Nadas Update #2: LCA Press Release

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Nadas Update #2: LCA Press Release

Post by Tiffan » Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Hopefully good news for Nadas......

Tiffany
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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
longer
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
sanctuary.

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.>>

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Nadas Update #2: LCA Press Release

Post by R Weems » Sat, 14 Feb 1998 04:00:00


: 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.

  Why in the world would the county want the guy to never see his dog
again ? How could that possibly help livestock in the area ? It sounds
like a spiteful group of lawmakers up in that county. Keep those calls
coming- this is an improvment over death, but the guy should be able to
visit his dog if he wants. Or they should be  able to place the dog in
a home outside of the county or state.

 Robert

 
 
 

Nadas Update #2: LCA Press Release

Post by AVRAMA GINGO » Mon, 16 Feb 1998 04:00:00


RJ>   Why in the world would the county want the guy to never see his dog
RJ> again ? How could that possibly help livestock in the area ? It sounds
RJ> like a spiteful group of lawmakers up in that county. Keep those calls
RJ> coming- this is an improvment over death, but the guy should be able to
RJ> visit his dog if he wants. Or they should be  able to place the dog in
RJ> a home outside of the county or state.
RJ>
RJ>  Robert
RJ>

More useful would be to mandate that the guy can never have
a dog again--after all, if he'd taken proper care of Nadas,
this entire situation would not have arisen.

.. nfx v2.7 [C0000] A house is not a home until it has a dog.              

 
 
 

Nadas Update #2: LCA Press Release

Post by Candace Matthesso » Mon, 16 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>RJ>   Why in the world would the county want the guy to never see his dog
>RJ> again ? How could that possibly help livestock in the area ? It sounds
>RJ> like a spiteful group of lawmakers up in that county. Keep those calls
>RJ> coming- this is an improvment over death, but the guy should be able to
>RJ> visit his dog if he wants. Or they should be  able to place the dog in
>RJ> a home outside of the county or state.
>RJ>
>RJ>  Robert
>RJ>

>More useful would be to mandate that the guy can never have
>a dog again--after all, if he'd taken proper care of Nadas,
>this entire situation would not have arisen.

>.. nfx v2.7 [C0000] A house is not a home until it has a dog.              

From what I have read, it may be the sanctuary in Utah which sets this
standard to minimize the trauma of separation to the animal, as they
deal with "many" neglected and/or abused dogs.

I agree the owner appears to have demonstrated little responsibility
as an owner; unfortunately, Nadas is the one spending half her life in
"doggy jail."

Personally, I see the most humane situation as a finding allowing
Nadas to be adopted by one of the many who offered her a loving home.

Between this situation and the off duty police officer shooting a
Yellow Lab for no apparent reason I believe Oregon needs to come into
the twentieth century.

 
 
 

Nadas Update #2: LCA Press Release

Post by FerengiW » Mon, 02 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>RJ>   Why in the world would the county want the guy to never see his dog
>>RJ> again ? How could that possibly help livestock in the area ? It sounds
>>RJ> like a spiteful group of lawmakers up in that county.
>From what I have read, it may be the sanctuary in Utah which sets this
>standard to minimize the trauma of separation to the animal,

If it's not the sanctuary, then the county officials are rather overstepping
their jurisdiction, wouldn't you say?  As far as I know, county officials only
have jurisdiction over their own little bailiwick. What's to stop the kid from
moving out of state and then suing to get the dog back? After all, any contract
he signed should be nullified by the fact that it was under the duress of
threat to Nadas' life. Even if it is the sanctuary's policy, I'd still guess
the kid could move outta Oregon & get the dog back under the same argument.