Petition Success: Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban Introduced in New York ( if approved by city council)

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Petition letter

“Thanks to everyone who signed petitions regards NYC carriage horses; with a bit of luck it will be no more!”

Target: New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio

Goal: Applaud taking action to eliminate horse-drawn carriages from New York City’s streets

Photo credit: jen-the-librarian via Flickr

Horse-drawn carriages have been a staple of the New York City tourism industry for a century. New York City’s Irish community makes up the majority of the horse-drawn carriage industry, and it has been intent on keeping its livelihood prosperous. However, animal rights activists cater to the opposing agenda, urging the New York City council to put an end to the city’s horse-drawn carriage industry. Their animal welfare concerns have been heard: Mayor Bill de Blasio will soon introduce legislation to end the horse-drawn carriage industry.

The horses of New York City that are forced to work long, grueling hours, and only given rest in small increments of time deserve fulfilling lives. They are not let out to pasture when their work in the city is complete each day. When the horses are on duty they are forced to dodge vehicles, endure excessive air pollution, and risk their lives for tourist entertainment. Every minute that a horse is on the streets of New York City it is at risk of being hit by a car. Mayor de Blasio is genuinely concerned about the welfare of these animals.

Of course, he has received significant backlash from some members of the community, as well as those who share ownership or are employed by the horse-drawn carriage industry. De Blasio has promised to assist these individuals in finding new jobs if the ban is honored.

When Mayor Bill de Blasio was vying for his current position he was heavily supported by animal rights activists. With their influence, along with a push from activists at Force Change and all over the country, Mayor de Blasio has unveiled a bill that, if approved by city council, will end the cruel horse-drawn carriage industry of New York City. De Blasio has publicly said, before and after election, that the horses’ welfare is his main concern.

Commend Mayor de Blasio for honoring his animal welfare stance by introducing this ban on horse-drawn carriages.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor de Blasio,

Before you were elected as Mayor of New York City, you took a controversial, yet necessary stance against the horse-drawn carriage industry. You have officially kept your pre- and post-election promises by introducing legislation set to end the cruel industry. I am writing to thank you for your compassion towards the carriage horses of New York City.

It is my hope that the city council favors your legislation and passes it with no hesitation. Please use the signatures that this supportive petition generates to encourage the council to show the horses compassion. You and I know that the horse-drawn carriage industry is archaic and insufficient for the needs of the working horses; it is time for the rest of the city to share this sentiment.

Thank you for fighting for the horses of New York City. Countless mayors before you did not rise to this challenge. You are a valuable asset to New York City.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: jen-the-librarian via Flickr

Link:-http://animalpetitions.org/36375/success-horse-drawn-carriage-ban-introduced-in-new-york/

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Bear The Police Dog Leaves Animal Hospital

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A New York City police dog that heroically broke up a subway fight last week was honoured while leaving the animal hospital Wednesday. An honour guard of police officers and police dogs lined up and welcomed Bear back to the force.

Last Tuesday morning Bear and his handler, Officer Vincent Tieniber, came to the aid of another officer who was attempting to break up a fight between four women on a subway platform.

Ninety-nine percent of the time, when we come to the scene, people cooperate,” said Tieniber. “No one really wants to be bit by a dog.”

Unfortunately one of the women was extremely uncooperative. In the scuffle Bear was kicked in the mouth as she resisted arrest. Bear did not let this stop him from getting the job done. When the women kicked at Bear a second time he clamped down on her foot until she was handcuffed.

The ordeal left Bear with several broken teeth, a cut up tongue and a swollen snout.

On Wednesday he was able to leave the animal hospital and when he did he was greeted by his fellow NYPD K-9 officers. Bear will require a few more weeks of rest and treatment, but will make a full recovery and return to work once he is recovered.

The woman responsible for kicking Bear is facing several charges, including injuring a police animal.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/06/bear-the-police-dog-leaves-animal-hospital/

Bear the NYPD K9 Dog Leaves Hospital

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Update on Star: The New York Pit-bull Shot By NYPD Police, Meets Her Number One Fan

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One man’s dream came true this week when he flew halfway across America to meet the dog that has changed his life and inspired his Facebook page entitled, “Star – The New York pit bull shot by police.”

