But first we need to clear up a misunderstanding from yesterday's post. This is what we posted, with a photo of Buddy's chest.
"Many of you know we aren't rolling in dough here. In fact, Jan insists she can't give us an allowance. If you remember, when our new office chair was turned over to tighten the screws, whatever parts touched the floor were coated in small splinters. Within a few days, Jan had a thick area carpet covering where we like to sprawl out in this heat. If you missed the carpet post, click here.
"Several weeks ago Buddy took to crawling under the couch to sleep. And this is what Buddy's chest looked like when he rolled onto his back on the new carpet." (You can see Buddy's photo here.)
We highlighted some of it because we evidently didn't explain it too well. Some readers thought the carpet responsible for Buddy's injuries. The splinters from the unsealed wood floor were. If Jan had not seen the splinters on the chair, she would not have run out to buy a thick carpet, and if she had not bought the carpet, the dogs would not have been rolling and having fun (splinters in the floor, remember) and she would not have known Buddy was injured until infection set in. But she caught it and Buddy is healing fine.
Now we want to give you the good news that the handsome pit bull we are writing about today is now a happy, healthy and loved pet.
But some of you might remember Louis Vuitton, a chained dog that was savagely beaten with a shovel, doused with lighter fluid and set on fire in September 2007. Why? Because Juan Daniels of Montgomery, Alabama, then age 20, was denied the use of his mother's car. So he took out his rage on her dog. His guilt is not speculation. He confessed and was sentenced to 9 years in prison. However, he is now up for parole.
This is a video of Louis today. Don't worry, it's a positive one. He is enjoying life!
If the video doesn't play, click here.
What this man did to his mother's dog is absolutely terrifying. What would he have done to his mother had the dog not been handy? What would he do today to a girlfriend or stranger in another rage? We believe he should be denied parole and serve his sentence. Such anger does not just go away because he has been incarcerated. In fact, we wonder would being locked up fuel that rage.
We ask if you would take a minute to go sign a petition to help keep the perpetrator off the streets to repeat such an offense. Care 2 Petition
According to the information on Facebook, "the Parole Board said if we succeed in NOT Granting Parole a NEW BILL will be passed that supersedes "Gucci Bill" which helped to incarcerate him!!! GUCCI'S BILL: http://www.alvma.com/displ
For those who are not able to access Facebook and would also like to write or call regarding this case , we are posting contact information here: Please contact the Parole Board before 8/24/2010.
The Board reads ALL letters sent to them concerning these cases.
The letters should be sent to:
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
PO Box 302405, Montgomery, Alabama 36130
The letter should reference: "Juan Daniels, AIS#263875"
ALABPP EXECUTIVE STAFF PHONE #: (334) 353-3480
This is the type of story we hate to post. Although it has a happy ending for Louis, he - or any other animal - should never have to suffer at the hands of an abuser.
Have a purring and tail wagging day.