Monday, March 30, 2009
It will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bealls Outlet Plaza in Englewood, located north of Beach Road on 776. The individual stores will have a unique event or offer. There will be a bake sale, goody bags, and much more.
There will be plenty of kitties to adopt, and all are welcome to attend this event for fun and to benefit the kitties.
Also, on April 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. there will be the Island Art Days. This event consists of two days of classic art and fine craft exhibits on Boca Grande, and proceeds will help the Puffy Paws Kitty Haven. The event will be located at Special Effects, 431 Park Ave, on Boca Grande.
There will be plenty of kitties to adopt. For more information on these events, call 473 - 5406.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Please read the following note I got and if it angers you as much as it does me, please send an appropriate response to the person in charge.
This is the note I got:
On Feb 10th, a 12 week old beagle puppy was found still alive in a trash bin in Melbourne. His owner, Daniel Ham, reportedly stuck a sock in his mouth and placed him in a garbage bag. Police originally charged Ham with felony animal cruelty, which was a good move on their part. However, the State Attorney, Norman Wolfinger, has decided to only file a misdemeanor charge of animal abandonment. "We cannot in good faith file a charge we cannot prove," Assistant State Attorney Wayne Holmes said to the Florida Today. **This brings back memories of what his office told us in the Abrams case. It was the same justification for charging Abrams with only a misdemeanor instead of a felony. According to the Fl Today: "But prosecutors said witnesses could not provide evidence to support the felony charge, which requires evidence of unnecessary pain and suffering or excessive and repeated infliction of such treatment."AND:"There's no showing that he intentionally inflicted any harm, but you can make the argument that he abandoned it," said Doug Reynolds, misdemeanor supervisor at the Brevard public defender's office. "So I guess they're (prosecutors) believing part of his statement but not all of it."If this bothers you, or if you feel the People of Brevard deserve a better explanation as to why this is being charged as a misdemeanor instead of a felony, please write or call Mr. Wolfinger at:State Attorney's OfficeBrevard Government Center Complex2725 Judge Fran Jamieson WayBuilding DViera, Florida 32940(321) 617-7510(on a side note, Judge McKibben is presiding over this case. She is the same Judge from the Ella case.)Together, We Can Make a Difference.....Be a Voice Against Cruelty.HollyFounder, "Voices"www.VoicesForElla.org
Hi there, my name is Blade and I am Autumn's brother. I am one lovable pup but I am all boy....I like to PLAY. I should be around 55 pounds and currently weigh 13 pounds. I am working on my house training skills and some good manners...but remember I am still a puppy. I am not as timid as my sister Autumn - matter of fact I love to explore!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
A friend sent me the following article from MSNBC about dogs which are now guarding a state prison. These dogs would have been euthanized in a shelter environment because they were judged to be mean, and a threat to public safety. Now they live in a kennel and guard the prison.
It is an interesting story and although I would like to think we all treat our animals like members of the family, I know this is not the case in many instances.
So I think using these dogs in this way makes a lot of sense, and it saves the dog's life in the process.
What do you think?
381 days at shelter for me, Toots and Maggie May has 377 days at the shelter.
We would like to welcome our newest shelter guests, Weasily and Zippy.
This weeks event include the Tour for Life. Check it out here: www.nsalamerica.org/how_we_help/tour_for_life
North Shore Animal Leagues 2009 tour for life is coming our way. This Friday from 1 to 6 p.m come meet and adopt your newest family member. They are trying to find homes for 100's of homeless pets. Please come and join us. Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc.,2331 15th Street (East of Lime Avenue)Sarasota, FL Location: Pet Smart, 4942 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 1p.m. until 6p.m.
Spotlighted kitty of the week
Meet M.C. She is a 1 year old, domestic short hair who is black in color. She has been at the shelter over a year and really needs a forever home. M.C was 8 months old when she was brought to the shelter pregnant. M.C.'s kittens have all found homes. Now she is looking for that forever home. M.C has been here 337 days so it's time to find that special loving home. Could you open your home and heart to M.C., please? Tell them Toots sent you and if you adopt M.C., I will pay 10.00 toward the adoption fee
Fey is almost 8 years old. She is a domestic shorthair, gray and white in color. She has lived with other cats, dogs and children. Her adoption fee is sponsored by Jessie's Fund. Fey sure would like to be a couch potato in a forever home. Fey has been at the shelter for 344 days so now is time. Please come adopt her today.
