this director illegally takes pets away from loving responsible homes, it’s like violently ripping a child away from their parents & family, they feel the same, frightened, and then guilt, wondering why & not able to understand. Animals suffer from depression; they can get PTSD from being violently ripped away from their home. These same things are also being felt by the family they were taken from because many people consider their pets as extra furry children. This is not only abuse, and animal cruelty but also abuse & cruelty to the pets owners and exploitation of both. Not one of this guys accusations should be believed, every charge ever brought on his accusations against people need to be re-investigated by the US Department Of Justice, The FBI, and the Department of Agriculture especially since the judge he sent cases before has been banned for life for violating citizens rights. I and those who have signed ask that my pets be returned, and that you investigate the shelters activities and all cases from the time he took over, and remove and prosecute the director for illegally & wrongfully taking peoples pets. Remove this violent man from his position before he harms anymore pets or families. Muncie has targeted pet owners the way police in Ferguson targeted it’s citizens to abuse & exploit to generate its city income. As a matter of fact, the city was founded by dog haters who promoted killing dogs. Muncie’s mayor should be removed from his position, the director should be charged, pets need to be returned, and the city should have to provide each family financial compensation. The city is currently being sued for sexual harassment by one of it’s female citizens. The city was being sued for sexual harassment when I started this petition. The city and Mayor Dennis Tyler are now being sued by the former chief of police for trying to force him to compromise the fbi's investigation into them. The building commissioner has been charged with 34 counts by the fbi, and are still investigating local corruption.
Petition to Ron Cink, Chris Elliot, Frank Burt, Tucker Dorsey, Charles Gruber
Changes Must Be Made to Stop Baldwin County Animal Shelter from Returning to High Kill
This petition is addressed to the Baldwin County AL Board of Commissioners (Frank Burt District 1, Chris Elliot District 2, Tucker Dorsey District 3, Charles Gruber District 4, County Administrator / Budget (Ron Cink), and the Baldwin County Animal Shelter Board of Trustees to express serious concerns regarding the treatment of animals as well as the operation,management, and oversight of the Baldwin County Animal Shelter in Summerdale AL. Several 501c3 Non-Profit Animal Rescue organizations working with the Baldwin County Animal Control Center for several years have successfully rescued hundreds of animals from this shelter. Our involvement with the former Director made a 1.5 year no kill rate of healthy dogs possible in Baldwin County. Since Baldwin County assumed control in October, changes in staff and practices have eroded this relationship with your constituents and rescue organizations; and more importantly, destroying healthy dogs has skyrocketed and the quality of care and behavioral and mental health has plummeted. Liability is a HUGE concern for you, just as the animal's safety and welfare are HUGE concerns for us. We believe both of our concerns are mutually beneficial to the goal of compassionately providing adequate food and shelter for the animals while making them available for rescue and adoption. Operational protocols for routine, daily procedures are constantly in the process of being written and approved, and access to animals is denied. Independent and unbiased regulatory measures are non-existent. Everything is done in-house and without taking reasonable steps to promote the behavioral and mental welfare of the animals. Instead, the shelter is left to supervise itself, be monitored by budget personnel, and be advised by a hand-picked Board of Trustees. All of which has been happening without the spirit of transparency suggested in the Code of Alabama sections 3-10- 2, 3-10- 3 and 3-10- 4 as reports have not been shared upon request. Evaluation of animal behavior is not carried out in a consistent and objective manner. The director was heard saying she relies on her gut to determine whether a dog is aggressive. Using this technique has resulted in numerous dogs having "Do Not Walk" signs posted on their enclosure while turning away offers of help from trained animal behaviorists. Rescue organizations have been denied the opportunity to assume responsibility and rehabilitate certain dogs without a substantiated explanation. All too often, there is a rush to make judgment and destroy beautiful, healthy dogs. On the rare occasion rescue organizations get an explanation,staff cite consensus with veterinarians; however, this constitutes a conflict of interest since these veterinarians are members of the Board and financially benefit from euthanizing the dogs. Qualifications of shelter staff do not appear to be in line with their assigned duties. Members of rescue organizations witnessed several handling errors with current staff. Recently, two major incidents occurred because dogs were not properly secured in their kennels. Staff did not know how to properly de-escalate the situation and take control of the animals. Staff have been observed flinching from certain dogs even when the dog is securely in his assigned enclosure. In fact, they have promoted unwanted behavior by encouraging the dog to play with their barehand. All this implies little to no training--beginning with basics such as walking an animal on a leash. We, the undersigned organizations and persons, are requesting the following actions: RECOMMENDATIONS 1. REPLACE THE CURRENT DIRECTOR. Let this document serve as a vote of no confidence in the ability and qualifications of the current director. We recommend removing her from her post and replacing her with someone who knows the difference between animal control and an animal shelter. Someone who does not demonize dogs, but rather one who is compassionate and understands the physical and mental needs of dogs in a shelter setting. 2. REVISIT MANAGEMENT OF THE SHELTER. Proposals have been submitted in the past without the benefit of transparency, so they were destined to fall short. Please consider opening the door for a qualified agency or consortium of agencies to re-submit proposals. 3. TRANSPARENCY. Excuses and secrecy permeate the shelter. Make information readily accessible. The work of rescue organizations is time-sensitive, so access to timely exchange of information is essential. Data from the previous month's report is too late to save lives. This impedes the collaborative efforts necessary to achieve our primary mission of saving dogs lives while maintaining the safety of staff, volunteers, and rescue organizations. 4. MISSION. Develop a Mission Statement and Strategic Plan for the operation, management, routine monitoring, and impartial oversight of the Baldwin County Animal Shelter. 5. OBJECTIVES. SMART objectives should be developed SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. The key here is objective, consistently applied to assess job performance. It also applies to evaluation of dogs' physical, mental, and behavioral health at intake and daily so immediate intervention can take place as needed. 6. ANIMAL ACTION PLANS. Develop and maintain action plans for each animal. The key here is to tailor plans that both promote optimal physical and mental health (i.e., vaccinations, de-worming, living conditions), and encourage stimulation for dogs to avoid psychological decompensation --especially long-term residents. Allow the recues and their volunteers to have access to the dogs and provide the extra attention the dogs need for the best outcome. 7. STAFF TRAINING. Develop or identify existing training for staff who handle dogs-- beginning with the basics. Do not assume previous experience takes the place of quality training. Bad habits and emotional triggers should be addressed. 8. OPERATION. Develop or identify existing operational protocols necessary to operate and maintain the Baldwin County Animal Shelter. The key here is to provide procedural guidance that is clear, concise, and consistently applied. Impartial internal and external checks and balances should be included to avoid an autocracy. We recommend adding a representative from one or more rescue organizations to the Board of Trustees. 9. MONITORING, EVALUATION, AND QUALITY CONTROL. Develop or identify existing protocols for regulating and monitoring the 1) shelter, 2) its employees' performance, and 3) the animals' physical and mental well-being. Protocols should include assessment and quality control methods and tools with built-in internal and external checks and balances to avoid an autocracy. 10. AMENDMENT - DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN ACTION PLAN FOR CATS. This plan should include receiving stray cats and developing a good adoption plan for them; establishing relationships with cats rescues to provide resources for unadoptable cats; setting up TNR programs in every city in the county; starting a barn cat program. The current solution of leaving the cats on the streets to fend for themselves is not acceptable. REFERENCES: Code of Alabama 3-10- 2/3/4 SMART Objectives poster Association of Shelter Veterinarians Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters Beltrami Humane Society Strategic Plan Keys to Successful Performance Measures (for Animal Shelters)