Imagine this scenario. You live in a trailer in Dyersburg, Tennessee. You leave your dog leashed outside the trailer while you are away. Two young children unleash him, and later claimed he killed a duck. Cops are called and they take your dog without your knowledge. Shortly thereafter a Judge declares he is to be euthanized for allegedly acting in an aggressive manner and killing a duck.
This happened in September. Four months later, he is still at the shelter and if not for the efforts of thousands, would have been killed in October.
Here is the clincher: Beau is not aggressive, and he did not kill a duck.
Since this happened, in the same town a Shepard bit two people including a police officer, but was immediately released.
The town is also charging Beau’s owner $12 a day for keeping him in the shelter, and legal fees have surpassed $30,000 for the town of Dyersburg (Beau has attorneys that are working pro Bono). There seems to be a vindeta against Beau’s owner, and this poor dog is paying the price.
The town wants to declare Beau vicious, when clearly he is not. Apparently, it is illegal for them to take this stance, but still, somehow the powers that be are getting away with it. I fear without strong and aggressive support, Beau will be killed. The local news have fortunately gotten involved, as well as Jillian Michaels I believe, but more is needed. Beau needs national attention! It is only due to the ‘common’ people, such as you and me, that he is alive.
The following was taken directly from Beau’s FB page:
We need MORE do’ers, people who reach out. Because of them, and our efforts combined, Beau is still alive today. So we ask that EACH of you do all or most of the following..
Please call the Governor and Lt. Governor of TN we are hoping now they are listening to all of us.
Governor Bill Haslam 615 741-2001
Bill Haslam email address Bill.Haslam@TN.GOV
Lt Governor Ron Ramsey 615 741-4524 Toll free 1-800-449-8366 ext 14524
Ron Ramsey e-mail address LT.GOV.Ron.Ramsey@capitol.TN.gov
IMPORTANT!!!*** Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you did and what the people you talked to/emailed said. This helps more than you think!
TV Stations in and near Memphis
WMC Action News 5 901) 726-0416 email@example.com
WREG 901-543-2111 firstname.lastname@example.org
MyFoxMemphis (901) 320-1340 email@example.com
WBBJTV 731-424-4515 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearby Radio Stations (these are very important!)
Froggy 104 731-427-3316 email@example.com
Jammin Jackson 97.7 731-427-3316
WTJS 731-423-0139 firstname.lastname@example.org
K97 901-535-9797 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
WEVL 901) 528-0560
Q 107.5 901-375-9324
National News (very important)
ABC 212 456-7777
Fox News Contact Fox and friends via Facebook
LA Times 213) 237-5000
NBC News 202) 885-4548
NPR 202) 513-2300
USA Today 703) 854-3400
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Put our Poster of Beau, found here in your community somewhere where a large # of people will see it.
Make a Video about Beau and post it on Youtube and email us the link at email@example.com
Like us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/pleasehelpbeau
Nashville, TN Mayor Karl Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson, TN Mayor Jerry Gist (731) 425-8240
Dyersburg, TN Mayor Holden (city where Beau is being held in)(731) 288-7600
(731) 445-8135 (Cell)
Alexander, Lamar – (202) 224-4944
Corker, Bob (202) 224-3344
Tennessee House of Representatives
Cohen, Steve 202-225-3265
Fincher, Stephen 202-225-4714
Cooper, Jim 202-225-4311
DesJarlais, Scott 202-225-6831
Tennessee Bar Association (615) 383-7421
Dyersburg City Hall
425 W. Court Street
P. O. Box 1358
Dyersburg, TN 38025-1358
Note: Each Alderman and the Mayor has to have a separate letter. That’s nine letters. You can put them all in one envelope. Just fold them individually and write the Alderman’s name on the outside, and stuff them all in. City Hall will distribute them.
I remember when I brought Charlie to Singapore and he had to be quarantined for 10 days how traumatic it was. We took a 30 minute cab ride every day to visit him, and when we found out the facility was closing for a holiday and we would have to go for three days without seeing him, I cried like a blubbering idiot, and I’m not a cryer. I can’t imagine what I would do if this were my dog. Actually, I do. I’ll refrain from putting it in writing, but I’m pretty sure you’d be hearing about it on the news.
Good thing I look hot in Orange.
So there it is friends. Now before you close this post, think about how you would feel if this were your dog. I know many of you have beloved pets, many of you don’t, but like me, care about animals, and I know many of you may not be dog lovers at all, but hopefully you care about injustices in any shape or form. If you have a blog, another action you can take is linking to this in your next post, or perhaps even writing a post on your own (feel free to direct copy from this one if you’d like) I appreciate a good DIY and yummy recipe as much as anyone, but we have an opportunity to make a difference. Let’s take it.
(I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to write this post. Maybe I didn’t think it would help. Maybe I didn’t think you all would help. But today it hit me. I have a blog. It’s not a huge blog, but based on my stats I have a steady flow of readers. More importantly, many of my readers have blogs with many more followers than me. So I’m getting over my reluctance to ask for help. Together we can make a difference).
I thank you, and so does Beau!