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Sunday, December 23, 2012


PETITION: Let CHUM and CHAMP live! LINK: PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE WIDELY! The fate of CHUM AND CHAMP will be decided by Provincial Court -Judge Roderick Sutton on Thursday December 6th 2012. Comox Valley Regional District 600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6 Tel: 250-334-6000 Fax: 250-334-4358 Toll free: 1-800-331-6007 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS... contact information. Bruce Jolliffe - Baynes Sound – Denman / Hornby Islands (Electoral Area 'A') Jim Gillis - Lazo North (Electoral Area 'B') 1183 Moore Road,Comox, B.C. V9M 3X1 250-218-1384 (C) Edwin Grieve – CVRD Chair Puntledge – Black Creek (Electoral Area 'C') 250-337-8558 Jon Ambler - City of Courtenay 830 Cliffe Avenue..Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2J7 Manno Theos - City of Courtenay 830 Cliffe Avenue Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2J7 250- 334-4441 (M) Starr Winchester - City of Courtenay 830 Cliffe Avenue,Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2J7 250-334-4441 (M) Patti Fletcher - CVRD Vice Chair - Town of Comox 1809 Beaufort Ave..Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9 250-339-2202 (M) Tom Grant - Town of Comox 1809 Beaufort Ave..Comox, B.C. V9M 1R9 250-339-2202 (M) Gwyneth Sproule - Village of Cumberland Village of Cumberland-Box 340 Cumberland, B.C. V0R 1S0 250-336-2291 (O) ___________________________________ After more than 9 months of advocating for the release of her 2 beloved dogs Chum and Champ–Edith got her wish. They were given parole with limitations until their verdict of being deemed dangerous dogs–or not was to be read on Dec 6, 2012. This was such a relief and Edith was overjoyed. Happiness and relief that her two gentle giants were coming home. Edith and Jacques fought the CVRD every step of the way as the CVRD and the neighbours tried to have these two dogs put down. Neighbours ganged up and spoke of death wishes for the dogs publically and in court–and yet Edith didn't give up. She held her head high and trusted that her dogs would be found innocent. Edith had not seen her dogs since January 2012 and yet everyday was spent yearning–begging for their return–Edith lived long enough to get her babies temporary reprieve from their solitary confinement at the SPCA (who housed these dogs for the nine months) they had been locked up in different cells denied contact with their owners and each other. Tragically Edith was hospitalized prior to their homecoming–The fight she fought so hard for, the tears she cried, the nights she cried out–please let this stop were not enough and Edith could not hang on any longer. The stress was too much, the agony of loss a cross to heavy to bear. The heart of a mother broken by frustration, pain, loss and agony a heart that stopped beating and thus leaving us to finish her mission and bring these dogs home for good. Edith died with her husband Jacques by her side–knowing that she had done what she could and trusting Jacques and his supporters to finish her let's make this happen! VIDEO LINK.. This video is dedicated to a true warrior - EDITH MANSEAU whose dogs were taken from her on January 26th 2012. They were seized under the dangerous dogs legislation, and deemed vicious. Edith fought long and hard for 9 months for her babies' freedom. Sadly, Edith's fight ended when she passed over on October 29th, 2012. Those of us left will continue to fight for Chum and Champ until they are free for good! These dogs are nothing but loving, gentle and loyal. Rest in peace dear Edith. Many thanks for taking action - JCv AAA DEC 6TH UPDATE!! VIA- Patricia Miles ATTENTION MEMBERS...SUMMARY OF TODAY'S PROCEEDINGS IN REGARDS OF THE EVENTS OF COURT, THE JUDGE HAS ADJOURNED AND ASKED FOR A CONTINUANCE THAT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 16TH, 2013. AT THAT TIME JUDGE SUTTON IS SUPPOSED TO HAND DOWN HIS VERDICT. BOTH ATTORNEY'S QUESTIONED AND CROSS-EXAMINED NEWFOUNDLAND RESCUE, A MEMBER OF THE CVRD AND JOHN WHITE IN REGARDS TO CHUM AND CHAMP. YET SADLY, NO DECISION WAS MADE. WE ARE CURRENTLY AWAITING NEWS ON WHERE THE GENTLE GIANTS WILL STAY PENDING THE HEARING JANUARY 16TH. WE WILL KEEP EVERYONE POSTED ON ALL DEVELOPMENTS AS THEY ARE PROVIDED. PLEASE REMEMBER, KEEP ALL COMMENTS TO CVRD RESPECTFUL BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE THE NEXT HEARING AND WE DO NOT WANT TO JEOPARDIZE ANY POSITIVE OUTCOME. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED MORE THAN YOU KNOW. NEWS LINK:

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