COURT AND TRIBUNAL CASES

ROXY ..HOME AT LAST…

WELL WE GOT ANOTHER ONE RELEASED DESPITE THE BAN..

“The breed legislation has caused a lot of people heartache,” with many unaware of the ban or specific pitbull limits, animal rights advocate Texie Torok said on Pike’s behalf.

We are happy to say that the authorities worked with us and we got Roxy how,,,where she belongs…

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2011/02/24/17400486.html_

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2 MORE DOGS COME HOME….

WHITBY ANIMAL CONTROL “PAWS”…

RELEASED 2 MORE DOGS THEY SAY WERE PITTIES TO STORMS ANIMAL ALLIES,,

                                                   
                                                                                 LOOK THEY ARE TWINS….
AND WE ARE BRINGING THEM HOME…We want to thank them for letting us give these puppies a chance to prove they can be responsible dogs in our cities.
Storms Animal Allies paid all licensing fees and vet costs for neuter and vaccinations so they could live!!!
The president of Storms Animal Allies says “People need to start complying with some regulations….VACCINATE, SPAY/NEUTER, AND MUZZLE your dog…and give it the love you would want…you wont have issues….”
Storms Animal Allie will continue to fight and hopefully will some day convince the government that the population of dog owners believe in a responsible DOG OWNERS LIABILITY ACT,,,,but not genocide…!!!

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CRIED LIKE A BABY …NOT MUCH OF A MAN WHEN THERE ARE NO MORE DOGS TO KICK AROUND ….

FACW K9 FACILITY AND TRAINING CENTER

 CLOSED FOREVER

Storms Animal Allies is pleased to have been able to uncover information and  help the Durham Regional Police Services and OSPCA with the arrest of Craig Wright, the 42-year-old owner of FACW K-9 Training and Rehabilitation Centre Inc.,located at 199 Waterloo St Oshawa. Craig Wright was  arrested  Monday May 18, on obstruction justice charge, when he had too many stories about where one of the dogs that went missing dog from  his facilities while in his care. “We have lost a few dogs, yes we have,” Wright told a group of reporters before his arrest, “but we haven’t hurt any dogs.” He was charged and let out on bail the same day.

http://www.chextv.com/watch/newswatchat600.aspx

http://www.globaltoronto.com/personalities/Durham+region+trainer+facing+animal+cruelty+charges/4811835/story.html

Fortunately, with the help of several people stepping forward , the DRPS and OSPCA had enough evidence to conduct and arrest again on Wednesday May 20.

“This is crazy. What is going on now? Animal cruelty? I didn’t do anything. We went through this already,” Wright yelled in a CityTV news video as he was handcuffed by Durham police officers.

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/131832–oshawa-dog-trainer-arrested-again-on-animal-cruelty-charges

http://www.chextv.com/Watch/NW530/11-05-18/Newswatch_at_6_00_-_Wednesday_May_18_2011.aspx

All the dogs were removed and we had the opportunity to speak with several of the owners. Storms Animal Allies were there to offer help and comfort. We met a family that removed their furbaby back in April and he passed away 6 hours later at the vet. Craig Wright is facing charges in this matter as well.  We met several others that had there dogs go missing and never recovered, as well as others that said they paid this man hundreds of $$$ and their dogs has never been trained.

Since this date we have had several calls from owners that have major behavioural issues now, after being in the care of this man and at his facility FACW K9 Training…. For some of these fur babies the trauma may stay with them forever and we can only hope that with the love and care form their owners and some proper training with positive reinforcement they will become the pets that their owner had paid Craig Wright to give them but never received!

This has been a long and hard case. Thanks to all the witnesses that spoke up, the OSPCA, the Durham Regional Police, we are pleased to announce that this scum and animal abuser will be forced to face the facts that he what he is!!! He stood trial to 17 out of the 23 charges….

After a long 3 1/2 years  he was found guilty for 5 counts of causing pain and suffering and 1 case of neglect.

His sentence was handed down today and I am shocked and broken. With tears in my eyes and a hardened heart, I once again have lost faith in our system, when it comes to the respect animals should receive.

The judge read this person’s criminal history. Craig Wright has a long history of animal abuse and violent crimes.  The judge stated that Craig Wright portrays a selfish, self-centered, opinionated individual that shows no remorse for any of his actions. He stated the by Craig Wright hanging dogs using a prong collar yelping and squiggling to the point of unconsciousness and defecation,  and  he slamming dogs to the floor so hard they became incontinent or when he left them on a treadmill for so long that they were defecating bloody diarrhea  that he was responsible for causing more than the “least amount” of pain and suffering to these dogs. He stated that it was obvious that the sentences he had received in the past had never meant anything to him.

He said that when it come to the community, Craig Wright was entrusted with these animals to “train” them, not to cause pain and suffering to them, and that he owed a duty to those owners  and their animals.

