Austin O'maura
Austin O'maura

A dog in my neighborhood once got lose and killed my daughters cat. However , I did not hold this against the dog nor would I of allowed them to kill it This is the owners fault , and they should be fined. The owners of the other dog also have the right to sue them , But under no circumstances should the dog be killed for doing what came natural to him. It is the owners fault.

Timothy Leroy Tucker
Timothy Leroy Tucker
  • Austin O'maura

Amen, I had a jack russle/austrailian sheppard mix, a hound mix(both bought at the humane society) and a female pitt bull then I aquired a pitt male puppy. I would keep the jack russle mix separated when I'm not home. I visited a different curch that day and evening and left in a hurry and put them all in the same room and when I returned home that evening my austrailian/jack russle was dead, covered in blood. I wanted to shoot them all (thank God I don't own a gun) then I thought about it...

Amen, I had a jack russle/austrailian sheppard mix, a hound mix(both bought at the humane society) and a female pitt bull then I aquired a pitt male puppy. I would keep the jack russle mix separated when I'm not home. I visited a different curch that day and evening and left in a hurry and put them all in the same room and when I returned home that evening my austrailian/jack russle was dead, covered in blood. I wanted to shoot them all (thank God I don't own a gun) then I thought about it and came to the conclusion that Blue's death was on my hands. Dogs will do what comes natural and I'm glad I didn't have a gun. Dogs are people too, at least mine are !

Theresa Barranco
Theresa Barranco

Why is he even still at animal control? He has already been held for the.
mandatory 10 day quarantine period. He should be home with his family.

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart

I have lived in Bryant and have owned and trained large dogs most of my adult life, and this is overkill. If Norman has never had another incident of agression and more importantly is no danger to humans, BAC has no right to hold him. Let him go, nothing will be gained by now killing someone else's friend and family. That's what Norman is, FAMILY. It is sad that we are willing in this state to hold this poor dog responsible with a death sentence but a human who is calculating enough to...

I have lived in Bryant and have owned and trained large dogs most of my adult life, and this is overkill. If Norman has never had another incident of agression and more importantly is no danger to humans, BAC has no right to hold him. Let him go, nothing will be gained by now killing someone else's friend and family. That's what Norman is, FAMILY. It is sad that we are willing in this state to hold this poor dog responsible with a death sentence but a human who is calculating enough to torture animals can only be punished with a fine. For those who don't remember, just a few years ago in BAC's own jurisdiction, a wandering pet beagle was skinned alive and then set loose to wander home (completely skinned!) to die in his owner's arms. The authorities considered it a misdemeanor and gave the culprit a fine and community service. This is unbalanced knee-jerk retribution on an animal that knew no better. Fine the owners, free the gentle giant, and go after the people torturing and maiming innocent animals daily!

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

I just got off the phone with Benton Animal Control. They refuse to answer any questions about the case and will not release Norman's euthanasia date. Would anyone be interested in publicly protesting this with me?

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

Also, if anyone knows Norman's family and how to contact them please have the private message me!

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

They seemed a bit stunned when I called and asked for Norman's euthanasia date. I was put on hold by a very meek young man while he asked someone else. When he returned he rold me very sternly that it was an open case and a private matter. I said, "so, being an open case, he has no set euthanasia date?". He responded, "that is correct.". I told him "Thank you." and he hung up.

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

Brooke Helms Ahart: What should we say to BAC, either via phone or e-mail? I know it seems like a stupid question, but do you have suggestions for a particular angle? (Or, maybe, things NOT to say, so folks don't accidentally turn the protest sour?)

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

Not anything in particular. I think that people constantly asking about his status and condition will be enough to let them know that the public is watching them. I will be sending a letter to 5 Saline County Justice's this afternoon but I would love to hold a civil public demonstration in Benton near thr courthouse if I can get people to stand by me. I am also considering a call to KATV and The Arkansas Times.

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

If this poor boy is going to be killed to "protect" the public at large, then the public at large should be able to voice whether or not they feel threatened in the first place. That is my goal and my belief here. Our society is getting in the habit lately of fearing dogs based on their breed more than their temper and we need to change this. If you think they will stop when all the pit bulls are gone, you are wrong. Your favorite breed may well be next. This is a sentient creature and...

If this poor boy is going to be killed to "protect" the public at large, then the public at large should be able to voice whether or not they feel threatened in the first place. That is my goal and my belief here. Our society is getting in the habit lately of fearing dogs based on their breed more than their temper and we need to change this. If you think they will stop when all the pit bulls are gone, you are wrong. Your favorite breed may well be next. This is a sentient creature and someone's best friend we need to remind them of this. Animals are not simply property, no matter how much Arkansas laws and legislators want them to be.

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

I am making a t-shirt with the picture of Norman from this post. The front will read "Realease the hound!". The back will have the picture, this address, and a statement that says, "Give Norman back to his little boy!".

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

*release

Missy Riling
Missy Riling

IT WAS A TOTAL ACCIDENT HE GOT OUT LIKE MOST DOGS DO BECAUSE THEIR CURIOUS. THE STUPID GOV AN LAWS GIVE RAPIST AN MURDERS AN PEDOS 2ND T3RD 4TH 5TH 6TH AN SOOOO MANY CHANCES BUT THIS DOG MESSES UP ONCE HE IS DEEMED DANGEROUS ARE U KIDDING ME JESUS!

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Missy Riling

Agreed. It's horrid how some people can commit some of the most heinous acts against other humans and animals, and get away with it; yet, Norman makes one mistake, and will pay for it with his life.

