Don’t Allow Abandoned or Distressed Dogs to Die Because of Property Rights

Target: Randy McNally, Speaker of the Tennessee General Assembly

Goal: Allow an override of property rights to rescue distressed or abandoned dogs from inside of homes.

A dog died after she was allegedly abandoned without access to food. Her pained howls reportedly went on for weeks before her death and, despite numerous calls from concerned neighbors, no one could intervene in time due to property laws. Demand that legislators put animal rights over property rights.

“If it’s an abandoned animal, we cannot remove the animal right away. We have to post it for five days. After five days of no response, then we can try to get a warrant to remove the animal,” stated Jim Dale, Blount County Animal Control director.  Several Blount county citizens are appealing to leaders in the community to make a change after one dog’s unfortunate demise. Per investigators, she had been howling for weeks and living in a feces-infested house. In her final days, the dog reportedly screamed in pain and because Animal Control had made contact with the owner, they could not legally breach the property.

This dog should never have died due to bureaucratic red tape. Sign below to demand that the law protect animal lives over property rights.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Speaker McNally,

Imagine dying slowly and horribly from starvation, with no one able to answer your cries of pain? A Blount County dog suffered this exact fate when she was reportedly abandoned without access to food. Her agony went on for weeks, per investigators, because property rights and the need to obtain a warrant did not allow rescuers to legally breach the house and save her life.

This dog’s owner has been charged with animal cruelty, but more must be done to ensure that this never happens again. I demand that you introduce legislation to override property rights in the event of an abandoned or distressed animal.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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13 Comments

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    Property laws, my ass!!! I would have gone in and rescued this poor dog immediately – her owner sure didn’t care about her condition or suffering!!!

  2. Patrick Butler says:

    This is way beyond disturbing…change this law!!!

  3. Michelle Nodal says:

    I absolutely agree with law however im wondering how many law enforcement agancies will abusethis ti gain access to peoples property… that being said with or without the property law if I hear a dog in distress I will be rescuing it

  4. Vanessa Strougo says:

    Any one who understands rescuing animals
    Would have been there to rescue her
    We the people who do real rescues know that
    All the ridiculous and dangerous red tape should be wrapped around the laws neck to strangle it .

  5. Those stupid pig- cops & ‘ authorities’ are as much to blame. Oh that went on for weeks and she was screaming in agony. Those poor neighbors. Starvation is cruel, long and sooo painful. Those owners and those stupid cops and authorities do not deserve jobs and if only they could go through the same torture then maybe a small justice could be done. Humans – those men are sub species, scum sucking bottom dwelling bullies

    • yes indeed…..these laws are so corrupt…..to allow a dog to suffer for weeks and calls were being made to the “authorities” BS, and they refused to help……animal laws are not enforced at all & yet the victims suffer & the abusers walk free…..its a f****d up world.

  6. This is disgraceful.Abused animals must be rescued and re-homed immediately,without delay.Wake up and become civilised stupid,uneducated Blount County.Abuse of animals IS NOT acceptable.

  7. WHY did everyone who listened not go and help the dog. Who cares about finding the owner or even calling police or animal control. Stop replying on government. That dogs death is the fault of the one who left it there, the fault of every single person who heard the poor thing begging for help and did nothing but pick up a phone. Wow, you called someone. Don’t strain yourself to much now.

  8. IT IS DISGRACEFUL–A LIFE SCREAMING IN AGONY -NO FOOD/WATER FOR TWO WEEKS–THE NEIGHBORS SHOULD HAVE RESCUED THE POOR SOUL–IT IS OBVIOUS THE OWNER WANT THE POOR DOG DEAD AND KNOWS THAT EVEN THOUGH THE AUTHORITIES GOT CONTACT.—THESE EVIL PEOPLE DESERVED TO DIE OF THE PLAGUE–IT IS THE REASON THE EARTH IS PLAGUED–THE UNIVERSE IS CRYING FOR ALL ABUSED SOULS.

  9. OMG, This dog died a horrifically painful death because no one took the extra effort and time and saved her. HER DEATH IS ON THE HANDS OF ALL THOSE THAT JUST LET HER DIE. I HOPE THEY CAN’T SLEEP AT NIGHT. YOU CAN’T TELL ME THAT A SPECIAL AMENDMENT, WARRANT OR SOMETHING COULDN’T HAVE BEEN GOTTEN TO SAVE THIS BABY. THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT CALLING UNTIL SOMEONE WITH A HEART N SOUL DID SOMETHING TO SAVE HER.

    I CAN’T BELIEVE FOR WEEKS THEY LET HER SUFFER. I HAVE A NAME FOR THOSE PEOPLE BUT I WON’T USE IT HERE.

    RIP POOR BABY AND WE THE PUBLIC DEMAND THAT CHANGES ARE MADE IN THE LAWS, AND PROCEDURES SO THIS DOESN’T EVER HAPPEN AGAIN! WE ARE WATCHING TO MAKE SURE THAT HAPPENS AND THAT THE OWNER IS SEVERELY PUNISHED…A FELONY, PUT IN JAIL FOR AT LEASE A YEAR AND BANNED FROM EVER HAVING ANIMALS.

  10. People who heard this dog are as guilty as the waste of oxygen “owner” of this poor dog and the stupid authorities that let it suffer. Someone should have broken in and rescued this animal. If there is true justice the owner will die a horrendous death and everyone who didn’t take action will suffer mind numbing guilt for the rest of their lives

  11. Milantia Roy says:

    “If it’s an abandoned animal, we cannot remove the animal right away. We have to post it for five days. After five days of no response, then we can try to get a warrant to remove the animal,” stated ….
    THIS IS PLAIN STUPID – IN CASES LIKE THIS YOU HAVE TO USE COMMON SENSE”!

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