Maria Daines: MUSIC
JUSTICE FOR TAMMY
(Maria Daines/Paul Killington)
Tammy Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, saved a neglected, elderly dog from spending his last days, perhaps hours, lying in his own faeces, unable to stand or reach water. The Blair County DA and Judge decided Tammy was a thief, not a rescuer and charged her with theft of property. The owners of the dog have not been charged. This travesty of justice began Sept 11th 2006. Doogie the dog lived for 5 1/2 months following rescue, time he surely would not have had if Tammy had not taken him for vet care and given him a foster home. The DA wanted the dog returned to the owners. You can read more about this case and Tammy's sentencing on the links below -
THE FULL STORY
'Justice For Tammy'
Well there's heroes in America
And there's one named Tammy Grimes
She saved a dying dog out there
The law says it's a crime!
There's good citizens and criminals
It seems they mixed 'em up
Why can't you save an animal
Without being dragged to court?
We can't understand it
Why compassion is a sin
This isn't how God planned it
Love should be part of everything
Because dogs deserve better
And good people sure do too
Oh every creature matters
The law must speak for you!
© Maria Daines/Paul Killington
All Rights Reserved
Video slideshow by Kathy in support of Tammy -
hope you were able to hear Leigh Foster's radio show The Pauz Cauze, with Tammy Grimes talking live the day before her sentencing for saving Doogie the dog. Here is the link to Tammy's sentencing news and a link to have your say -
(Thank you to Doc Wheeler for forwarding)
Tammy Grimes has been sentenced! The judge and prosecutor were harsh in their condemnation of her during the sentencing hearing. Click here for the latest details.
ANIMAL LAW COALITION
Take Animal Law Coalition’s Poll: Was Tammy Grimes’ sentencing fair?
CLICK HERE TO HAVE YOUR SAY!
To listen to the radio show archive go here -
THE PAUZ CAUZE RADIO SHOW
DOGS DESERVE BETTER WEBSITE
Please also see Tammy's film on youtube if you can -
TAMMY GRIMES SPEECH BEFORE SENTENCING ON YOUTUBE
PLEASE SIGN PETITION -
PETITION FOR JUSTICE FOR TAMMY
Rich Russom's SONGS FOR SPENCER & OTHER CREATURES Radio station
Footnote by Paul Killington -
Tammy Grimes is a decent, law abiding, caring member of society, who when faced with the terrible suffering of a fellow inhabitant of this planet, took it upon herself to show compassion for a poor wretched animal, which, through no fault of its own, was left in the most disgraceful condition by people with no regard for life. For this she has been pilloried, insulted and sentenced by the law of the land. Unless this lack of humanity is addressed at all levels of society then there is very little hope for the future of human kind. The fact remains that if Tammy had not taken the action she did, the dog would have died very quickly in the most painful and distressing way imaginable, was this preferable in the eyes of the law?