HARRISON THE WESTIE'S FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE
HELP SAVE HARRISON!
HELP SAVE HARRISON!
Harrison is a one-year old Westie whose life is in danger because of an incident with a small child.
Below is a YouTube Video of Harrison. He's the Westie playing with the cat on the bed.
The facts: Harrison is a 1 year old West Highland White Terrier (Westie) puppy. Story below on how he “bit” a child.
Harrison is now in the Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Control Centre, serving his 10-day quarantine, which ends on Tuesday Feburary 8, 2011.
- The “person claiming to be his owner” can get possession of this little dog on Wednesday February 9th.
- The “person claiming to be his owner” has stated publicly that he will have the puppy put to death.
There is a responsible breeder who is devastated...she has a contract which states:
If for any reason the owner is not please with the dog or he can’t remain with the original purchaser, it must be returned to the breeder. The dog must never be disposed of in any way without approval in writing from the breeder.
The breeder has retained legal counsel, but Harrison could be released to the “person claiming to be the owner” before the lawyer has time to help change the outcome.
Breeders, pet owners and many others across North America are trying to help save the life of this puppy.
Mr. Emes, Harrison's owner, died suddenly in January, 2011. Short days ago, his granddaughter was put on the floor unsupervised with Harrison and one of his toys. The child pulled the toy back and Harrison went for the toy and got the girl, who is all right and had one puncture wound. The uncle is very very angry and vindictive. He will not let Harrison go back to his breeder. The dog is at a NO KILL shelter for the 10 day quarantine and they are going to release Harrison on Feburary 8th, which is this Wednesday, back to Mrs. Ames’ son. He has stated that he will put down the dog, one way or another, if a vet clinic will not put down a healthy dog. The NO KILL shelter knows of his intentions.
We are in need of help to get this story to the public. Instead of the horrors of puppy mills, here you have a truly responsible breeder who believes it is her job to ensure that a puppy she brought into this world is cared for forever...either in a loving home or in her own care.
Below please find the legal grounds on which we can help save Harrison.
Order for Society to Keep Animal
(1.1) A justice of the peace or provincial judge may make an order authorizing the Society to keep in its care an animal that was removed under subsection (1) if, (a) the owner or custodian of the animal has been charged, in connection with the same fact situation that gave rise to the removal of the animal under subsection (1), with an offence under this Act or any other law in force in Ontario pertaining to the welfare of or the prevention of cruelty to animals; and (b) the justice of the peace or provincial judge is satisfied by information on oath that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the animal may be harmed if returned to its owner or custodian. 2008, c. 16, s. 11 (1).
PLEASE HELP HARRISON TO LIVE by covering his story and spreading the word far and wide.
Below is a list of the Uxbridge Council members. Please contact them and let them know how you feel about the unjust treatment of this puppy.
Gerri Lynn O'Connor
905) 852-9181 Ext. 218
Councilor Ward One:
Councilor Ward Two:
(905) 852-9181 Ext. 404
Councilor Ward Three:
Councilor Ward Four:
(905) 852-9181 Ext. 407
Councilor Ward Five:
(905) 852-9181 Ext. 405
MPP Constituency Office: (Member of Provincial Parliament):
Toll Free: 1-800-661-2433
Chief Administrative Officer for Uxbridge:
Uxbridge , Ontario
Fax for City Clerk:
Debbie Leroux, Clerk
Tel: 905-852 -9181 x 228
Shelter and Animal Control:
Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Control Centre
Tel: (905) 985-9547
Head of Uxbridge Municipal Law:
Andre Gratton, MLEO (C), C.P.S.O.
Supervisor of Municipal Law Enforcement
Tel: 905-852-9181 ext. 223
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Thank you for your prayers and support!