Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo

They'd have to kill me to kill my pet.

Michael Collier
Michael Collier
  • Matt Mayo

Damn straight!!

Dean Clark
Dean Clark
  • Matt Mayo

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!

Jean McCarthy
Jean McCarthy
  • Matt Mayo

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.

Billy Angus
Billy Angus
  • Matt Mayo

I say put these backwards-minded bureaucratic weasels
in cement overshoes and give 'em da' one-time bath in da' Husdon!

Linda Willsie Smith
Linda Willsie Smith
  • Matt Mayo

If they could find my pet, I would hide him first thing

Debra J. Wolstein
Debra J. Wolstein
  • Matt Mayo

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!

Kimberly Ann Coppinger
Kimberly Ann Coppinger
  • Matt Mayo

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!!!

Lm Libbey
Lm Libbey
  • Matt Mayo

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.

Mark Lundgreen
Mark Lundgreen

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.

Kimberlie Elizabeth Escobar
Kimberlie Elizabeth Escobar
  • Mark Lundgreen

Genius

Dominik Hajduk
Dominik Hajduk
  • Mark Lundgreen

That would imply committing perjury in court which is punishable by solitary confinement.

Mark Lundgreen
Mark Lundgreen
  • Mark Lundgreen

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.

Dominik Hajduk
Dominik Hajduk
  • Mark Lundgreen

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.

Dominik Hajduk
Dominik Hajduk
  • Mark Lundgreen

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.

Jonathon Brent
Jonathon Brent
  • Mark Lundgreen

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.

Iris V Kilthau
Iris V Kilthau
  • Mark Lundgreen

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..!

Scotty Lee
Scotty Lee

Long live Clyde!!! \m/

Joy Ellen McManus
Joy Ellen McManus
  • Scotty Lee

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

Silas Mourner
Silas Mourner
  • Scotty Lee

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.

Thank you,

Jonathan.

Janice Meyer
Janice Meyer
  • Scotty Lee

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?

Tenis Gore
Tenis Gore
  • Scotty Lee

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.

Tenis Gore
Tenis Gore
  • Scotty Lee

WOW!! Beating up on the pits right out the box!! LOL!! SMH....

Virginia Greenwood-Warner

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.

Joy Ellen McManus
Joy Ellen McManus
  • Virginia Greenwood-Warner

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.

Silas Mourner
Silas Mourner
  • Virginia Greenwood-Warner

Debbie Bell

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.

Lina Arista
Lina Arista

What did he do?

Silas Mourner
Silas Mourner
  • Lina Arista

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.

Jesse Patterson
Jesse Patterson
  • Lina Arista

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

Billy Angus
Billy Angus

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!

Billy Angus
Billy Angus
  • Billy Angus

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!

Billy Angus
Billy Angus
  • Billy Angus

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.

Anna Parsyan
Anna Parsyan

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.

Silas Mourner
Silas Mourner
  • Anna Parsyan

Debbie Bell.

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.

Megan Marie
Megan Marie

Praying for you Clyde! I have a 1 year old pitbull. A while back he got in a little fight with a golden retriever resulting in my dog getting a large cut over his eye & his ear. Just goes to show any breed of dog is likely to get in a little fight with another dog. What kind of dog owner doesn't understand that! That is someones best friend. I pray everything works out for you Clyde & family! Much love! <3

Becky Martin
Becky Martin
  • Megan Marie

agree!!! they could have put nikko down when another dog came into my yard and i still got a ticket for it, but look at galam, if you know your dog does not get along with other dogs dont take it aaround them..... you shouldnt put the dog down just because it doesnt get along with other ones, that would be like putting a human down for them not getting along with other humans!!!! use your brains ppl!!

Laurie Hock
Laurie Hock

PLEASE tell the owners to contact The Lexus Project. They help dogs in these type of cases but it has to be the owners. They also have a page on facebook.

Silas Mourner
Silas Mourner
  • Laurie Hock

I will contact the Lexus Project. Thank you.

Eric Villarreal
Eric Villarreal

I thought the signatures needed was 1,000... now 1,500?

Silas Mourner
Silas Mourner
  • Eric Villarreal

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.

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