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It's so sad that people can be so cruel...I know it's hard to read but every single person CAN make a difference... While this behaviour is a sad reflection of our society, what we do about it is also a reflection... We all know the loudest voices are the ones that are heard.... so if you feel so inclined, sign the petition...Randy Subject: Fw: IMPORTANT - Petition for Animal Cruelty Case - Please sign.....Please sign this petition and pass it along - it is passed time we stop this kind of cruelty! If you are skimish I advise you read only the last portion of this message.





Thursday, October 12, 2006:

A trail of blood led police to two suspects who allegedly beat a family dog and dragged the animal behind a vehicle in Didsbury, AB. The dog's injuries were so severe a veterinarian called to the scene had to euthanize the animal on the spot. "This was definitely, in my 10 years of policing, the most horrendous act I've seen against an animal," said Cpl. Kevin Fischer of the RCMP in Didsbury, 90 kilometres north of Calgary. A couple found the female collie-Lab cross lying in the street near Ross Ford Elementary School in the northwest corner of town early Sunday. Their frantic phone call woke Dr. Andy Mencarelli, a veterinarian at the Krebs clinic in Didsbury, who went to the scene. The dog's legs were bound together with duct tape and there was a tow rope around its neck.


Its head was wrapped in a bag. "There was blood everywhere," said Mencarelli. The dog was able to lift its head, but in too much shock to make any sound, she said.


When Mencarelli lifted the dog to the back of his truck to euthanize it, the true extent of the animal's injuries became apparent. "This dog was just broken," he said, adding its neck, pelvis, back and skull were fractured. Investigators believe the six- or seven-year-old dog endured a beating prior to being tied up and hitched to a vehicle. "Indications are the dog was dragged behind a vehicle," Fischer said. The dog had no tags, tattoos or obvious identification, but police officers followed a trail of blood to a local home. Police have laid charges against two teenagers, but Fischer said Wednesday they are no closer to learning a motive for the crime.


"There is nothing, at this point," he said. Daniel Charles Haskett, 19, of Didsbury has been charged under the Criminal Code with injuring/endangering an animal and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. He is also charged with obstructing police.


A 17-year-old male, whose identity is protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with injuring/endangering an animal and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. For adult offenders, each of the animal cruelty charges has a maximum penalty of a $2,000 fine or six months in jail -- or both. The case is also being investigated by the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


A conviction under the province's Animal Protection Act can carry a maximum penalty of a $20,000 fine and a lifetime ban from owning animals, but an official said no further charges are being contemplated.


"We have been notified of it and are having some followup involvement," said Morris Airey, the Alberta SPCA's director of enforcement.


The two suspects are scheduled to appear in Didsbury provincial court on Nov. 6. I would like to start a petition to show politicians' and mayor etc.. in Calgary, that others have heard this story and would like to see something done to these two offenders,more than just a fine or 6 months in jail.The two boys should be made an example of, that cruelty to animals will not be tolerated.Lets speak for those who can't speak for themselves,and lets speak for this poor dog who was absolutely defenceless.When this reaches 500 signatures please send to: hollytheprincess@hotmail.com


> 1) Holly Bergerman, Delta , BC , Canada

> 2)Chris McDonald, Surrey , B.C.

> 3)Laura Doolan, Surrey BC

> 4) Naomi McKay, Delta BC

> 5) Sylvia Bandoian, Nanoose Bay , B.C.

> 6) Tracey Dodd, Coquitlam , BC

> 7) Bruce Barton, Vancouver , BC

> 8) Dale Young, Vancouver BC

> 9) Susan Gallant Calgary AB

> 10) Robyn Lang Calgary AB

> 11) Stephanie Hirthe Calgary AB

> 12) Rosemarie Hirthe, Calgary , AB.

> 13) Angela Muir, Calgary , AB

> 14) Danette Deck, Carstairs AB

> 15) Rod Soloway, Calgary AB


> 17) Misty Van Ryzewyk Calgary , AB

> 18)Daniel Roy, Calgary, AB

> 19)Josh Matthewson, calgary, AB

>[20) Jackie Ellison,Calgary,AB

(21) Linda Carter, Calgary, AB

(22) Josh Carter, Calgary, AB

(23) Shelley Whitson, Calgary, AB

>(24) Jane Cameron, Calgary, AB

(25) Jessica Cordingley, Cochrane, AB

(26) Laura Cordingley, Cochrane, AB

(27) Jay McPhail, Cochrane, AB

(28) Tyler Cordingley, Cochrane, AB

(29) Kaleena Wilson, Cochrane, AB


(30) Tannis Fordyce, Calgary , AB


(31) Jen Gouin, Calgary , AB

(32) Jason LeBlond, Calgary , AB

(33) Keely LeBlond, Calgary , AB

(34) Ann Buell, Calgary , AB

(35) Jennifer Buell, Calgary , AB

(36) Jeannie Rodgers , AB

(37) Carol Wheatley , Calgary , AB

(38) William Wheatley, Calgary , AB

(39) Karen Thomas, Calgary , AB

(40) Laura Leah English , Calgary , AB

(41) Mark Shave , Calgary , AB

(42) Ruby Charlebois, Calgary, AB

(43) Doug Shave ,High River,AB

(44)Marlene Shave,High River AB

(45)Terri Lee Coles,High River,AB

46) Marni Kueber, Calgary, AB

47) Terry Kueber, Calgary, AB

48) Randy White, Winnipeg, MB

49)Steve Maguire, Lockport, MB

50)Suzanne Martin, Lockport, MB

51) Monica Hoersch, Winnipeg, MB

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