Brian Douglas was sentenced to 4 years in prison in a plea deal September 2018. A violent felon lost the girl. As a result she received video of the killing of her dog, Freddy in May 2018. Following a preliminary hearing we received multiple reports saying Brian Douglas was questioned regarding violent crimes against humans. Seems this was his own creation and it is not factual information. what seems to be evident from evidence at hearings was that this violent man got triggered and either took Freddy (if he wasn't already there) to the garage and (it appears from video) hit him in the head with a hammer one time so he could record the dog dying and send to his ex-wife. The community is much safer with the defendant incarcerated.
Melissa Kaye Fitterer case
TRIAL SCHEDULED 7/12/2019
Brian Douglas, Freddy's killer
SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS
Traveling to expose high kill shelter
PLANNED FOR JUNE 2019
Ongoing hearings for animal cruelty and theft (of dog) resulting from arrest 3/25/2017 of Melissa Kaye Fitterer. NARWAI is involved because the defendant was first arrest for "theft of dog" in 2016 and continued to operate as a "rescue" illegally. County would not act. There has been a reluctance to act, to completely end the neglectful and abusive activity and seek accountability for actions, including the animals who have died on property.
A Trussville, AL woman left her dog in a hot car for over 7 HOURS to DIE, saying she “lost track of time” while shopping in WalMart, starting at around 4 a.m. Stephanie Shae Anderson, 34, was arrested and charged with felony aggravated cruelty then released on $25,000 bond. Anderson never came to check on her dog and forgot the dog was out in the care. She denied hearing pages over the store’s intercom. Police were called, arrived at 11 a.m. and attempted to locate the owner. Reports indicate officers were on scene for two hours when they finally busted out a window despite the dog clearly needing urgent help. It’s reported they were waiting on approval to act, apparently from a superior officer. The dog was alive when she was removed from the car by police in the afternoon but it was too late. She couldn’t survive and died minutes later.
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CHANGE GONNA COME!
Brendan Evans charged with 17 felonies in Florida for brutal murder of Ollie the Pit Bull. Trial expected in Fall 2019.
Eight pit bulls became ten. One died as advocates tried to convince authorities to respond, leaving nine to suffer
A case in Corpus Christi, TX results in NARWAI working with local officials to increase charges from misdemeanor to felonies and to permanently improve animal welfare in the city.
An Alabama man, Deitrick Wallace, abandoned five Pit Bulls to starve to death. Two died, three survived. He has been sentenced for felony animal cruelty.
The Liebels', who held Nosey in captivity p.m. in their traveling circus until she was freed in rural Alabama, filed an appeal to have Nosey removed from the freedom she enjoys and returned to a life of misery. Nosey was confiscated from the Liebels after Lawrence County Animal Control found she appeared to be in an unhealthy state and had no food/water. The Liebel's filed with the court to regain custody. Following a marathon twelve hour hearing that ended at 9 p.m. Judge Terry took several months to render her decision. Ultimately she found that Nosey should be removed permanently. Not only was that her determination, when the Liebels left the hearing they were arrested by Lawrence county authorities for animal cruelty based on testimony and Nosey's condition upon arrival at the sanctuary. The Liebels pleaded not guilty and the animal cruelty case is currently being adjudicated. Judge Terry ultimately ordered that Nosey was to be placed in the custody of Kimberly Carpenter, Lawrence County Animal Control Officer. Permanent custody of Nosey was signed over to Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary by Ms. Carpenter.
The Liebel Brothers' Circus profited from Nosey's exploitation and stated multiple times in the earlier hearing that this is "a million dollar animal. When Judge Terry refused to return Nosey to them they filed anpther appeal for Nosey to be returned to their custory. A hearing was scheduled for 6/7/2018 in Lawrence County Circuit. That court hearing has now been postponed.