$19,783 of $5,000 goal
However, he is now the victim of a VERY overzealous Animal Control Agency. Marley is a lab/shepard mix that has been trained to be protective and my children were playing cops and robbers. My oldest is 15 and was wearing a mask with a toy gun chasing my 5yr old and wrestling him on the ground. Marley took this as a legit threat and went protection mode and nipped my 15yr old son. As a result, a nosy neighbor called Animal Control who now want him euthanized... My family and I are FIGHTING for his life to STOP this horrendous miscarriage of "Justice" and a long line of Black Booted tactics by the Bay County, Florida Animal Control Agency.
When we appealed the agencies decision to the local Magistrate, he sided with me on NOT Euthanizing Marley, however the County Attorney is actually appealing this Magistrates Decision! It's the FIRST Time the County Attorney's office has done this and WE need YOUR HELP for our LEGAL Fights to save him!!! HE NEEDS YOU TO HELP!!!!
It's been a remarkable journey for both he and I. Never in a million years did I envision bringing home a dog from a country like Afghanistan, much less the ability to do so. It's truly a dedication of Love that brings together like minded Animal Lovers to work so tirelessly to make a difference. People like Louise Hastie, Michelle Sileo Smith, Anna Chiasson and the countless others in their perspective networks that are owed so much. THANK YOU for making a valued difference in Soldiers lives and the Animals they've bonded with in these war torn countries. Thank you for helping Save Marley along with hundreds of others!!! #Salute to you all!! #WarDogs #AfghanPups #Nowzad #PuppyRescueMission #HappyMarley
Many have been asking for an address to send treats and gifts. He does like squeaky toys and organic real chews and such.
PO Box 1118
Fonda, NY 12068
Marley's been having a great weekend hanging with his newest BFF, Jennifer Lacosse! She's gotten a mailing address for those wanting to send him gifts and such. We are so happy he has been getting more and more comfortable and settled into his new home and Thank Jennifer and her hubby George for their time, love and patience bringing him into their home. I love Marley and so thankful he's enjoying the life he should be! #HappyMarley #PuppyRescueMission #Freedom #AfghanDogs #Love
Here's the mailing address:
PO Box 1118
Fonda, NY 12068
This is unbelievable! Why would the neighbor even get involved in the first place! How can this incident go all the way to court !!! What's next ? Prayers and thoughts for Marley and his family! Gosh the Florida judicial system really have lots of time to waste .
i had a poodle when I was a child that did NOT like people hitting each other- even in playing. One day, for a reason I can't remember, my brother picked up his sleeping bag off the floor and was hitting me with it.....Our momma poodle, Pixie, bit him after barking at him several times. She did not break skin, but left a bruise......My parents would NEVER think of that dog as being vicious, or harmful to us.....they were HAPPY she was so protective of us. Sometimes those closest to us do the greatest damage.....animals do not always understand sibling playing, but if they perceive ANY danger they WILL protect, and parents should be happy about that. How DARE the court think they know better!
I am having trouble with so many issues with Marleys case. First is why are there So Many Commissioners and attornys who are trying to have this dog killed? What am I NOT getting here? The dog did not maul a child, another animal or anything that would deem this dog as viscous . I have had dogs my whole life..like many others who cannot understand this. As an child, I have played with my dogs roughly also! They were not mean dogs...they were dogs that do what dogs do naturally when playing rough. The dog in question did what most dogs would do,play rough and protect. These Commissioners and attorneys don't own a dog...not a sinle one of them??? If truth be told, I can bet my bottom dollar that this has occurred in ALL of their homes with their children, grandchildren and themselves! So....what is the payoff here? Somebody...please explain this to me. I can't imagine that kind of EXTREMEISM for such a small offense!
I will do all I can to help save Marley this is a travesty of justice this local county attorney is wasting taxpayers money because they've got a vendetta on a poor innocent dog they should euthanize the neighbor she should come forward and realize she's made a mistake
I have cried so many tears for this dog that I don't even know. I have read Marley's story and watched the video. I am praying every day that Marley will be released to his family. He needs to go home. Please don't let him be put to sleep. He did what any great dog would do. He was protecting a child. I would want my dog to do the same thing. Please, everyone, sign petitions, donate money, do whatever you can to help Marley and his family. Pray, pray, pray.
I read some of the reports and the neighbor who called and other neighbors fear for their safety in regards to Marley. Marley has been home since 2011 no prior incidents that is known something happens twice and they are ready to put him down. There are humans who do far worse get the 3 strike rule and pose a ever lasting threat to society . Any where you go in America there is no guarantee that anyone is safe and the threat is not from animals it's from Mankind. Yes you here animal attacks now and then in the news but EVERY! Single day you hearing someone getting shot,home invasions,mass bombings, child sex abuse, kidnappings, teenage murders, serial killings by one or more person for whatever thought process of their insane reasoning. need I say more. Out of all these crimes committed by man maybe a few get the death penalty and it's actually done. The majority are just locked up Still alive and we the tax payer support them financially to continue to live. The judicial system deems a lot of people dangerous and the bulk of them are but they don't put them down and I will continue to stand by this because the way society is today no regards for another human life. People kill and hurt others because they want to animals do not Marley has not hurt the other children nor anyone in the neighborhood. My dachshund truth be told I will not let around kids or adults except family cause he will get at you he is very protective for a small dog. People really have to consider what or who they think is dangerous in this day and age.
Reason dictates to save Marley -- he poses absolutely no problems nor dangers to anyone -- the LAW exists to make life BETTER, not worse -- let's be RATIONAL & SMART -- let's get some COMPASSION -- make this a win-win for all -- free Marley permanently to his loving family, who's vouching for him 1000%
I've been following your journey from the beginning and my heart is breaking for you and the family. Marley must come home where he belongs. He has toes to nibble and ears to kiss. Tears to wash away and arms to fill. I have signed the petition a number of times and will continue to do so until Marley comes home. I had a dog that has passed of old age, that was such a lover of everyone but if anyone were to approach me with even a hint of threat Kaine would go on guard. The police wanted to shoot him but we were in my van doing nothing but sitting at a traffic light. He was simply barring his teeth at them in their car next to me. They did nothing to my great relief but I was sure scared because now days they act first and ask later. Our dogs, our pack mates belong at home with us their family where they can protect us and be protected by us. I will continue to pray for you and Marley and watch everyday for the news that he's gone home. God bless. Cheryl Williams