By Sloane Quealy-Miner
UPDATE 1/15/2012 – Custody of BONES to Lexus Project
Meet Bones, a dog who will most likely be killed by the New York City Department of Health because he might have been an unwilling accomplice in the murder of his junkie owner’s roommate. Bones was allegedly used as a weapon by junkie Shaun Dyer during an argument between himself and David Shadha last month. The abusive owner allegedly made Bones bite the roommate David Shadha but it was not Bones that caused his death. It was a blow to the head perpetrated by Shaun Dyer with what was most likely a metal pipe.
One person who knew Bones said that he was a good natured dog while another neighbor told a different story and said he was bitten before by Bones this past June 17th . The neighbor said he reported the bite to the city but nothing was done. Then there are others who report that they saw Shaun Dyer, who has been arrested upwards of twenty times, repeatedly abuse Bones.
Bones is also a victim here and shouldn’t be held responsible for a murder he did not commit. Nor should the Department of Health be allowed to quietly kill Bones because he was a victim of abuse and because they failed to do their job back in June. Had they done what they were supposed to and properly investigate, Bones would not be in this situation now.
According the NYC Prosecutor Coleen Balbert’s office it is the DOH who will decide the fate of Bones. The person I spoke with would give me no other information except to say to call the AC&C and the DOH. Neither the AC&C or the DOH will give out any information about Bones citing it is an ongoing investigation.
According to a source at Animal Care & Control where Bones has been since the crime “He’s just as happy as can be”. This statement speaks volumes for those of us who know the AC&C is hell on earth for the animals there. The Department of Health who oversees the AC&C is also run by heartless individuals who continually betray the animals they are charged with protecting, like Bones.
CALL TO ACTION:
Speak up for Bones! He does not deserve to die for a murder he did not commit. And he deserves to be released to a qualified rescue for rehabilitation. ASK QUESTIONS and MAKE SOME NOISE!
SPEAK UP! IF NOT YOU, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?