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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer & Mohave County Justice System

Accused Defendant is my neighbor, I am Susan Piccinino, the victim & witness of this crime Tragically, on July 11/2012, Defendant's Great Danes slipped through from my yard -back into her yard from a large hole they dug under my fence.

We were at her Great Dane's mercy as I became engaged in a tug-of -war situation between me & the Great Dane, to gain possession of my second Yorkie dog, they had already killed one seconds earlier. Out of fear of the Great Dane's aggressive growling of being bitten myself & realizing my Yorkie had stopped struggling & gone limp in my grip I had no choice but let him have her lifeless little body

I watched in horror as the two great Danes licked blood off each other like wild animals. Shockingly the great Danes kept coming back to the hole in a killing frenzy-clawing & scratching continually determined to get into my yard again to kill my other 2 Yorkies.

I sustained several bruises abrasions cuts & scrapes from the sliding around on the gravel & sticking my arms under the fence as I tried to save my Yorkies BUT I was told by the Animal Control officer that my injuries were inconsequential since I was not actually bitten. I would have gladly taken a mauling by Defendant's dogs to save my Yorkies

My life has turned to turmoil due to, but not limited to; attending court hearings, gathering documents to prove my of two Dogs value & the circumstances leading up to this spiteful crime. And to watch as the Justice system caters to the accused.

There are social standards that allow for peaceful, friendly living which are meant to protect Society from individuals reeking havoc on a new neighborhood they move into I am not the only Property owner that has had to resort to calling Animal Control to The Defendant’s residence regarding her dogs being at large, but nothing was ever done. Now I had to watch my pets be viciously slaughtered.

Freedom is a basic human right that is in disputable I have been forced to forfeit my freedom because of this fatal REAL Danger & Fear of future attacks. Every call to make an exception to basic RIGHTS or to bypass them is immoral. I no longer have freedom to take pleasure in my own Real Estate property that took me 40 years to obtain.

Many dog owners enjoy having vicious dogs capable of Killing they even encourage such violent behavior For this reason last year penalties increased when Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2137 Under Arizona Revised Statute 11-1025, dog owners are now held criminally liable for the damages their pets cause to other people’s pets & property. However, here in Kingman AZ. (Mohave County) the new laws have been ignored in my case.

I continually complained & called Animal Control, for which Defendant not only verbally assaulted me with foul language, but also threatened to kick my ass if I Called Animal Control again Forcing me to file an Order of Restraint against her & the order was granted.

The slaughter of my dogs did not occur as a fluke or by accident It was bound to happen due to lack of due diligence, as referred to in reports by Animal Control regarding ongoing complaints prior to this incident due Defendant’s Great Danes constantly being at large & A MENACE to the neighborhood.

All of this trauma could have been prevented if Defendant had heeded the numerous warnings given to her by Animal Control officers. All of my complaints & pleas were met with inconsideration & hostility. Now due to her own actions leading up to the day of this crime, Defendant is now legally & ethically liable financially for restitution.

No amount of restitution will be enough to compensate me for the overwhelming grief I am experiencing & stress for how I am now forced to proceed in the future. I have not been able to sleep at night when I wake up reaching for my little bed partners & they are not there anymore I am having nightmares of the violent bloody scene that I was helpless to stop.

Blood was everywhere besides on the faces & bodies of the two Great Danes, but slung onto my fences, smeared in & around the hole & splattered on the side of The Defendant’s home. Blood covered the gates where the Great Dane attempted to jump after I blocked their access to my yard & blood was all over her sidewalks & porches. Animal Control took pictures but they have not been entered in the records.

To add further insult injuries Defendant never even bothered to wash away the blood-spattered scene in her own yard, forcing me to see it over & over again as a daily reminder. The blood stained environment only began to dissipate from the rains we had several days later.

