Here is a synopsis of the story:
Tammy Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, was arrested September 11, 2006 for helping a dying chained dog named Doogie who could not stand in East Freedom, Pennsylvania.You can read the full story, updates, and see more photos and the video of Tammy arriving to see Doogie and taking him away on the Dogs Deserve Better site. You can also contribute to Tammy's legal defense fund through PayPal.
Tammy's statement: "I made a hard decision; I could not have lived with myself or looked myself in the eye if I were such a coward as to leave Doogie lying there dying on the ground for fear of what would happen to me. I see this case as a travesty against justice...the true perpetrators of a crime are the people who left Doogie to lie there dying for three days without doing right by him. I am very saddened that we live in a society where people have to be afraid to do the right thing, to help those in need, whether that need be human or animal. Arrests such as mine are a pitiful statement for America, and I ask all dog lovers to stand with me to insist that all charges against me are dropped and charges of animal cruelty are instead placed against the Arnolds of East Freedom, PA. The Arnolds who left Doogie to die. This video truly speaks for itself, and for Doogie. I did what was morally right; I stand by my decision to help him and will be proud of it until my dying day. No one can take that from me."
Please call and email and forward this on to all of your animal lover friends. Here's a question: if this had been a child, how would the reaction been different?
Tammy took Doogie directly to the vet, who wrote a letter as to Doogie's condition.
Stand up for Doogie. He couldn't stand up for himself.