Hello Friends we need a little assistance in getting justice for Olivia. Here is her story......
Animal Law Coalition volunteer Tracey Smith works with shelters in West Virginia to rescue, transport and place hundreds of animals every year. Now she is asking for help.
Tracey took care of Olivia, a homeless dog in her neighborhood in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. She would have adopted Olivia and kept her indoors with her other pets, but Olivia loved to roam. Here is how Tracey describes it:
"Olivia was dumped in my neighborhood 2 years ago, it took months to catch her. When we did, I took her to the vets. A few days later, she had 2 puppies on my couch.
Rescues were found for her puppies. I had Olivia spayed, vetted and tried to make her an indoor companion dog. She would not have it. Olivia lived in the neighborhood between several families. We all fed and cared for her. Each night Olivia would come to my door, I would let her in, she would sleep on my couch. Each morning by 600am she wanted out and would go three houses down to Monty's. There, she would lay in the yard with her buddies Slim and Roscoe, a boxer mix and a german shepard. Everyone in the neighbor knew and liked Olivia, or Mable as Monty called her. She was very timid and fearful of people. She never bothered anyone or anything!"
On October 20, 2010, Olivia was shot by an arrow. Whoever shot Olivia tore the arrow from her and left her to die. She was found still alive and rushed to the veterinary hospital, but it was too late to save her.
Kanawha County animal control is investigating.
But we need your help in identifying the person(s) responsible for this crime. The Humane Society of the United States has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the identity of those responsible for this crime. Animal Law Coalition will add to that reward and is collecting donations from anyone who wants to help. Just go here to donate to the reward fund. Be sure to put Justice for Olivia or Olivia on your donation.
Also, if you have information about this crime, please contact Tracey Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call Kanawha County animal control at 304-342-1576. Don't let this crime go unpunished.