Half the Sky- Premiere tonight on PBS

2012′s most inspirational film airs on PBS: Mon. & Tues. 9/8pm C. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premieres tonight at 9/8pm CT. on Independent Lens | PBS!

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What!?!?!?! I thought PETA was about saving animals from violence….

PETA’s “Thank You” for Killing Shelter Pets
written by Douglas Anoth0ny Cooper
Posted: 09/04/2012 7:45 am
 When the No Kill shelter in Shelby County, Kentucky, recently announced that they had run out of space — and were hence going to have to start killing healthy dogs and cats — officials received a nice basket of gourmet cookies, with a note signed by PETA: “Thank you for doing the right thing for animals.”

Surely I’m joking here. This must be a weak stab at satire. Many people have written about Ingrid Newkirk’s vicious pet-killing program — her organization has personallyliquidated over 27,000 animals – but PETA has always responded with hurt and outrage (and lawyers). People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals don’t celebrate killing, goes the lie — they see it as a regrettable necessity.

Surely Newkirk wouldn’t be so foolish as to express her ghoulish agenda in this way, as a naked statement accompanied by a gift. No group of self-styled vegans would publicly wed their name to the Pro-Kill Equation: butchery = the right thing.

Well, Nathan Winograd (who developed the somewhat different No Kill Equation) reported on this in detail, and I suggest you examine his photographic evidence. A lovely basket of “Allison’s Gourmet Cookies” — shipped fresh from California — with a handwritten note signed: “The PETA Staff.” If you’d like further evidence, and to read the reverse side of this charming note, Shelby County No Kill Mission has produced an affecting video about the episode.

To understand just how grotesque this is, you have to know a little bit about Shelby. This is not simply one of America’s fifty-one No Kill communities. It has a special significance: Last year’s save rate sent Shelby County to the top — it is now one of the most successful examples of No Kill in the nation.

The last animal killed for lack of space in Shelby County was on May 27, 2008. Since then, they’ve enjoyed a save rate that is almost precisely the inverse of PETA’s kill rate. Whereas PETA slaughters 97% of the pets delivered to their hellish “Shelter of Last Resort,” in 2011 Shelby saved 98.52% of the cats and 94.46% of the dogs in their care.

Shelby County runs an open admission shelter: They do not turn animals away. They have an impeccable history — despite PETA’s dire predictions, their No Kill community has never been associated with hoarding or animal abuse of any kind. (In fact, none of the legitimate No Kill organizations has been guilty of these crimes, but that’s another story.) The Shelby program has a tiny budget: $147,000. Compare that to PETA’s annual plunder: over $32.3 million from unsuspecting donors.

While we’re talking numbers, I should mention Shelby’s 2011 live release rate for creatures other than dogs and cats (rabbits, etc.): a sterling 99.5%. This is a relatively small category — just a handful of animals — but I’m one of those people who believes that even a single rabbit matters. And in this category, PETA managed a live release rate of 7%. (For the mathematically challenged, that means that in 2011, 93% of these animals did not survive their visit to PETA’s headquarters in Norfolk.)

This underfunded county in Kentucky is PETA’s worst nightmare. Shelby has proven that even in the most difficult circumstances, Ingrid Newkirk’s blood-drenched program is completely unnecessary.

In short, Shelby matters.

Hence the grateful cookie basket: If this county starts killing again, PETA is made to look like a respectable organization — one that embraces hard but necessary choices — as opposed to a cult of eager and unrepentant pet killers.

Now, in some respects Shelby County has deviated from the No Kill Equation as defined by Nathan Winograd. Notably, whenever the shelter has become full, Shelby has responded by presenting the community with deadlines: Unless a certain number of animals are adopted by this date, the shelter will be forced to kill. The tactic has worked thus far, but goes contrary to what the No Kill Community stands for, which is to eliminate even the threat of violence towards animals.

Worse: it brings out the vampires.

The occasion of PETA’s celebration was the most credible threat thus far: the prospect of a particularly impressive No Kill shelter failing, and reverting to the barbarism of the status quo. Behold! No Kill is a utopian illusion, and we are righteous vegans with hypodermics. Have some cookies.

