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February 28th, 2005
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Time To Take Action!!! >:(
Hello there. I am sending this letter to ALL dog lovers, animal rescue organizations, anyone, in the hopes that someone out there may help! We need some advice, or ANY kind of help with a situation that’s rapidly becoming way out of control. I’m really at a loss of how we can deal with this, and it just seems that every time we ask for help, we just keep getting bounced around from person to person, or blatantly ignored.

We have a friend who had some false charges of animal abuse made against him, originally from his mother. The whole case is absolute bunk, as he loves his two dogs to bits, and has always cared for them very well. Even his own Vet can, and has attested to this. The whole thing began with his mother pressing false charges of animal abuse against him. She had gotten into a fight with her son, kicked him out of her home, but held his two dogs (one a female Husky puppy, and the other a year old German Shepherd who was blind and epileptic). His mother didn’t want to care for his disabled dog, and so she had the OSPCA take her away. She signed his Shepherd over to them (even though it was not in her right to do, because HE is the legal owner of the dog; the dogs are licensed under HIS name, not his mother's). But his mother was then forced to sign over his Husky puppy as well, under the threat that if she did not, then the OSPCA would sieze his mother's own dog, as well. So the OSPCA simply took the two dogs, with absolutely NO proof of animal abuse whatsoever.

So for the past couple of months there has been this whole stupid battle over the dogs. The charges were recently withdrawn, because there was no evidence to prove that he had done any harm to them. The case didn't even make it to a courtroom. He loves his two dogs dearly, and is worried for their well being, now that they are in the hands of the OSPCA. His dogs were NOT abused. They were both in healthy condition. The OSPCA was only supposed to HOLD his dogs until a final decision was made. But the OSPCA proceeded to try and adopt out his puppy anyway, (even though they weren’t supposed to) and then he also recently found out that they put his Shepherd to sleep, once the OSPCA heard that there wasn't even a case.

They found out that his charges had been withdrawn, and so they killed his dog. The OSPCA is determined that he’ll not get his other dog back, even though the guy’s lawyer was issues a document stating that BY LAW the OSPCA HAS to give him the whereabouts of his remaining dog. Legally, they are supposed to give him his dog back. It’s HIS dog. Everything the OSPCA has done so far has been extremely immoral AND illegal, and now they’ve even gone so far as to try and charge our friend with Harassment, when ALL he wants is to have his dog back, which is in his legal right to have.

The Lawyer has faxed over the documents, has called. They don’t call back. In fact the lawyer, and our friend, have been told that they are not allowed anywhere on OSPCA property. Also, any friend who has called, even simply to enquire about the well being of the dogs, have also been threatened with harassment charges. We’ve tried calling the police, to see if they can do anything to help, but they have said that this has now become a Civil case, and they can’t do anything. We've even tried calling the MPP, and they, and the police, have agreed that what the OSPCA is doing is wrong, but so far no one seems to know what we can do about it. And to sue the OSPCA for Theft of Property, or anything at all, will require a ton of money, which our friend simply doesn’t have. As it stands now, he’s trying hard enough just to scrounge up the last bit of money he needs to pay his lawyer for the case, so far.

It really makes me feel sick to my stomach to know that we live in a society where people can do these kinds of cruel things. What kind of Justice System is this? The OSPCA is supposed to HELP animals, not put them in more harm’s way. And wherever we’ve turned to try and find help, so far, no one has cared enough to lend a helping hand.

As a dog owner, this kind of thing really makes me sad and angry, especially when I learned that his German Shepherd was put down, simply for being blind and epileptic. Our friend found her as a puppy, abandoned in the park, with trauma to the head, which is what caused her condition. He had the heart to take her in and care for her, and she’d still be alive today if the OSPCA would have done the right thing, and given her back to him. >.< Now, we’re all concerned for the Husky puppy that still remains, and our friend is just beside himself with worry that he’ll never see his baby again. He has every intention of suing the OSPCA, but by the time he manages to raise the money for it, who knows what will happen to his dog. :(

I am writing this, and making a plea to anyone out there who loves dogs, if you think you can help out in ANY way, please send an e-mail to glory@connection.com. Thank you for your time!

~Maia Davis

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Date:March 24th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
I found this through a lonk a friend posted (227) and would like to do anything I can to help. If I have permission, I would like to be able to repost this entire entry in my own journal, as well as inform a few friends with a bit more 'push' then I have. I went through something akin to this with a G. Shepherd last year but Zozo had a happy ending, something I would dearly like to see in this case. *flattens ears*
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Date:March 24th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
Yes, please feel free to pass this link along, as well as the link to the official site, (http://forsydney.hollosite.com) and urge people to sign the petition! :) Thanks for the well-wishes! I hope this has a happy ending as well!
Date:March 24th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
In response to your post on 2's journal:

"His mom basically found out that the guy was a Furry, linked "Furry" in her mind as equal to Beastiality, and assumed he was doing sexual things with his dog. This was not in fact the case, however she freaked out and called the OSPCA and charged him with Animal Abuse anyway, with no physical signs (even after they took tests) that there had been any harm done to the dogs."

Ah, but now this sheds more light on the matter.

If the people at the OSPCA believe your friend was doing sexual things with his dog, that would explain why they are keeping his husky from him. And that also explains that potential "backfire" you mentioned earlier keeping him from going to the media. You can bet your ass that the OSPCA will do their best to paint your friend as a guy who rapes animals if he sends the media over to their doorstep. Even if a court ends up telling the OSPCA to hand the dog back over, your friend will certainly end up having his whole personal life ruined by them. Hell, they might even start their own petition: "keep the poor dog away from the scary pervert" And even winning the court case becomes difficult when you have to fight against arguments like "but he will rape the dog". Even when they have no actual evidence of it.

A very difficult situation indeed, I signed the petition, but I'm afraid I can't think of any other way to help. (no money here either) =(
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Date:March 25th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
And replying here, too. ;)

Yep, it is indeed a tough situation to solve. :/ And you can see why going to the Media is a LAST resort, because I know that the OSPCA will try to turn the tables on him, despite him being a VERY decent guy. Anyone who knows him KNOWS how much he cared for his dogs. And really, if you think about it, do you really think that a blind and epileptic German Shepherd (that it took him AGES for her to trust him after she HAD been physically damaged to the head as a puppy) would let a guy have sex with her?? X.x She'd sooner attack him!

I totally understand the reasons why the OSPCA are keeping his one remaining dog from him (because it's true - they DON'T know that he's not a dog rapist). But the means in which they took the animals from him in the first place is what's really wrong, and the fact that they destroyed his Shepherd to keep her "safe" from him. X.x He did NOT harm his animals in any way, and they have no proof at all. And despite the police, and MPP, AND a document the lawyer faxed them stating that by law, they legally must return his remaining dog to him, they've blatantly ignored everything. It just makes me wonder why the OSPCA think that they're above the law. >.<

Thanks for signing the petition anyway! Every little bit helps! :)
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