Diana is a spry 11 year old, domestic shorthair. She is black in color. She has lived around
dogs and other cats. Being 11, she is a little more laid back than a 2 month old kitten. She sure would like a forever home. You see she has been at the shelter 324 days. Diana's adoption fee is sponsored by Jessie's Fund.
We have a club at the shelter for those who has been here 200 days or more. You really do not
want to belong, but sometime that special forever home takes time. Please come adopt one of
our club members. Brighten your life and let us feel the love of a family once again. Additional members of the over 200 day club: Mia- 5 year old female -domestic short hair - black and white in color-310 days, Macy 7 year old female- domestic medium hair- black and white in color -299 days, Minnie 5 year old female-dometic short hair -black and white in color -253 days Shadow 6 year old male- domestic short hair- black in color - 247 days, Chewy- 2 year old female-domestic short hair- black in color -232 days
Latest gossip- We have been so swamped getting ready for all our special events, we forgot to take notes on the gossip. Check in next week when we will have all the latest and greatest.
I had a rough start with a broken leg that was not taken care of properly. Luckily the vet has said I healed very well.
In my foster home, I live with an older dog and cat but I would probably be better with young pals that would want to play a lot more...I do like to play. I am going to obedience classes and will graduate soon. I am looking for a new family that will continue to work with me so I can be that perfect dog I know I can be.
Come visit and I can show you what a good girl I am. If you are interested in meeting or adopting Cory or one of our other labs contact Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida by visiting our website http://www.labradorrescue.net/ or call 1-866-464-LABS.
LRROF has all our Labs microchipped, spayed or neutered, up to date on shots and each adoption comes with a 30 day pre-paid pet health insurance plan. All applicants will have a home inspection and vet reference. (if applicable)
Sunday, March 22, 2009
You get to meet and interact with some very nice people and help them find the perfect pet for them.
Many people come into a shelter looking for a specific animal. It could be a breed, a size, a cat-friendly dog and the wish list can be long. Sometimes we have just the dog they are looking for, but sometimes we don't. When that happens I always tell them to just keep looking because the perfect pet is just around the corner and could show up on our doorstep at any time.
On Saturday a nice woman and her son came in the shelter just looking. They had in their mind a Benji type dog who would be medium-sized and good with the family. We, unfortunately didn't have any Benji type dogs left in the shelter but we did have one small, terrier mix puppy who no one had adopted.
She was so good in the room with the young boy and all he kept saying was, "Mom, she is pefect. I love her." When Mom explained that Dad and sister must also love her, the young man assured Mom they would.
The puppy went on hold for Dad and sister to come back on Monday. The last thing the Mom said to me was, "Well, she is not like what I thought we would adopt or what we were even searching for, so I don't think we found her. I think she found us."
What a perfect ending to the day. All the stars lined up and a puppy found a new family.
Friday, March 20, 2009
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest shelter guests: Chica, Chloe and Timmy.
Ben is a 2 year old black and white male who has lived around other cats, dogs and young children. Won't you consider making Ben a member of your family ?
Meet Jeckle and Hyde. They are 7 year old Russian Blue Mixes and are front declawed. Russian Blues can be a little on the shy side like Hyde is. Their adoption fee is sponsored by Jessie's Fund.
History of the Russian Blue goes back to the 1800's. They are descendants of ship cats brought from Russia to Great Britain. Modern Russian Blues are mixed with Siamese and British Blues. They are a gentle breed and somewhat shy until they get to know you.
It has been a long week here with lots of events going on. However, cat adoptions are kind of slow. We had our St Catrick's Day Dance late Saturday night after everyone left. Hot Mama was supposed to sing; however she fell ill and had to go to the doctors instead. M.C and her band were wonderful. Rumor has it, Epic Cat record maybe calling them.
