UPDATE: Wednesday Sept 21st 2022 - Hi there, we are trying to reach all lovers of German Shepherds.. our family is fighting to save our beloved Zeus. We are out of options, we have filed so much legal paperwork that our house has become a law office. We are asking, begging, for 5 minutes of your time to call the City of Elk Grove to ask them to stay Zeus's execution until we are heard in court. The number is 916-478-2201 to the City Council - the lengths that animal control has gone to kill Zeus are so far outside was anyone would consider justice. We are begging for your help to help to call them and ask that they stay his execution that is scheduled for Friday Sept 23rd. Anyone that saw the actual facts, the timeline, the evidence would rule with us, we're just trying to get to that point. I promise you as someone that knows the case forward and backward that Animal Control made almost every mistake they could make and they are still pushing for Zeus's death.
Our sister went and spoke to the City Council, please take a minute to watch - Youtube: Faryal @ City Council Begging for Zeus's Life
Our family has been fighting for months to save Zeus, my sister (and our family's) 1-year-old beloved German Shepherd puppy, from being killed by the City of Elk Grove California. The City took Zeus by force after causing an abrasion on a man’s leg after he was provoked when the man hid behind Faryal’s car while coming home from the dog park. Zeus was trying to protect Faryal, our sister, from the man. Faryal, our sister, is a good person that went through an immense amount of trauma, Zeus is her companion, she describes him as her "soulmate".
After the City of Elk Grove Animal Control Process (that is supposed to deliver fair and equal justice) failed to see the incident for what it was, Zeus was taken. The process is unfair, and even though Faryal had all of the items completed that were required after the hearing (a hearing in which she didn't even get to speak), the officers showed up unannounced, lied to her about what was required and took Zeus from us. In the process of impounding Zeus, Zeus was scared to death and nipped one of the officers. He's not a man-eater, he just wanted to protect Faryal. He's around all of our family, strangers, children, all the time, including the dog park twice a day before they took him.
After the city admitted to breaking policy and admitting fault, they are still trying to execute him. Zeus is all our sister Faryal has, she’s unmarried and has no kids. He’s a sweet puppy that was only trying to protect his mom. He loves playing with children, going to the dog park and being social with people and animals.
Please help us raise awareness, we just need as many people to call the City of Elk Grove at 916-478-2201 to ask them to PLEASE stay his execution until our case is heard in court. We are filing a federal civil rights lawsuit today that we hope will become case-law and protect many animals that face the same unjust killing as our baby Zeus.
Our attorney, Christine of the Animal Law Office is a fantastic attorney who has been pulling all-nighters trying to save Zeus. She has dedicated her life to trying to save as many animals as she can. We don't know who or where to ask for help, so we are trying everywhere. We are panicking, hurt, sad, nervous and we can't sleep thinking they're going to kill a member of our Family on Friday. I have all of the legal documents, and we're posting more as they come. If anyone wants to see our lawsuits, the arguments, anything at all, I can provide it. We have nothing to hide, just trying to shine sunlight on this unfair process that treats Dogs like property and not living creatures.
You can see more info about Zeus at the website we setup.. Save Zeus (savezuzu.com)
I don't know if this is the right place for this post, but I hope the moderators will understand that we just want to save our puppy.
-The Kabir Family