Another dismal end of year, and the most dismal end.
It's time to get things straightened out once and for all. This is not your average dog case. From the outside, it's not always clear. I forget this often because I am in the thick of this struggle. What gets said and proven in court isn't reported. In between, the press passes on whatever the city says. The public fills in the blanks, based on general knowledge of other cases. So I am going to put this out as clearly as I can:
- I did not prolong Brindi's time in the pound.
- I am not a dog owner who doesn't know anything about dogs and doesn't train their dog.
- I did not fail to take incidents seriously.
- I did not ignore a muzzle order on Brindi twice, or at all.
- My memo to HRM from 2010 is the first of many documents dealing with adoption. In that memo I listed five offers I made in person to the HRM lawyer. I offered to plead guilty and pay fines if they would let Brindi go on any one of those offers. This would have avoided a costly trial and gotten Brindi out of the pound right away.
1. Release Brindi to me pending trial, and if HRM wanted, I would put up a bond as high as $10,000, or,