Samantha Lee
Samantha Lee

Thank you so much for signing our petition and reading our story. We greatly appreciate it. We are approaching our pre trial conference on the criminal matters. My family will go into court and speak the truth just the same as we have for nearly 7 months. We want our pets home, we want our shelter back open, we want to continue helping cats and cat families. We are a family that believes in helping people and unfortunately that is what got us here, but I am a caring person, and I...

Thank you so much for signing our petition and reading our story. We greatly appreciate it. We are approaching our pre trial conference on the criminal matters. My family will go into court and speak the truth just the same as we have for nearly 7 months. We want our pets home, we want our shelter back open, we want to continue helping cats and cat families. We are a family that believes in helping people and unfortunately that is what got us here, but I am a caring person, and I instill that into my kids. We truly appreciate the kind comments and prayers, prayers can sometimes move mountains, and that is what we need right now. I worry about my kids everyday, they would do so much better if they had their pets to cry with. We did get a new baby because aco left one cat behind, she is distraught, they have her brother, these cats are 8 years old. Tinkerbelle still yells but not as bad as she used to. She has a hard time if we leave the house, she has a hard time if no one is talking, she starts yelling, we have to tell her we are here and she calms down. This is so sad to see, so we got her a little baby, Tink is doing alot better, but you can see the hurt in her by her actions, she is not my cat, she is my husbands but she won't leave my side. So sad, I feel for her. Thank you from each of us.

Karen Kalmenson
Karen Kalmenson

a waste of taxpayer.
money and time,
being fallible and.
"only human"
is not a crime.

Amy Hansen
Amy Hansen

At the risk of sounding discriminatory, I have to say that most who work for Animal Control are a special breed of people...corrupt...controlling...dishonest...apathetic...and completely void of conscience...many that work in the legal system have similar qualities. Lee, I am praying for the return of your precious pets soon, and so sorry for what you and your family(four-legged members included) are being forced to endure! As a busy full-time working mother of three(two teens and a five...

At the risk of sounding discriminatory, I have to say that most who work for Animal Control are a special breed of people...corrupt...controlling...dishonest...apathetic...and completely void of conscience...many that work in the legal system have similar qualities. Lee, I am praying for the return of your precious pets soon, and so sorry for what you and your family(four-legged members included) are being forced to endure! As a busy full-time working mother of three(two teens and a five year old), also with a houseful of pets and involved in rescue, I completely relate to your story. Your children and cats in this photo all look healthy, happy and well-cared for. Teens are certainly capable of helping to maintain their living environment, yet most require a great deal of prompting, and sometimes the threat of loss of privileges(x box usage, cell phone, sleepover, etc., to even pick up after themselves. When one has so many responsibilities, prioritizing is in order. The health of the children and pets, work, school, sporting events, homework, doctors appointments, meals, etc., take priority over household chores. I work Monday through Friday and my weeks are extremely hectic: between work, appointments, play-dates, baseball/basketball/football/hockey games, homework help, trying to get a quick healthy meal on the table every evening, caring for my own pets and a feral colony...Those are all the priorities. The household chores sometimes get neglected at times and I catch up on them over the weekend. My home is much cleaner on Mondays than it is on Fridays, and this is common occurrence in many working families. We are LIVING LIFE...My children probably won't remember that our home wasn't spotless at all times, but they will remember the love and dedication to them, the interest in their lives, the compassion for responsibility to other living things...and they surely would remember if I did not attend their games because I was home cleaning our house. Prosecutor Schalk and Judge Davis, please do the right thing and return this families beloved pets to them. If you have any doubt that they would be better off at home than in any animal control facility...please do your research...go behind the scenes at virtually any any animal control facility in the country, including this one(do not announce your visit)...you would probably be sick to your stomachs at the abuse, neglect and slaughter...

Tammy Chess
Tammy Chess

People worry about taking pets that have a home food and love but do nothiing over abandonment death or abuse if they would put their nose into the serious issues maybe this would be a better world

Charlene Shumate
Charlene Shumate

Signed your petition and passed it to many friends in hopes that this unfair situation is resolved in your favor.

Frank Rydzinski
Frank Rydzinski

wtf is going on in america? have the powers that be gone mad? does this neighbor have a person on the inside?

Dianna Sgiathach
Dianna Sgiathach

this is just horrible and unfair!

Carole Jean Fritzinger Hay

That is terrbile that they took their cats/pets away from this family what is wrong with these JUDGES ANYMORE today>> DUH quit picking on innocent people and let them alone you can see those cats are in great shape and very healthy too.

Lauren Tariel
Lauren Tariel

Some courts seem to want to punish people for loving animals and treating animals like family. The Lee's should not lose their animals because somebody thinks a house should satisfy some arbitrary cleanliness standard. People should be able live how they want, even if that means a messy home.

Anne Marie Duhon
Anne Marie Duhon

People cops who ever wants to take your animals simply go to a judge and LIE! For some stupid reason those peoples word is taken as gospel and no proof (pictures documents anything) is given to the judge to grant that warrant and once issued your life and the lives of your animals are forfeit! Ms Lee your raid sounds much like mine busy house undone housework for more important reasons (helping something ALIVE) and an angry person that wants to destroy you and all your work. I will gladly...

People cops who ever wants to take your animals simply go to a judge and LIE! For some stupid reason those peoples word is taken as gospel and no proof (pictures documents anything) is given to the judge to grant that warrant and once issued your life and the lives of your animals are forfeit! Ms Lee your raid sounds much like mine busy house undone housework for more important reasons (helping something ALIVE) and an angry person that wants to destroy you and all your work. I will gladly help you in your cause to make raids like ours never happen again. THe animals suffer worse abuse at the hands of the ones that take them from you than you or I ever drempt of doing!

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