Tammy Grimes, of Dogs Deserve Better, the group that exists only to save dogs from horrible lives in chains, was found guilty of theft and receiving stolen property for rescuing a dying, chained dog, Doogie. This is AFTER she'd gone through channels to try to get the county, in Pennsylvania, to do something about it. Terrible verdict. She's a hero. Visit her website: dogsdeservebetter.org.
She sent this out to supporters.
I wanted you to hear it from me before you heard it from anyone else. Today at 5:00 p.m. EST I was convicted of theft and receiving stolen property in a Blair County, PA courtroom.
I'm sure I will have much more to say about this at a future date. For now I need a day or two to mourn and then begin to pick up my pieces and move on.
Please realize this is just a bump in my road, and I will not stop working for chained and penned dogs. I hope those of you who are on this list as supporters will stay with me...but I need you still believe in me and the work I've done to free dogs from lives of hell on the end of chains. To still believe in us and the differences we are beginning to make in the lives of chained dogs.
A very special thank you to the wonderful angels at Best Friends in Utah. They stood behind me, and I know they took flack for it. You are special people, and I am honored and touched to know you.
For all the rest of you who gave your time and energy to help me in my case, my deepest gratitude. You touch my heart.
For you, Doogie. May you rest in peace, knowing you were loved and cared for. Tammy