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ACTION ALERT: Send letters to new Greenwood judge asking for a tough sentencing

From: Pam
Sent on: Sunday, August 4, 2013 8:12 AM


A new judge has been assigned to handle the Greenwood Pets & Plants (Warren, MI) animal cruelty sentencing on August 20th (pls attend-wear your PMA shirts). We are asking members to take a few moments and send a hard copy letter to the new Judge Thomas Brookover who will be following sentencing guidelines for the case involving the neglected goat (Case[masked]FH) and the animals that were seized this year (Case[masked]FH). This is the time we need to speak up for the animals and ask for a tough sentencing. In my new letter to Brookover I am asking him to reconsider the Cobs Agreement for probation only. You can make yours short and to the point also asking for jail time or a long probation with a ban on animals. Make sure you include the case numbers. 

16th Judicial Circuit Court
Macomb County Court Building
40 N. Main St.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

August 4, 2013

Honorable Judge Thomas Brookover,

On behalf of Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan, I am writing to you regarding the two cases involving Dennis Jones, owner of Greenwood Pets & Plants (Cases[masked]FH and[masked]FH Animal Abandonment and Cruelty). In light of the extreme cruelty and the suffering that these animals must have endured, I urge you to ensure that these crimes are fully punished—with sentencing conditions that include meaningful jail time, psychological counseling and a permanent ban on contact with animals.

Please reconsider the Cobs Agreement for probation only.

According to 2012 reports, Jones failed to provide veterinary care for a young pygmy goat with a urinary blockage which is painful and life threatening. Customers and concerned citizens have been filing complaints for years. Jones is a chronic offender according to multiple investigations by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. The media reported horrifying conditions this year when the animals were seized and some animals died from their injuries and illnesses. There were several animals crammed into a single cage. Two cockatiels died and dozens of other animals including birds, reptiles, kittens and a puppy needed veterinary care, some had upper respiratory infections. The toe of a bird was amputated, a python had an open wound and a rooster was emancipated.

Michiganians have no tolerance for animal abuse and want those who commit such acts against animals held accountable. The sheer cruelty involved in the Jones cases is shockingly severe and demands accountability.

Strong, carefully considered sentencing that includes incarceration, psychological treatment, and a ban on pet ownership is the most effective available tool for reducing recidivism and interrupting the cycle of criminal behavior.

Pam Sordyl
Founder Puppy Mill Awareness of SE Michigan
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