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16 Year Old Deaf Pug Shot By Farmer - Justice For Meiko! Maximum Felony Charges
On April 10, 2016 in St. Landry Parish, Eunice, Louisiana, a small, DEAF 16-year-old SENIOR PUG named, Meiko, wandered away from her home to a house and was FATALLY SHOT, then disposed of in a trash can by a farmer named, Leroy Arabie. The farmer claims the pug came onto his porch and that because she seemed unwanted and wasn't on a leash, that he didn't do anything wrong. We, the undersigned, are Concerned Citizens who urge you to act now. We are angry and saddened and seek the arrest of Mr. Leroy Arabie by Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, and the maximum animal cruelty penalties, charged by the prosecutor for Meiko's killer. Mrs. Arabie, in protecting her husband, claims that because other animals have come onto their farm in the past and hurt their dogs, they felt that this dog was unwanted and just a stray, and they did nothing wrong. Mrs. Arabie said, "I tried to shoo it away." They also admit that they thought the dog was deaf. So, instead of taking this poor old deaf dog in and calling for help, or trying to locate the owners, the farmer murdered him on the spot. Meiko's distraught family had immediately started looking for her, and put signs up everywhere offering a $200 reward. They also started frantically sharing on Facebook..."$200 REWARD!!!!!!!! Words can not even describe how scared and sick to my stomach I am!!!! My little dog has been missing for close to 2 hours now. Brent let her out to potty and she has disappeared! If anybody sees or hears anything, please let me know! She s 16 and deaf!!!! PLEASE SHARE!!!!! " https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204817504717315&set=rpd.1829474731&type=3&theater After Meiko's family learned of his being brutally killed, the woman posts this facebook message -- "I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart that helped in trying to find my baby. I was taken back by all of you that shared my status and even drove over looking for her. She was located by word only. She was shot and killed by Leroy Arabie "for making his dogs bark". Not only did he shoot her but he threw her in the trash. I am so numb! God please help me to forgive this man and allow for necessary action to be taken against him for cruelty to animals. Meiko deserves everything I can do in my power to make sure we prevent this from happening to other animals! Animals have rights! People need to be held accountable!" The family called deputies, but they handled it by telling the family that there was nothing they can do since the dog was already in the trash and trash had been picked up. They left even though the farmer admitted to his crime. The pug had been thrown into the trash the trash was taken away before the family learned of his whereabouts. On April 12, A concerned woman left a note on the Humane Society Of Louisiana's facebook page telling of this horrible tragedy. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153338149947084&set=o.280239690536&type=3&theater I immediately shared it onto the NATIONAL PUG RESCUE FB private group which has almost 10,000 followers. I then contacted the Landry Sheriffs office demanding to speak to the Sheriff in charge as to why nothing had been done. I was put through to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz directly and was shocked to learn he had not even heard of this crime happening. "I am an animal lover myself and was not told of this. No report was filed." He was very concerned that he had not been told about the situation and that it had not been properly handled. He said he would take immediate action and that the farmer would be arrested on animal cruelty charges. Guidroz said he would call me back to update me. He did about an hour later. Guidroz says he and deputies will be arriving on the farmers property 9:30 am tomorrow April 13. We, concerned citizens seek the maximum penalty and we will not accept anything less. This farmer should have his guns taken away and should no longer be able to handle a gun for the rest of his life as he is a danger to society. Anyone who can point blank shoot any living being for simply walking up to his property looking for help, without questioning, or trying to help the innocent being... for no other reason except that the pug was a nuisance. Animals deserve to be treated with the same respect and decency as we treat humans. He not only killed the pug but THREW HIM IN A TRASH CAN! This sweet, harmless pug was a beloved a family member. He had just reached his 16th birthday. He was lost, he was scared, and all the farmers had to do was take her in and call somebody to report a missing pug was found on their property. