They'd have to kill me to kill my pet.
Agreed, sounds like these political people in Benton need to have muzzles and placed in a small room. Get them out of office next year!
Likewise! Agree that more empathetic forces are needed. try to force them out. These dogs are really pussy cats in big coats unless they have been treated otherwise and trained by vicious people to make money at the risk of the poor animals.
I say put these backwards-minded bureaucratic weasels
in cement overshoes and give 'em da' one-time bath in da' Husdon!
If they could find my pet, I would hide him first thing
You're right on the mark, Dean! We keep getting victimized by these chowder-heads because we don't VOTE THEM OUT! We not only need to get rid of them, we need to send a very clear message to all politicians that we won't tolerate narrow-minded BS like this any more!
Me too. I am so tired of hearing how vicious Pitbull's are. Dog bites happen every day, the only ones the media publicizes are the ones involving Pitbull's. I was mauled and nearly killed by a Great Dane as a teenager. The dog later tore off a child's ear before being euthanized. Nobody hears about that stuff and it happens EVERY DAY!!!
I TOO WAS ATTACTED BY A DOG. IT HAPPENS BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN ALL ARE THAT WAY ANIMALS HAVE BAD DAY JUST LIKE PEOPLE.
The smart thing to do would have been to tell the courts you put Clyde down yourself while keeping him in a safe place for a while.
That would imply committing perjury in court which is punishable by solitary confinement.
Dominik, if you were wrongly sentenced to death, would you accept your fate or take a flight to Costa Rica? We have a severely flawed justice system, and there is nothing inherently wrong with circumventing it.
It's a stupid idea to begin with. They will find out if the dog is still alive or not. When they do, the trial will still go on. On top of that it will land you 2 months to about 5 years in jail. Also, why formulate an illegal plan over a public petition? That puts the plan from stupid to impossible.
I want what is best for my friend's friend's dog. I support this cause, but lying will only extend the amount of shit you'll have to put up with at court.
Dominik Hajduk "perjury in court which is punishable by solitary confinement." Solitary confinement is a means of control or punishment within a penal system, not a punishment one can be sentenced to in court. "They will find out if the dog is still alive or not." Gratuitous assertion on your part. They may, or they may not. Determining factors are how well you hide your dog's tracks, and how determined authorities are to prove otherwise. Even if they suspect you have shuffled the dog off...
Dominik Hajduk "perjury in court which is punishable by solitary confinement." Solitary confinement is a means of control or punishment within a penal system, not a punishment one can be sentenced to in court. "They will find out if the dog is still alive or not." Gratuitous assertion on your part. They may, or they may not. Determining factors are how well you hide your dog's tracks, and how determined authorities are to prove otherwise. Even if they suspect you have shuffled the dog off to safety, they have to prove it before charging you with perjury. Hate to break it to you, but that is not a high priority crime they are going to devote much resources to it. If you have done your job well, something like that can be next to impossible to prove. Even if you were caught, perjury can still be difficult to prove depending on what you told the court, and even if you were convicted, a person with no criminal record motivated by saving their dog is looking a probation, or a very short time in county jail, a small risk many people would take for their loved ones. You may call it a stupid idea, but I've seen it work several times. Dog just disappeared.
Only problem is that Judge/Court would ask for Certificate of Death/Euthanization or Payment Receipt or Something, from the location where dog was "supposedly" put down, as PROOF. Otherwise Mark, I do agree with u that we have a SEVERELY FLAWED JUSTICE SYSTEM !! & I would think about hiding my dog too..!
Long live Clyde!!! \m/
Debbie - It doesn't appear that there was a vet bill. This was not a vicious attack. It was a minor scuffle between two, similar sized, breed similar dogs (Clyde appears to have some terrier but more than likely shepherd in him). Recommending you take the time to go to Clyde's support page and pose your questions. The about section of the page includes far more details about this incident. https://www.facebook.com/SaveClyde
Hm. How many attacks should each dog be permitted to commit? Perhaps you should ask yourself the same question if you were to own dogs that scuffled with each other. You do realize that dogs are animals and they have (oddly enough) -animalistic- instinct? Canines get into fights all of the time, for many reasons.
By your logic, any dog that bites another for any reason should be declared vicious and be imprisoned. How absurd.
