HAPPY MARLEY!

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This is a photo journey of Marley the Nowzad Animal Rescue, who came into my life in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was roughly 6-7 weeks old when I rescued him off the streets of Kabul and he has come to a lllloooonnngggg way with the help of MANY people and is now living a fantastic life in the USA!!!! He's made a GREAT addition to my family’s lives and is a FANTASTIC dog!!!!!!

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!!!! 



















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Celebrating Marley's 6th Birthday today. Marley came into my life around Mid-March when he was about 6-7 weeks old, so Feb 1st is a good place to pin his birthday on.
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
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Marley's been having a great weekend hanging with his newest BFF, Jennifer Lacosse! 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

Many have been asking for an address to send treats and gifts. He does like squeaky toys and organic real chews and such.

Jennifer Lacosse
PO Box 1118
Fonda, NY 12068
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Outdoor Adventures with Athena
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Somebody's sporting a winter sweater... he's not 100% sold on the idea.. lolol #LoveOurMarley #FreeMarley #HappyPup #AfghanPups #PuppyRescueMission — in Gloversville, New York.
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Evening Everyone! Hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and New Year for weekend and coming year!

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:
Jennifer Lacosse
PO Box 1118
Fonda, NY 12068
Marley getting some Lovins
Marley and Athena
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Patty Ulrich
26 months ago

One more thing to say please don't hurt this loving dog. Do u know how bad u would break those kids hearts . Have a heart.

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Mike Foster
26 months ago

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 .

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Jean Hague Stille
23 months ago

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!

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Patty Ulrich
26 months ago

People need to mind there own bussiness , and now because of a nosey neighbor they could lose a family member . Just look at the pictures that dog loves those babies. Let the dog go home were he should be.

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Val Smith
21 months ago

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!

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Johnothan Jones
26 months ago

I am working on creating a Change.org petition and will have this up and running tomorrow after I speak with Marley's attorney! Thank you all so so so very much for your support and help!

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Norma Wittmaack
26 months ago
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9

When the kids came out with the toy guns; Marley was just reacting to what he had been trained to do! I pray that someone we can convince the law man that Marley deserves to live!!

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Nora Young
24 months ago
8
8

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

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Diane Hebert Pease
20 months ago
7
7

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.

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Lashawn Anderson
21 months ago
7
7

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.

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Eva Williams
23 months ago
7
7

I have someone who wants to help can I have a phone number for Johnothan Jones

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Smet Mari
21 months ago
5
5

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%

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Dodie Miller
22 months ago
5
5

Please save this baby! Have a heart!!!!

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Cheryl Williams
22 months ago
5
5

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

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Michelle Fistek
24 months ago
5
5

Please contact Puppy Rescue Mission...they may be able to help!

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Johnothan Jones
26 months ago
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5

Yes Sir there is and Thank you for your support! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/free-marley

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Mike Foster
26 months ago
5
5

Is there a petition to sign ? Couldn't find any .

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Smiley Sandy Wagner
26 months ago
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5

PRAYERS for MARLEY!!! PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY!! ♥ :)

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Nora Young
24 months ago
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4

THE NOAEY NEIGHBOR NEED STO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ACKNOWLEDGE SHE MADE A MISTAKE AND STOP THIS NONSENSE THE COUNTY ATTORNEY SHOULD STOP WASTING TAXPAYERS MONEY PLEASE DON'T KILL MARLEY

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BichLien Tran
24 months ago
4
4

Please don't kill Marley! He's a good dog, he deserves to live. Let him go back with his family!

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Judy Meisenheimer
15 months ago
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Johnothan.....I pray to God this helps get Marley out of there. Evidently Ms Schuler is stalling for some reason???

BZ
$25
Brigita Zile
15 months ago
1
1

I have been following Marley's story since the beginning. I hope this new home allows Marley the happy life he so deserves. Please keep us updated and I hope Johnothan and family can visit Marley often!

$16
Anya Vladimira
15 months ago
1
1

I am so happy that Marley will be out of his cage and in a new safe environment. Hopefully his adjustment will be smooth and painless, and you will get to visit him often!!!

$100
Christine Gaian
15 months ago
1
1

Bittersweet ending to such a tragic & long story. I hope & pray for safe travels for Marley, but most of all for a long & peaceful, fun life for all of you. Thank you for sticking up for the ones who can't talk. You've been such a tremendous champion for Marley. xxxooo

$25
Anonymous
15 months ago
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JM
$25
Janet Marlan
15 months ago
1
1

I wish only the best for Marley, and hope you all are at peace.

MR
$10
Michael Richman
15 months ago

I have been following this story since the very beginning. I hope and pray that Marley survives this terrible ordeal. Its nice to see that there are so many caring people and animal lovers out there. God Bless you all

CS
$25
Christine Schaffer
15 months ago

We had rescue a 45 years ago who decided that my three year old boy was her puppy. She NEVER left his side.She was unbelievably sweet and gentle. And she bit one of our best friends who was rough housing with my son. She did not understand and thought he was a danger. Fortunately, all of the people did understand and no one tried to kill her. She was one of the best dogs on this planet...ever!

$50
Eva Harman
15 months ago

Marley's safe transport to freedom. If there is anything I can do to help Marley get there, please let me know. Thank you both for your service to this country.

Patty Ulrich
26 months ago

One more thing to say please don't hurt this loving dog. Do u know how bad u would break those kids hearts . Have a heart.

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Mike Foster
26 months ago

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 .

+ Read More
Jean Hague Stille
23 months ago

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!

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Patty Ulrich
26 months ago

People need to mind there own bussiness , and now because of a nosey neighbor they could lose a family member . Just look at the pictures that dog loves those babies. Let the dog go home were he should be.

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Val Smith
21 months ago

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!

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Johnothan Jones
26 months ago

I am working on creating a Change.org petition and will have this up and running tomorrow after I speak with Marley's attorney! Thank you all so so so very much for your support and help!

+ Read More
Norma Wittmaack
26 months ago
9
9

When the kids came out with the toy guns; Marley was just reacting to what he had been trained to do! I pray that someone we can convince the law man that Marley deserves to live!!

+ Read More
Nora Young
24 months ago
8
8

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

+ Read More
Diane Hebert Pease
20 months ago
7
7

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.

+ Read More
Lashawn Anderson
21 months ago
7
7

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.

+ Read More
Eva Williams
23 months ago
7
7

I have someone who wants to help can I have a phone number for Johnothan Jones

+ Read More
Smet Mari
21 months ago
5
5

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%

+ Read More
Dodie Miller
22 months ago
5
5

Please save this baby! Have a heart!!!!

+ Read More
Cheryl Williams
22 months ago
5
5

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

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Michelle Fistek
24 months ago
5
5

Please contact Puppy Rescue Mission...they may be able to help!

+ Read More
Johnothan Jones
26 months ago
5
5

Yes Sir there is and Thank you for your support! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/free-marley

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Mike Foster
26 months ago
5
5

Is there a petition to sign ? Couldn't find any .

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Smiley Sandy Wagner
26 months ago
5
5

PRAYERS for MARLEY!!! PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY!! ♥ :)

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Nora Young
24 months ago
4
4

THE NOAEY NEIGHBOR NEED STO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ACKNOWLEDGE SHE MADE A MISTAKE AND STOP THIS NONSENSE THE COUNTY ATTORNEY SHOULD STOP WASTING TAXPAYERS MONEY PLEASE DON'T KILL MARLEY

+ Read More
BichLien Tran
24 months ago
4
4

Please don't kill Marley! He's a good dog, he deserves to live. Let him go back with his family!

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