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, please arrest Leroy Arabie and see to it that he is prosecuted on the maximum animal cruelty charges, and show the rest of the country that the South will no longer tolerate people shooting animals for simply entering their property. Justice for Meiko! Sincerely, The People. What the people are saying: "Sick, sick ignorant mean non-animal loving people. This person is going to say that a small, black, deaf senior pug was a threat to their family? A small, black, deaf senior pug that came on their porch and was standing at their front door???? A SMALL, BLACK, DEAF SENIOR PUG STANDING ON THEIR PORCH AT THEIR DOOR. What a piece of work these people are! Just goes to prove my theory of not TRUSTING non-animal lovers!!!!!!!!!! This piece of work CANNOT even say that this small, black, deaf senior pug was ANY kind of threat to them! This little old girl was just standing on their porch by their door trying to find her owners, as, I know from experience of having a deaf senior girl they easily get confused. No, these people could not even have any kind of compassion on this old girl, even if they did think she was dropped off on the highway, they decided not to help her, but, SHOOT AND KILL THIS SENIOR GIRL AND THROW HER IN THE TRASH! I'm sorry, but, these people are pathetic to the maxx. Oh, and I just saw on this person's FB page, she is a nurse. What does she do to old patients in the hospital who may get lost - does she chase them away and if they do not listen, shoot them?????? Oh, that's right, people that do not like animals consider them not to have feelings and are trash." "Really this poor innocent dog looked like it could kill one of your animals? How horrible,You couldnt have called somebody or took it to animal shelter? Its not like it was a big dog. Just a poor innocent dog looking for help..So Sad how people disregard creatures of god like this." "bless you! Heartsick over this all day " "Are you kidding me.. this is horrible. .. what a piece of shit this guy is. What is wrong with some people. This Backwoods piece of shit needs to rot in hell. I'm sorry Pug people, but this just really upsets me...I firmly stand by and believe in this..." "There are no words for how heartbreaking and infuriating this is." "I'm sorry, but this is wrong on so many levels. He did not need to shoot this poor dog and then throw her in the trash. The family was looking for her. Of course, you are supposed to watch your dog, but things happen and sometimes they happen in a split second. This was not a coyote who showed up at his porch, but a 15 year old petite little pug. Now, come on!!! I would have scooped her up and called Animal Control to report a found dog. Getting out a gun and shooting the dog is going overboard. I don't care how many strays have showed up at his property or made his dogs bark. This man seems to have serious anger or mental health issues that need to be investigated immediately. I don't think someone who is THIS trigger happy should have access to a deadly weapon. This was a little ol' pug, not a vicious animal. I hope that the sheriff looks into this issue. Something is not right here. Whatever it is, the legal system needs to deal with this man and if he is found guilty of cruelty an/or abuse of an animal then he needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I feel for the family who miss their beloved pet. I lost my 16 year old pug a month ago and I miss him every day. He died in my arms after a long life full of love. I cannot image losing my pet in this way and then not even able to bury it." "This evil idiot absolutely should be held accountable for what he did to this precious innocent baby. He should have helped her.....not killed her. Boggles my mind to know the kind of people we share this world with." "That is good to know. Precious baby..... Breaks my heart. She did not understand. Just so wrong. God love her." "I really hope the prosecutor agrees with the sheriff about this!" "this has me crying who could shoot a dog i DON'T care if it is a stray you call AC to come get it...but a senior pug...REALLY....this mans name needs to go viral...this family deserves justice"
Governor John Bel Edwards: Prohibit Dog Chaining in ALL LOUISIANA PARISHES