You may need to enroll Clyde in a behavior class to convince the judge that you are doing everything necessary to keep him from being taken away or euthanized. You may also have to have him neutered if he isn't already. That seems to help them to become a little less aggressive towards other dogs. I've seen this work for others who were proactive and got training and neutering prior to the court date, or at least get the classes started and the neutering done before the court date. It...
You may need to enroll Clyde in a behavior class to convince the judge that you are doing everything necessary to keep him from being taken away or euthanized. You may also have to have him neutered if he isn't already. That seems to help them to become a little less aggressive towards other dogs. I've seen this work for others who were proactive and got training and neutering prior to the court date, or at least get the classes started and the neutering done before the court date. It shows that you are a responsible dog owner. Just a suggestion....
PS When is the court date?
Excellent idea Janice Meyer. Jonathan that will also show a great willingness to do whatever it takes for your pet...in the court room it's gonna be a slur fest...if you have some documented proof and maybe an evaluation from a prof. it may help.
WOW!! Beating up on the pits right out the box!! LOL!! SMH....
I can't see how the owner of the other dog finds this as rightful retribution, considering how young your dog is. It was only a mistake from a young; still learning, pup.
I thought the signatures needed was 1,000... now 1,500?
The number will keep increasing. It's to build momentum by setting a small goal and gradually increasing the goal. Truly, it will take many signatures to impress the media and get Clyde's story out there. The petition alone will not convince the Courts. I have to use the petition as leverage when I contact the Humane Society, the Benton City Council and Today's THV.
So, uh, who's watching this cage? If you, then take him out of state...
Trust me. Even if these efforts turn out to be futile, Clyde is not going to die. ;)
Saline County, if you make any attempt to harm this pooch,
your heads will be rolling like billard balls on a pool table so.
fast, you'd think you were caught up in an EF-5 tornado!
Debbie Bell, It's not a threat...
It is a prophecy AND a curse!
The pain they inflict, is the pain that they
will suffer...Two, To A Thousand Fold.
I don't make threats...
I predict the future, and if these officials don't change
their ways, they will find themselves in the unemployment
line, looking for another job!
And if Clyde loses his life,
based on lies and politics,
I promise you this...
Saline County will be boycotted
and Clyde will be revered as a martyr.
I would dare these officials to kill me,
so I can become a ghost and haunt them
to the ends of the Earth.
Maybe they'll think twice before they
start messin' with an innocent pooch,
and ME, as a cosmic WiZaRd.
Right to be clear here. I don't accept that it's ok for any other dog to have even a small altercation with my fully socialized dogs particularly when mine are on a lead. That is unacceptable behaviour and if the dog in question cannot behave properly when off his property (regardless of whether or not it's the owners fault), they should have to stay in their own gardens or wear a muzzle when out. No death sentence or something like that. It's crazy but - I stick to the fact that I wouldn't find it acceptable if it bit one of my dogs.
Debbie Bell. Again, I think you should go read more about Clyde's case on his facebook support page. Clyde is definitely a mixed breed dog, favoring some possible shepherd or dixie dingo. The altercation amounted to a short-lived, mild scuffle involving two, similar sized / like breed dogs.
That would be an assumption on your part, Debbie. Firstly, I didn't purchase Clyde. I received him for free from an ad on Craig's list when he was a puppy. Secondly, he is NOT pitbull. You can clearly see this from the pictures I have posted on the save clyde facebook page, which (it seems) that you have not even bothered to look at. I chose clyde because he was cute and needed a home.
What did he do?
Clyde bit another dog's hindleg and the people blew the entire situation way out of proportion. They spoke of clyde as a vicious pitbull when he is actually just an anxious, lovable and hyper terrier-mix.
love to know who. I just feel it would be more effective (even if slightly morally less sound) to shame the owners of the "victim" dog.
this dog's life > idiot's privacy
How can one dog owner want another owner's dog to be killed??? If you love dogs, you would understand that it is dog owners nightmare then their dogs get into a fight. You would understand and try to come to a sane solution between the owners but not condemn the dogs to death just because of minor incident.
I do not enjoy thinking about my dog mauling other dogs. That's an assumption.
My dog isn't a pit bull, nor is he to be classified as a "pit-mix."
A beagle isn't mean or angry when killing a rabbit because they are killing for food/doing what they're trained to do. Clyde was neither killing for food nor was he trained to kill other dogs. Also an assumption on your part.
The best predictor for future behavior is an evaluation of the dog's actual behavior. My dog is not vicious and you are spreading lies and assumptions.