Ben stayed home that night. You see he got a phone call from Cinder. She told him the day had finally come, after 200 plus days in the shelter, she was going to her forever home. Ben was very happy for her, but sad, too. He never told her he was going to ask for her paw. He took back the rhinestone collar he had bought for her.
Each day as we sit in the shelter, folks come and go and we wonder will they take me? Each morning with great care, the kennels are cleaned, fresh water, food, litter boxes, blankets and towels are provided. Cat Cuddlers come in and help us pass the time by passing out treats and petting us. Staff is on top of any of our medical needs we may have and even take special requests like: HOW ABOUT SOME TUNA TO MAGGIE MAY'S ROOM, PLEASE?
Then it happens. The doors open and in come potential adopters. "Over here, over here."
we all meow. "Please take me!" Sometime we get to go in the viewing room to meet the potential adopter hoping they will pick us. WE are ready to go but maybe they decided today was not the right day. We hope they decided on someone in the shelter. We even root for the dogs, hamsters and rabbits to find homes. However once again the door closes, the lights go off and tomorrow is another day. As we lay our head down to sleep and pray the prayer in hopes that tomorrow our family will come. Please come and adopt your new family member. If you cannot adopt, consider sponsoring one.
We are very low on unscented, clay litter. Not clumping litter, please. Drop off some if you can to 2331 15th Street, Sarasota. Tell them it is for Maggie May and Toots.
Till next, week stay safe,
Toots and Maggie May
Thursday, March 19, 2009
The first time he rolled on his back and screamed in pain, my heart broke. He was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia at 9 weeks old. I was told he would suffer his whole life and should be humanely euthanized then. But I wouldn't listen. He had to have different drugs his whole life to have a quality of life, but he had a great life.
For the past 11 years he has been my constant companion. He was with me through all the highs and lows in my life. He was my sounding board and always tried to do everything I ask of him even up to the very end.
He would wag his little nub of a tail and rub his face all over you. I taught him to pull the dead palm fronds off the trees so I didn't have to hire someone to cut them. Every day I ask him to guard the house and not let any bad people in. He was subjected to my bad moods and varying animals and people who came to my house, but never once complained.
On Tuesday night when I arrived home from work, he didn't greet me at the door. He could not get up from his bed. His legs were not working. It took me a while to get him up and outside to potty, but when he did he breathed a huge sigh of relief. I gave him 3 times his normal dose of pain medicine but even that amount didn't help.
By Wednesday morning, he wouldn't rise at all and his soulful brown eyes looked at me as if to say, "I am trying Mom, but the legs just aren't cooperating."
I made the decision then and Junior was laid to rest yesterday. He went very easily with me holding his head and sobbing all the while.
Of course the tears of flowing as I type this, but at some point my heart will open up to another homeless animal and I will become a 2 dog household again. Until then, my fat old hound dog, Gypsy, will keep me company and be my companion.
Rest easy Junior. You were so very loved.
Monday, March 16, 2009
On the other hand, DNA can clear a suspected criminal and they can be released from jail.
The availability of DNA for dogs has come a long way in the last couple of years. Many people send off their dog's swab simply to satisfy their curiosity of the breed of their particular mutt. I think this is a great idea.
Dogs are mislabled every day in this country. Many times this results in a death sentence for the dog, simply because of the way the dog looks. The breed most often identified incorrectly is the pit bull. Looks can be deceiving. Ask anyone who has a mutt.
Every dog of medium or large size who comes in the shelter and is black with gold or tan markings is a rottweiler mix. Every dog who comes in the shelter with a big head and short stocky body is a pit mix. Any hairy, little dog is a shih tzu and any small, short hair dog is a chihuahua or min pin mix.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to test for DNA for shelter dogs so we would know what the dominant breed is? We could stop the senseless killing of many animals who have been incorrectly labeled. We would have proof to show our insurance companies that our dog is acceptable. (although this does not deter me from owning any breed of dog. You guys know how I feel about insurance companies)
Are there any animal loving, rich people out there who like this idea? You can start with one shelter and move up. What a concept; actually knowing your dog and not caring. You could be surprised.
