Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Dollars for Dogs
The Government is at it again, we need to fight for our rights in court:
THE DLCC's second annual " DOLLARS FOR DOGS" Campaign on behalf of Phillip and Ginger, the Huggins family.
"Law abiding citizens are not being targeted by the ban". Former Attorney General for Ontario, Michael Bryant Sept 2005.
Nothing could be further from the truth if you happen to own a dog of unknown genetics in Ontario.
Knowing that any dog born with the wrong 'look', Phillip Huggins made sure his best friend, an 8 year old "brown-haired" girl named Ginger was in full compliance with the regulations of DOLA.
On November 29, 2005, while Phillip's Mother was walking Ginger, leashed and muzzled, in a Toronto park, Ginger was savagely attacked by an unleashed dog .
So savage was the attack on Ginger, that Buddy (an alleged border collie/shepherd cross ) tore Ginger's muzzle off and inflicted severe injuries to both Phillip's mom and Ginger. Ginger now has permanent damage to her left eye.
Now you think that it would be the owner of Buddy that would be charged. But not so. Buddy's owner walked away VIRTUALLY scot free.
Ginger wasn’t so lucky. The City of Toronto Animal Control Officers seized Ginger illegaly ,without warrant or consent of Ginger's owner.
Within hours, a 'destruction' order was placed on Ginger's life while Phillip was charged with 3 counts under DOLA. .
Prosecutors attempted to strike a deal with Phillip, offering to drop all charges if he ' simply ' handed over Ginger to be killed. Phillip would have nothing to do with it and said he would fight to the end.
Ginger spent 3 ½ years incarcerated simply for defending herself and Phillip's mother.
As a result of the charges and the battle in court, Phillip lost his job, ended up on welfare and now suffers with depression.
Out of money and time, Clayton Ruby, an established Human Rights lawyer, took over the case. He knew the City of Toronto was wrongfully holding Ginger in the pound. Within days, Clayton Ruby went before a judge and Ginger was released back to her loving home until the next court date.
Despite a ruling which allowed Ginger to be free, the City of Toronto was granted an appeal on the ruling.
Phillip is yet again scheduled to appear in court again on May 26, 2010 at 10:30 AM at The Court of Appeals for Ontario.
Ginger is still at risk of losing her life.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
As a result of the city of Toronto being granted an appeal, it is costing a lot more than what was anticipated.
If Phillip doesn't raise the funds, he may lose his appeal, Ginger will lose her life.
He has come this far, if he stops now the city will be granted the destruction order and Ginger will be destroyed.
Your financial help would be greatly appreciated.
To donate go to
Please send payment in trust for Ginger to:
Ruby and Shiller
11 Prince Arthur Ave,
And remember, every cent counts, no amount is too small. You can help save Ginger’s life.
"Is your dog worth a dollar?"
at 7:03 PM