LIARS! Sources Say Girl’s Family Lies To Raise Money After Avoidable Dog Attack

By Sloane Quealy-Miner

Square Dog Photography—Getty Images/Flickr Select

Square Dog Photography—Getty Images/Flickr Select

Despicable family lies to public to line their pockets with money and cash. The family should be ashamed of themselves for so many reasons. Unbelievably they have managed to make a horrifying situation for the little girl Victoria Wilcher even worse. Poor Victoria was attacked by her grandfather’s three pit bull dogs when visiting him resulting in life changing injurues. Questions have been raised as to how the dogs were treated as well as if he was breeding them which would have everything to do with why the dogs attacked.

The media continually fails to acknowledge the relevance of stressful or inhumane situations that humans often force dogs to endure. At National Canine Research Council they urge people to consider what the world looks like from their dog’s point of view.

“There are at least two parties involved in a dog bite; a dog and one or more humans. Dog behavior cannot be understood or analyzed apart from humans, or the situations in which humans have placed dogs.”

Everyone is so quick to blame the dogs but what about the grandfather. Had he been a responsible grandfather and pet owner this NEVER would have happened. This was an easily avoidable tragedy. Nevertheless this has caused a flurry of articles to be published with much misinformation about pit bull type dogs.

One article in Time titled “The Problem With Pitbulls” even quoted Colleen Lynn. Colleen Lynn who runs DOGSBITE.ORG is not an expert in the field of canine behavior. She is nothing more than a woman with a grudge. Colleen was the victim of a dog bite in 2007. Because of this incident that involved one individual dog she has decided to enact revenge on ALL pit bull type dogs.

Colleen Lynn blatantly lies on her website when she claims that pit bulls lead dog bite fatalities. She gathers all of her information from media reports, no questions asked. Clearly she doesn’t ask questions because most of what is reported in the media surrounding pit bulls and “attacks” is incorrect and has been repeatedly proven to be untrue.

Many question the truthfulness of Colleen’s account of what happened to her in June of 2007. Her story has changed multiple times. Pit Bulletin Legal News thoroughly investigated the incident and published these never before seen documents. It is clear to myself and many others “that Ms. Lynn never published the Seattle Animal Control records regarding the investigation because the story she is now telling bears very little resemblance to what actually happened, and are in total conflict with the only other witness involved: the dogwalker.”

While Colleen’s blatant disregard for the truth on her website is not a surprise and not unexpected, it is important for all of us to have the correct information easily available. Thankfully there is the National Canine Research Council whose dedicated staff comb through the details of every dog bite related fatality.

I encourage everyone to spend time carefully reading the invaluable information on NCR’s website including the 2010 Dog Bite Fatalities NCR and 2011 Preliminary Dog Bite Fatalities Report

The National Canine Research Council “re-interviews sources the media has reached, and located others they have not, among whom may be police investigators, animal control officers, coroners, veterinarians, health department officials, dog owners, and eye witnesses. They have obtained incident reports, bite reports, human and animal autopsy reports, summaries of judicial proceedings, and crime scene data and photographs when available.

Access the National Canine Research Dog Bite Statistics HERE NCRC’s informative section on ineffective laws including breed specific legislation HERE FAQ’s regarding dog bites HERE and Breed Specific FAQ’s HERE

Dog bite-related fatalities are exceedingly rare. In 2010, 33 fatalities occurred within a population of more than 308 million and a canine population estimated at over 78 million. NCRC is currently investigating 31 incidents in a dog population of over 78 million that occurred during 2011 thay may qualify as dog bite related fatalities. A final tally is subject to change as a result of NCRC’s thorough investigations.

Stories about pit bull attacks are tragic, but isolated incidents. Those stories are blasted all over the news, but it’s stories like the ones below that people never hear about. These are the stories of pit bull heroes – the dogs who selflessly defend their families from heinous crimes, save other animals from certain death, and pull their human guardians to safety in times of danger. Stories about pit bull bravery and heroism are by themselves powerful arguments against breed specific legislation. PIT BULL HERO STORIES

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Save George’s Life, Send Him To Sanctuary – TIME SENSITIVE!

GeorgeGeorgeGeorgeUPDATE: June 20th -We have reached GOAL! George will be going to SANCTUARY! Thank you to everyone who shared and contributed! TO SAVE GEORGE’S LIFE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Meet George, This precious 1 year old little boy is depending on us to give him another chance at life. We rescued him from running the mean streets of Far Rockaway, New York on March 22, 2014. He was scared and showed signs of neglect. George went to our incredible vet for the next 10 days where he was neutered, fully vetted and loved by all.

