Save Anzlo and Alice!

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Raised by 63 people in 10 months
The Greater Derry Humane Society is currently engaged in a legal fight to keep two beautiful dogs,  Anzlo and Alice. They have been in GDHS's care for the last two years, after being seized from a house in Derry for cruelty and negligence charges.  They were both full of fleas, worms and both had skin issues.  Anzlo had no fur at all on his tail and near his tail, and Alice had long-untreated infected ears, urine burns on her rump and back legs.

Two years later, their owner was not convicted because of non-reparable incompetence. The law states that the animals have to go back to her unless she is convicted. She wasn't convicted because she is incompetent. Some loophole!!! Look at where they were living.

She wants them back after two years and the court just said she could have them back because of this loophole in the law!  We have asked for a hearing and another judge will hear our reasons for not giving them back.  Legal fees are expensive and since w
e rely on donations to survive, we are asking for donations of any amount to help us fight to keep these two from going back to a potentially horrible situation.   PLEASE  HELP THEM STAY WHERE THEY ARE -  HEALTHY AND HAPPY BY DONATING!

UPDATE: We won the preliminary injunction in Superior Court and the dogs stay where they are for now - happy and safe - until a trial.  This is GROUNDBREAKING for animal rights. Our judge acknowledged that animals are not like other pieces of property! They need to be cared for to exist - unlike a piece of furniture or a car or anything else considered property.  In case you don't know, NH considers an animal as a piece of property. We hope and pray that we may be changing the attitudes of our lawmakers. The next step? The Court has scheduled a scheduling hearing for the lawyers in late February and then we go to trial, probably sometime in May. If you haven't donated yet, please donate any amount to help us pay our legal fees. We refuse to give up on these two beautiful dogs, one of which is a senior girl who deserves to be spoiled for the rest of her life, and the other is an adult dog whose remaining years should be spent with a full belly and lots of ball games. 

The Greater Derry Humane Society is a small, 100% volunteer foster based rescue organization.  We help pets of all ages, including senior pets who
are often overlooked.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible. 
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09172018 we thought would be our lucky day. Hmmm.
Our court case has been continued to November 30 so the sealed psychiatric reports can be unsealed and shared with us. Sigh...almost 3 years now.
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The struggle to keep these two beautiful dogs is real and it has a life of it's own after 3 years. We will never get the money back we have spent to care for these two, whether we win or lose - the money is gone. We fight for the life of Alice and Anzlo...the quality of life they have had the last 3 years. The legal system concerning animals needs to be changed in NH. Animals are not just property. Thank you to all that have donated, it has been a tremendous help. We ask that if you haven't donated, please consider it. In addition to the vet care, we have other bills to pay, such as these ongoing legal fees. Thank you.
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Alice and Anzlo are both doing very well. We just wanted to share that this saga is still going on. Even though we had all signed an resolution agreement in mediation, it really isn't resolved at all. Without going into all the details, at last Friday's hearing the previous owner of the dogs felt that she had signed the mediation agreement when she didn't really know what she was signing. She wants it null and void. So now another court date is scheduled for September 17, and hopefully this is the last. We have to all attend and may have to testify. All of this money we are spending on legal fees could be spent on vet care for our animals. Please consider giving to our legal or vet fund. Thank you ❤
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Whoever said the wheels of justice turn slowly was exceedingly correct. These two dogs have been in limbo for almost 3 years now. 3 years! We just went to mediation with the previous owner and at that time she agreed to (after a grueling 2 1/2 hours) to give Alice and Anzlo back to us. She signed the informal paperwork hand-written at the mediation. Now she says she won't sign the paperwork and wants to go to court. Our lawyer is wonderful and gives rescues a break, but nevertheless, the money we have to continue to spend on this case is taken away from other animals we can be helping.
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Raised by 63 people in 10 months
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Greater Derry Humane Society, Inc.
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Derry, NH
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