Bonnie Hugunin
Bonnie Hugunin

I don't think that norman meant to kill this small dog.We have to be responsible pet owners , we have to know where our dogs are at all times.

Lori Ann Blake
Lori Ann Blake

As the owners should be liable, putting the dog to death is nothing but ignorant and cruel! What the hell is wrong with people. Get educated, read the bible, etc. Death is NOT the answer!

Freefilly Starfire
Freefilly Starfire

LET HIM WITHOUT SIN TROW THE FIRST STONE.

Dawn Daly
Dawn Daly

It is terrible for the smaller dog and it's family but he doesn't need to be put down for it. The family should receive a caution and a fine but the dog doesn't need to die.

Patty Tetreault
Patty Tetreault

Let Norman go home. I am sure his family will be more carful with him.

George Eleftheriou
George Eleftheriou

if u ask me I would say not to kill norman because he looks so playfull and the only thing he wanted to do to play with his fellow dogs I'm sure that if he been around kids or people all his life he problably dint get the chance to play with other dogs so he dint relize how big he was then the other dog he accidently killed he just wanted to play I mean come on people there's people in this world that get away with murder now come on yal there dogs they really don't know how to act...

if u ask me I would say not to kill norman because he looks so playfull and the only thing he wanted to do to play with his fellow dogs I'm sure that if he been around kids or people all his life he problably dint get the chance to play with other dogs so he dint relize how big he was then the other dog he accidently killed he just wanted to play I mean come on people there's people in this world that get away with murder now come on yal there dogs they really don't know how to act sometimes dosent mean he has to die look at the way some adults act they go threw trials and sometimes they walk I'm just saying.

Eryn N K Scroggin
Eryn N K Scroggin

There were no witnesses, therefore how can anyone say he killed the dog? They need to let him go home with his family and give the family strict rules for keeping him secure.

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Eryn N K Scroggin

Wasn't it mentioned somewhere that the little dog was being walked by its owner?

Carol E. Thatcher
Carol E. Thatcher
  • Eryn N K Scroggin

Yes

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!

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!

Kathi Elam Norris
Kathi Elam Norris
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

Brooke Helms Ahart .. Share their contact info and we can blow up their phone & email. Benton Animal Control
april@bentonar.org Phone: 501-776-5972

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

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