Kyle Correia
Kyle Correia
  • Missy Riling

So if i was to mistakenly kill you by lets say ramming my car into you..though i felt it was a playful thing..i shud not pay for my crimes?...the owner shud go to prison for letting this large of an animal out of the house on its own.

Sherry Steinacher
Sherry Steinacher
  • Missy Riling

yes, as an owner of several tibetan mastiffs, i know it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to make sure they are kept securely, but accidents do happen. i feel bad for the old dog, but where was it at?? loose too?? but owner going to PRISON FOR THIS IS JUST ASSININE!!!! YOU R STUPID AS THE GOVERNMENT IN ARKANSAS!!!

Stephanie Roberts
Stephanie Roberts
  • Missy Riling

AGREED!

Ian Swift
Ian Swift
  • Missy Riling

Jessica Peng you're right it's fear of the unknown, the animal control officers fear an animal less than a rapist or child molester cause they don't know what an animal is thinking. i see why this is important.

Clark Hayman
Clark Hayman
  • Missy Riling

Really Kyle what a stupid comment. So I imagine if it was a small dog it would be okay. Mastiffs by nature are non-aggressive and since he has never had a single complaint and is the dog to a special needs child I doubt the parents would put there child at risk. I have owned Mastiffs and never had one that was even a little aggressive or know any that are.

Sarah Balchin
Sarah Balchin
  • Missy Riling

kYLE YOU ARE AN IDIOT, IF YOU RAMMED YOUR CAR INTO SOMEONE YOU WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE INTENDING TO CAUSE THEM HARM. THIS DOG THOUGHT HE WAS PLAYING, SADLY IT RESULTED IN ANOTHER DOGS DEATH. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE COMMENTS YOU THICK MORON.

Sarah Balchin
Sarah Balchin
  • Missy Riling

Kyle Correia YOU ARE A STUPID THICK AS SHIT ASSHOLE...OR MAYBE AN ATTENTION SEEKER WHO POSTS STUPID THINGS TO GET A REACTION, SAD TWAT

Mary Fenton
Mary Fenton
  • Missy Riling

Kyle Correia Ridiulous,just because a dog is big dosen't mean they present more of a danger then the little ankle biters. I've had big dogs all my life and they never hurt anything or anyone.

Missy Riling
Missy Riling

Why don't we first euthanize all the horrible people in ths world first before putting a innocent dog to death! Seems soooo wrong in 100 different ways, our world is so f**** up an I am not proud to call my self american an sad thing is I am a american. This United states of America is nothing to be proud of besides our soldiers, but their is so much horrible things that are allowed to go on an the most stupidest creatures that we call the human race are allowed to walk this earth. I'm ashamed be a American now this day in age!

Julie Neff
Julie Neff
  • Missy Riling

I couldn't agree with you more on everything you have said. I really hope the these people see reason and let Norman go home. If they don't i hope they rot in hell.

Max Spriggs
Max Spriggs
  • Missy Riling

the current government will not let that happen, ever, in this day and age when every child gets a trophy and everyone is appeased, and all are happy in a spread the wealth economy, there will always be those of use who realize that not everyone can be appeased and if a child losses a sports game he should work harder, and if you did more than your neighbor to provide for you family then you should have the option to give as you wish, unfortunately, this is not the current government or...

the current government will not let that happen, ever, in this day and age when every child gets a trophy and everyone is appeased, and all are happy in a spread the wealth economy, there will always be those of use who realize that not everyone can be appeased and if a child losses a sports game he should work harder, and if you did more than your neighbor to provide for you family then you should have the option to give as you wish, unfortunately, this is not the current government or administration. good luck to you all and good luck to Norman,!

Dean Clark
Dean Clark
  • Missy Riling

Very well said Max!

Lorie Grant
Lorie Grant

I raise great Pyrenees which are a large breed and they are the biggest babies ever but they can play that way too..And why was "Shelby" at large too?It was just a bad deal and someone got $ hungry because if they loved Shelby that much then no amount of money could replace and they would just move on. I love my dogs as if they were children..Nothing can ever replace that.

Lorie Grant
Lorie Grant
  • Lorie Grant

The dog didn't kill from anger..hes just a big ole puppy

Taz-Ozzie Do Little
Taz-Ozzie Do Little

Abolish the death penalty in America!

Daphne Ryan
Daphne Ryan
  • Taz-Ozzie Do Little

signed

Doris Lin
Doris Lin

How do I add a comment to my signature on the petition? Just wanted to say that *even if* he aggressively and intentionally killed the smaller dog, he does not deserve the death penalty.

Doris Lin
Doris Lin
  • Doris Lin

Penny, is there a way to add a comment to my petition signature?

Alison Wadsworth
Alison Wadsworth

Please! I urge EVERYONE to keep an eye on your pets! Don't leave them alone even, in your own yard! Not only to terrible things happen like this, but also evil people poison pets and steal them for fighting/bait dogs! Prayers for Norman and his family!

Bob Balcom
Bob Balcom
  • Alison Wadsworth

You are so right Alison. This dog may be executed because of the owner's error. The owner should be required to pay restitution and required to either forfeit the dog to a more appropriate owner or understand that failure to secure him will result in automatic forfeiture.

Catherine Jennings-Hampton

I'm sorry, i agree with the decision if he is a risk.

Samantha Metzer Weideman
Samantha Metzer Weideman
  • Catherine Jennings-Hampton

Well then you belong right down there with every other animal murderer. Do you think Norman made a concious decision to go on a murder rampage??? Wake up half wit!! Everything about this is animal instinct, not a pre-meditated decision. I think you are a risk to animals and should be Euthenazed!!!

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