Remove Clifton, AZ Justice of the Peace, Grace Nabor. Death sent. for Innocent Dog, Tony!

  • by: Brenna Cortez
  • target: AZ. Commission on Judicial Performance Review

Please sign this petition as soon as possible. The judge, Grace Nabor sentenced this wonderful family member and pet to death with no evidence whatsoever!! 

evidence of aggression

June 9, 2012

Ernest Dempsey — With the labeling of pit bulls as a dangerous
breed of dogs, even those family dogs with half of this breed have been targeted
as vicious and accused of attacking and killing. Perhaps the accusers
know that they can capitalize on the state’s blindness to objectivity
and the legal distortion against pit bulls for throwing the dog into the
execution chamber. No different is the story of Tony, a friendly family
dog in Clifton, Arizona. Since November 2011, Tony has been caged at
the Greenlee County Animal Control in Clifton and has been ordered by
the court to be put to death for being dangerous.

Nearly 8-year-old Tony is part pit bull and half Sharpei and has been
a peaceful dog all his life. However, he suddenly fell prey to a
life-threatening trial when he was accused of attacking the neighbor’s
dog—a 14 year old female Chihuahua named Peanut—and causing its death,
the incident happening on November 16, 2011. The following day, Tony and
his two canine friends, also owned by Tony’s owner Michelle Dozier,
were seized by the Greenlee County Animal Control. The other dogs were
released to return home in March 2012, but Tony was held and ordered to
be executed, deeming him dangerous.

However, like many other previous instances of questionable
judgments, the court in this case too reportedly lacked evidence to
justify its ruling about Tony. According to Dozier, there never has been
any forensic report or investigation of the Chihuahua’s death. The
owner of the dead dog has claimed that she saw Tony attacking her dog,
out on the road—which of course puts her own measures of dog safety to

“But in her testimony in the hearing on February 23rd, 2012, she said
that she didn’t see the beginning of the attack and just saw my two
other dogs standing there barking,” tells Dozier.

This change of statement is not the only element putting the
accusation against Tony to doubt. While the Chihuahua allegedly attacked
by Tony was taken to a vet, the vet’s report as presented in the court
concludes that the little dog suffered deep puncture wounds to the
abdomen and the intestines were so damaged that the dog could not be
saved. The interesting question here arises from Dozier’s explanation
that not only has Tony been absolutely friendly around other animals –
including dogs of various sizes – but also that Tony has broken teeth,
unable to make deep puncture wounds. How could he kill the way claimed
by the vet? The disposal of the dead dog’s body without an official
investigation to confirm bite reports and other tests has put the entire
case a subject of controversy: can justice be delivered without

So far, Tony is considered a peaceful dog by all except the woman who
claims her dog was attacked by Tony and the judge ordering Tony’s
execution. The concerned court has also denied the owner’s request for
an appeal and maintained the earlier ruling. Tony has been sentenced to
be put to death on June 18 while clouds of doubt and questions surround
the court’s decision. Will Tony be given a chance for a fair trial? This
question is being discussed on the Facebook page for saving Tony. A petition
has also been launched to ask Judge Grace Nabor of Greenlee County,
Arizona, for giving Tony a second chance at life given that he has been
peaceful and there is no solid evidence against him proving him

Updates on Tony’s case are posted at his facebook page

This judge must be stopped. This case is much more than animal lovers upset that a dog was sentenced to death! The details surrounding the case clearly show this judge to be incapable of doing what she is required to do, such as hearing evidence, and that's just the beginning. "Tony" suffered the consequences of a persons decision who's assertions about "Tony" were/are false, at best. Our government... teaches the whole people by its example.  If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.  ~Louis Dembitz Brandeis

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