Affordable DNA testing for dogs. Just think how many lives could be saved.
Hypothyroidism is more common in dogs than you would think. You can check out the description, signs and treatment here.
The reason I am writing about it now is a situation with a shelter dog who was recently diagnosed with the disease. He was about to be adopted when the man found out he would be responsible for giving the dog a pill every day. He was not concerned with the cost but was concerned because he had problems taking his own pills and now he would have to remember to do the same for this new dog. He wanted to be fair to the dog and left to think about whether he could handle the situation, along with printed information about the disease for him to read.
Although I was very disappointed, I understand his first thought was for the dog. If he ultimately decides this particular dog is not for him, I will be okay with that. He is 85 and seems pretty responsible. On the other hand, if he decides to adopt this dog, I feel pretty good about that too, because he has made a rational, informed decision and I am sure the pill will be given out every day.
Here's to crossed fingers.
The term “healthy” means and includes all dogs and cats eight weeks of age or older that, at or
subsequent to the time the animal is taken into possession, have manifested no sign of a behavioral or temperamental characteristic that could pose a health or safety risk or otherwise make the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet, and have manifested no sign of disease, injury, a congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the health of the animal or that is likely to adversely affect the animal’s health in the future.
Treatable The term “treatable” means and includes all dogs and cats who are “rehabilitatable” and all dogs and cats who are “manageable.”
Rehabilitatable: The term “rehabilitatable” means and includes all dogs and cats who are not
“healthy,” but who are likely to become “healthy,” if given medical, foster, behavioral, or other care equivalent to the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners/guardians in the community.
Manageable: The term “manageable” means and includes all dogs and cats who are not
“healthy” and who are not likely to become “healthy,” regardless of the care provided; but who
would likely maintain a satisfactory quality of life, if given medical, foster, behavioral, or other
care, including long-term care, equivalent to the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring owners/guardians in the community; provided, however, that the term “manageable” does not include any dog or cat who is determined to pose a significant risk to human health or safety or to the health or safety of other animals.
Unhealthy and Untreatable The term “unhealthy and untreatable” means and includes all dogs and cats who, at or subsequent to the time they are taken into possession, (1)have a behavioral or temperamental characteristic that poses a health or safety risk or otherwise makes the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet, and are not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners/guardians in the community; or (2)are suffering from a disease, injury, or congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the animal’s health or is likely to adversely affect the animal’s health in the future, and are not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners/guardians in the community; or (3)are under the age of eight weeks and are not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable,” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners/guardians in the community."
If you want to educate yourself and find out just what the Assilomar Accords say, please check out their website at http://www.asilomaraccords.org/read.html and form your own opinion. Then make sure the people responsible for making these decisions is truly responsible.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
They don't, but many dogs do. When I was a child, my parents taught me to leave animals alone while they were eating because you never know if a dog is food aggressive or not. Sometimes when we were visiting other families with dogs (which happens a lot when you are on a military base), the dogs were fed in a separate room from the kids, just to make there were no bite problems.
Shelter dogs can pose a whole new array of issues with food aggression. Sometimes they have been neglected to the point of emaciation. If a person or other animal comes near their food, they growl or snap because they were starved before.
Food aggression can be corrected with patience and care, but many people who want to adopt shelter dogs are not willing to take on this problem, especially if they have small children in the home. The chance of a bite is much higher with a toddler, than a teen, since you can explain to a teen the issues the animal has.
If you would like to learn more about food aggression and how to correct it please check out this website or consult with a local trainer or behaviorist or your local humane society.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Maggie May is 9 and is looking for a forever home, too. She loves to be petted and talked to. She is a domestic short hair who is gray and tan in color. Her adoption fee is sponsored by Jessie's Fund.
This weekend will be a busy one, so let's get started.
Mark your calendars to come on out on:
Saturday 14th St Catricks Day- adoptions specials 10-5
Sunday 15th St Patty Day Poker Run- Hogs at the shelter- ok motorcycles- all to benefit
the Humane Society of Sarasota. The fun starts at 11 a.m. For more information call 941-749-1778 or visit http://www.rossiterharleydavidson.com/ and click on HOG.