I looked into Allison’s Gourmet, by the way, to determine just how much a basket of their vegan delicacies would set you back. This is not to suggest that the company is complicit in this revolting display: They seem like sincere people who genuinely care about animals; I like to think they had no idea that their product was being used as a prize for killing pets.

Allison’s pastries look pretty great, in fact: “Exquisite Treats for Gourmet Palates.” As you can imagine, they are not inexpensive.

A basket of Allison’s vegan cookies and candies costs between $85 (for the “Classic Elegance Gift Basket)” and $415 (for the “Ultimate Nirvana Gift Basket.”) Shipping is between $16.95 and $60.65. Add a $4 chill pack, to keep things fresh.

It is just the kind of expansive gesture you can expect from Ingrid Antoinette, who famously knows some of the world’s most special and well-heeled vegan celebrities. Let them eat cookies.

I do hope that PETA includes this expense in their annual budget. Thankfully, not all of the cash milked from innocent donors goes towards butchering animals. Some of that 32.3 million goes towards pastries that celebrate other people butchering animals. It’s important for you to know this, if you’re planning on sending Ingrid a cheque.

PETA’s kill propaganda can be extraordinarily effective, but this particular horror story has a happy ending. Thanks in large part to the aid of Shelby County No Kill Mission, a private group, the shelter did not kill even one creature: Despite their announcement, they found a place for every single pet.

Oh, and Shelby officials have decided to discontinue the shock tactic of threatening that animals will be killed if homes aren’t found. This is a welcome decision. Of course the most important thing is to stop killing, but it’s also crucial to point out that PETA’s vicious practice is not even an option. It is not something you contemplate, much less threaten. The decent citizens of Shelby do not kill dogs and cats for this simple reason: They are not the kind of people who butcher pets.

The shelter in Shelby, by the way, is hindered not only by their shoe-string budget, but by their relatively inaccessible location. If you appreciate what Shelby County is accomplishing — against all odds, for some of the nation’s most vulnerable shelter animals — I strongly suggest that you send a donation to Shelby County No Kill Mission.

The shelter does not in fact require exquisite gourmet cookies, but they could desperately use pet food, bedding, cat litter, laundry detergent. That hundred dollars you’d spend on even the cheapest basket of vegan delicacies could buy, for instance, four microwavable heating discs — crucial for keeping puppies warm on cold nights, after they haven’t been killed. Send a healthy contribution to the good people of Shelby, and attach a note saying, “Thank you for doing the right thing.”

You are no doubt wondering what happened to PETA’s expensive gift. This I am happy to report. In a rare and inspired act, where justice does in fact rise to the level of poetry, the cookies were given to adopters as a token of thanks.

Can’t you just imagine Ingrid seething? All of that good money — precious donations, for God’s sake — put towards saving shelter animals.

 http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/douglas-anthony-cooper/peta-animals-kill_b_1850755.html

Douglas Anthony Cooper

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This Impossibly Badass Prosecutor and ‘Rape Kit’ Advocate Is Our New Hero

AUG 28, 2012 11:00 AM28,186 81

This Impossibly Badass Prosecutor and ‘Rape Kit’ Advocate Is Our New Hero

Plagued by rape fatigue? Meet Detroit prosecutor Kym Worthy, the woman who’s been leading the charge to sort through more than 11,000 untested police “rape kits” since 2009. Worthy is hellbent on getting the kits, which contain evidence of rape such as semen and saliva, logged, tested, and entered into the national DNA database — and, if it wasn’t for her dedication, the women whose kits have been ignored for years would have no support at all.

You’d think that everyone could agree that prosecuting serial rapists should be a priority, but Worthy’s had to fight hard over the past few years, not only to get funding to test the kits but to get the police department to care about them in the first place. She was instantly outraged when she heard that there were thousands of untouched kits languishing in a dusty police warehouse, but the police chief didn’t take action until someone in his department leaked the news to the press. “No one really paid attention to what I was saying and yelling about ’til about four months in,” she told The Daily Beast‘s Abigail Pesta. Finally, the public took notice, and Worthy’s team received a $1 million federal grant to start testing the kits.

