Help for Mary Harrison in Dallas

$1,430 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 2 months

I have never ran a GoFundMe campaign before so bear with me.  I became aware of this about a week ago and was compelled to try and help this woman out.   

In Houston, Mary Harrison shot and killed her husband, Dexter Harrison.  He was apparently beating the animals and they were arguing about it.  Mary shot Dexter.  A few days before, the cat had disappeared for several days.  Mary put up posters to find it.  It had returned home on it's own.  Mary admitted to detectives that she shot Dexter as he was beating cat and dog.  She also told the cops that he had no history of domestic/family violence and the cops had never been called to the residence which the cops confirmed.  While absolutely terrible, I can understand the rage involved.  I feel bad for the husband but doing such a thing is inexcusable to me as an animal lover.  It's instant rage.  Beating defenseless animals is never acceptable regardless of situation.  * Recent news items say that the cat, (Smokie), is alive but has a broken jaw and several broken ribs.   He is recovering.  Apparently the dog didn't suffer any noticable injuries.  Currently they are at the Houston SPCA. 

I am trying to make contact with Mary now.  I don't know her. I have no personal ties.  I am currently researching her particulars including other family members, etc.,  to try and make contact with her and make sure this money gets to her. 

Cruelty to animals is more than a 'pet peeve' with me.  No pun intended.  I would like to help her if I can and I'm sure other animal lovers out there would as well.  * Mary has bonded out of jail.  No information as to hearing date, etc. 


I have her address and am sending a letter to her.  I'm hoping someone can come up with a phone number so I can speak directly to her. 

If I am unable to make contact after 90 days, GoFund Me will automatically refund the money to all donors.  I will never have access to this money.  

Let's help Mary out!

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Mary Harrison has finally contacted me and should be taking over this account in the next couple of days. I'm waiting on a photo confirmation it's actually her as there have been several try to gain access to the money that aren't Mary. Thanks to all of the donors and sympathizers not only for your donations but the positive comments. Once she has control of this account I'm sure she will begin accepting donations again. If it turns out somehow that this is not the real Mary Harrison the account will sit dormant for another 60 days and the donations will be returned.
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Mary Harrison posted bond about 10am Tuesday morning according to an article I just read. I still have not had direct contact with her. One commenter knows the family but won't respond to my message. I'll make contact one way or another. Interesting read though. It has more details than the others. It is here: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2018/06/05/dallas-woman-killed-husband-told-police-feared-hurt-after-cat-left-severely-beaten Thanks to Johanna for that.
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I just read the comments that have been left over the last couple of days and get where some of you are coming from but it doesn't change my resolve to help Mary out. For a woman to take the steps Mary did while having kids, etc., there must more to the story.
My hope is that Mary, or one of her family members will take over the page and handle what is donated to help Mary and not merely donate it to a charity. It's going to be a long road. I have discovered that you are not allowed to gather funds for legal expenses directly through GoFundMe. I would like the money to beused for whatever they need, especially and including helping Mary however they see fit. There is more to the story but I am not finding any real details and have not made direct contact with Mary or the family. I do not know them. I have tried to contact 2 reporters. 1 of which has responded and can offer no contact information, the other has not replied though I'm sure she has received my email. This is not a scam. My next move is to physically write a letter to Mary in jail. I am not suggesting that murder is OK and I would like more details as to what happened. There is little information that I have been able to find. Things happen in a flash and I understand the rage when an animal is being abused. Surely there is more to this than has been put in the articles and news reports. I am not trying to vilanize the victim and mean no disrespect to him or the family. He was described favorably by one commenter, who apparently knows the family and I have messaged her. If you know this family please contact me direct at ephbaum@gmail.com.
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Thank you for your donations. She will be so happy that someone cares about her and her situation!
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