Please check out http://www.hssc.org/ or call 955-4131 for more information on any of these events.
This week we would like to welcome Asher,Ghadi,Jeckle,Pooty,Shadow Boxer and Sollie
and last but not least Hot Moma. (my paws are now tired from typing)
This weeks featured mature kitty is:
Tyler - he is an 11 year old Male Siamese and his owner recently passed away. Tyler would be best in an quiet adult only household. LADIES, here is that special cat you have been looking for.
He will need patiences and understanding since he is on shy side. His owner really spoiled him with great food and brushed him everyday. His adoption fee is sponsored by Jessie's Fund.
This weeks featured youngsters:
Cinder- almost 2 years old- she is a domestic short hair black in color. This little sweetheart would love to come home with you. This little one has a lot of personality just waiting to shine. She has been at the shelter over 200 days, but has not given up hope because she knows her forever family is out there. Won't you come visit her today?
Benatar- is 2 years old domestic medium hair black and gray in color. Check out her gorgeous face. She has a beauty mark(dark fur)on each side of her face that is very unique. She is friendly and gentle and has been around older children.
We are having a dance St. Catrick's night after everyone leaves. Once again, K.C.'s band will be
playing. Hot Mama is going to sing. Does anyone know if she can sing or not ? We are not sure.
Doc and Buddy are hosting the party so it should be a lot of fun.We are even going to do some
line dancing. I like the watermelon crawl myself.
Ben has a surprise for Cinders. Do you think he will pop the question? He is hiding something in the corner of his kennel. Will there be a wedding in June? Can I have a motorcycle to ride on Sunday? (oh well, it was worth a try). Please come and visit us at the shelter and adopt your loving new family member. Tell them Toots and Maggie May sent you, please.
Toots and Maggie May
I have lots of toys, a bed, crate and a huge stack of papers with all my history. Vet says I am in PERFECT health and that I am one of the most active 9 year olds ever seen. My foster home has 2 small dogs and one large one and we all are getting along well. I am enjoying my new friends but what I really want and need is a loving family that will take care of me forever and love me just as much as my original family..... I miss them very much.
If you want a real sweet slice of chocolate come visit me..... lets walk and sit together and we may be a perfect couple. If you are interested in meeting or adopting MOCHA or one of our other labs contact Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida by visiting our website http://www.labradorrescue.net/ or call 1-866-464-LABS.
LRROF has all our Labs microchipped, spayed or neutered, up to date on shots and each adoption comes with a 30 day pre-paid pet health insurance plan. All applicants will have a home inspection and vet reference (if applicable)
It's tough being a cat at Puffy Paws. If you want to meet him and all the kitties up for adoption come out to one of our Open Houses which are held every Monday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at 270 Lakeview Lane in Englewood.
You can also go online at http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/ or call 941-473-5406 for more information.
Monday, March 9, 2009
They start around 8:00 a.m. and go until 5 to 6 p.m.
The event is free. The club runs two different rings throughout the day so there is plenty of action. The runs start with the smallest dogs and move up in height during the day to the larger dogs. Drop by and watch the action.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Offerings include fabulous shopping, a multi-store raffle, refreshments and pictures with your pets. Many different groups will be there including dog trainers, a pet psychic and masseuse, the ARC spay/neuter van, the HSSC's Adoption Van and the HSSC's Pet Therapy Group plus the kissing booth.
All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Sarasota County so come out and support the deserving organization. You might just find your new best friend.
Please call 955-4131 ext.121 for more information.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I am still a little down since my sister's departure, but our favorite song "I'll Stand by You" keeps me going. I do have some new neighbors. They are a little on the rowdy side, but I guess that is ok.
I am still looking for that forever home, PLEASE, someone who will love and take care of ME. There are also special treats for Me just above my kennel since I am on a special diet.
Next week, Maggie May will be helping me with my article. There is just too much work involved for just one kitty.
Adoption Events at the HSSC with Special Adoption Fees: St. Catrick's Day - Saturday, March 14 - so please stop by.