Worthy’s colleagues “literally had to dust [the kits] off” and “physically go through and open them to get the name of the victim, the date that it happened,” she said. But, as expected, it was more than worth the hard work: the team identified twenty serial rapists — meaning they had been involved in at least one other rape case — from the first 153 kits tested this summer, and found DNA matches for another 38 suspects. Unfortunately, the DNA matching is only the beginning; all the cases still need to be re-investigated (or, too often, investigated for the first time), old-school detective style. But hopefully the work they’ve accomplished will lead to more money — Worthy says she only has funds for about 1,600 of the 11,303 rape kits — and more attention from police. Here’s just one example that proves the testing of kits is crucial:

In one especially horrific case, Worthy says, a convicted rapist named Shelly Andre Brooks had raped and murdered five women after raping a woman whose kit was just recently entered into the database through Worthy’s initiative. If that rape kit had been tested and entered into the database sooner, the man could have been caught sooner-and five women’s lives could have been saved. “That’s why it’s so horrible, this whole thing,” she says.

Here are some other fun facts about the anti-rape superhero, who deserves a zillion awards and a major motion picture based on her life: she’s a single mother of three, the first African-American and first woman to be Wayne County prosecutor, and famous for indicting former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in 2008.

A not-as-fun fact: Worthy was raped thirty years ago, while jogging around her law-school apartment complex. She didn’t report the rape. Now, she wants to help those who do, and develop a blueprint for cities across the country to follow in her footsteps.

Rapists, Beware: Detroit Prosecutor IDs 21 Attackers in ‘Rape Kit’ Probe [The Daily Beast]

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I’ve Created a New Blog-please check it out if you love animals or even just like them

About my new blog;

I created this blog to help save, heal, rescue and find forever homes for animals. I will post news stories that will ask readers to take action if they feel so inclined. I will post pictures of animals up for adoption. I will do my best to make sure the sites, organizations, rescues & shelters are legitimate and sincerely committed to the life and love of these animals. I would love to hear from readers that would also like to help save animals.

This is the second blog I’ve created. My first, Dipsintheroad.wordpress.com dips in the road  has been fun, an inspiration and evolution of my soul. It has been and continues to be a  journey that brings me back to my true self.  The love and concern I have for animals deserves a space of its own. 

 
 So I welcome my fellow animal lovers, activists and rescuers. The inspiration for this site comes from my own rescue pup Gracie, who with the love of others, escaped a high kill shelter in Arkansas.  She is my friend and soulmate. I am inspired by ://www.luckypuprescue.org  who brought Gracie to Maine. I am inspired by the thousands of people around the globe that are working, not giving up, to protect and save animals.  I am immensely inspired by David Hendrickson and his brothers at Hendrick Boards and A Loving Goodbye.
In Gratitude,
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Help Save Memphis

(I have reposted this from the Patrick Miracle Facebook Page)
It’s a long way to MEMPHIS.
by The Patrick Miracle on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:12am ·

On August 16, 2012, the Bloomfield, NJ Board of Health held their monthly meeting at which the matter of MEMPHIS, a stray Pit Bull mix, was the main subject. I pesonally counted just over 100 spectators in attendance, including Bloomfield Animal Shelter staff, Jeff and Diana Coltenbeck, Allison of Prayers for Patrick, and numerous others. About 15-20 members of the public chose to speak at the meeting. NONE of them were there in opposition to Pit bulls, nor Memphis specifically, nor Jeff. Several of those that spoke were amazingly articulate and informed, and there were several times they, and audience members sobbed openly- including Jeff as he spoke.

Following the public comments, the board had their private discussion on the matter, interrupted numerous times by spectators interjecting their own comments- sometimes with a valid point, and a few times just to belittle the statements made by board members (a little less of that would help our side).

After hearing everyone, I of course have thoughts on this situation.

The reasoning being used by the board is inherently flawed.

One man on the board said their concern was with public safety- essentially, the risk of attack Memphis represented…even going so far as to illustrate this point by asking the audience how they would feel if “a child’s face was ripped off” by Memphis. That last part is what you call pandering and fear-mongering, especially since Memphis has not so much as nipped any human, even when provoked by evaluators.

This would only be a quasi-reasonable concern with a truly erratic, violent dog- which Memphis has proven repeatedly he is not.

