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Tammy Grimes goes on trial next week.

post #1 of 17
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I pray this woman gets off.

http://network.bestfriends.org/penns...ews/21100.html
post #2 of 17
I agree.

I had heard about this earlier, but not that the dog had passed.
post #3 of 17
Thanks for letting me know about this. I'll definitely pray.
post #4 of 17
God bless her. Dogs Deserve Better - as do many animals - and I hope the court has enough presence of mind to see that without her, Doogie would have died slowly and painfully on the end of a chain where he was obviously being neglected. I pray for her - but the way I see it - someone with a heart as good as hers and as strong, will be fine. The best outcome would be that she has documented all of her actions and the veterinarians visit - that way the case will become one of animal cruelty. I firmly believe that this case will hit the flip side very quickly.
post #5 of 17
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Does anyone have any updates on how the trial is going?
post #6 of 17
I hope she gets off too!

I have doggie knapped in order to rescue neglected animals and I don't regret it for a moment and I would do it again in a heart beat!
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I hope she gets off too!

I have doggie knapped in order to rescue neglected animals and I don't regret it for a moment and I would do it again in a heart beat!
So would I.

It's a pity we can't do the same thing for children we know are being mistreated
post #8 of 17
She was found guilty!!!! I got this message on myspace from her:

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\t I wanted you to hear it from me before you heard it from anyone else. Today at 5:00 p.m. EST I was convicted of theft and receiving stolen property in a Blair County, PA courtroom.

I'm sure I will have much more to say about this at a future date. For now I need a day or two to mourn and then begin to pick up my pieces and move on.

Please realize this is just a bump in my road, and I will not stop working for chained and penned dogs. I hope those of you who are on this list as supporters will stay with me...but I need you still believe in me and the work I've done to free dogs from lives of hell on the end of chains. To still believe in us and the differences we are beginning to make in the lives of chained dogs.

A very special thank you to the wonderful angels at Best Friends in Utah. They stood behind me, and I know they took flack for it. You are special people, and I am honored and touched to know you.

For all the rest of you who gave your time and energy to help me in my case, my deepest gratitude. You touch my heart.

For you, Doogie. May you rest in peace, knowing you were loved and cared for. Tammy
post #9 of 17
Yes, I found artcles on the net saying she did get convicted.
What a sad story.
I wonder if this prosecutor has any serious crimes he could actually prosecute people for, instead of prosecuting this woman for taking this 19 year old dog.
post #10 of 17
The thing about this story that I never understood is why was she put into this position in the first place? Shouldn't animal control do something about it? I know she tried that route, but did they ever say why they didn't handle it? The fault lies first with the dog owner who was abusing the animal. But secondly it goes to animal control that didn't do anything about it, leaving this poor woman with no other choice.
post #11 of 17
This is just infuriating. I don't understand why Animal Control didn't do anything in the first place and secondly, I further can't understand why the owners of Doogie aren't themselves being prosecuted for animal cruelty.

I'd like to say a big "YOU GO GIRL!" to her though for standing by what she believes to have been the right decision. I'm willing to bet that all other animal lovers will be thinking precisely the same thing. That is the kind of dedication and strength of mind and character that helps to change the world - even by a little bit - for the better. Hats off to her for realizing that this is "just a bump in the road" and that she's not going to be discouraged by it. We need more people like her around.
post #12 of 17
This just makes me despair, it really does. How anyone could ignore the evidence and convict this woman is beyond me. I'd write a letter to anyone I thought would listen, if it would do any good. Sometimes life is just defeating, isn't it? What a positive message from Tammy, too. She's a true angel, and she's right - it is just a bump in her road. With all the support she has out there, she will come back stronger than ever.
post #13 of 17
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This just make me feel sick to my stomach.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by LilleKat View Post
This is just infuriating. I don't understand why Animal Control didn't do anything in the first place and secondly, I further can't understand why the owners of Doogie aren't themselves being prosecuted for animal cruelty.

I'd like to say a big "YOU GO GIRL!" to her though for standing by what she believes to have been the right decision. I'm willing to bet that all other animal lovers will be thinking precisely the same thing. That is the kind of dedication and strength of mind and character that helps to change the world - even by a little bit - for the better. Hats off to her for realizing that this is "just a bump in the road" and that she's not going to be discouraged by it. We need more people like her around.
I couldn't agree more!

It sickens me that someone who saved an animal is treated like a criminal but her attitude is truly inspiring.
post #15 of 17
Open Letter from Tammy Grimes,
December 17, 2007


http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/doogieletter.html
post #16 of 17
Tammy Grimes is a hero, not a criminal. Please follow the link below and write to the Governor asking for a pardon.

http://www.governor.state.pa.us/gove...overnorNav=%7C

Sentencing takes place Feb 22, 2008. Please write to the judge and ask for leniency. No one should be punished for doing the right thing!

Judge Elizabeth Doyle
Blair County Courthouse
423 Allegheny St.
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-2022
post #17 of 17
I've seriously considered doing a similar thing myself. Luckily it wasn't necessary and the poor cat is okay now, but I think the crime here was the inaction of the people who were meant to care for the dog, not the actions of a woman who may have been the only one to show compassion for the dog his whole life.
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