George’s next stop was to his loving foster home. His foster parents, who also have another rescued pittie, welcomed George with open arms. They worked with him through his anxiety issues as well as separation issues that became apparent shortly after his arrival. George and the resident dog got along and often played but unfortunately a fight broke out between the two one day. In an effort to stop the fight George’s foster mom inserted herself in the fight in an attempt to break it up. Unfortunately this resulted in George causing her severe injury. Please know his foster parents want nothing more than for George to be safe. They love him very much.

While George may never re-direct and injure someone again, there is the chance he could. And because of this possibility and the severity of the injuries none of the many reputable rescues or trainers I have spoken to are willing to take George in. They would not be comfortable ever placing him in a home. Furthermore it has been repeatedly recommended to me to put him to sleep. George has been back at my vet now for almost two weeks while we have been desperately trying to find help for him. He is a sweet and loving boy and deserves another chance.

A wonderful Sanctuary has offered to take George. I personally know them and they are incredible. George would be worked with there, loved, and be able to run free on acres of land. He would have a real life.

In order for George to be able to go I have to raise the $5000 donation fee. This money helps take care of George and in the course of a dog’s life really isn’t that much. However right now, to me, it is unfortunately much more than I can pay. I am begging you to PLEASE HELP SAVE GEORGE’S LIFE by donating to send him to sanctuary.

TO SAVE GEORGE’S LIFE PLEASE CLICK HERE

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LIBERATOR featured in USA TODAY! 200pg animal rescue graphic novel in stores now!

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The collected edition of LIBERATOR, the animal rescue vigilante comic series, hits comic shops today and was featured in USA Today.

This comic series casts the people who take action for abused animals as heroes where all too often they’re portrayed as criminals and extremists in mainstream media.

Today that changed, at least a little, as LIBERATOR saw some very exciting and positive major media coverage over at USA Today – check it out by clicking here.

The massive book is also available on Amazon by clicking here, and all of the writer’s profits from the series go back into his pit bull rescue work – pick up a copy for you, for your family and friends, and spread the word!

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Pit Bull Puppy Dead In Backyard, Snow Settled On His Body, Animal Control Didn’t See Him – CALL TO ACTION

By Sloane Quealy-Miner

Whiteside Animal Control

Whiteside Animal Control

Rock Falls, Illinois – Heartbreak over the needless death of yet another innocent pit bull whose name we don’t even know. This one year old baby boy, who I am now calling Pittie Doe, was found dead in a backyard, curled up in a cage on a small blanket with empty bowls. Snow had settled on his lifeless body.

The dog’s neglected body was found on March 24th by a worker hired to clean the property after the former tenants, owners of this dog moved more than a week ago.

Shockingly The Whiteside County Animal Control had been to the property looking for the dog after they received a call from the owner’s estranged wife who told authorities the dog was being neglected in the basement of the home. When The Whiteside County Animal Control Officers went to investigate, no one was home; they left a note.

The actions of the Animal Control Officers are inexcusable! Why wasn’t the outside property thoroughly searched? Why did they not look through windows in order to establish the house was vacant? If they had done this they could have then called police and or the owner of the property to gain access to the inside of the house immediately. Why can’t they do their job?

Pitty Doe never knew the touch of a gentle, loving hand. He was failed not only by his owners, but the neighbors who didn’t intervene, and finally by the animal control officers who turned their backs and walked away. Pittie Doe might have had a second chance if the responding Animal Control Officers had done their job. Their negligent actions could be responsible for the death of this precious baby boy and they should be called out for it.

STAND UP, SPEAK OUT!
IF NOT YOU WHO, IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

CALL TO ACTION:
CONTACT The Whiteside County Animal Control animalcontrol@whitesidehealth.org

The Whiteside County Animal Control
1701 Industrial Park Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(815) 626-2230

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Man Savagely Tries To Kill Pit Bull With Sledgehammer – CALL TO ACTION

By Sloane Quealy-Miner

NeroWashington State animal abuser Chad Scott Miller gets only 14 days in jail for attempting to kill his pit bull by savagely beating him over the head with a sledgehammer. This incredibly sorry excuse for a human being claims that his dog Nero bit him after he hit the dog for eating a box of doughnuts. He then tries to convince the court that he was looking out for the safety of others by attempting to horrifically kill this innocent dog. “If I gave him to somebody, and then he got bit, it was my fault. I didn’t know what to do.” I can only imagine what other horrors this poor dog had to endure at the hands of Chad Scott Miller.