The board member further stated that the Bloomfield Animal Shelter has only killed two dogs for non-health reasons- those being aggression related. In both cases, the dogs had actually bitten humans. Again, Memphis has bitten no one.

The same man, in response to the public’s statements supporting Jeff’s expertise in evaluating Memphis, stated the following- “No one can say with absolute certainty that any specific dog will never bite.” If that is his belief, why take St. Hubert’s word for anything?

I’ll go a step further and say EVERY dog WILL bite if driven to it. All life will fight to survive, given no other option.

So in these few statements, we have a fairly clear position and standard operating procedure all laid out:

  • The Board of Health is concerned about public safety when deciding if a dog can be adopted.
  • The Shelter only kills dogs that have bitten (or are irrepairably ill or injured).
  • No one is able to say with 100% certainty that a dog will never bite.

Applying these criteria to Memphis’ case, we can say this:

The Shelter has adopted out many dogs and cats that have bitten people after adoption. Several such cases were related by the owners of those animals at this meeting.

  • Memphis was captured while running stray. He attacked no one while running free, during his time in the shelter, during his week with Jeff, nor during his evaluations at St. Hubert’s.
  • The Board of Health puts faith in St. Hubert’s evaluations while stating NOBODY can say with certainty a dog won’t ever bite.

So nobody knows for sure, and the shelter has only killed dogs that bit people. Exactly why then is Memphis being made an exception? Well, they flatly denied several times at this meeting that Memphis’ breed had anything to do with their decision making regarding him. Really?

From Jeff: “Contrary to what the BOH said about breed not being an issue, the Health Department sent me an email stating that breed is an issue.”

The main problem of this entire matter is that we have authorities making decisions on matters they have no experience or expertise in. A town lawyer should not be wrting the criteria for how a dog should be trained. Here’s a great example:

Jeff was given the task of re-training Memphis, presumably by a board that believed he had the experience and expertise to accomplish the task. But the board’s lawyer went about drafting a contract that the board claims laid out specific things Jeff could and could not do with the dog. This lawyer is not a dog trainer. His expertise is in limiting the town’s exposure to liability (a factor the board claimed last night was NOT part of their decision making).

 

 So, Jeff is given the dog in the hope he can rehabilitate it enough to be trustworthy around humans… but the board claims (falsely) that the contract stated he can’t have the dog around other humans. It is for violating that non-existent criteria that Memphis was ordered returned by Jeff…which Jeff did anyway. But if we make believe that criteria did exist (and it didn’t), this is like learning to swim without water. It’s this logical disconnect that shows the board and their lawyer should not be making decisions about dog behavior, as they have no understanding of it themselves.

From Jeff: “Contrary to the Health Department’s position, there were NO restrictions in the contract that said I could not socialize Memphis during my training with him. Every single interaction Memphis had with my friends and family (not the general public) were controlled and with the permission of each individual. Memphis was NOT paraded around the public like it is being portrayed as. The town attorney and the health department were well aware, BEFORE I SIGNED THE CONTRACT, that I had friends and family available to help me with Memphis. The general public was not exposed to Memphis in close proximity. In fact, the few times I saw a passerby while on a walk with Memphis, I would cross the street for Memphis’s safety and the safety of the general population.

As for St.Hubert’s being tasked with evaluating a Pit Bull-type dog’s behavior, there is simply no reason to consider their evaluations as anything but extremely biased. Despite their publicized policy on Pit Bull-type dogs, they rarely allow them to be adopted once surrendered to them. Allowing them to judge Memphis shows the board is either completely ignorant of St. Hubert’s prejudices, or is intentionally seeking only those views that support killing Memphis because the board shares that prejudice (they deny this).

From Jeff: “The St. Hubert’s evaluation is what the Health Department kept saying is the reason Memphis needs “rehabilitation” and is un-adoptable. They said that 8 days (Memphis’ time with us) is not nearly enough time to sufficiently come to any conclusions. Yet, a 30 minute or 1 hour evaluation IS enough time to deem a dog unadoptable?

And just what is a “professional behavior evaluation” like at St. Hubert’s?

“We then had a male kennel worker come in to greet [the canine] in a friendly matter,”according to a report by Pia Silvani, vice president of training and behavior at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison. The report did not indicate who the man was.