Charlie Cifarelli founder of the Facebook Star page, finally meets his inspiration,

Charlie Cifarelli founder of the Facebook Star page, finally meets his inspiration, “Star.” Credits: Charlie Cifarelli

Charlie Cifarelli, is a native New Yorker who now lives and owns a successful recycling business in Nebraska. Cifarelli was just one of the millions that watched a viral video this summer of a pit bull being shot point blank in the head by an NYPD officer, and survived.

The public was outraged because the dog whose name would later be revealed as “Star,” was protecting her homeless owner that was having a seizure.

Cifarelli quickly turned his outrage into a constructive tool that is now called the “Star” page on Facebook; it has kept the public informed on Star’s recovery, and possibly saved her life.

Examiner asked Cifarelli what inspired him to create the Star page?

I was so horrified by her shooting and when I looked at Star and Lech (Star’s owner at the time) lying on the ground like no one cared. I saw Lech not being checked on even after Star was shot. I saw a man’s dog shot and screaming and even after she was no longer a threat no one checked on her or Lech. I had enough I was going to do something several days later I started the Star page.” Cifarelli replied.

“For me this would be so out of my comfort zone but for Star and Lech I felt it was necessary.” Cifarelli ended.

Cifarelli has stayed in touch with the officials in charge of Star’s recovery and releases the updates to the public on the Star page. But the one thing Cifarelli has been unable to do up to this point was meet the dog he affectionately calls “our Star girl.”

Ever since August when she was shot and almost died, I have had a desire to help her and at the very least rally those around me to know her story and support her. Since the moment I saw the video of her being shot I wanted to reach out and hug her and tell her I love her and she has people all over the world who feel as I do.” Cifarelli stated.

That finally changed this week for Cifarelli who was invited to meet the dog that changed his life.

In this exclusive Examiner interview, Cifarelli reveals his physical and emotional journey to meet Star.

This week, I left my home in Nebraska and some 12 hours later I would meet my hero dog “Star.”

“It was surreal I would go through several doors, a long corridor and a steel door along with a gate. The lights were dim I was a guest in this facility which treats animals with care, the way that all animals should live.

It was quiet with classical music being played. Instead of dogs that bark you could hear a pin drop. As I entered her large 20 x 20 room a rush of emotions entered me I was finally here I made it to see the dog who I have wrote about, talk about, I was even on the radio in the UK talking about her.”

“I saw Star!

“The words came out of me “Hey Star Girl it’s me Charlie.” “She sat for me and gave me that look with a wide smile, her trademark look. The lights were turned on for me and I literally hugged her for what seemed like an eternity. I hugged her for me and the whole world and realized how fortunate I was to be able to have this time with her. She has such a smooth coat and she is actually a little shy at first. I talked to her and I hugged her over and over again.”

I’m quite amazed at how well she has recovered.”

“Her sight seemed good as I played with and her toys she hears noises in the corridor outside her room. I spoke to her doctor a wonderful woman who has compassion and understanding of Stars injuries and her treatment to this point.”

I can’t over emphasize how much our Star Girl is loved by staff.

“She is walked four times a day. She has the best medical staff and hospital steps away from where she resides, and a kind soul who makes this all possible because he believes the animals that come into his care should be treated in the most humane capacity available. If anyone had concerns about Stars well-being let me put you at ease; I don’t know if there is a place that could do more or care more about Star.”

I spent time with our girl on the first day of my visit. When I returned the following day, Star knew who I was and there were more belly rubs, hugs and kisses. At some point the next day it was time for me to go. I had to say goodbye again like the first day of my visit, and I cried inside. I gave her a hug and walked away, not easy to do.”

“When someone sees her in person for the first time, you feel like you know her so well. I looked and saw the trademark dots on the back of her neck the dots by her nose. “

I have never slept so well after seeing our girl. I will always cherish the memories this dog has evoked in me and will always think about meeting her. This was something I thought could never have happened.”

“Ask me today if I believe in miracles, the answer is yes!

“Thank you Star.”

The Star page grows larger every day, but Cifarelli will always be Star’s number one fan.

News Link:http://www.examiner.com/article/star-the-dog-shot-by-nypd-meets-her-number-one-fan?cid=db_articles

Stars Facebook page:-https://www.facebook.com/StarTheNewYorkPitbullShotByPolice?ref=stream

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“Shooting Star” by Sinthya Somorra – Video Tribute – Dog Shot By NYPD

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“Video about the dog named Star, who was shot by NYPD police;  she is alive & well. I really hope this girl finds a warm loving & caring family, someone who will love Star the way she loved her previous owner. There is nothing vicious about a dog protecting the person she loves; had the dog been a Chihuahua, things would have been very different!”

