Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Murder in Texas

From Facebook page Save Leo, Dawn and Gorgo, 3 pit bulls wrongly ordered to death:
Austin Texas, Three pit bulls have been sentenced by a judge to be euthanized after they were the victims of a viscious dog attack.
Chris Grant the owner of the pit bulls had been training his dogs , Leo, Dawn and Gorgo in a parking lot earlier this month, the dogs secured to the back of his SUV, when a man with his dog running loose, entered the same parking lot. The loose dog spotted Grant's dogs and charged.
"The owner of the dog couldn't keep his dog under control," Grant stated. "It kept attacking us."
"Instead of pulling his dog out of our reach, he repeatedly punched and kicked my dogs, in attempt to keep my dogs from fighting back." Grant went on to state, "I waved someone down and told them to call 911."
Grant continued, "The owner untied Dawn's leash while I was separating Gorgo and the loose dog, and he tied her to a tree. When I looked up, he was kicking and punching her while she was tied up."
"I finally separated Gorgo and the off-leash dog, and his dog started attacking me," Grant stated. "And finally he got his dog under control."

The next part of Grant's statement details the beginning of the discrimination he and his dogs would go through, that ended with the judge's final ruling Friday.
"The ambulance and police finally showed up, walking right past me bleeding, lying on the ground and having an asthma attack, to treat the person who claimed he had been attacked by a pit bull."
"An Animal Control officer came out to the scene. He said he was taking my animals because they were off leash during the time of the fight. I corrected him, and he stated he was going to take them anyway."
"Meanwhile, the dog that bit me went straight home and wasn't issued the state-required quarentine until 7 days after the incident. In fact, it wouldn't have been issued at all if I hadn't requested it."
Grant ended his statement with, "My bite report was lost."

Austin murders three harmless pit bulls<< Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

We serve as Emotional Support Animals and Service Dogs for several disabled members of our community. We have been trained to aid in performing specific tasks in improving the quality of life and day-to-day function of these individuals.

Judge sentences three pit bulls to death in discriminatory proceeding


Twitter: @austintexasgov

The Lexus Project will be helping Chris Grant to pursue a civil rights action.

ChipIn: Justice for the Austin 3

RIP Leo, Dawn and Gorgo
Murdered Friday, September 28, 2012

Judge Ronald Steven Meyerson presided over case & ordered the execution.


  1. Thank you for sharing this news. It is absolutely heart-breaking. These pups and their human did nothing wrong and yet the pups paid with their lives. I wish I had more words I could share on this right now. I am in the meantime sending my prayers for the precious DogKin, that they Rest In Peace and prayers to the human and humans that love these DogKin and all DogKin, I continue to pray for the end of cruelty, abuse and hate against our AnimalKin, 'An it harm none, Blessed Be.

  2. The info according to Change.org re the judge’s info: {Evelyn McKee} is INCORRECT! The judge in the case is Ronald Steven Meyerson, Associate Judge in Austin Municipal Court, according to an official information pdf released by the City of Austin, Animal Services Office, Austin Animal Shelter... Judge Ronald Meyerson, Austin Municipal Court Judge. 700 E. 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701. (512) 431-9158 or (512) 974-4835. Meyersonron@gmail.com
    If you call or email, keep it professional (as possible!)...
    A personal aside: Chris Noble, Deputy Chief Animal Control, has demonstrated arrogance, ignorance and incompetence in dealing with animals [and their humans] for a very long time… This individual has no business being in this profession, or in any other requiring a modicum of compassion. He is, and has been, merely an effective tax collector for the city. He must be removed! Now!
    Here is an email link to all city council members… It is time they heard public opinion of the actions of this judge, the Deputy Chief, Chris Noble, and the specific ACO involved. http://www.austintexas.gov/mail/all-council-members

    1. @JC, thanks for your interest in this blog & case. At the very end of the blog, Meyerson is named as the judge on this case. Trust me, as soon as I was able to verify I could not attach the correction fast enough. Thank you for Meyerson's contact information.