“[The dog] did exhibit friendly behavior towards the gentleman. I then asked the same man to walk out and come back in wearing a hood and reprimand the dog to see what his reaction would be to someone who was stern. Memphis became quite agitated and lunged up in an offensive, aggressive manner.”

Let me get this straight: Memphis responded fine to a total stranger approaching him in a friendly manner, but when a HOODED man approached in a threatening manner, Memphis rose to defend himself and perhaps his handler?… and this was considered a WRONGreaction?!? I’ll bet Ms. Silvani would reconsider that grade if her dog did this in a dark alley when approached the same way. *I* would have bought Memphis a steak for that reaction! This is what St. Hubert’s considers a proper, expert evaluation???

Jeff said:“My offer (offered on August 1st) to the HD to continue working with Memphis at the shelter (during non-public hours), after we returned him, was not relayed to the BOH. Initially, the Health department said I could continue to the work I was doing, only at the shelter. Once I returned Memphis to the shelter, they reneged and said I couldn’t.”

I’ll bet I know precisely who on the board has pushed for St.Hubert’s to be the evaluators as, despite her best but feeble acting attempts, she showed herself to be wholly against allowing Memphis any further opportunity to redeem himself… tho she feigned grudging support for allowing Memphis one more chance when she saw the rest of the board supported the idea and wouldn’t accept her repeated assertions that the dog had already been given more chances than any other.

So what is Memphis’ behavior like?

From Jeff: “Diana and I and our close friends, are the only ones who have any data whatsoever with regards to how Memphis is outside of the shelter. Karen Lore, herself, said last night that they have no information about his past, only his behavior while at the shelter. We, on the otherhand, do have additional information that is not being considered.”

Well, it appears that while at both shelters- Bloomfield and St.Huberts- Memphis showed behavior considered ‘dangerous’ in some way. And while at Jeff’s home, Memphis displayed no such behavioral issues from the first day to the last, interacting with various animals and humans with no issues.

Now, if nobody lied, and these reports are accurate, I see the problem here pretty clearly. I suspect, before saying it, that most of my fellow animal lovers see it as very obvious. But for the two shelter staffs, the board and the lawyers, it would seem not quite as obvious… and it is hubris that blinds them to it- the belief that they know better, and all dissent is misinformed.

For them, I’ll make it easy: Memphis is unable to tolerate shelters.

Shelters reek of death and fear, loneliness and even abuse. Dogs are not stupid. They know they are in a dangerous place. They’ve been backed into the corner of life, and with no ability to flee, they will fight. Some may break and cower. But the stronger dogs are not ready to give up, and will challenge those that challenge them. It is entirely predictable. That anyone would be shocked by such a response, or hold it against a living being to fight to escape such a place shows how disconnected they are from the animals they are entusted to care for- to SHELTER.

Knowing what the real problem is also makes the solution easy to see:

Put Memphis into a home-like environment, allow him the time to trust the person caring for him (as in someone that actually cares about him, not just a feeder and walker)… and then re-evaluate him THERE, where he is in his comfort zone. And that evaluation must be done differently. Nobody that has previously given him a shelter-based eval should be part of the next eval, as the dog will recognize that person’s scent, and will associate them with the fear and fight-or-flight reaction he had then, so he’ll repeat his reactions out of distrust and experience. No fake arm taking his food away. Stay out of the room and watch as Jeff takes the bowl away with his bare hand. The dog KNOWS the hand is fake, and that it is not supposed to be there. Use of such tools is provacation to force the desired negative reaction. Want the dog safe around people? It must be allowed to interact with people. Cardboard cut outs and mannequin arms are not people. Memphis is not fooled anymore than you and I would be.

At the end of the meeting, the decision was made to locate another trainer to take Memphis for a longer period of time, and once that trainer decides Memphis is ready to be re-evaluated, he shall be… and his fate will rest on that.

From Jeff: “The most compelling thing about the BOH meeting last night was when the health officer mentioned to the board about getting a 3rd party evaluator for Memphis. I offered that to them over a week ago and said I’d pay for it. The NJ SPCA also said they would pay for it. That offer was declined by the Health Department. We had Jim Crosby, renowned behaviorist and evaluator from Florida, lined up to eval Memphis. And the HD said no thanks.