Petition to inform Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards of the cruelties of dog chaining/ tethering. Please sign and share! Help us make stronger laws and enforce those existing in Louisiana! Thanks This poor dog was chained up for an extended period during a violent storm in Gonzales Louisiana. A neighbor reported him as abused. Owners are trying to be located as of march 11 2016. Update: Owners have been reached. Dog is back with family members. There will be an ongoing investigation by The Humane Society of Louisiana. Petition to inform Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards of the cruelty in dog chaining/ tethering. Please sign and share! Thanks From the cold season to extreme heat, and back around again, many LA dogs are tethered on a chain for their entire life of hell, until they die. Please help. Please SIGN >>> For Protection and Justice of ALL DOGS IN LOUISIANA WHO ARE SUFFERING ON CHAINS >>> Ask Governor John Bel Edwards: Prohibit chaining of dogs in ALL LOUISIANA PARISHES and observe/ enforce New Orleans dog tethering law. Thank you! The following communities have banned or regulated chaining in their animal protection ordinances. Animallaw.info is another good source of information.Communities that Prohibit ChainingFayetteville, ArkansasCobb County, GeorgiaNew Richmond, OhioMaumelle, ArkansasHouston County, GeorgiaLawton, OklahomaTucson, ArizonaGwinett County, GeorgiaAustin, TexasCollier County, Florida*Statham, GeorgiaBig Spring, TexasEscambia County Florida*Macon/Bibb County, Georgia*Electra, TexasMiami, FloridaNew Orleans, LouisianaFt. Worth, TexasOkaloosa, FloridaColumbia, MissouriGeorgetown, TexasSeminole Florida*Carthage, MissouriIrving, TexasBlakely, GeorgiaDurham County, North CarolinaKyle, TexasChatham County, GeorgiaNew Hanover, North CarolinaLive Oak, Texas Ronoke Rapids, North CarolinaKanawha County, West Virginia * May be chained if attended by owner (owner is outside with the dog), which is practically a total banCommunities that Limit Chaining by TimeNorth Little Rock, ArkansasWichita, KansasAlbuquerque, New MexicoFort Smith, ArkansasJefferson County, KentuckyLaurinburg, North CarolinaLos Angeles, CaliforniaLouisville, KentuckyScotland County, North CarolinaKern County, CaliforniaBaker, LouisianaNorth Royalton, OhioSan Bernardino, CaliforniaDenham County, LouisianaChagrin Falls, OhioDenver, ColoradoEast Longmeadow, MassachusettsMiddletown, OhioDania, FloridaCarroll County, MarylandBartlesville, OklahomaFt. Lauderdale, FloridaFrederick County, MarylandMultnomah County, OregonHollywood, FloridaBattle Creek, MichiganHazleton, PennsylvaniaOakland Park, FloridaRed Lake Falls, MinnesotaOak Ridge, TennesseeWest Palm Beach, FloridaSt. Paul, MinnesotaMontgomery County, TennesseeWilton Manors, FloridaCreve Coeur, MissouriGrand Prairie, TexasOrange County, FloridaO'Fallon, MissouriDanville, VirginiaPembroke Park, FloridaLaurinburg, North CarolinaNorthampton County, VirginiaTarpon Springs, FloridaOrange County, North CarolinaNorfolk, VirginiaDeKalb County, GeorgiaCamden, New JerseySmithfield, VirginiaBloomington, IndianaLower Township, New JerseyStaunton VirginiaIndianapolis, IndianaOcean City, New JerseyRichmond, VirginiaMarion, IndianaSea Isle City, New JerseyVirginia Beach, VirginiaDodge City, KansasWildwood, New JerseyMoundsville, West VirginiaLawrence, KansasWildwood Crest, New JerseyCharleston, West VirginiaLeavenworth, KansasCanandaigua, New YorkLinn, WisconsinOverland Park, KansasNew York City, New YorkRacine, WisconsinTopeka, KansasHuntington West Virginia Communities that Permit Tethering if Other Conditions are Met (including trolleys)Fairhope, AlabamaDeKalb County, GeorgiaLincoln, NebraskaLittle Rock, ArkansasAurora, IllinoisDennis Township, New JerseyNorth Little Rock, ArkansasNoblesville, IndianaBernalillo County, New MexicoHemet, CaliforniaTerre Haute, IndianaCatawba County, North CarolinaFreemont, CaliforniaBowling Green, KentuckyGreenville, North CarolinaSan Bernardino, CaliforniaBaton Rouge, LouisianaSurry, North CarolinaSan Diego, CaliforniaOuachita, LouisianaAllen, TexasSan Francisco, CaliforniaSt. Charles Parish, LouisianaLubbock, TexasSan Jose, CaliforniaMontgomery County, MarylandRichland Hills, TexasLarimer County, ColoradoKansas City, MissouriWashington D.C.Alachua County, FloridaRaytown, Missouri http://www.unchainyourdog.org/Laws.htm http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/current-legislation-tethering-dogs-prohibited-communities/
Ban Mule-Drawn Carriage Rides in New Orleans
We Are The Coalition Campaigning to Ban Mule-Drawn Carriage Rides in New Orleans LA. ANOTHER MULE HAS DIED IN THE FRENCH QUARTER JAN 19, 2015-- The mule was quickly dragged away on a flatbed truck, and the SPCA New Orleans was never notified according to Animal Control officer, Amanda Pumillia. No proper coverage or fanfare was given for the fallen mule in Louisiana. The only story told, and how the SPCA learned of the mules death was from NOLA DEFENDER-- "Around 9:45a.m., the animal expired near the intersection of Royal Street and Governor Nicholls Street. Witnesses said that the death was quick and sudden. After the driver disengaged the carriage, Royal was closed off. A flatbed pickup arrived to serve as a hearse and the mule was loaded on and then covered with a tarp before being taken