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URGENT_ Sign Petition BEFORE 2/9/12 to save Heidi the Dobie's life__UNJUSTLY 2 B kill

From: user 8.
Sent on: Thursday, February 2, 2012 10:57 PM


This is a true story. It seems to be circling around. I read this from GA Pet Sitters Network site. And here again I received it from a friend below.  Please take a few minutes and do sign this to save this precious dog.



Kim Rhoades

Pampered Paws

Kennesaw, GA





From: Barnes, Doris MTo: 'Kim Rhoades'
Subject: URGENT_ Sign Petition BEFORE 2/9/12 to save Heidi the Dobie's life__UNJUSTLY 2 B kill
Importance: High


                This is idiotic!  Please forward to your contact lists to save this dog who didn’t even bite anyone!  Scroll down and read her story.



Please see below the need to sign a petition for the life of a beautiful dobe. A stranger bent down to pet and as any of you who have ever know a dobe (they move faster as is their nature) and Heidi (supposedly) broke their nose!! Let’s get real!!! Now they are wanting Heidi put down!!!!


Please sign the petition and post as widely as you possible can for this life of this adorable, precious companion animal!!!



Stephen L. Phillips
[address removed]



(218)[masked] mobile

(888)[masked] fax




Please sign this petition BEFORE 2/9/12 to save Heidi the Dobie's life


Take a long look at this face. This is the face of love & one that is facing death without our help. This beautiful dog, while out for a leashed walk with her people, was approached by a man who bent down to pet her at the same time she looked up to say hello. Now the man claims she broke his nose & the law is considering this the same level of "offense" as a bite! For this the man and the local district attorney  want the dog killed.  Come on, what one of us has not had a dog jump at the same time we bent down and collided heads. This is VERY different then a bite or attack! Please take a moment to help to save her life by signing this petition, forward it to your friends & family, & posting it to your Facebook/Myspace page. It is one more example of people in authority, with NO dog knowledge, having the power of life or death over dogs! We have to help this family dog, it could be your dog next!!


Heidi is in Royal Oak, MI. She only has until February 9th!!! Her owners are: The Spalding Family

Jan Spalding: [address removed]

Tom Ogrodowski, Sr.: [address removed]


In their own words:

Help Save Heidi: Stop Her Destruction by Royal Oak, MI

Category: Petition

Published on Monday, 30 January[masked]:47

Written by Jan Spalding

Heidi is our 5 year old rescued Doberman Pincher. Because of her excited reaction to a stranger who tried to pet her, Royal Oak, MI is now requiring her destruction or removal from our family.  This is heartbreaking and totally unnecessary. We beg you to read Heidi’s story and sign our on-line petition to the City of Royal Oak, MI. This asks the city to dismiss the charges & this unreasonably harsh penalty. PLEASE SIGN AND FORWARD THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO ALLYOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY. Your own dog may be at risk for this same unreasonable treatment in the future.


Her Story:

We adopted Heidi almost 4 years ago from a well-established and reputable rescue organization specializing in the Doberman breed. Like most Doberman, Heidi is a very intelligent and energetic dog. She is a loving & loyal member of our family.

In October, while out for a leashed walk to a local market, a stranger approached suddenly wanting to pet her. Startled and in her excitement, Heidi popped up at the same time that the stranger bent over to pet her. She collided with his face. He has claimed this resulted in a broken nose and reported the accident to Royal Oak MI Police

Royal Oak, MI is now prosecuting this as a dog bite/attack! The Assistant Deputy City Attorney has offered to dismiss the criminal charges only if Heidi is destroyed or removed from her loving family in Royal Oak, MI. This is happening to our family with a 30+ year history as law abiding Royal Oak, MI residents. Heidi has no previous incidents of aggressive behavior and is a well trained, obedient, loving success story of a Doberman rescue.

All dog owners must be aware of the risks of criminal prosecution under the antiquated Michigan statutes written in 1919 and the paranoid overreaction by local city officials who are prosecuting dog breeds, not dog attack cases.

Time is of the essence to save Heidi’s life. A final decision on Heidi’s fate will be made on February 9th, 2012.

Please help us to save our sweet girl, Heidi by signing our petition to the City of Royal Oak, MI.


Thank you!

Warm regards & woofs,

Karin Bundy, BS, CPDT-KA, CVA, CnTPM

The Queenie Foundation




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