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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Jun 20, 2007 5:16 PM
Subject: Saving Stu: Legally They Can Kill Him Any Day Now
KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
FROM KINSHIP CIRCLE: We’ve followed Stu’s case for the last year or so. We’ve sent appeals to save Stu — to both Kinship Circle Primary and Animal Disaster Relief lists. This may be poor Stu’s “zero hour.” Read below and write to contacts, asking them to spare Stu’s life.
If you have further questions about this situation, please contact Stu’s human directly: Jeff de la Rosa – 323-864-7410; stu.911 [at] gmail.com
6/20/07: Saving Stu – Legally They Can Kill Him Any Day Now
REPLY DIRECTLY TO: Jeff de la Rosa (Stu’s dad) stu.911 [at] gmail.com
Stu’s “mugshot” 9.15.2005 * http://stu.911.googlepages.com/
SEE STU’S WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS: http://stu.911.googlepages.com/
In August, 2006 concerned animal lovers like you flooded the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Animal Services offices with emails, calls and faxes to save Stu from a planned “euthanasia” for haphazardly being declared a “dangerous dog.” Please, I need your help again.
Stu is still alive a year after he was supposed to be killed because LAAS and Ed Boks believe the experts report that Stu was not dangerous.
But on June 18, 2007, Stu had his day in court again… I’m sorry to say the our petition for a Writ to overturn the City’s ruling was denied this morning by the most erratic, rude and belligerent judge my attorney has ever encountered. I am preparing an appeal to the California Supreme Court to overturn Judge Yaffe who has been overturned before for such reckless disposition of the law.
Legally, they can kill Stu at any moment. I am writing an informal notice of appeal which I will deliver to L.A.A.S tomorrow asking them to keep him alive until a formal stay can be granted.
I am not finished trying to save him. At this point any letters of support to the department and the Mayor of L.A. would be appreciated.
LINK to LA Superior Court — http://lasuperiorcourt.org/civil/
Enter the case number BS104836 for up to date court info.
SAVING STU / CONTACT INFORMATION:
Ed Boks, General Manager, Los Angeles Animal Services
221 N. Grand Ave. 5th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
ph: 213-482-9558; fax: 213-482-9511
email: eboks [at] ani.lacity.org, Ed.Boks [at] lacity.org
Rocky Delgadillo, City Attorney
800 City Hall East
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
City of Los Angeles
200 N. Spring St., Room 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012
ph: 213-978-0600; fax: 213-978-0750
email: mayor [at] lacity.org
WHAT TO SAY:
From Jeff de la Rosa (Stu’s dad) stu.911 [at] gmail.com — Below is a letter I also posted on LA Craigslist. I am encouraging people to contact Ed Boks to beg for time for Stu until I can get the appeal filed. He can legally kill Stu at any moment.
June 19, 2007 / VIA FAX and CERTIFIED MAIL
Jeffrey de la Rosa
1880 Morton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Re: NOTICE OF APPEAL # BS104836 JEFFREY PETER DE LA ROSA VS BOARD OF ANIMAL SERVICES COMMISSION
This is an informal notice that the decision by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yaffe, in case will be appealed to the California 2nd District Court of Appeals in a timely fashion.
A substitution of attorney form will follow as well as the NOTICE of APPEAL and other documents.
An emergency stay will also be requested preventing you from killing my dog, Stu pending a ruling by the above mentioned court.
I urge you not to act in any way detrimental to Stu’s life prior to your receipt of the Notice of Appeal.
Sincerely, Jeffrey de la Rosa
CC: Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti, President, City Council of Los Angeles
Edmund Brown, Jr., Attorney General, State of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, State of California
SAVING STU / SUPPORT
Donations to help fund legal costs of the appeal can be sent via PayPal.com
using the address miniswag [at] yahoo.com
Jeff de la Rosa
1880 Morton Ave.; Los Angeles, CA 90026
323-864-7410; stu.911 [at] gmail.com
My History With Stu From Rescue To Impound
Stu was a stray dog who adopted the lighting department on the Denzel Washington film Training Day in 2001. After 3 weeks of his company every night, all night, I could not leave him on the streets of the Crenshaw District. He was flea infested, tick-ridden and emaciated. We fell in love and I brought him home live with me and my other two dogs. The crew of Training Day was so taken with Stu that they donated over $400 for his care. Stu thrived in my care and is a smart and happy, well-trained dog. I took some effort to curtail his escape artist tendencies but I succeeded. For 5 years we lived happily together without a negative incident.
In 2005 I was called away to the death bed of my mother and left Stu and the other dogs, Maeve and Annie, in the care of my assistant. For some unexplained reason, Stu and my other dog fought about something and Stu’s ear was badly injured. They do not have a history of fighting but were most likely disoriented by strange surroundings. Against my instructions, the assistant locked herself in a small room, cornered a dog in pain and attempted to slide a harness over his torn ear. Stu was scared and bit her. She has been treated for her injuries and will receive an equitable settlement from my insurance company.
A Los Angeles Animals Services hearing was convened in which I was deprived of witnesses and evidence was destroyed by the department and in spite of this, the Hearing Examiner found Stu to be NOT DANGEROUS. However, the embattled then GM, Guerdon Stuckey reversed this decision and declared Stu DANGEROUS and sentenced him to die….
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