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JUSTICE for Roxy - Starved & EU'd GSD

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For those of you who have been following the plight of poor starved Roxy, who was EU'd by Miami Dade AS even tho there were rescues & individuals willing to step forward and save her - please consider signing this petition !!

Thank you,

Roxy's thread here:

The petition (over 2000 sigs already !).

Here is a petition on behalf of Roxy, a severely emaciated GSD, owner-turn-in to Miami Dade, who paid for the crimes committed against her with her life. She stood proud and alert, her ears up, for the camera after her owner signed her death warrant. She was killed immediately after turn-in.

The crimes committed against her created an intense outcry from animal lovers and advocates across the country.

A tripple header:

1. Her owner's abuse/neglect for her health and quality of life cost Roxy her life.

2. Why were charges not levied against the owner, or an investigation held? Regardless of cause or health issues, it is reprehensible beyond words to allow a life to suffer and waste to the extreme state of emaciation found with Roxy.

3. The unwillingness of the shelter to allow rescue and rehabilitation for Roxy. Many rescues and individuals stepped forward to help. Roxy had a local rescue ready to take her in. Policy should dictate that an animal brought in for euthanasia be signed over to the shelter for disposition.

Here is the petition:

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Signed and forwarded to friends

Mary Lou
Allie 5yd GSD
Murphy 12 year old rescue chow/rottie
Article in today's Miami Herald re Animal Control - a new shelter would be of great benefit: Groups join to rescue animals - Miami-Dade -

Read more: Groups join to rescue animals - Miami-Dade -
A powerhouse animal-welfare group has joined with three Miami-Dade agencies to increase the number of homeless cats and dogs leaving the county shelter alive.
On Wednesday, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launched a partnership with the Miami-Dade Animal Services Department, the Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-a-Pet and the Cat Network to attack a pet overpopulation problem that claims more than 21,000 lives annually at the shelter -- and thousands more on the streets.
Nationally, it's believed that municipalities kill 3 million to 4 million unwanted pets each year. That's 456 every hour.

Read more: Groups join to rescue animals - Miami-Dade -
I was only relating some good news re the facililty. A/C is in a terrible area and is really not fit for animals; moving to a more populated area would help w/adoptions - this has been going on a long time - I actually stood with groups outside of the shelter protesting its conditions in 1993 and it is still the same. Miami is one of the poorest cities in the country and the city rarely gives anything to help animals. In fact, Miami is one of the most frustrating, depressing places when it comes to helping animals. I was glad to sign and see the petition. There is an attempt at recalling the Mayor going on right now so city government will be more receptive to pressure.
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