Waaait for it. Fast forward the middle if you’re short on time.
I’m moving Skylar off puppy food (sniff) and onto adult food. She currently eats Wellness puppy kibble and ideally I’ll move her onto a high quality adult kibble but I’m also contemplating a raw diet. What do you feed your frenchie?
This frenchie’s abusive former family wants him back, after a caring loving family has raised him for the last 3 years. They want to claim him as property and the courts agree with them.
- Target: California Superior Court of Appeals
- Sponsored by: Stitch’s Family
Three years ago, we adopted a sweet little French Bulldog named Stitch. The woman who owned him told us his sad story. Her teenage daughter had been given the dog as a gift, but the girl was wild and out of control, partying, disappearing for weeks at a time with her adult boyfriend.
Stitch had been locked in the teens room for days without sunshine or exercise, having to relieve himself on the carpet. The daughter had taken him to a wild party where he had become so distressed that he jumped through a pane glass window to escape. And eventually, Stitch ended up abandoned in the middle of a highway 10 hours away in Nevada City. With a cigarette burn on his neck.
We wanted to give Stitch a stable, happy home. We adopted him, microchipped and licensed him and got his necessary shots. And then we fell completely in love with him.
Soon after, the teenage daughters adult boyfriend began calling our home, harassing us, telling us the dog was his and to return Stitch to him. He even filed a police report against us for theft. After much drama â€“ too much to recount here, the boyfriend sued us last year for more than $25,000, accusing us of theft and intentional infliction of emotional distress on HIM.
Although this man has no legal documentation or paperwork of any kind linking him to Stitch, and we have all the legal paperwork and proof, we still had to defend ourselves in court. For the past year and a half we have been fighting this with our attorney, specialist in animal rights, Jill Ryther. It has drained our finances, and maxed out our credit.
Then on JUNE 2, 2011 THE UNTHINKABLE…WE LOST THE TRIAL. THE JUDGE RULED BASED ON LOST PROPERTY STATUTE, equating Stitch to a bicycle. It doesn’t matter if an owner neglects or abandons an animal. It states that no matter how the owner treated the “property”, it has to be returned to the original owner. OUR STITCH IS NOT A BICYCLE!
We have now appealed and have a hearing on August 25th. We can not bear to lose Stitch, who is a beloved member of our family, and my little boys best friend. In these peoples care, we are terrified what could become of him. PLEASE HELP! Sign our petition and share with your friends!
For more on our story, see our website: http://savestitch.webs.com
Troy and Hollye