While Judge Gary Bashor has prohibited this abuser from owning pets for two years and fined him $5000 I am deeply troubled by remarks he made when handing out sentencing. In making his ruling, Judge Bashor noted the case was “difficult” because Miller was trying to euthanize, not torture, the dog. “Had he been successful, we wouldn’t even be here today,” Bashor said. I don’t see anything difficult about it. Nor do I see any cause to show mercy towards Chad Scott Miller. I personally find Judge Bashor’s statements extremely offensive.

Animal abuser Miller never would have had charges filed against him if it weren’t for the determination of Mike Nicholson and his team from The Humane Society in Longview, WA. This heinous act of cruelty happened in October of 2012. Fortunately they were able to build a case before the three year statute of limitations had run out. Luckily Nero escaped the brutal attack and is doing well. He is awaiting an adopter at The Humane Society. Nero was in foster care for months recovering from the skull fractures and now is at the shelter where he enjoys the company of other dogs as well as the staff.

CALL TO ACTION!
ADOPT Nero! CONTACT Longview Humane Society HERE
(360) 577-0151

Mail Judge Gary Bashor
Hall of Justice
312 SW First Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626
360 577-3085

Chad Scott Miller

Chad Scott Miller

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Puppy Killer Michael Vick Signed To New York Jets – CALL TO ACTION!

By:Sloane Quealy-Miner

CALL TO ACTION: 
Michael Vick has been signed to The New York Jets today, March 21, 2014.

EMAIL JETS HERE
Comment on Jets Facebook Page HERE

SIGN PETITION HERE

MAIL:
COACH REX RYAN, NEW YORK JETS:
Atlantic Health Jets Training Center
One Jets Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932

The Jets play their home games at the MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium
One MetLife Stadium Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

To Whom It May Concern,

Either you forgot or you just don’t care that Michael Vick murdered countless innocent dogs. Maybe you feel that dogs don’t count. I, along with many other animal rights activists and advocates are here to tell you that they do. If the Jets wouldn’t welcome a serial killer on their team whose victims were human, then you shouldn’t entertain having one whose victims were animals.

Michael Vick fought dogs for sport, and when his players (dogs) didn’t win him money he hung, drowned, electrocuted or shot them. He tied innocent dogs to rape stands for the brutal practice of mating. Not to mention the beatings and the syringes full of drugs forcibly injected into the dogs. It was hell on earth for the dogs at Bad Newz Kennels who had no say in their actions.

Even though some of the dogs made it out alive, many of those dogs continue to suffer to this day. Yes, Michael Vick spent time behind bars. But his minute prison stint is a joke in comparison to his heinous crimes. He should not continue to be celebrated, idolized and rewarded for his bad behavior by making millions in blood money.

Shame on you for contributing to Sick Vick’s success.

Sloane Quealy-Miner

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URGENT CALL TO ACTION! Help Save Abused Pit Bull Lea’s Eye

By Sloane Quealy-Miner, EMAIL: BSLNEWS2011@gmail.com

leaUPDATE: Lea is all better and READY for a loving family of her own. She LOVES to play fetch in our backyard and then cuddle :) GREAT with dogs and kids. CONTACT bslnews2011@gmail.com

Lea's eye stitched up

Lea’s eye stitched up

The Far Rockaway Rescue Project was able to rescue Lea from a horrifying life of cruelty and abuse. Now, your help is needed to save her eye. Lea was turned out into the streets from one of the dangerous housing projects here in Far Rockaway. She was thrown out like trash with a multitude of fresh cuts as well as bites, including one very serious one in her eye.

When we first met Lea she could not open her eye at all and she was in pain. When Christine opened it to see what was going on and clean it her eyeball was rolled back in her head and it was a cloudy color.

We brought her to our vet and within minutes of her arrival the doctors looking at her eye put her under sedation to see what was going on. They initially cleaned out the eye and did a scraping.  Two days later Lea underwent surgery and they stitched her eye closed with a “third eyelid” temporary implant and spacer (seen here) to help her eye heal. She has been to the vet every few days since then and needs a fianl surgery this week to complete the process of saving her eye.

PLEASE consider making a contribution to save Lea’s eye.With so many to care for lately we really need your help. Thank you!
USE PAYPAL LINK: HELP SAVE LEA’S EYE We NEED to RAISE $700.  If you would like to call the vet directly to make a contribution please call Animal Hospital of Rockaways 718-474-0500. Please tell them you wish to contribute to Lea’s upcoming surgery under Sloane Quealy-Miner

Close up of Lea's eye stitched

Close up of Lea’s eye stitched

“With Our Eyes, They will be Seen~
With Our Voices, They will be Heard~
With Our Hands, They will know Comfort~
With Our Actions, They will be FREE!”

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