Posted by: kinshipcircle | July 6, 2009

UPDATE – STU DIES JULY 23. STOP THEM. ACT BEFORE 7/13/09

7/5/09: UPDATE – Stu Dies July 23. Stop Them.
Act Before 7/13/09.


Kinship Circle’s 6/18 Stu alert asked you to flood Los Angeles offices with
pleas for the dog’s life. Now, a 6/23/09 court decision leaves Stu with a
July 23 execution date
— despite testimony from acclaimed animal experts
that Stu poses no threat to humans.

To save Stu, Jeff de la Rosa wants you to know:
(It’s tangled. Kinship Circle didn’t write the politics! We just want to save Stu.)

1. LOS ANGELES BOARD OF ANIMAL SERVICES must hold a special meeting BEFORE
July 13, 2009
(which is their next regular meeting). The Board president or
three Commissioners are empowered to schedule this special meeting — but NO
ONE HAS CALLED FOR IT. It’s purpose would be to discuss a Board
recommendation, in writing, to spare Stu and send him home. The Board’s
letter would then go to the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor.

2. By the Board’s 7/13 meeting, Commissioners must vote to send the Stu
recommendation to L.A. CITY COUNCIL.
Then, either full Council or a Public
Safety Committee will address Stu’s fate. Next, the CITY ATTORNEY would
advise City Council on its legal powers to save Stu and send him home. Wait,
there’s even more red tape: The Board of Animal Services must also vote on a
60-day suspension of the order to kill Stu.

3. The MAYOR decides Stu’s fate, if City Council votes to make a Stu
recommendation to the mayor.

YOUR JOB:
Email or preferably FAX your demand that the Board call and hold a special
meeting before 7/13/09.

1.  FAX L.A. BOARD OF ANIMAL SERVICES: 213-482-9511
ON YOUR FAX COVER SHEET: Direct the Board Secretary to forward your fax to
all Board members immediately.

2.  FAX BOARD PRESIDENT TARIQ KHERO at his office: 310-392-9029
(Nasatir, Hirsch, Podberesky & Genego, PLC)

3.  CALL TARIQ KHERO at his office: 310-854-4170

4.  EMAIL ALL ANIMAL SERVICES BOARDMEMBERS AND REQUEST A REPLY:
tariqkhero@gmail.com, ninekitties@aol.com, ireneponce@earthlink.net,
secundar@unitedtalent.com, ajq1trq2@aol.com

5.  CC JEFF ON YOUR EMAILS: stu.911@gmail.com

6.  FLOOD ANIMAL SERVICES WITH CALLS: 213-482-9506, 9501, 9505, 9504
Demand the Board hold a special meeting before 7/13/09 to discuss a written
recommendation to spare Stu and send him home.

SUGGESTED TALKING POINTS:
Please make some words your own. You do NOT need to use every point.

—  I respectfully demand that L.A. Board of Animal Services hold a special
meeting BEFORE 7/13/09, to form a written recommendation to spare Stu and
send him home.

—  Please do not allow Stu’s execution. The bite incident occurred when a
pet-sitter tried to harness him after he’d sustained a torn ear in an
atypical scuffle with another household dog. It is accepted knowledge that
injured animals may react defensively.

—  Commissioner Archie Quincey, a 30-year veteran of L.A. Country Animal
Control, later described the bites as “a couple of puncture wounds.”

—  Stu was wrongfully seized from a locked kennel in Jeff de la Rosa’s
backyard in Aug. 2005. After that, L.A. Animal Services mismanaged the case,
resulting in two years of court proceedings. During this time documents and
attempts to reveal the truth about Stu were inexplicably blocked.

—  Dr. Richard Polsky, a co-creator of City criteria for gauging dangerous
dogs, and Bobby Dorofshar of New Leash on Life, also a City advisor and
one-time member of its Spay/Neuter Advisory Committee — have testified that
Stu poses no threat to humans and is not considered dangerous.

—  Conclusions that Stu is non-aggressive stem from expert assessment of
Stu’s pre- and post-incident behavior, plus comprehension of how the
victim’s actions may have triggered the bites.

—  Please let a now elderly dog, who aged from 6 to 10 while impounded,
live his final days at home with Jeff de la Rosa. Stu’s life depends upon
the Board’s move to hold a special meeting BEFORE 7/13/09. People worldwide
hope you take this step to save Stu’s life.

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A DOG’S LIFE, TIED UP IN RED TAPE
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PART #1: Playing political games with a dog’s life
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-1779-LA-Pet-Rescue-Examiner~y2009m6d17-Playing-political-games-with-a-dogs-life

PART #2: Appeals Court rules against Stu – could allow Animal Services to kill senior dog
http://www.examiner.com/x-1779-LA-Pet-Rescue-Examiner~y2009m6d23-Appeals-Court-rules-against-Stu–could-allow-Animal-Services-to-kill-senior-dog

Jeff de la Rosa’s Boardwatch Blog / STU DIES July 23, 2009! Mark your calendar:
http://laanimalservicesboardwatch.blogspot.com/2009/06/stu-dies-july-23-2009-mark-your.html

6/18/09: Undue Justice – Stu On Death Row, 4 Years And Counting
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1842&seriesfirst=true

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  1. […] Kinship Circle: 7/5/09: UPDATE – Stu Dies July 23. Stop Them. Act Before 7/13/09. (You can also read the alert, with my commentary, here. If you haven’t already, please act today. If you emailed the Board members but have yet to receive a reply, please send a follow-up email.) […]


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