Justice In St. Bernard Parish Slaughter?
National Referendum: Louisiana Attorney General
Calls Needed From April 21-25 2008, Humane Society of Louisiana, Jeff Dorson
~ Louisiana's newly elected Attorney General, James Caldwell dismissed aggravated animal cruelty charges against two St. Bernard Sheriff's officers, Sergeant Clifford "Chip" Englande and Deputy Mike Minton. In the the shocking video recorded by award-winning Dallas Morning News photojournalist David Leeson, Minton was videotaped shooting animals in St. Bernard Parish streets and confessing in a subsequent interview.
The images stirred public outcry, and a grand jury under former Attorney General Charles Foti handed down an indictment against the officers.
Humane Society of Louisiana reps have communicated with former and current prosecuting attorneys in the case who believe evidence is strong enough to bring the matter to trial. We need local and nationwide animal defenders to participate in a National Referendum
on the issue.
Call Louisiana Attorney General's office, 225-326-6000, from April 21 - 25. Ask others to do the same. Tell Mr. Caldwell's office you are participating in the National Referendum on the St. Bernard pet shooting case and that you strongly oppose the decision to drop felony animal cruelty charges against Minton and Englande.
Sympathy Card On Behalf Of SBP Animals
At the conclusion of the Referendum, Humane Society of Louisiana reps will deliver a wreath in remembrance of animals killed to Attorney General Caldwell's office and urge his office to bring the case to trial. For more information on Humane Society of Louisiana: www.Humanela.org
. For a modest donation, your name can be included in a sympathy card for St. Bernard animals that will accompany the wreath.
Maddie's Fund For SE Louisiana
Reply To Katrina Lifeline
, 718-544-PETS / Terrebonne, St. John The Baptist, St. Charles, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Lafourche, Jefferson, Washington, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, St. Helena, Ascension, Assumption, St. James — SE Louisiana has chance to get a multi-million dollar Maddie's Fund grant.
Maddie's would give $100-300 per dog or cat adopted out from any of 14 parish animal controls. For strays or seized animals, 1/5 of the subsidy is awarded. At 7 years, Maddie's low cost or free spay/neuter goes into effect.
- Submit 2006-2008 monthly intake/adoption reports.
- If approved, initial money is NOT the main Maddie's grant, but rather, seed money Humane Society of Louisiana will use to underwrite our Adoption Subsidy Community Collaborative and Spay Neuter Grant proposal.