away." http://www.noladefender.com/content/mule-dies-quarter-causing-brief-delays Mules suffer greatly in New Orleans .. They are not properly cared for... Handlers ride them hard, long distances daily... work in congested city traffic, poor weather conditions, carry hefty people around the city, chained, tired, thirsty, hungry, foam at the mouth, sleep in tight spaces...We ask the City of New Orleans to FORM and SUPPORT A BILL that will PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF MULE DRAWN CABS IN THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. Animal activists protest use of mule-drawn carriages in New Orleans - http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Animal-activists-protest-use-of-mule-drawn-carriages-in-New-Orleans-137353353.html On December 18, 2011 A white horse fell and died in front of 733 Bourbon street, NEW ORLEANS. The horse went into a seizure, fell, got back up, then fell again and died. The handler quickly took off the horses saddle and reins... The handler claims this was not a work horse but several witnesses say he worked the horse hard for 12 hours a day Thurs - Sun. Some often made complaints about the cruelty. Citizens that know the truth are outraged. FROM: http://www.nola.com/pets/index.ssf/2011/12/owner_of_horse_that_collapsed.html">NOLA.COM Owner of Horse that collapsed and died on Bourbon Street has been under investigation. The owner of the horse that dropped dead on Sunday afternoon has been offering buggy rides to tourists in the French Quarter for months. At issue is whether he charges for them. The city’s Taxicab Bureau has been investigating Steven Chambers, 51, of New Orleans, after complaints by carriage companies that Chambers, who is unlicensed and uninsured, was operating illegally. The companies also allege Chambers mistreated his horses and did not clean up after them. So far, city investigators haven’t found evidence that Chambers charges tourists for rides, said Malachi Hull, director of the city’s Ground Transportation Bureau. If they determine he has been charging tourists for rides, Chambers could be served a summons for operating without a permit, a charge that can carry up to 90 days’ imprisonment. Chambers says his horse rides are strictly free. “It’s all for fun,” Chambers, who owns a plumbing company, said Monday. “I don’t take any money for any rides. These horses are not for hire and that’s why I don’t believe I need a license.” But representatives of Royal Carriages, Mid-City Carriages and Good Old Days Carriages claim that every weekend, Chambers is in the same spot in the French Quarter, on the corner of Decatur and Madison Streets. “A guy doesn’t go out in the Quarter all the time and have different people on the cart all the time if he’s not being paid for it,” said Louis Charbonnet, owner of Mid-City Carriages. “It’s definitely an illegal situation.” After the deaths of two horses in the summer of 1980, the city council outlawed horses, opting instead to allow mules, which are hardier, to pull carriages. The company in charge of the horses that died, Le Petite Tours, subsequently lost its permit to operate. The three carriage companies that have complained about Chambers also say his horses looked mistreated, with sores on their ankles, visible ribs and back bones, and dull coats. The horse that died Sunday was 10 years old, which is “way too young to be dropping dead,” said Dr. Allison Barca, the veterinarian advising the LSPCA on the case. Most horses live to around 25, Barca said. The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has sent the horse’s body to LSU Veterinary Clinic for a necropsy, to determine the cause of death, said Katherine Leblanc, LSPCA spokeswoman. “It’s a shame it had to come to that, but we’ve always looked at the condition of his animals out in the Quarter and they’ve not been healthy,” Charbonnet said. Chambers often brings three horses into the Quarter, the carriage companies said. Two horses pull a two-person buggy and the other walks behind with a person riding on it, which is illegal for licensed companies to do. Patricia Mata, president of Good Old Days Carriage Co., suggested that city investigators haven’t caught Chambers giving tourists paid rides because they don’t work weekends. Hull said the city has received many complaints about horse manure on the sidewalks, and the carriage companies blame Chambers, whose horses — unlike their mules — don’t wear diapers. “He wastes all over the sidewalk, especially on that corner of Decatur and Madison,” said James Lauga Jr., general manager of Royal Carriages. “I’m constantly picking up after him.” Lauga said he and the other carriage companies gave the city photos of Chambers’ buggy rides and waste left on the sidewalk. Hull said the bureau’s investigation is ongoing.