Thursday, October 18, 2007

Courageous Woman's Story, Tammy Grimes

Ever heard of Tammy Grimes? She is the Founder of Dogs Deserve Better. On Sept. 11, 2006, she helped a dying dog in chains, and was charged with theft for taking the dog to her home. Her story is one of compassion and courage, fighting abuse and intimidation from the local police who would not even give her a ride home after questioning late into the night. The full story and videos can be found at their website:

The case isn't over yet, and we should all support her in several ways as courageously as she helped the dying dog. I am reproducing a segment found in their website here to showcase the injustice that Tammy Grimes is facing:

" Meanwhile, in nearby Cambria County, Pennsylvania, 8 boys stole and cruelly slaughtered 2 lambs from a local farmer. According to the Altoona Mirror, one local said. “This was boys being boys, and they made a mistake.”

State police said the farmer initially reported the livestock stolen, then settled the matter with the boys and their parents, accepting $500 in restitution.

The Cambria County District Attorney’s office turned the matter over to the state Attorney General’s Office to decide if criminal charges are warranted."

IF criminal charges are warranted? So, apparently in Pennsylvania, it's ok to steal lambs to torture and slay them, but not OK to get a dog the emergency medical help it needed when it's supposed caretakers left it to die on the ground for three days?

Stand Up and Stand Out! Support Tammy Grimes.

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