Kinship Circle / DDB: Grimes Verdict: GUILTY For Saving A Life

December 16th, 2007 10:42 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Dec 15, 2007 5:47 PM
Subject: Grimes Verdict: GUILTY For Saving A Life

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12/15/07 UPDATE
Verdict: GUILTY For Saving A Life – Tammy Grimes, Dogs Deserve Better

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
tammy [at] dogsdeservebetter.org * http://animallawcoalition.com/

CONTACT INFORMATION TO PROTEST:
Ask Pennsylvania’s Governor Edward G. Rendell to PARDON Tammy Grimes for the “crimes” or theft and receiving stolen “property” in her action to save a dying, chained dog called Doogie.

Governor Edward G. Rendell
225 Main Capitol Building * Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
ph: 717-787-2500
web email: http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Governor/govmail.html

BACKGROUND:

Tammy Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, was arrested September 11, 2006 for helping a dying chained dog named Doogie who could not stand in East Freedom, Pennsylvania. Read about the case with photo and video documentation: http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/doogie.html

12/14/07: A Blair County, Pennsylvania jury has found Tammy Grimes guilty of theft and receiving stolen property. Sentencing is set for February 23, 2008.

FROM KINSHIP CIRCLE: After speaking to Tammy today (12/15), I understand her misdemeanor “crimes” could merit 1-2 years jail time. Although, she is more apt to incur a fine and probation at her sentencing in February. During the trial, Tammy and her lawyer were NOT permitted to show video footage of Doogie (called “Jake” by his negligent caretakers)…on the ground unable to move or stand for at least three days.

Tammy wrote: “When we arrived, we took photos and video of Doogie. We initially thought he was dead, as he was not moving and his back was to us. We found out the people were not home to talk to about him, so 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.”

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TAMMY’S HEROIC EFFORTS IN PHOTOS & WORDS:
http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/doogie.html

From: Tammy Grimes, tammy [at] dogsdeservebetter.org
Subject: I Was Found Guilty
Date: 12/14/2007

Today at 5:00 p.m. EST I was convicted of theft and receiving stolen property in a Blair County, PA courtroom… I will not stop working for chained and penned dogs. I hope supporters will stay with me… To still believe in us and the differences we are beginning to make in the lives of chained dogs… For you, Doogie: May you rest in peace, knowing you were loved and cared for [at the end].

FOR MORE INFO ON THIS CASE, READ ANIMAL LAW COALITION REPORTS:
http://animallawcoalition.com/tethering-penning/article-271

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:

NOV. 2007 KC DIGEST: Tammy Grimes Jury Selected – Gag Order Issued
(not yet available on KC website)

SEPT. 2007 KC DIGEST: Dismiss Charges Against Tammy Grimes (Doogie Case)
(not yet available on KC website)

April-June 2007 UPDATES: Grimes Wins Award For Art Honoring Saved Dog
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_april-june_2007.html#anchor11

Jan-March 2007 UPDATES: Free From Chains, Doogie Has Died
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_jan-mar_2007.html#11

Oct-Dec. 2006 UPDATES: Jury Trial Set For Dogs Deserve Better Founder
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_oct-dec.html#8

Aug-Oct 2006 UPDATES: Arrested Dog Rescuer Tammy Grimes Visits One Happy Dog!
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_aug-oct_2006.html

9/29/06: 2 Charges Dropped For Grimes; No Charges For Arnolds
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/katrina/9_29_06.html

9/20/06: Tammy Grimes Update: Vet Says Doogie Is Victim Of Abuse
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/katrina/9_20_06.html

9/15/06: Tammy Grimes: Save A Life, Go To Jail?
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter.asp?LetterID=1568&seriesfirst=true

9/12/06: JAILED – SHAC 7 / Tammy Grimes, Dogs Deserve Better
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_9_12.html

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From: Tammy Grimes, Dogs Deserve Better – tammy [at] dogsdeservebetter.org
Date: Dec 14, 2007 8:01 PM
Subject: I Was Found Guilty

I Was Found Guilty.

I wanted you to hear it from me before you heard it from anyone else. Today at 5:00 p.m. EST I was convicted of theft and receiving stolen property in a Blair County, PA courtroom.

I’m sure I will have much more to say about this at a future date. For now I need a day or two to mourn and then begin to pick up my pieces and move on.

Please realize this is just a bump in my road, and I will not stop working for chained and penned dogs. I hope those of you who are on this list as supporters will stay with me…but I need you still believe in me and the work I’ve done to free dogs from lives of hell on the end of chains. To still believe in us and the differences we are beginning to make in the lives of chained dogs.

A very special thank you to the wonderful angels at Best Friends in Utah. They stood behind me, and I know they took flack for it. You are special people, and I am honored and touched to know you.

For all the rest of you who gave your time and energy to help me in my case, my deepest gratitude. You touch my heart.

For you, Doogie. May you rest in peace, knowing you were loved and cared for. Tammy

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PLEASE Join Dogs Deserve Better today! We have a chance to change the future. With your help, we can let the world know animal abuse MUST be taken seriously. Don’t sit back and let it happen. If we DON’T stand up, this practice WILL NOT END. Please get involved today.

Sincerely,

Tammy Grimes
Founder, Dogs Deserve Better

Dogs Deserve Better | http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org | 877.636.1408 | P.O. Box 23 | Tipton | PA | 16684

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