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<<JACKSON COUNTY AMENDS ORDINANCE TO GIVE SANCTUARY TO LIVESTOCK-CHASING
DOGS. DEATH-ROW DOG'S OWNER CONSIDERING COUNTY'S CONDITIONS TO SPARE DOG'S
LIFE. LONG INVOLVED IN THE CASE, LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS REMAINS IN
OREGON AND IN COMMUNICATION WITH DOG OWNER AND ATTORNEY.
MEDFORD, OR-- Less than a week after Last Chance For Animals (LCA)
assisted in the production of the February 5 'Hard Copy' story that first
nationally aired the plight of Nadas, a dog sentenced to death in
September 1996 for chasing a horse, Jackson County Commissioners were
overwhelmed with calls and faxes from across the country of outraged animal
lovers. Tonight, County officials amended a local ordinance, which no
absolutely mandates the dog's death and County counsel has given dog owner
Sean Roach an opportunity to spare the dog's life by sending it to a Utah
At time of this release, 21-year-old Sean Roach is in a Medford hotel
room with LCA President Chris DeRose, talking about his options with his
attorney via phone and discussing what is best for his dog. Sean states,
"They [the County] have put a lot of extremely harsh conditions on what I
need to do so they don't kill Nadas, and it seems like they want to make
sure they have the last word. I just need to make sure that none of it is
going to hurt my dog." Two conditions of the County's offer reportedly of
concern to Sean are his pledge to never again see his dog and that the Utah
sanctuary can never place Nadas into a private home. Additionally, to save
his dog's life, Sean must waive all rights to sue the County for
constitutional violations and defamation of character.
LCA has been in regular communication with Sean's attorney Robert
Babcock, has discussed the case with Jackson County officials, and has
discussed the case and applicable state statute with the Governor's office.
LCA offered a proposal to Jackson County on February 8 to resolve the
situation, including a suggestion to amend the ordinance and relocate Nadas
out of state. On February 12, despite the similarities of the County's
solution, Jackson County rejected LCA's proposal. Working with LCA's Chris
DeRose, Hard Copy has been closely following developments in the case and
aired a second piece on February 12.
Chris DeRose (Last Chance For Animals) and Sean Roach (Nadas' owner) are to
appear on NBC's Today Show on February 13 (this morning).
Please contact Last Chance For Animals at 310-271-6096 for most recent
developments surrounding Nadas and Sean Roach. Go to
www.arkonline.com/nadas.htm for background information.>>