Google+

Boxers to be Euthanized in Monroe for Defending Owner’s Property

Since April this year, four boxer dogs have been held at the local animal control in Monroe, MI, as they are accused of being vicious for biting a teenage girl who happened to be on their property while the owner wasn’t home.

One of Timothy’s accused boxer dogs in Monroe

The story did not get media coverage except for a brief report on Action News Channel 7 which did not include the owner’s side of the story. But now, after months of struggling to get justice and failing in his quest, the owner is turning to gather public support before his dogs are killed by the animal control.

The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs published the untold story of how Timothy Iocoangeli’s pet dogs were seized by the Monroe County Animal Control in April this year when two teenage friends of his son – a boy and a girl – tried to get inside the house while neither Iocoangeli nor his son was home. Acting on their defensive instincts, a female boxer named Brooklyn inside the house bit the girl who tried to enter the house; the Channel 7 story tells she was inside the house when the Brooklyn, the mom of 5 young pups – attacked her. Yet, says the owner, the animal control, seized all his dogs including the litter of 5 pups and caged them at the pound where he has not been allowed to visit them.

Iocoangeli’s appeals were turned down by the animal control and courts and he says that no independent assessment of the dogs was made by an expert in dog behavior. A source present in the court says that testimony was brought against three dogs to have bitten the girl – which was accepted as true without evidence. But even if the three were dangerous, why the fourth one is being euthanized and why the puppies were seized and whether they will be killed too – if still alive – are questions unanswered, even unasked by media or explained by authorities as is the question of trespassing in which case the dogs can’t be deemed dangerous by the city’s own laws.

With no more appeals at hand, the declared-dangerous boxers are helplessly waiting for help – which perhaps won’t come except in from of death. As a final effort in the desperate struggle for the dogs, an online petition addressing City of Monroe, Mayor Robert E. Clark and County Commissioners has been launched to ask the authorities to spare the dogs’ lives. It is feared that Monroe Animal Control will euthanize all the dogs this week and even continue to hold charges of keeping dangerous dogs in home against Timothy Iocoangeli. But how dangerous are his dogs? Perhaps the picture of one of them included with this post shows better.

To sign the petition online, visit http://www.thepetitionsite.com/379/301/779/stop-the-unjust-euthanizing-of-four-boxers/.

Entertainment

Best Picture Nominated WWII Biopic Arriving on DVD

  Hacksaw Ridge DVD Review by Kam Williams Best Picture Nominated WWII Biopic Arriving on DVD     Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains where he was raised as a Seventh-day Adventist. Devoutly religious, he followed his faith's literal interpretation  of the 10 Commandments, including the 5th's dictate that "Thou shalt not kill." So, when he rushed to enlisted in the Army right after the Japanese sneak … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

  The President's Kitchen Cabinet The Story of the African-Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller University of North Carolina Press Hardcover, $30.00 292 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4696-3253-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “[This opus] vividly tells the stories of the African-Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Trump and Traditions of the Founders

  Trump and Traditions of the Founders By Ezrah Aharone Maybe I should watch more CNN or MSNBC to be convinced since most Black people seemingly regard Donald Trump as some sort of abrupt political mutation who violates America’s traditions. What I see in Trump is “America’s traditional reflection in the mirror.” I see the exact same hardline and hostile government that the founders deliberately engineered with deep political and racial … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Skeeter Recognized Again for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

  Skeeter Recognized Again for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction    Skeeter, a leader in performance fishing boats, announced today from the Miami International Boat Show® that the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) has again recognized Skeeter with a CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Freshwater Fiberglass Outboard Boat category. This year’s award is the fifteenth consecutive for Skeeter, an … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Super Bowl LI’s Message: Patriotism

  Super Bowl LI’s Message: Patriotism by Amy Lignor   There are some people waking up this morning completely stunned. Why? Because they shut the Super Bowl off after the third quarter. They knew what was “going to happen” and had to go to work today, so why bother staying up and watching the rest of what was going to be an obvious blow-out? Besides, they had been given some memorable commercials, a great country western singer ushering … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Mobile Phone Forecast: Is Saturation of the Market in Sight?

  Mobile Phone Forecast: Is Saturation of the Market in Sight? by Amy Lignor   It is a fact that when people say no matter where they look – whether it be while walking down a neighborhood sidewalk, driving in their cars, shopping at the grocery store – it seems that everyone on the planet is holding a phone to their ear, or staring down at the screen in order to text, get information, search online, or watch Facebook and Twitter … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

It’s Time to Save for Summer Vacation!

  It’s Time to Save for Summer Vacation! by Amy Lignor   Putting the “pennies in the piggy bank” is something everyone in this world does (or wants to do) on a daily basis. But NOW is the time to take those “extra” pennies and purchase that great piggy bank that’s perhaps wearing some sunglasses, a colorful hat, some swim trunks…anything that makes that new piggy remind you of the one thing you want to do all year long – go on the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]