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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Lucas needs more help!

I hope everydoggy remembers Lucas, the Sibe in McMinnville Tennessee whose owner filed 30 of his teeth down to the gumline because he was chewing things. If not, here's a quick update. His owner was seen beating him, and Lucas was taken away, only for his rescuers to see that thirty of his teeth had been filed down to the gums, exposing the pulp and the nerves, because he was chewing things he shouldn't. Can you imagine what it must feel like to have THIRTY teeth all hurting and bleeding at the same time? This is what training is for, humans!

Anyway, his owner, Christopher Barnett, was charged and went to court the other day. Originally he was being charged with a misdemeanor, but lots of people signed petitions and sent letters asking for a stronger penalty, and the charges were upgraded to a felony! Good humans! Pat yourselves on the head and have a treat.

But Lucas still needs help, because the court case has been turned over to a grand jury. So we're starting a new letter-writing campaign. Please send letters to the following address:

Lisa Zavogiannis
District Attorney
Lucas the Siberian Husky
131 East Main Street
McMinnville, TN 37110

Reference: Christopher Lee Barnett Animal Abuse Case - Lucas, Siberian Husky for the Grand Jury

The felony penalty, as it stands now, carries a fine of $3000 and a two year prison term. Mama and a lot of other humans (I mean a LOT) don't feel like this is enough, and I have to say that I and my sisters agree. Maybe people wouldn't do these things if they got more than a slap on the wrist! So please, write letters and sign every petition for justice for Lucas. He needs all our help. If Mr. Barnett is acquitted or anything like that, there is a possibility that HE WOULD GET LUCAS BACK!!! The idea is unthinkable! Please, please, write and let your voice be heard!

Thank you,

Thor, LeeLee, Smoky, and Bandit

10 woos:

byalip said...

Oh, Thor.

This story just stopped my in my tracks and took my breath away. Poor Sibe. I hope a kind dentist could help take away the pain.

Tucker said...

It's crazy to think of Lucas going back to that guy!

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

God, this story sends chills up my back. How can people be so cruel?

The Daily Echo said...

Mom said she still can't read the details without tears welling up in her eyes. She'll be writing our letter first thing tomorrow.
ECHO

Maddie & Frankie said...

Woo Woo Thor,

Thank God we have great and loving homes. We can barely read anything beyond the first paragraph. Sad and ignorant human.
Poor baby....bless his soul, and may better humans come to his full aide.

Soft woo's and all paws crossed for Lucas,
Frankie & Maddie

The Zoo Crew said...

My mama says she can't believe just how cruel some people can be. I hope Lucas will be feeling better in no time.......and his awful owner (if you can even call him that) will have to pay BIG for the cruelty.

Kai

One of the pack said...

We'll be happy to sign and hunt down the humans and show what else needs a big chomp! Thanks for spreading the word!

The Forget Sit and Stay Gang

Turbo the Sibe said...

I will make my Human write a letter!

Holly said...

Lucas's human will get what he deseres, whether in this life, or the next. I believe there is a special place in Hell for humans like him.

Holly

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Ohhhh-woo, along wif a sentence of a loooong, loooong time, they should pull out all of his teeth & not let him get false ones like humes do get!!!!!!

-Cosmos & Juneau-