The precedent cases were only Provincial cases that were used. This is the first case of this nature at this level of government. (Federal)  However, even these criminals were given penalties for animal abuse of 6 months jail time and $1500 fines.

The judge said that because this person:

·         reputation has been ruined as  dog trainer, he has been publicity humiliated and that fact that he has now lost his dog training business, and done 90 days in jail already, as well as the fact  that he was released on his own recognisence ,

THAT CRAIG WRIGHT HAS BEEN PUNISHED ENOUGH!!!!

He received:

·         under a suspended sentence for one year,

·         prohibited from owning a dog or any animal for 5 years,

·         cannot own a dog training business for 5 years

·         He was given restraining orders on some of the people that were witness of families

NO PROBATION ,,,,NO JAIL TIME…NO PUNISHMENT,,,,

Our hearts go out total the families that this person has effected. 

I cannot tell you how broken I am…..I can only say how maddening it is when we all work so hard to have tougher laws, and then to never see them enforced…kills me. With tears I can only promise that I will never quit ,,,,and that people need to get off their asses and join the fight…DO SOMETHING….GET INVOLVED,,,,stop letting someone else do it,,,,Our motto at Storms Animal Allies has always been and will always be…IF YOU SEE SOMETHING WRONG ,,,,DO SOMETHING!!!

WE AT STORMS ANIMAL ALLIES WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A CANDLE LIT FOR ALL THOSE PETS THAT SUFFERED IN THE HANDS OF THIS MONSTER AND WILL HOLD IN OUR HEARTS THE WISH THAT THERE BE TOUGHER LAWS SO THAT WE CAN FINALLY HAVE A WORLD WHERE ANIMALS ARE LOVED AND RESPECTED AND WITH NO MORE ANIMAL ABUSE!

UPDATE

This has been a long time running….. Craig Wright stood trial on 17  charges pursuant to the Criminal Code Section 446.1 and Sections 447 . and 447.1.   Craig Wright was found guilty on 6 charges . Although he was acquitted on 11 charges, please understand it was only due to lack of witness and evidence. The evidence of abuse was proven but not who did the abuse.  His sentencing will be on March 24 and I will update the site at that time…

Sorry for the delay….we will be going back for the judges decision on Thursday March 27th.

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A 25 YEAR OLD MAN IS FACING CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY SHOOTING DOGS INSIDE HIS HOME IN CLARINGTON!

Durham Regional Police were called to the Taunton Road home just after noon Sunday after receiving reports of several dogs being shot and killed inside the house.

When officers arrived, they discovered four dead dogs. They also found seven living puppies and an adult dog. All were sent to an animal shelter in nearby Whitby.

Police also seized weapons from the home.

“Officers did locate a .308 calibre rifle, with a tripod and scope, as well as a crossbow,” said Inspector Mitch Colling of Durham Regional Police.

Joe Tucker, of Orono, faces charges of careless use of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm and four counts of killing an animal other than cattle.

Global News discovered that Tucker tried to sell a litter of four husky-lab puppies online three months ago. It is unclear whether any of these dogs were the same as the ones found shot to death.

“They were not his dogs directly,” said Insp. Colling. “They were related family-wise.”

Global News also discovered dozens of spent shotgun casings scattered around the back of the property.

Neighbours in the rural area east of Toronto were shocked.

“That’s terrible,” said Cathy MacDonald. “There’s lots of people and places you can take the dogs to.”

Tucker has been released on bail.

http://www.globaltoronto.com/Durham+police+shot+killed+dogs+house/4831230/story.html

http://www.globaltvbc.com/says+remorse+shooting+dogs+house/4833660/story.html

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION THAT CAN LEAD TO THE CONVICTION PLEASE CONTACT US AT

the_protector@hotmail.ca

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Scarlette is on Death Row

Scarlett was found in a box moving around in the snow. Starving and very cold.  The person that found her, vowed to protect and love her forever. They quickly became  best friends and everyone in the family loved Scarlett very much. Unfortunately at the end of July 2010, The owners dad broke his neck. Scarlett was beside  dad every day, giving him love like any family member would during some of the hardest time they were facing. In September after his second surgery dad came home and for pain was heavily medicated. The owner  and the rest of the family had to go to a funeral and Dad stepped out for a bit of fresh air and did not realize he had left the door slightly ajar.  Scarlett decided to go for a walk..ALONE!!!

