City Of Rushville Animal Shelter 223 Smiley Avenue Rushville, IN 46173 Phone: 765-932-4754
These are pictures of Gabby from the Rushville Shelter in Indiana. She was "euthed" on a Monday. On Friday, a shelter worker went to the freezer and found her STILL ALIVE!! - under other dead puppies. This is the the THIRD TIME this has happened. The mayor has been made aware of all three times and is not real concerned ( he was defeated in the election). The mayor told the shelter worker to have Gabby euthed again. She refused and Gabby is being sent to a rescue tomorrow.
If you are as concerned about the practices of the mayor and shelter director, please contact Jamie (765)561-6875 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is Gabby. Her name means "God is my strength"
PLEASE TAKE ACTION AND CROSS POST!
The city shelter in Rushville, Indiana, has suspended Jamie, a shelter worker, for taking a puppy she found in the euthanasia freezer who was alive under a pile of dead puppies. FOUR days alive in that freezer, and this girl is being punished for bringing yet another botched euthanasia to the shelter administration and Mayor's attention!! Yes, this has happened before (see news story, below), and it will again until we all take a stand and speak out. Please call and email the Mayor (info below), and let him know that this you are outraged over this, and that it will not be tolerated by the public. If you are in the Indiana area, please attend the rally. See media links and full info below. Please CROSS POST widely and take a stand!!
Press Release #2: Jamie G., the brave pound worker in Rushville, Indiana, was suspended today. She was unceremoniously stripped of the Pound keys, and her access to even be on the grounds of the pound has been denied. As of this moment, inside sources have confided to us that the Rushville Police Department has been placed in charge of the pound, per orders from Mayor Bridges. Jamie is standing firm in her conviction to protect Gabby, and she refuses to disclose Gabby's safehouse, despite browbeating and intimidating tactics from authorities. The case has received nationwide attention. The "Rally For Reason" will commence at the County Courthouse starting at 5:00 PM. We will stand firm until Jamie emerges from the meeting. That meeting to decide Jamie's fate convenes at 5:30, and has allegedly been moved over to the nearby Rushville Police Department. There will also be a mini-rally at the Courthouse at noon on Tuesday. A legal defense fund has been set up to protect Gabby and Jamie.
Press Release #1: "Rally in Rushville"..."Rally For Reason"..."Justice for Jamie" -- any way you name it, it will be an event meant to roust sleepy little Indiana town, Rushville, Indiana, to reason. "Jamie," an animal staffer at the Rushville Pound, finds her job in jeopardy after her recent rescue of four-month old mastiff puppy "Gabby". Jamie realized a gruesome discovery several days ago when she peered into the pound's refrigeration unit. Gabby, a euthanized puppy, lay under a pile of dead puppies, AND GABBY WAS ALIVE! Gabby popped her little head up from a barrel and gazed at Jamie. Gabby had suffered for FOUR agonizing days. Jamie took brave action to rescue the poor puppy and now may lose her job for taking a stand---after being ordered by her bosses (allegedly including the Rushville Mayor) that the pup should die. This is the fifth Rushville dog since August to survive euthanasia, according to a recent story aired by Indianapolis television Channel 6 News. View the full story at http://www.theindychannel.com/news/14721434/detail.html.
Join animal rescuers and concerned citizens from throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky on Tuesday as they "rally for reason" in Rushville and stand up for Jamie and Gabby. Meet on the sidewalk outside the Mayor's Office (Rushville Courthouse) on Tuesday December 4th at 5:00. The Mayor, the City Attorney, and Council will convene at 5:30 to decide Jamie's future. For now, Gabby is presumed safe. If you care about animals and those who dedicate their lives to helping them, be loud and stand proud. Join others and make a stand for someone who really counts. Stand up for justice. Make signs and carry them. Sign the petition, as many throughout the country have, at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/gabby-was-euth...ays-in-a-freezer.
E-mail Mayor Robert M. Bridges at email@example.com and tell him that there must be a more reasonable way to handle this situation than by terminating a person who obviously takes her position as an animal control officer seriously. Please let Mayor Bridges know that eyes from throughout the nation will scrutinize his response to one determined young woman's bravery. Mayor Bridges may be reached via telephone at (765)932-3735. See you in Rushville. (Rushville is between Cincinnati and Indianapolis off of I-74. Go to the Rushville website at www.cityofrushville.com.) Forward this far and wide. Thanks for caring.