Published on 8 Sep 2012 by 

Star was shot by an NYPD officer in August 2012 while trying to protect her owner, a homeless man who had passed out on the street, as police approached him. She suffered soft tissue, bone, neurological, and eye damage from the gunshot to her mouth. 

She was brought to Animal Care & Control of NYC, which took care of her during the required waiting period. Her owner relinquished her to AC&C, at which point Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists was able to perform the necessary surgeries to remove her damaged left eye, remove metal fragments, and reconstruct the bone and soft tissue injuries to her head. The surgeries were paid for by a generous donation to AC&C’s STAR Fund (name unrelated to Star’s name). When she had recovered from surgery, she was transferred to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, which transported her on its Wheels of Hope van to a rehab facility, where she will live until she is fully healed and ready for adoption. The Lexus Project assisted in Star’s excellent care.

To pitch in toward Star’s rehab care, make a secure online donation and mention “Star Recovery Fund” in the designation:http://www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org/donate. Thank you for your generosity!

Video produced independently by Sinthya Somorra. Thanks, Sinthya, for your dedication to Star’s cause!

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
http://www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org

Wheels of Hope of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
http://www.WheelsofHopeNYC.org

Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)
http://www.nycacc.org

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists
http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/fifth-avenue/

The Lexus Project
http://www.thelexusproject.org

Star’s photo album
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152053706250321.888737.1442622853…

Related:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/photos-star-the-dog-shot-by-cop-in-east-village-is-okay/

Related:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/10-day-hold-ends-on-star-the-dog-shot-by-nypd-public-concern-continues/

Related:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/disturbing-video-police-shoot-and-kill-a-dog-in-east-village-new-york/

Man Beats Dog In Elevator At Harlem’s Wagner Houses; NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

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New York City cops are looking for a man seen in a surveillance video severelybeating a dog inside a Harlem elevator. The incident took place inside the Wagner Houses at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 26th.

According to Gothamist, the suspect “whose hair was in corn rows, was wearing a red T-shirt and baseball cap.”

Anyone with any information regarding the beating is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All Crime Stoppers calls are kept confidential.

Sadly, this story is quite familiar. Another Wagner Houses surveillance video last year caught dog owner Irving Sanchez mercilessly kicking his own pet pooch inside an elevator. Sanchez was charged with aggravated animal cruelty. (see below) And in 2010, three other such elevator dog beatings were caught on camera inside the Grant Houses, also in Harlem. (see below)

News Link:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/07/man-beating-dog-inside-el_n_1864401.html

“Below are the other videos, in case you have not seen or were not aware of the them.

Please be aware viewer discretion is advised”

PUPPY BEATEN: Man Beats Pitbull Puppy in Elevator

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Irving Sanchez Caught On Tape Abusing Pit Bull Puppy

In the video, a man police say is Sanchez is seen walking into the elevator with a small pit bull puppy named Max. Once inside the elevator, the man is seen dragging the dog from side to side of the elevator by its leash, hurling it into the elevator walls. Then the man leans in and hits the dog repeatedly with the handle of the leash, wielding the strap like a club. Finally the man starts stepping on the dog and appears to kick him. Sanchez was arrested the next day. He is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. Max was taken to an animal shelter.

May 12, 2010 Caught on Tape: Man Pleads Guilty to Beating Lap Dog in Elevator

 

If animal cruelty turns your stomach, you should not watch this video.

A man has admitted to viciously kicking his girlfriend’s lap dog in an attack police witnessed on security cameras installed in a Manhattan apartment building elevator.

Chris Grant has been sentenced to three months in jail after pleading guilty to an animal cruelty charge. He’s 21. “Three months in jail…ridiculous, should have been 3 years or more…if he is so flippant about abusing the dog in an elevator, what does he do behind closed doors?…FxxxxxG Knob Head. He will be out now, probably abusing some other innocent dog, which is just heartbreaking & gut wrenching, thinking about what he could be doing! Will he be caught NO. However if the Animal Abuse Registry had been operating, at least officers could keep a check on him…I loved the News girls reaction, I too would like to kick his nads in!!