Family and friends helped search finally finding a women who said she had Scarlett for three hours but didn’t know what to do,  so she called Animal Control (thinking they were the same as Humane Society)…who came and took Scarlett into custody stating she was a pitbull. The following day, Scarlett was on Animal Controls website up for adoption. The owner  called Animal Control asking about getting her back and was told that I wasn’t going to get her back because she looked like a pit bull. After several calls on many different occasions they told me that I should just give her up, that she will be put down under Bill 132 …
Storms Animal Allies was contacted by the owner at a rally we were hosting to save the life of yet another dog being help by animal control waiting her orders of euthanization. ..we immediately went into action. You can follow the story on facebook..http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Save-Scarlette-from-Death-Row/199817416699861?sk=info

Court gives Oshawa dog owner access to animal facing death penalty

OSHAWA — A justice of the peace has granted an Oshawa woman access to her dog, which is being held in a municipal pound as the Crown pursues an order to have it destroyed.

Although she’ll have to wait until next year to learn the fate of her dog Scarlett, Jane Nolan is pleased she’ll at least be able to visit the pet she’s been denied access to since it was seized by Oshawa Animal Control more than a year ago.

Ms. Nolan is charged with possessing a pit bull, a breed banned under the Dog Owners Liability Act. According to law the onus is on Ms. Nolan to prove Scarlett is not a pit bull. Prosecutor Christine Cain said Thursday that if it’s proven the dog is a pit bull, she’ll be seeking a court order to have it destroyed.  Advocate group “Storms Animal Allies”, with the help of donations, have hired Paralegal Jon Touw, to represent Ms. Nolan.Together they have called upon experts to indicate Scarlett is another breed altogether.

The dog was apprehended in September 2010 after it escaped from Ms. Nolan’s Oxford Street home and was found by a neighbor and taken to her home.  The responding animal control officer, Melissa Galea, determined Scarlett, a wiry brindle and white dog with a short coat, is a pit bull. So when Ms. Nolan showed up at the Farewell Street pound seeking to reclaim the dog, authorities refused to release it.

Ms. Galea, who worked for several years with the animal control department, said “The dog has substantial characteristics of a pit bull,” she testified Thursday in provincial offences court in Whitby. “I think it is a pit bull terrier.”

Not so, said Alan Bennett, who was qualified as an expert witness. Mr. Bennett, a dog show judge certified with the Canadian Kennel Club, said the only thing Scarlett has in common with pit bulls is her short coat.

“Many breeds have short coats,” Mr. Bennett testified.

“I would say she looks like possibly a Rhodesian ridgeback-boxer cross,” Mr. Bennett said. “To me she does not resemble any (pit bull) breeds.”

The case has been adjourned until March when JP John MacDonald will hear submissions from counsel. He said that in the interim it’s appropriate Ms. Nolan at least be allowed to visit Scarlett. Until the issue of whether or not the dog is a pit bull is decided, it must remain in the custody of animal control, he ruled.

“I do think Ms. Nolan has the right to see her pet,” the JP said. “I would hate to see … that the dog is worse off because of the incarceration.”  Outside court Ms. Nolan said Scarlett, now about three years old — she found the dog abandoned in an Oshawa park when it was a pup — is harmless. No allegation was made in court the dog was aggressive while it was on the loose.

“It’s really heartbreaking,” she said, vowing to continue her effort to have the dog returned.

“I’m standing up for what I believe in,” she said. “She’s done nothing wrong.”

The trial is scheduled to resume in March.
I AM ASKING FOR EVERYONE’S SUPPORT TO HELP SAVE SCARLETT FROM DEATH ROW

you can donate by clicking here….http://www.gofundme.com/5qbjw

UPDATE….THIS CASE HAS BEEN A LONG ONE AND VERY COSTLY….IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE GO TO FACEBOOK PAGE OR CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION THROUGH PAYPAL,,,.http://www.gofundme.com/5qbjw

 UPDATE::::::: 

SCARLETT IS HOME WITH HER OWNER….ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING

http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/3504180-pit-bull-battle-oshawa-woman-reunited-with-dog/

After over a year of court dates and Scarlett having to live in animal control we finally won. Scarlett and her family like many others across the province have had to endure the heartbreak and stupidity of this ridiculous BSL (Breed Specific Legislation).  We were ready to have this case brought before the judge a year ago. The crown however was not. So cruelly she continued to postpone the court date leaving Scarlett in seclusion and confined all day in and night in a small cage in animal control. After all her delays we had our day in court and Scarlett was found to be a Rhodesian Ridgeback.

With our heart felt gratitude to a CKC judge we proved that once again, animal control are not trained breed judges. That they have NO IDEA when it come to breeds of dogs and that they should have no authority in such a law!!! We proved that once again another family and there loved pet had to suffer because of McGuinty and his stupidity!!!

This law is nothing but a money maker for the government!!! It costs $1000’s of dollars every time they pick up a dog under this BSL.  Dog care, animal controls officers to be paid, vet care, care for the animal, paperwork, lawyers, judges, crown attorney, and the list goes on..

We are just happy that Scarlett has won her fight against the government and is home, resting in the arms of her owner!!!