Dismiss Charges Against Tammy Grimes and Press Charges Against Animal Neglector/Abuser

Grimes Arrested for Helping Dying Chained Dog - Trial Update

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As Dogs Deserve Better continues its 5th Anniversary Celebration, we realize our trials and tribulations are far from over.

With

the recent news of the brutal killings of dogs found on NFL Atlanta

Falcon's Quarterback Michael Vick's property, we are shocked back to

the reality of the horrors inflicted upon these chained dogs.

During

this time of legal conflict and critique of our insufficient animal

laws, we are also reminded of the trial of our founder, Tammy Grimes

for saving a dying dog's life. During this time of revelation one must

ask: whom would you convict? Michael Vick for fighting, torturing and

killing dogs or Tammy Grimes for saving a dying dog's life when no one

else would come forward to help? It is difficult to conceive that both

are on trial because of dogs when their positions are so opposite. One

of the major differences in these cases, besides the obvious, may be

that Tammy Grimes is not asking for forgiveness; she is asking for

justice.

DDB Founder, Tammy Sneath Grimes' trial over rescuing a dying dog has
been a long hard road with a lot of U-turns! If we have learned anything from
the Doogie Trial, it's that court appearance is subject to immediate or not so immediate change.

8.27.07

Grimes showed up for her jury selection, only to find out that the

trial had been continued again. The DA requested another continuance,

and was granted one by the judge, even though Grimes attorney objected.

The paper newsletter that are just coming out state the trial is

September 13th...please disregard that! We did warn everyone...seems

nothing is as you think it will be when it comes to this trial. We will

update again as soon as we know more. In the meantime, please continue

to call the DA's office and tell them to stop postponing the hearing.

They do so love to hear from our supporters!

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio, Esq.: 814.693.3010

Address: 423 Allegheny St. Suite 421, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

To e-mail: blairda@keyconn.net

To Read More About This Case Visit:

http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com/doogie.html#827update

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And the DA wants to dismiss this video as evidence!!!!!!



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please continue


to call the DA's office and tell them to stop postponing the hearing.


They do so love to hear from our supporters!

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio, Esq.: 814.693.3010

Address: 423 Allegheny St. Suite 421, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

To e-mail: blairda@keyconn.net

To Read More About This Case Visit:

http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com/doogie.html#827update





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Here is the background info:

We
got a call from Kim Eicher in East Freedom 9/11/06, crying because
Doogie hadn't gotten up since Saturday. (the dog was lying on the
ground in the drizzling rain for 3 straight days) She had been calling
the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society since Saturday to no avail. We
told her we aren't law officers, and she needed to call the Humane
Officer. We told her to make sure she left a message, very clearly,
about the problem. Then we got another call about the same dog, from
another person who passes him every day. At that point we called Kim
back to see if she'd heard from the Humane Officer. She had not, was
very, very upset and we were very worried about him, so we promised her
we'd go out and see what we could do.

When we arrived, we took
photos and video of Doogie. We initially thought he was dead, as he was
not moving and his back was to us. We found out that the people were
not home to talk to about him, so I made the decision that I would not
leave him lying there on the cold wet ground for one moment longer, and
I would accept all consequences of my decision.

Kim Eicher has agreed to testify as to the animal cruelty perpetrated against Doogie.

The
vet documented his general negligent condition, low weight, sores,
missing fur, and took xrays of his back and hips. He determined that he
has very bad back spurs that are causing him a lot of pain and are most
likely responsible for his inability to walk. He also saw an
undetermined mass near his hip on the xray. He gave him a shot for pain
plus some B vitamins for energy, so that perhaps he could have even one
good day or a few good hours. He wrote a letter stating his condition.

As
we got to the vet, the CPHS Humane Officer Gotshall was just leaving,
and he stopped us. He was about to go out to the residence. When he
found out we had Doogie with us, he was not happy. I volunteered to
take Doogie back and he could pick him up instead. He refused that, and
stated that I should get him the vet care he needed, and to call him
afterward on his cell.

When I later called him, he did not
answer, I left a message asking him what he wanted me to do with
Doogie, he never called back.

Shortly after we got Doogie to my
home, situated, bathed%u2014had to, the stench was too bad%u2014and fed and
watered an Officer Flaig called from the Freedom Township Police
Department (Freedom, isn't that ironic?). He wanted me to return
Doogie, which I refused to do. I explained that I had video and photos
documenting the animal cruelty, and the neighbor was willing to
testify; why didn't he pursue that as they were the perpetrators of the
crime, and should be charged? He refused, and was not interested in
seeing my evidence.

He and three other police vehicles arrived
at my home at approximately 9:30 p.m. As I refused to hand Doogie over
to be returned to death on a chain, and would not tell them where he
was, I was taken into custody, transported to the East Freedom police
office, and charged with theft, receiving stolen property, criminal
mischief, and criminal trespass. I was released on $50,000 unsecu I was released on $50,000 unsecured
bond and ordered to appear at a preliminary hearing September 21, 2006.

I
was treated like a common criminal, especially by Chief Reilly, who
called me a 'freakin' idiot', 'incompetent', and I overheard him
telling Officer Flaig that if I ever came near his dog I would have a
slug in my a**. Again, there was no interest in any evidence that the
dog had been abused or criminally neglected. As far as they were
concerned, the dog's safety or condition was not even an issue.

I
was released after seeing Judge Aigner, where Chief Reilly asked that I
be not given bail but incarcerated for my failure to cooperate. It was
2:00 a.m., and I had no ride home, over 30 miles away. I had to walk to
a local all-night store to call and get a cab, because there was no
concern over how I would get home. Their attempt to dehumanize me
didn't work. I held my head high and still do. I looked Chief Reilly
square in the eye at every opportunity. I will not be broken.

I could never look myself in the eye again, much less sleep at night, had I left Doogie there dying, shivering in the dirt.

EIGHT DAYS LATER....

_____________________________________________________________

3/3/07. Doogie died Thursday morning, March 1st, at the home of his foster mother.







Doogie's
body was returned to Altoona, Pennsylvania, where an autopsy is being
performed, and where it has been confirmed by the vet to be the same
dog examined September 11, 2006.







____________________________________________________________

CLOSING IN ON ONE YEAR AFTER THE RESCUE & GRIMES ARREST......


8.27.07
Grimes showed up for her jury selection, only to find out that the
trial had been continued again. The DA requested another continuance,
and was granted one by the judge, even though Grimes attorney objected.
The paper newsletter that are just coming out state the trial is
September 13th...please disregard that! We did warn everyone...seems
nothing is as you think it will be when it comes to this trial. We will
update again as soon as we know more. In the meantime, please continue
to call the DA's office and tell them to stop postponing the hearing.
They do so love to hear from our supporters!

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio, Esq.: 814.693.3010

Start Calling/writing the D.A.s office at:

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio, Esq.: 814.693.3010
423 Allegheny St. Suite 421, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

To e-mail: blairda@keyconn.net
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