If the Board’s criteria for retraining is to include no contact with humans, and the evaluation will again be done by St. Huberts, it is a foregone conslusion that Memphis will fail. It will be a set-up- a trap- geared toward forcing Memphis to fail. You cannot ask him to trust humans when he is not allowed to interact with them as a routine. And having prejudiced persons judging his behavior at a fear-inducing location means no matter what the progress he makes with a trainer, he will again be forced to react out of fear… and they will then kill him.

The definition of insantiy is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.

~John

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AUGUST 17, 2012 UPDATE!! - 

Those suggesting Bloomfield, NJ’s Board of Health was behaving like Belfast, NI’s City Council are quite correct after all! Today Jeff was visited by Bloomfield POLICE!

Jeff said: “The cops were here again. They suggested I tell you to please stop emailing the township of Bloomfield about Memphis. Thank you.”

Did the Board of Health lose Jeff’s phone number? Why did they not conact him directly to ask that he publicly request that the eMails stop being sent to them?

The ONLY reason the POLICE would personally visit Jeff to deliver this message is to intimidate him into backing off about Memphis. THAT is an abuse of powers by the town, and the Mayor of Bloomfield should be made aware- and if no one is to be publicly admonished for such an *illegal* bullying tactic, the State Attorney General should be informed to investigate the actions of all involved.

We should not be made to fear our representatives. They are supposed to fear us. And we have the RIGHT to contact our representatives when we see fit. That’s why their contact information is REQUIRED to be made public.

So, to reiterate, the Bloomfield Police paid a visit to Jeff to ask him to ask you not to contact the Board of Health… at the following eMail addresses:

health@bloomfieldtwpnj.com; mfitzpatrick@bloomfieldtwpnj.com;klore@bloomfieldtwpnj.com; njoanow@bloomfieldtwpnj.com; pdunigan@bloomfieldtwpnj.com;law@bloomfieldtwpnj.com; brian@aloialawfirm.com; courts@bloomfieldtwpnj.com

You may also wish to not contact the Mayor directly about the misuse of Police personnel and assets to intimidate residents and business owners at rbrown@bloomfieldtwpnj.com

And if you ever need to contact New Jersey’s State Attorney General for any reason at all, you can use the webform at:

http://www.nj.gov/lps/formmail.htm

 

 

 I think John of the Patrick Miracle has stated it all quite clearly. I have little to add except we must speak up. We need to remember Lennox in Belfast and keep fighting against these injustices. It is Breed Specific Legislation whether these politicians own up to it or not.-Jen

 

PETITION: HELP US HELP MEMPHIS – BE HIS VOICE

To: Bloomfield Township, NJ Board of Health

Petition to allow The Coltenback’s to adopt Memphis.If the welfare of Memphis is truly the ultimate goal, there is absolutely no reason Memphis should remain in the shelter one more day. A loving, experienced, breed savvy family is pleading with the township to bring Memphis back home forever.

Help for Dre the unjustly accused PitBull

For those of you want to know more about saving Dre the pitbull and how you can hlep. Here are some links;

 

Heartbreaking

 

A pitbull named DRE, has come to my attention recently. I must say I feel for this family, I would die if my Tiberious were to be taken away against our will. We as animal lovers, bully breed owners. Need to speak out against the BSL. We must save every Innocent Bully breed out there, that has caused no harm to anyone or anything.

Watch the Video, Does he really Seem Vicious to you?
Dre, Mari, Beanie

If you watched the Video and answered No, He doesn’t look or seem Vicious then you would be Correct he isn’t Vicious at all. Bully Breeds are not Vicious, in the right hands. 

You put the Bully breeds in the wrong hands, Such as those who abuse, or train them for pit fighting and you got yourself a Vicious dog. It is bad owners that make the breed Vicious.

And I will stick behind that statement! Punish the bad Owners not the BREEDS.

If you would like to help out more please Sign
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/366/919/230/save-dre-a-pit-bull-in-brighton-co-who-has-never-hurt-anyone/

If you would like to learn more Please Go to this site and show support.

https://www.facebook.com/savedreinbrighton

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