Save Simon defense fund

Please help me!

I am on death row and I miss my family.

My name is Simon. I am a mixed breed dog who was rescued by my family in 2011 after being abandoned during Hurricane Irene. I have a large yard to run around in that is protected by an invisible fence in addition to a physical fence. I love when we have visitors and especially love to help the folks who come to work around the house. I especially love the Mailman; he gives me treats! Now I’m on death row.

For the last 6 years I have lived happily and peacefully with my family which includes four children, two boys and two girls and my brother, Lucky, a Golden Retriever. We used to do everything together. I really like sleeping in the boys beds and being used as a pillow. Now I’m on death row.

In August a teenage neighbor deliberately cut the fence separating our yard and climbed over to get into my back yard. He came into my yard carrying a lacrosse stick in a threatening manner while I was playing with my friend and dog sitter. He not only scarred me with that big stick he was trespassing in my yard. I felt threatened and felt I had to protect my friend so I nipped him on the ankle to warn him to get out of my yard, he did not leave and instead raised his stick in defiance so I bit him on the leg. I never left my yard. Now I’m on death row.

I owe my life to my family and like any family member will protect them against those who threaten them or me.

The Animal Control Officer came to take me away, out of my own yard, and put me in Quarantine even though I am well taken care of, registered, and up to date with all my vaccines and have never harmed anyone. I didn’t know my rights and just thought we were going for a fun ride so I happily went. Now I’m on death row.

The Animal Control Officer reassured me that I did nothing wrong, as I have never harmed anyone and that I was no threat to people. in accordance with law 22-357, I was in my own yard and there was a trespasser threatening harm. She said there was no reason I shouldn’t be going right home to my family. Now I’m on death row.

The Town of Guilford then had a secret meeting, a violation of the open meeting law and my family’s democratic rights. They then informed me that they are going to kill me because a couple neighbors don’t like the way I look or sound. I only wanted to protect my family against a potentially dangerous trespasser.

Since when is it a crime to protect my family and property against intruders and trespassers

Now I’m on death row.

Please help me!


  • Shane Caudell 
    • $100 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 13 mos
  • mike kipila jr 
    • $10 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 14 mos
  • Tara Muraski 
    • $10 
    • 16 mos
See all


David Young 
Guilford, CT
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more