Welcome to our newest shelter guests: SPOTLIGHTED Cats: Lucky, Mandy, Charlie, Snickerdoodle, Copperfield, Doc, Haas, Tyler, Copperfield, Brigit, Blue, Domino, and Itty Bitty
If you like Pina Colada's we have just the cat for you. Pina Colada is a 4 year old female who is gray and white with long hair. I almost forgot to mention our shelter pals all come with 30 days prepaid shelter insurance. Check it out here: http://www.sheltercare.com/.
Smokey Bear wants to remind everyone on March 8th we go to daylight savings time(spring forward). Please change your smoke detector batteries. If you need assistance or cannot afford a smoke detector please call you local fire department; they maybe able to help you.
Smokey Bear is also looking for a home. He is a 7 year old male, domestic short hair and his adoption fee is sponsored by Jessie's Fund. What wonderful markings this guy has on him. He has lived with dogs and male cats.
Hey LADIES, we also have just the perfect cat for you. Barry is 11 years old and a little on the big boned size(large side). Barry is a domestic short hair, black in color and would love to be your companion. He even comes when you call his name. His owner recently passed away. If you have room in your heart and home, he is ready and waiting for you.
Latest gossip: the barbeque was a blast. Lou Lou is very good at flipping and eating burgers. Finally Whisker had to take over or there would have been no food left. The cats on Woodie's Wing really like ham pieces. K.C even helped herself and put her head in the treat bag. Cally has now become the queen on Woodie's Wing. What she says goes. Charlie voices his opinion but she just ignores him and walks away.
As much fun as we have here we still would like that forever home. PLEASE, if you cannot adopt consider sponsoring one of our shelter guests. Call 955-4131 for more information or visit us all at 2331 15th Street in Sarasota.
Until next week, stay safe.
Next week we will preview "Hogs" at the shelter
Monday, March 2, 2009
By Pamela Jones-Morton, PhD
Times are tough and most people will just keep walking or will ignore those in need regardless of species. But several good Samaritans could not. Wade and Cristine Browne have dogs and know dog behavior so when a black lab showed up near their home they watched and watched and watched. They watched as he patiently sat by the roadside near their home for almost a week as if waiting for his owner to return. The assumption was that he was dumped off and the owners left. But this lovely boy now named Marley waited. Waited for his family to come back, why not they loved him right? Well wrong. Marley sat there and the Brown’s brought him food and water. They tried to bring him into their home but their Great Danes would not accept him.
Marley sat patiently for a week waiting then one day the family didn't see him. They went looking and that is when Marley was found lying in a ditch seriously injured. He had a 2-3" deep gash on the back of his head, a deep gash near his eye, and what appeared to be burns on the right side of his head/face. Marley was in shock and dying. He was in trouble and needed help fast. Wade and Cristine took him to Riverside Animal Hospital in Jacksonville where he was treated by Dr Rossi. The couple and Dr Rossi paid for his initial treatment. The Browne’s contacted Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida (LRROF) and last Tuesday Marley was picked up from Dr. Rossi’s and transported to San Jose-Beauclerc Animal Hospital where Dr. McMillian and Dr. Nash continued with Marley’s extensive treatment. With support from the Browne’s, two local Animal Clinics and LRROF, Marley is on the mend. He has a long road but with love and treatment he has a second chance at a wonderful life.
Marley presently has stitches and a drain in head and his burns are being treated. Amazingly, he still loves people. Marley has wonderful inside manners. His is already house trained and knows his basic commands. He does have heartworms so when his wounds heal he will begin that treatment.
Marley is a loving Labrador and has captured the hearts of volunteers in Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. He will be treated and loved to full recovery but we need your help and support. His treatment is expensive. Donations for Marley’s treatment can be sent to:
Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida
c/o Horowitz & Knoch CPA
481 E. Hillsboro Blvd, #100A
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Sunday, March 1, 2009
This happened in Miami last week, when a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the organizing of a fight and the death of at least 7 dogs. Contrary to the pleas of his family he was an animal lover, the evidence was irrefutable.
You can read the story here and make sure people know and understand the state is finally getting serious. This can only be good for the dogs.