This is requesting that the above named elected officials intervene in the decision by the City of Jacksonville Animal Care and Control (ACC) to put down the two dogs. While Kristen has been out of the country completing requirements to become a Veterinarian, her parents Juanita and Gary Jones, have cared for her two dogs. They are kept in a locked kennel in a locked garage. They are let out to use the bathroom and to exercise in the back yard which has an iron fence with locked gates. These dogs have spent hundreds of hours at dog parks, the beach and around the many guests at the Jones residence without a single incident. After having seen this little(Pom) dog, which for months prior to the accident had ran free in the neighborhood, including up to and around the enclosed fenced in area, to which I feel any dog(s) would have reacted to another running about, Kristen’s dogs managed to get under the iron gate and attacked the other dog. The neighbor was bitten when she tried to rescue her dog. On the basis of the dog bites, the ACC has declared the two dogs dangerous and ordered them to be put down.
The Jones’ and the following are appealing that decision. Please hear and see the names here of the people who are speaking for the voice of my dogs, who are at the mercy, of those who may not know them, and are asked to have understanding and compassion, and to give these (my)2 dogs, who are greatly loved, who have never ever been a threat nor shown any aggression of any kind to ANY HUMANS or ANY OTHER ANIMALS ever, with much contact to both their whole lives!
Please consider all of this, and allow them a chance..