Police officers monitoring surveillance cameras in the Harlem building as part of a search for a murder suspect arrested Grant when they saw him on tape abusing the black-and-white Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix, named Chuvi-Duvi. 

The cameras captured Grant patting his knees as if to invite the 12-pound dog to be petted, then kicking it away. His lawyer didn’t immediately return a call Wednesday. Tests showed Chuvi-Duvi escaped serious injury. The plea was entered Tuesday.“On the outside perhaps, but that beating & others the dog probably received, could have caused serious Psychological  implications! Abuse, stays with the victim, for life, no matter what kind or to whom, it is never forgotten, trust me!”

Police later found the man accused of stabbing nine-year old Anthony Maldonado, the victim of one of the city’s first homicides of 2010.

The two crimes were not connected, but Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said solving them involved the same basic tools: a camera, and a cop paying attention.

In condemning the alleged dog-kicker at the time, Kelly called Grant “an abusive individual who repeatedly and brutally beat a small defenseless dog.”

See for yourself, but if you’re an animal lover, be advised: it’s tough to watch.

News Link:http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Man-Pleads-Guilty-in-Dog-Beating-Cau-93603404.html

On January  2012 –More dog abuse in housing project elevator

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A New York City woman has been charged after police say she was caught on video kicking and jerking her Pomeranian on an elevator in the same housing project where surveillance cameras captured a dog being beaten earlier this month.

Tiara Davis was charged with torturing and injuring an animal Monday. The incident was recorded by video cameras in the elevators of the Grant Houses Sunday morning. Police released the videos Tuesday.

The video shows Sparky, her 4-year-old Pomeranian, being beaten and jerked by its leash until unconscious. Davis, 31, said she lost her temper when the dog relieved himself before getting outside. “I kept telling him, ‘Sparky! Wait! Wait!’ ” Davis, a vocational counselor for ex-offenders, told the New York Daily News. “I became a little frustrated,” she added. “It was never my intention to hurt him.” Sparky is recovering at the ASPCA hospital

New Link:– http://www.ohmidog.com/2010/01/13/more-dog-abuse-in-housing-project-elevator/

Photos: Star, The Dog Shot By Cop In East Village, Is Okay!

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“AT last…news on Star, who thankfully & miraculously is alive (despite some saying she was killed) & recovering well. I don’t think for one moment this dog was of a vicious nature, she was only protecting her owner, who was having some type of seizure. Witnesses who knew both the dog & owner stated that Star was often off a leash, now you couldn’t walk through the streets with a vicious dog off a leash could you? They also said that Lech & star were inseparable; since he rescued her, so I’m wondering why Lech Stankiewicz has not come forward to collect ownership, I wonder if the police have been in contact with him since he was hospitalized at the scene? I worry this devoted dog could end up somewhere she shouldn’t if someone doesn’t offer her a home!”

Almost two weeks ago the NYPD shot a dog in broad daylight in the East Village.

Here she is: Star the dog is improving, and recovering every day. (Courtesy of Animal Care & Control)

The dog, named Star, was found barking near her owner, who was passed out and was believed to be having a seizure on the sidewalk. One witness told us, “The dog was protecting the owner, that’s what it does.” When the NYPD arrived on the scene, Star continued barking and running around, and presumably believing she was dangerous, an officer shot herthere is graphic video of the shooting —and then pepper-sprayed her.

Via Eddie Huang.

Star miraculously survived the point-blank shot, and has been at Animal Care & Control since, but her status has been unknown—until now. This morning Richard Gentles told us that Star “is improving, [but] she’s still resting and not up for visitors at this time.”

Gentles tells us Star was officially released to Animal Care & Control yesterday at 8 p.m. “Her owner had until that day and time to reclaim her but since he didn’t ownership was legally transferred to AC&C.” Until last night, the AC&C couldn’t provide information because of this, but now that she has been released to them, they are free to place her and disclose her status. (Star’s owner is believed to be Lech Stankiewicz, who has not been reported to have been seen since the day of the shooting.)

Since her arrival on August 13th, Gentles says they’ve “ensured that she has received proper veterinary care and attention.” Additionally, her medical bills, which have already amounted to nearly $10,000, will be paid for through donations to AC&C’s Special Treatment and Recovery (S.T.A.R.) Fund.

Once she is through recovering, they will “ultimately transfer ownership of Star and her continued care to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals” (specifically AC&C’s New Hope partner, where homes are found for unwanted animals).