Flip, this is probably one of the more disturbing stories I've heard, that backs up the stories of dogs not being euthanised properly. I'm just sick. Those poor dogs,can you imagine? I signed plus I sent a few e-mails.
I'm from australia and I have also signed the petition; I thought it would be a good idea to instill the message that this story is getting world-wide coverage! I am not only appalled but disgusted at the lack of conscience and expertise of the vets! Hope that karma haunts those bastards including that prick of a mayor! Hope that Gabby ends up in the hands of a lifelong, loving family...the poor girl has been through enough.
I don't know what to say! This is so heart breaking! People just dont understand how animals can & should be treated like you want to be treated. I am going to end this on 'nice' terms, but I dont want too!
I don't know if anyone lives in Rushville, but there's a rally today for this puppy. Basically, they are trying to take her back from her rescuers. If you can't make it, maybe pass it along and get the word out. "Gabby" has a myspace and i talked to the people who rescued her- they say the will never give her back, but they need public support. it's just so terrible.
Press Release* Animal Rescue Volunteers and Concerned Rush County Residents Gear Up for "RALLY FOR REASON II" on Monday, December 17 at 5:00 PM at Courthouse and "SILENT PROTEST, WE STAND UNITED" at Rushville City Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 5:30 PM
"WE'RE COMING BACK!"
"THE WORLD IS WATCHING!"
Animal welfare and public pound reform advocates are poised to descend upon the small town of Rushville, Indiana yet again. Donning purple "Justice For Gabby & Jamie--Support Rushville Pound Reform" sweatshirts, they demand valid and lasting pound reform at the Rushville Animal Shelter.
Gabby, a four-month old puppy, was allegedly euthanized via a cruel method of euthanasia---a heartstick---and placed into a malfunctioning refrigeration unit by Animal Control Officer Jack Hill. Gabby, the "undead puppy" was discovered alive four days later by shelter assistant Jamie Glandon laying amongst dead puppies. Gabby was treated for her ordeal and placed with a rescue organization for her protection. Gabby continues to recover, and Rushville city authorities have demanded her return. Why? She was treated as garbage once and now deserves a chance at life in a responsible home. Monday, December 17th, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Rally For Reason II participants will engage in a lawful rally and demonstration at the front of the Rush County Courthouse. Come to voice support for Gabby and Jamie. Tuesday, December 18th, join concerned animal welfare advocates as they attend the Rushville City Council Meeting in "Silent Protest, We Stand United" to support hero Jamie Glandon. (The City Council Meeting will be held adjacent to the Rushville Police Department at 270 W 15th Street, several blocks from the Courthouse.) Mayor Bridges may address the situation at the City Council Meeting. Worldwide support has poured in for Gabby and Jamie. Jamie, Gabby, and Rushville Animal Shelter reform have the backing of U.S. Animal Protection, a leading pound reform advocacy group. www.usanimalprotection.org.
Volunteers from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, and Georgia, along with Rush County concerned residents, will continue to monitor this until lasting reform occurs in Rushville. Rushville's legacy continues to be one of shame, as Jimmy Miller has been temporarily placed in a position as an animal control officer. Miller faced controversy several years ago for his own brand of cruel "euthanasia". Can you guess what the method was? (The method was rumored to have involved firearms.) Has the situation gone from bad to worse in small-town Rushville? Please let Rushville's Mayor Robert Bridges, know where you stand. Tell Mayor Bridges that the world is watching. E-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone him at (765)932-3735. Offer solutions and encourage change. Demand that pound assistant Jamie Glandon stay re-instated at the Rushville Animal Shelter, without harassment or fear of reprisal. Without intervention, there is grave concern about how this chapter will end for companion animals interred at the Rushville Animal Shelter. Please read and sign the petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/gabby-was-euthanized-lived- four-days-in-a-freezer. Video coverage is available at: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/14721434/detail.html Written coverage of this story may be accessed at: www.RushvilleRepublican.com For all of the pets such as Gabby, and for all of the responsible pound personnel like Jamie Glandon, please support your local animal shelter or rescue group. Tirelessly encourage people to spay and neuter their pets. Do something to help stop the euthanasia of healthy companion animals in public shelters. Volunteer. Educate. Donate. Make a difference! On the Streets, For the Animals, A Volunteer Information is updated daily at www.justiceforgabby.com
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