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Wednesday, 19th September 2012 - Te Awamutu, New Zealand.

My brother has two dog's. A Red Nose Pitbull - Choppa, aged 3 years and a Neopolitan Mastiff - Mazzy, aged 4.

CHOPPA WAS TASERED IN THE FACE BY POLICE, AND THEN LEFT TO DIE IN THE CARE OF ANIMAL CONTROL!

He was accused of attacking a lady. Later to find out that she was not attackd at all. That she was rushed by such a dog, and whats more, she cant be 100% sure that it was Choppa, as there is a dog of the same breed and color that is a common wanderer of the area.

Please bear in mind, that when the police approached our property, they have admitted that Choppa was on the deck, which is fully fenced. He was on his section, completely contained.

When we were able to pick Choppa up from the pound, we immediately took him to the Vets for a thorough check over. Upon inspecting Choppa, this is there findings:

Choppa has been tasered to the left side of the face, above the smile line. One barb has penetrated the skin.

As a result he has...

Swelling to the brain.

Possible fluid on the lungs.

Every blood vessel amongst his eyes have been fried.

The blood vessels in both ear's are also fried.

He has had one tooth knocked out and another has been snapped. It is causing nerve damage. They cannot go onto to say weather or not it was from the taser's penetration, from them removing the barb's, or by other mean's.

His body is undergoing traumatic stress.

Where the barb has penetrated, may cause the skin tissue to die. If so, they will need to operate to reconstruct his lip/cheek area.

They then go on to say that Choppa weigh's 26 kilo's. My 6 year old son weighs 35 kilo's. This would be equivilant to tasering a 5 year old child, straight to the face, releasing 50,000 volts.

They also say that Choppa should have gained medical attention immediately, as they said he is very lucky to be alive, to have made it through the night is a miracle. The uncontrolable shaking was actual, minor fits.

They then went on to inject him with all the necassaries.

They are now waiting for the swelling to go down to re-assess. From there, we will know the true extent of the damages caused.

Animal Control has neglected to give Choppa medical attention, and it is now obvious that it was a case of an emergency.

We are lucky to have him home and safe, but as for healthy.. Only time will tell.

Choppa is finally starting to eat and drink. My brother isnt having to carry him outside to go to the toilet anymore but in saying so, he won't go out without someone alongside. He wont go near the deck, or the front side of the house, and it may seem silly, but he is having night terrors.

We have layed formal complaints and we are about to approach our lawyer with supporting documents - Neighbours statements, Vets report, self research and photo's of evidence. We are also asking for a copy of the video footage from the taser.

WE WILL FIND CHOPPA JUSTICE. IT IS ONLY FAIR.

Please read the full story before leaving any sour comments. Yes he is a pit bull, but he is also a pet. A friendly, kind natured one at that. Anyone that know's him, will surely agree.

Signed,

Stew Ferguson

This petition closed almost 4 years ago

How this will help

It's not about supporting me, my brother or the people mentioned.

It's about Choppa. it's about our animal's.

The one's that have no voice.

The one's that need defending because they cant do so...

It's not about supporting me, my brother or the people mentioned.

It's about Choppa. it's about our animal's.

The one's that have no voice.

The one's that need defending because they cant do so themselves.

When we take on an animal as a pet, we take on a responsibility. To love, care and nurture as such.

IT'S ABOUT OUR ANIMAL'S. NOT US!

Please help us get the word out there. Choppa never deserved the punishment he was given. Let's help keep our animal's safe.

WE ARE THERE VOICE. LETS MAKE IT LOUD!

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