THE FIGHT TO SAVE MARIO AND LUIGI

  • by: Amanda Miller
  • recipient: JUDGE VOET, PROSECUTER ADAM DREHER , STEPHANIE FOX CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Allen Hustin is a purple heart veteran that served three tours in his time in the service as an outcome suffers extreme P.T.S.D as many as our veterans do.Our veteran currently lives on Military base in Fort Brag North Corolina with his three young boys ages 2,6,and 8 along with his two dogs Mario and Luigi whom help with his P.T.S.D our vetrens wife Casey Hustin is currently serving overseas in Korea. Mario and Luigi are brothers were adopted from a animal shelter togeather. Allen hustin was up here in Michigan for summer vacation with his support dogs and kids visiting family on July 8th 2016 the dogs accidently got out of the kennel that was located at our veteran's mother-in-laws home in Ionia mi to where Mario and Luigi are now being accused of killing three goats and a cat all the evidence in this case does not add up one bit!!! The dead goats were already fully bloated with flies everywhere,there was NO BLOOD on either one of the dogs, one of the goats had a little blood by it ,they showed no signs of aggression with animal control or any other stranger, the ionia animal control where the dogs have been since incident occured are against the destroction of these dogs when officer Gleason was on the stand allen hustin our veteran asked her do you believe that they would be a dangerment to any kind of animal or any other animal? Gleason answered they dont appear to be dog agressive towards any other dogs walking by kennels,and dont appear to be aggressive with any humans, and also these dogs are not walked with muzzles even know there being considered dangerous

During a trial on Aug. 18, Ionia County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Adam Dreher argued the dogs were a danger to society, while the pet owners represented themselves and called a witness.

Ionia County Animal Shelter Manager Robin Anderson wrote a letter to the court on Aug. 2 arguing the dogs should not be killed. She said on July 8 Martin told both animal control officers who responded to the incident that he did not wish to press charges, but on July 12 he called up and said he wanted the dogs destroyed and restitution for his goats.“It was never my opinion or the opinion of the animal control officers that these dogs should be destroyed,” Anderson said in the letter. “It's a terrible tragedy what happened to Mr. Martin's family pets, the goats and the cat, however I do not feel it justifies taking the life of another family pet to cover the restitution costs.”Nicholas Grenkengrenke@sentinel-standard.com

IF YOU BELIEVE MARIO AND LUIGI DID NOT DO THIS PLEASE HELP FIGHT FOR MARIO AND LUIGI AND ALLOW THEM TO GO HOME AND CONTINUE SUPPORT FOR OUR PURPLE HEART VETERAN SIGN THIS PETITION,EMAIL JUDGE VOET AT afewless@ioniacounty.org OR FAX 616-527-5343 OR CALL STEPHENIE FOX AT 616-527-5300 TO SPEAK OUT OR PRESECUTER FAX 616-527-5302 AND WRITE PROTAINING TO aLLEN hUSTIN'S CASE

i wanted to edit this petition to let everyone know that major another dog whom was involved in this case came up missing from ionia animal shelter and officials cant give an explination and they didnt make it public until after a week later

Allen Hustin is a purple heart veteran that served four tours in his time in the service as an outcome suffers extreme P.T.S.D as many as our veterans do.Our veteran currently lives on Military base in Fort Brag North Corolina with his three young boys ages 2,6,and 8 along with his two dogs Mario and Luigi whom help with his P.T.S.D our vetrens wife Casey Hustin is currently serving overseas in Korea. Mario and Luigi are brothers were adopted from a animal shelter togeather. Allen hustin was up here in Michigan for summer vacation with his support dogs and kids visiting family on July 8th 2016 the dogs accidently got out of the kennel that was located at our veteran's mother-in-laws home in Ionia mi to where Mario and Luigi are now being accused of killing three goats and a cat all the evidence in this case does not add up one bit!!! The dead goats were already fully bloated with flies everywhere,there was NO BLOOD on either one of the dogs, one of the goats had a little blood by it ,they showed no signs of aggression with animal control or any other stranger, the ionia animal control where the dogs have been since incident occured are against the destroction of these dogs when officer Gleason was on the stand allen hustin our veteran asked her do you believe that they would be a dangerment to any kind of animal or any other animal? Gleason answered they  DONT appear to be dog agressive towards any other dogs walking by kennels,and dont appear to be aggressive with any humans, and also these dogs are not walked with muzzles even know there being considered dangerous


During a trial on Aug. 18, Ionia County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Adam Dreher argued the dogs were a danger to society, while the pet owners represented themselves and called a witness.


Ionia County Animal Shelter Manager Robin Anderson wrote a letter to the court on Aug. 2 arguing the dogs should not be killed. She said on July 8 Martin told both animal control officers who responded to the incident that he did not wish to press charges, but on July 12 he called up and said he wanted the dogs destroyed and restitution for his goats.“It was never my opinion or the opinion of the animal control officers that these dogs should be destroyed,” Anderson said in the letter. “It's a terrible tragedy what happened to Mr. Martin's family pets, the goats and the cat, however I do not feel it justifies taking the life of another family pet to cover the restitution costs.”Nicholas Grenkengrenke@sentinel-standard.com


IF YOU BELIEVE MARIO AND LUIGI DID NOT DO THIS PLEASE HELP FIGHT FOR MARIO AND LUIGI AND ALLOW THEM TO GO HOME AND CONTINUE SUPPORT FOR OUR PURPLE HEART VETERAN SIGN THIS PETITION,EMAIL JUDGE VOET AT afewless@ioniacounty.org OR FAX 616-527-5343 OR CALL STEPHENIE FOX AT 616-527-5300 TO SPEAK OUT OR PRESECUTER FAX 616-527-5302 AND WRITE PROTAINING TO aLLEN hUSTIN'S CASE


i wanted to edit this petition to let everyone know that major another dog whom was involved in this case came up missing from ionia animal shelter and officials cant give an explination and they didnt make it public until after a week later

Update #22 years ago
I want to thank all our supporters that have helped us fight these past ten months for our veteran and his family I want to especially thank the lawyers who rocked the court house as of 12am the dogs were ordered to be released at 9 am this morning they will be going back home to continue to help our veteran
Update #13 years ago
We are continuing to fight for Mario and Luigi we have petition going we also have a go fund me set up to help pay shelter cost so if can donate please do so I apprechiate everyone of u I am also selling backed goods and candy bars for those who are near
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