The Defendant has made no effort to repair damages & secure the fence, which her Great Danes destroyed We continue to be barricaded behind a wall, constructed of boards & furniture, which Animal Control officers helped me to pile up on the day of the incident I am fearful of going out into my own yard.

I cannot allow my remaining 2 dogs out into their own yard to go potty; they are forced to defecate on my patio behind the barricades A large Great Dane dog does not have to actually bite me to cause injury, due to my disabilities if they knocked me down, I would require emergency medical care which repeatedly I tried to impress this fact on The Defendant However my pleas fell on deaf ears & she responded with vulgarity

It is a proven fact that any dog that goes so wild as to attack, kill & eat another pet has the propensity to then attack humans & most likely children

My peaceful existence has been irreparably damaged as a result of The Defendant's NEGLECT in spite of the numerous warnings she received in the past from Animal Control

While awaiting further proceedings in this matter I have been underprivileged of my basic Civil Rights: to not deprive any person of life, liberty, or property & Constitutional rights to Private Property: To acquire, have & use the means necessary to exercise the above natural rights & pursue happiness. Specifically including A private residence, from which others may be excluded

As the victim in this CRIME, I have been made to feel that my losses, damages & rights are inconsequential & bargained away in the name of Justice. My punishments now & for years to come are far harsher

Signed,

Susan L Piccinino

This petition closed over 1 year ago

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Our Little Yorkie girls did not deserve to die a violent death, due to a the neighbor; who housed out of control Great Danes

Help fight for the rights of people who take good care of their Dogs &...

Our Little Yorkie girls did not deserve to die a violent death, due to a the neighbor; who housed out of control Great Danes

Help fight for the rights of people who take good care of their Dogs & for "Aggressive Dog Owner Responsibility Law", to be upheld. Arizona Republic, Governor Jan Brewer signed on May 16, Arizona 2011- House Bill 2137 Revised Statute 11-1025 FAILING in my case. Animal Control Department, in the year 2010 there were approximately 900 dog-on-dog attacks. The new bill may reduce the number of serious injury dog attacks - animals that are prone to vicious attacks on animals may be more likely to attack people as well.

Letting our dogs be in situations where there is substantial risk of them killing other people's pets or even worse children who play in the neighborhood is just not responsible behavior. There are many dog owners who enjoy having vicious dogs capable of Killing; they even encourage such violent behavior. For this reason over the last year penalties have increased when Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2137 Under Arizona Revised Statute 11-1025, dog owners are now held criminally liable for the damages their pets cause to other people's pets and property. PETS ARE NO LONGER SUPPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED MERE PROPERTY

Although the New Bill provides for stiffer penalties: where if a dog attacks a dog it is a now a Class 1 misdemeanor, which could carry six months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Dendant is received substantially lesser charges. The New Bill is Not having much effect as to the charges fitting this crime.

Victims continue to be treated as though there loss is insignificant, dragged through long court processes, the Defendant gets a Plea bargain down to lesser offense & restitution is diminished. The New Bill is Not having much effect as to the charges fitting the crime in my case. There is one lesser charge although my 2 dogs were killed, there is one diminished restitution pleas bargain, yet 2 of my Yorkie were slaughtered.

Careful training for a dog's mental stability & diligent management of a dog's environment helps keep dogs from acting like wild animals. When people are unable, unwilling, or unaware of how to manage their dogs, kills to other animals & injuries to humans becomes all too common.

Having a dog makes us responsible for the dog's actions, beginning with responsibility to select dogs we are capable of keeping under control The Defendant's transgressions have impeded my freedoms, with her unwillingness to get her dogs under control, resulting in the fatal attacks on my pets.

It is a proven fact that any dog that goes so wild as to attack, kill & eat another pet has the propensity to then attack humans & most likely children. Follow my blog http://adorlpiccinino.blogspot.com/

Please help me get this Petition signed and sent to
Arizona Governor
JANICE K. BREWER
Governor's Office
400 West Congress
Suite 504
Tucson, AZ 85701

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