Fleeing BSL in Montreal
As some readers may know, Montreal passed BSL legislation in October 2016. This legislation is both financially and socially corrupt making it difficult for a lot of people to comply with for various reasons whether it be financial or for them being unable to meet particular requirements of the registration. The precarity of the situation is felt by all folks with pitbulls, and especially for those who are vulnurable. Justin, having two pitbulls and living most of the time between temporary housing or on the street made a decision to leave Montreal and fly to Vancouver where himself, Scottie and Meeshka can be safe. This has been a long term goal of his and has been rushed with the introduction of BSL.
So far Justin has secured Scottie and Meeshka's airfare including the crates by the generous support and kindness from an animal advocacy organization known as Freedom Drivers. The money raised through this GoFundMe will go towards securing his one-way ticket to Vancouver as well as provide him, in some small part the financial means to arrange housing once there.
From getting to know Justin, I can attest to him being a great friend to pitbulls, having shared his life with many over the course of many decades and offering help whenever possible with other pitbulls that he encounters. His heart is compassionate and I feel fortune to have met him.
There is no doubt the bond and love shared between Justin, Scottie and Meeshka. This campaign as well as any act of kindness and support is intended to give them the means to plant their roots and build a new life in Vancouver without the constant threat of being separated.
I REALLY WANT TO WORK 2 JOBS INNFACT ONE FULL TIME. 40 HRS ONE PART TIME AT 20 HRS/week... I cant as i have no apt to leave my dogs in so i can....
The first $1010 raised on gofund me was already spent... So if i cant find a way to change the goal amout.... Which is right now 1500.... Just please remember actually goal amount now should be $3500 bout $2000 needed to be housed..... Just wanna thank all contributers.
Secondly i would like to inform my donators on gofund me i initiated my first transfer and cleared $921 after gofundmes cut.... I have since purchased airfare for my dogs and my self in 20 days .. July 6th .... I leave 7 pm .....
However we as canadians know how destructive vancouver can be to those with low incomes can be (im a soldier i'm not shook) hence why my need to raise more money buy time of departure so when me and my babies step off the plane. We have the means to immediatly pay for first month of housing ..... I would be very comfortable landing with another 1000... Im not greedy or looking to get rich ... SO AGAIN THANK YOU TO ALL DONATORS IT WARMS MY HEART INCREDIBLY....
YOUR TRULY JUSTIN SCOTTY MESHKA AND (ROCCO AND MOLAR R.I.P. 2002-2014)
An update here:
Meeshka was sterilized three weeks ago and it did not go so well. She was left open, and rushed to an emergency clinic in the West Island. Things were looking up after the generous vets and technicians and staff tended to her, and then she developed a hernia the size of a tennis ball directly above the incision. NOT GOOD. Again, we had to rush her to the hospital to have it removed and she is again, on 14 days bed rest. She is a tough cookie and is recovering nicely!
As for Justin and Scotty, they received a ticket and warning from the Montreal Police regarding Scotty... this is not good whatsoever.
Justin, Scotty and Meeshka are looking for your help more than ever. A plane ticket to BC is roughly ~350 one way if bought a week+ in advance. They are desperately looking for their exit ticket. Anything helps, including shares. For any questions please direct them to Stephanie (firstname.lastname@example.org) his friend who is maintaining this GoFundMe!