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 Hall
Joy Ellen Hall
  • 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

Jonathan James
Jonathan James
  • 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....

Amy Wiedner Jordan
Amy Wiedner Jordan

That's harsh another dog did that to my dog which caused 6 stitches and the owner wouldn't give his name so our county just ignored it and cost me a fortune....let him live.

Krista Poniatowski
Krista Poniatowski

It sounds like the "biting of the leg" is normal dog play behavior. I've seen it myself, and I'm sure that any person who has brought their dog to puppy school/training, and sees how the animals wrestle together, would know it's natural too... and just like humans sometimes they get an owchie. Have you thought to get a breeder/trainer or vet in to talk about how it is normal behavior and does not mean your animal is vicious and dangerous?
I haven't been able to find the details of the story...

It sounds like the "biting of the leg" is normal dog play behavior. I've seen it myself, and I'm sure that any person who has brought their dog to puppy school/training, and sees how the animals wrestle together, would know it's natural too... and just like humans sometimes they get an owchie. Have you thought to get a breeder/trainer or vet in to talk about how it is normal behavior and does not mean your animal is vicious and dangerous?
I haven't been able to find the details of the story and I don't like making decisions uninformed so I won't sign the petition yet... but a link or something would be great! :)
Good luck!

Diana Paula
Diana Paula

I signed and also voted to save Norman the other dog too. I think all animals deserve a chance because they only act out of instinct, while nothing beats the cruelty of man. By the way, if anyone wants to help make a change, please vote at http://www.stopvivisection.eu/ the general petition against animal testing and vivisection.

Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen

This is so sad :( I hope they don't take his life away.

Lesley Turnbull
Lesley Turnbull

This is so typical, when will they allow dogs to be dogs?

Lori Onderko
Lori Onderko

you'd have to kill me first before I'd let anyone touch my dog! I'd never stand back & just let the stupid courts take my best friend! if I had to go on the run & hide, you bet I would! I'd do whatever I had to!

Shirley Alarcon
Shirley Alarcon

Then the dam courts better sentence all human race to death if we all screw up just once..... people need to check themselves because god spelled backwards is god... and god made animals and all creatures of the world before he made humans. such unjust and cold world.. people if the courts should send justifyable verdicts. just because clyde is a dog doesn't mean hes less... besides a dog is and has ture undontional love for alll human race, which clyde can teach us and we need to learn from.

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