Tammy Grimes from Dogs Deserve Better was arrested for helping a dying dog .
Tammy Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, was arrested September 11,
2006 for helping a dying chained dog named Doogie who could not stand inEast Freedom, Pennsylvania. Below are the details of the case, with photo and video documentation.Tammy's statement: "I made a hard decision; this decision was that 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."
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http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com/doogie.html
Here's what I need from you all. View the videos and photos. I think you'll agree with me that this is NOT acceptable in ANY way in any kind of civilized society. We cannot allow this kind of animal abuse. Period. Not ifs, ands, or buts. Insist that all charges against Tammy Grimes are dropped and animal cruelty charges are instead filed against the Arnolds of East Freedom, Pennsylvania. Pass along the photos and the video, or a link to it, as much as you possibly can.

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More here http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com/doogie.html

Yes, this appears to be a (yet another) sad case of animal neglect.

However, I'm having a bit of a problem with the part about where she (Tammy Grimes) refused the officer's lawful request to return the dog to the owner's property (after he had been treated by a vet), and then expects others to help pay her attorney fees. There wouldn't be any attorney fees if she had returned the dog when requested to do so. Help with vet bills is something else altogether.
Yes, there is a chance that the dog might have suffered, even died, had she obeyed that order. But he also might still be alive (and suffering about the same as before), while Grimes pursued the case through legal channels or with public authorities (which really shouldn't take that long), as she should have done first, IMO. She knew by then what condition the dog was actually in, and that it wasn't good. The dog appears to be a candidate for euthanasia.

I'd also be interested in finding out what the Arnolds (the dog's owners, apparently) think about all this.
And unless central Pennsylvania has some truly awful police and humane officers, it's very surprising to me how angry the officers were at Grimes' actions (if that part is true). Deputies, police officers, and ACOs that I know might have ordered her to return the dog (that's why we have laws against stealing someone else's property), but they also would have been extremely sympathetic to Grimes and the dog.

Anyone else got a take on this?

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More here http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com/doogie.html

Yes, this appears to be a (yet another) sad case of animal neglect. However, I'm having a bit of a ... but they also would have been extremely sympathetic to Grimes and the dog. Anyone else got a take on this?

I had the same questions in my mind that you had. There just "Has" to be another side of the story. When you break the law, instead of following legal channels, it's just silly to expect sympathy for being a criminal, no matter how well intentioned.
However, I'm having a bit of a problem with the part about where she (Tammy Grimes) refused the officer's lawful ... owner's property (after he had been treated by a vet), and then expects others to help pay her attorney fees.

I find it interesting that she claims "I made the decision that I would not leave him lying there on the cold wet ground for one moment longer, and I would accept all consequences of my decision" when, in fact, she has no intention of accepting any consequences for her action except the ones she chooses.
I'd certainly like to hear the other side of the case.
in thread Mary Healey (Email Removed) whittled the following words:
However, I'm having a bit of a problem with the ... and then expects others to help pay her attorney fees.

I find it interesting that she claims "I made the decision that I wouldaccept all consequences of my decision"

when, in
fact, she has no intention of accepting any consequences for her action except the ones she chooses.I agree. If she accepts all the consequences.. then she accepts the fines and legal fees. What a doofus. This whole thing can be dissmissed as a lunatic scam.

Maybe Leah is visiting pennsylvania?
More here http://www.dogsdeservebetter.com/doogie.html

Yes, this appears to be a (yet another) sad case of animal neglect. However, I'm having a bit of a ... have been extremely sympathetic to Grimes and the dog. Anyone else got a take on this? Handsome Jack Morrison

I find it interesting that the animal control officer was on his way when he heard she had the dog. So had she actually given the proper authorities time to act on the claims, it would have been handled by them correctly. Instead she removed the animal from the scene and casts doubt on any evidence of animal abuse, yet she expects animal abuse charges to be filed. She needs to realize these things are meant to be handled by the authorities, that's what we have them for.

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I'd also be interested in finding out what the Arnolds ... and the dog. Anyone else got a take on this?

I had the same questions in my mind that you had. There just "Has" to be another side of the ... instead of following legal channels, it's just silly to expect sympathy for being a criminal, no matter how well intentioned.

I bet there's more to the story, too.
Will we ever get to hear it?
Probably not.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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However, I'm having a bit of a problem with the ... and then expects others to help pay her attorney fees.

I find it interesting that she claims "I made the decision that I would not leave him lying there on ... decision" when, in fact, she has no intention of accepting any consequences for her action except the ones she chooses.

Yeah. She's kind of like the Clintons, eh?
I'd certainly like to hear the other side of the case.

Me too.
If I find out anything more, I'll be sure to share.

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And unless central Pennsylvania has some truly awful police and ... and the dog. Anyone else got a take on this?

I find it interesting that the animal control officer was on his way when he heard she had the dog. So had she actually given the proper authorities time to act on the claims, it would have been handled by them correctly.

I think so, too.
Instead she removed the animal from the scene and casts doubt on any evidence of animal abuse, yet she expects animal abuse charges to be filed.

Well, she's got videos and pictures, and a vet's report, so there's no reason why those charges can't still be brought.
She needs to realize these things are meant to be handled by the authorities, that's what we have them for.

Yup.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=22450 Deranged Democrat Watch#comments Joe Wilson: The End of an Error
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=16896
Cindy Sheehan.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=19117 http://www.slate.com/id/2124788 /
"Reality Based" Community Watch:
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=22395 Reality-Based Community Watch#comments The "Azzam" Threat: A prelude to Future Jihad in America: http://counterterrorismblog.org/2006/09/the azzam threat a prelude to.php The Plamegate Hall of Shame:
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/648ygtoe.asp The Waiting Game:
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MTkxNzhlZDBmZTI0ZTc1ZDlmNjRkYTZiNzM1NTI4NjY = Border War. Another must-see movie.
http://hotair.com/archives/2006/08/31/border-war /
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