We will update once Star leaves the hospital and that happens. It’s expected she’ll be put up for adoption—but Gentles says no one has expressed interest in being her human (yet)!

News Link:http://gothamist.com/2012/08/25/photos_star_the_dog_shot_by_a_cop_i.php

Read this account of what happened:http://observer.com/2012/08/dog-shot-14th-street-08132012/

“We see this dog outside of KFC every day. It’s usually a nice dog. [The dog and its owner] don’t bother anyone. Everyone in this restaurant [Baohaus] knows this. If it was a cop from the neighborhood, they would know that guy. He’s there every day”

Related:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/disturbing-video-police-shoot-and-kill-a-dog-in-east-village-new-york/

 

10-day Hold Ends On Star The Dog Shot By NYPD – Public Concern Continues

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“Thank goodness for this story, as I was going crazy trying to find out if the dog was actually killed at the scene or was taken to hospital…all reports at the time were conflicting, as I wrote in the original article below! I understand the cops were scared of the dog, but you don’t provoke it by kicking its owner…they should have got some chicken or a burger to distract it, while they attended Stankiewicz. Perhaps all the NYPD should have some training to deal with matters like this, so that next time, no guns have to be drawn!”

The 10-day hold ended today for Star the dogthat was shot last week by an NYPD officer and was taken to the NYC Animal Care and Control (ACC).

The end of the 10-day hold means, that if Star’s owner Lech Stankiewicz, did not come forward to claim her, she now becomes the property of ACC.

Star, shot by police

With ACC refusing to give the public regular updates and pictures on Stars progress like most rescues and shelters do; and conflicting reports surfacing on her survival and her emergency care; the public is wondering if this is shaping into a “good old fashion conspiracy.”

In one of the most bazarre stories over an animal case to come out of New York, Star the dog is quickly becoming a drama that should be labeled “the X-file.”

The day of the shooting the New York Observer took a statement from a police source that stated, “The dog died after the officer shot it a single time.” The next dayspokesman for ACC stated the dog is in “stable condition.” The police source was a little less optimistic, though and stated, “Last time we checked, it was still alive, though the prognosis wasn’t very good.

Anne Camperlino Dunleavy Cicchino, just one of the concerned citizens questioning the ACC, stated today, “Has anyone physically seen Star? Cicchino went on to state, “I don’t think anyone has seen her yet, and if she’s supposedly getting medical care at the shelter that in itself concerns me. Not even an attorney from the Lexus project has seen her? Are they going to tell us she didn’t make it but fought hard when they feel things have quieted down because they don’t want us to know now that she is already dead? What is the problem here with someone seeing her?”

Sinthya Sommora another concerned citizen that is trying hard to follow Star’s case, stated, “This has been a strange case, makes you wonder about the things that go bump in the night!”

Sommora went on to state, “Well the 10-day hold is over, so what next? Time to make some noise; we have waited and understood the legal part of this, being Star had a 10 day owner claim hold on her, but now what? Seek and You Shall Find!”

Sommora and Cicchino’s comments seem to sum up the public’s questions surrounding Star’s case.

The ACC’s silence and lack of proof of Star’s survival is making this a conspiracy in the public’s eye that could make it into an episode of the X-files; it is leaving them with the impression “I want to believe,” but the public wants “the truth.”

More Examiner articles : snippets from each!

The gun shot heard across the web-the shooting of Star the dog

East Village, NY, Lech Stankiewicz 29, described by his friends as a drifter from Poland, adopted Star who had been abused, from a local animal shelter. Stankiewicz and Star bonded quickly.

Stankiewicz is a known epileptic which is aggravated by his drug and alcohol use, according to his friends. People in the area knew to leave Stankiewicz alone when he was passed out, because Star is protective and aware of his vulnerable state.

Johnny Rodriguez, who was visiting the Eye and Ear Infirmary nearby, said he and three other people alerted nearby police officers that Stakiewicz was in danger of being hit by traffic. “He was having a seizure, I saw him lying down on the ground and his head was twitching and shaking.”

The two officers who responded, called for backup and walked up to Stakiewicz, when the officers verbal commands failed to arouse Stakiewicz, the officers started lightly kicking him to jar him awake; the officers did not know Stakiewicz was having an epileptic seizure.

Two more officers show up to the scene and assisted in controlling the crowd that was forming.

Instead of calling the ambulance, they started kicking him,” said lower East Side resident Aida Feliciano.

