Friday, February 12, 2010

Rally for Brittany and Rambo, the dogs threatened with death by the City of Brampton!


Rally for the Release of Brittany and Rambo

Host: Injustice Brampton Dogs on Death Row - Free Them Now
Type: Causes - Rally
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Brampton City Hall - 2 Wellington Street West, Brampton, ON

We are now holding the mayor of Brampton, Susan Fennell, accountable for the wrongful seizure, detention and threat of death of Brittany and Rambo by Brampton Animal Services.

On Saturday February 20th at 12:00 pm we are holding a peaceful rally in the courtyard of Brampton City Hall in support of the families involved and to voice our disgust with the handling of this situation by City officials.

They have the power to end this and we will be demanding that they step up and do the right thing and return the dogs to their owners.

As pet owners and taxpayers in Ontario we will not stand idly by while our civil rights are violated and our pets are put into harm's way.

Share this event with all you know, as we need to show the City of Brampton and the Province as voters and taxpayers we will not stand for this treatment by elected officials and the departments they manage.

Car pool and organize transportation. Bring signs...let's make a LOT of noise.

Bring your kids and well-behaved dogs (compliant with the breed-specific portion of the Dog Owners' Liability Act, so no other dog is seized by Brampton AC), as this is a matter that concerns the whole family.

Go to SaveOntarioDogs ( if I can't get the clickthrough to work) for more info.

To contact event organizers send email to: saveontariodogs [at]

Nota Bella: The province's breed-specific legislation was passed by a whipped vote. Those who objected could have absented themselves, but McGuinty's control is well-known and Liberal backbenchers feared being frozen out. It's time for their consciences to speak loudly, and for ALL Ontario MPPs to vote to pass Cheri DiNovo's Bill 222 to remove breed-specific legislation from the Ontario Dog Owners' Liability Act.

WOO HOO! KC Dog Blog has the text and the cost of Mayor Fennell's full-page ad.

Fiscal irresponsibility runs rampant in Brampton. Add to that $7,291:

- the cost of the Brampton Animal Control officers (paycheques, benefits, vehicles, gas, insurance) ignoring dangerous dogs and seizing peaceful dogs;
- the cost of the vet who demonized these dogs;
- the cost of City workers receiving the e-mails, faxes and snail mail and cruising blogs about this matter;
- the cost of the private security firm and the idling vehicles to “protect” Animal Control office from peaceful protestors (probably to be repeated on the 20th);
- the cost of City lawyers to cooper up an obviously unacceptable “offer” and “negotiate” with the owners and their lawyers;
- the cost of City lawyers and communications people to write the letter printed over Jamie Lowery’s name,
- the cost for the City of Brampton to send letters trying to CIA.

I'm betting on almost a quarter-million dollars. Which Brampton taxpayer will do a Freedom of Information request and get the numbers? Will the City of Brampton pull a McGuinty government and refuse to release the information as it might be "injurious" to the City?

Addendum: Welcome to the City of Brampton personnel cruising this blog. On work hours. Therefore on the taxpayers' nickel. Are you here because you want to be, or because someone ordered you to?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spiteful behaviour of City of Brampton makes the Sun

Jenny Yuen has more particulars on the City of Brampton refusing independent veterinian care for the "pit bulls" Rambo and Brittany. Read it here.

What is this? The City of Brampton is playing "You can, you can't, we're changing the rules on whim." Yo, Kelly Yerxa, what's the reason???!!! Are we just supposed to tug our forelocks and say, "Yes, Lord and Master, Oh Grand and Mighty PooBah"??? And the unnamed vet who works for the City of Brampton examining the animals and advising on their this the same vet who called them "pit bulls" and condemned unoffending dogs with loving homes to lonely deaths in cages???

Many people are ashamed to admit they live in BramHell now.

I'm ashamed to admit I live in the Province of Onscario.

UPDATE: Join the flyer campaign to inform people of the risk to their pets in the Province of Onscario. Print the flyer. Make many, many copies. Post it in your neighbourhood, ask your vet and pet store(s) to display it, hand it to people with "substantially similar" (four legs and a tail) dogs.

Great reading about Toronto Humane Society!

Save The Toronto Humane Society has links to some great information, read it here.

WARNING: Graphic descriptions of animal suffering and death.

If you want to make a difference in the GTA's biggest animal shelter, get a membership in the Toronto Humane Society. Join the call to action of the Association to Reform the Toronto Humane Society.

Do the right thing. For the animals.

Update: Articles about THS finances. Read Kate Hammer's article in The Globe and Mail, and Daniel Dale's article in the Toronto Star.

Enquiring minds want to know...what interest rate is being paid on the almost half a million dollars of donors' money sitting in Pellegrino Capone's trust account from (probably) December/09 until now, which won't be paid back to THS until March 5, 2010? Was there no other lawyer in the office who could sign the cheque to reimburse the monies to THS while Mr. Capone was out of the country?

This makes almost a million dollars that the THS board has handed over to lawyers in 2009. This, in an organization that lost $3M in revenues from 2007 to 2008 and was running a deficit at the end of 2008, according to its financial statements.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

BramHell refuses to allow independent vet care for incarcerated dogs

I remember the horror stories coming out of the UK and the condition of the dogs kept in the UK's breed-specific kennels....starved, abused, cage-crazy....why won't BramHell allow an independent veterinarian to visit the dogs? Surely the City of Brampton has nothing to hide, hmmmmm?????

Read about it in the Brampton Guardian.

KC Dog Blog hit the nail on the head. It's no longer about public safety, it's about spitefulness on the part of the City of Brampton.

Do you ever wonder if lower rung politicians toe the line to curry favour in order to jump to a higher position? But why do dogs have to suffer and die for some wanker's political ambitions?