“The homeless guy looked like he was having a seizure, the dog started acting defensive,” said Christian Pimentel, 21. “The dog started barking at the officer.”

“I told one of the cops, “Hey, that dog is growling, be careful, “ Rodriguez stated.

Alejandro Cararubia, 28, who works at a nearby restaurant, saw the shooting. “The dog barked and jumped at the cop. The cop shot her in self-defense,” Cararubia said.

After the officer shot Star in the head, the officer to his left proceeded to pepper spray Star, which caused her screams to intensify.

“Passersby on the block, including small children, began to cry at the sight of the bloodied animal,” Pimentel said.

The dog was just defending her owner and the cops shot her in the head,” said deli clerk Ines Pauling.

“If you kick the dog’s owner, the dog is obviously going to attack,” said Alan Crosby, 40, who saw the attack.

Star laid in the middle of the street with a bullet in her head and pepper spray burning her face and wound for over 10 minutes before a catch pole was placed around her neck and she was forced to her feet.

Stakiewicz received no medical aid for over 10 minute. Not one official came to his aid even after Star was shot.

Stakiewicz and the two officers involved in the, were taken to Bellevue Hospital for minor injuries. The officer received care for Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Stankiewicz was ultimately arrested on an open warrant charge

Lexus project releases update on Star the dog shot by NYPD

“Lexus project released this statement about Star earlier today; “We know that so many of you are concerned, worried and outraged about Star. This is an update and although I know you want more but please respect this is all we are permitted to say at this time. Star is very much alive and receiving medical care and holding her own. We will update as soon as we are permitted to. Thank you for your support and understanding”

The Lexus project was founded in 2009 after a high prey greyhound named Lexus was declared a vicious dog. Lexus sat on death row in a Rhode Island kill shelter waiting to be put down. Robin Mittasch read her story and asked her husband Richard Rosenthal, an attorney to motion for her release.

The Lexus project is now a law firm for dogs. They provide legal defense on a case by case basis for dogs they believe are improperly or unfairly facing dangerous dog designations or euthanasia.

Questions surround Star the dog shot by NYPD

” The next day, Richard Gentles, a press representative for ACC, told DNA Info.com “The dog is being provided medical care by the ACC and is in a stable condition at this time.”

Sasha Sabbeth, one of the many Star supporters that are concerned about the dog’s welfare and medical treatment, told Examiner, “I have been working fervently along with many others to find pit bull rescues that will assure that she is getting complete proper medical care. Star has had at least one bullet in her head now for five days.

“The rescue, Smilin’ Pit Bull, one of the rescues contacted by Sabbeth, was informed by an ACC contact, that he can’t pick up Star because she is not at ACC. The rescue had been told by his ACC contact that Star had been taken to an offsite clinic in their STAR program.”

When Sabbeth shared this information with her many rescue contacts, their reactions became split to this information. Some animal advocate and rescue groups believe that she is still at ACC and that ACC is using Star for their fundraising agenda depriving Star of the in depth medical care that she needs.

Others animal advocate and rescue groups believe that ACC might have her at an offsite clinic because she is such a high profile dog. “However, if it is true that Star is in an offsite clinic, it does not mean that she is receiving the high level, emergency medical care that she needs.” Sabbeth stated.

In other critical care animal stories, whether from abuse or accident, other shelters, rescues, and vet clinics, gladly share the progress and condition of the animal. With Star, there is suspicious secrecy, lack of cooperation, and insufficient information to make the public, confident that Star is being given every chance to recover from this assault. Sabbeth stated, “I am profoundly concerned, as are many around the country and perhaps the world who watch the news video and experienced the five minutes of unconscionable agony that this dog was forced to endure without help or concern from anyone.”

“I have spent hours, and hours, contacting rescues, police, ASPCA and HSUS, as have many others as we are all looking for Star, attempting to get Star into the right medical hands versus being in the hands of politics and hidden agendas.” Sabbeth told the Examiner, “I feel as though I am wading through a strategy of smoke and mirrors mobilized by ACC with an End Game that is at Star’s expense. I don’t want Star to be another martyr as was the dog, Lennox, in Belfast, Ireland.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/10-day-hold-ends-on-star-the-dog-and-the-public-concern-continues?cid=db_articles

Related:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/disturbing-video-police-shoot-and-kill-a-dog-in-east-village-new-york/

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