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----- Original Message -----

From: Doc Wheeler

Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 8:20 PM

Subject: From Doc Wheeler an Example Letter To Senators/Reps Re: Tammy Grimes

Dear Friends,

Below is my letter (which is also posted on www.AnimalLawCoalit Site)

I am sending it out today to the addresses posted under the letter.

Please feel free to do the same. You may wish to change some portions of it , add your own thoughts, etc.

I have done this so as to make it easy for all of you to contact these people in writing on behalf of Tammy.


Doc Wheeler

BFAS and Network

February 23, 2008

[Representative or Senator ____________ __]


____________ _________ _________ ___

Re: The February 22, 2008 Theft Conviction of Tammy Grimes, Blair County, Pennsylvania

Dear ____________ ______:

I am writing to you today regarding the conviction of Tammy Grimes by Judge Elizabeth Doyle for theft of a dying animal from the property of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold.

Tammy Grimes is the head of the organization, "Dogs Deserve Better", a national organization whose sole purpose for existence is to help animals who have been condemned to a horrible life exposed to the elements on chains by their uncaring owners. In this particular case, Ms. Grimes, having been made aware of a dog who lay chained and dying on the ground, unattended to, without food or water for an extended period of time--his negligent owners nowhere to be found--contacted the necessary authorities, advised them of the situation and were told by them to take the dog and, if she was willing to, get proper veterinary care for him. She did just that, and by doing so, saved the dog�s life.

Both videographic and photographic hard evidence were taken as the situation unfolded. During Ms. Grimes� trial, and at the behest of District Attorney Richard Consiglio (who was widely criticized for wasting taxpayers� money in bringing charges in this matter), Judge Doyle refused admittance of this evidence to the jury. In addition, throughout the trial, Ms. Grimes was personally attacked and her valiant efforts were belittled by DA Consiglio and Judge Doyle. At her sentencing on February 22, Judge Doyle went so far as to say that Tammy was not Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King, Jr., and that she was a disgrace to her cause and her supporters. The Judge also said two wrongs do not make a right, yet the Arnolds were never charged for animal cruelty. One has to ask "Why?" DA Consiglio chimed in, saying the heroic rescue of Doogie (the name given to the dog by Ms. Grimes) was a "publicity stunt" and that the Arnolds were victims of her "lies". He went on to say that Ms. Grimes showed disrespect for the law when in reality, Consiglio showed an ongoing disrespect for the law in his refusal to enforce existing animal cruelty laws by bringing charges against the Arnolds.

In addition to sentencing Ms. Grimes to 300 hours of community service and one year of probation, the 300 hours of community service she said, must be performed at organizations that benefit humans as "humans are dogs too" (Judge Doyle�s words). The Judge also ordered Ms. Grimes to remove all Doogie-related information from her organization� s website and "all other sites and forms of media over which she has control", thereby violating her rights under the First Amendment. Ms. Grimes� attorney has said he will appeal this blatant miscarriage of justice.

In addition to this, Judge Doyle also denied media access to the trial and in an almost unheard of step, also ordered that Ms. Grimes pay $1,700--the cost for her own trial! This sends a strong message to America that despite what is guaranteed in the Constitution, we do not have a right to a fair trial.

Mr. ____________ __, we are asking, nay IMPLORING, you to contact Governor Ed Rendell and request a full pardon for Tammy Grimes. Along with Doogie, it is Ms. Grimes who has been made a victim by the misuse of the judicial system by Judge Doyle and DA Consiglio.

In addition, we would ask you to take all necessary steps in demanding the resignations of Judge Doyle and DA Consiglio. They have more than proven themselves to be an embarrassment to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We can assure you that hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans who care about animals are watching, and that we are doing what we can to bring national exposure to this travesty.

As Americans and animal lovers, and in the interest of justice, we would appreciate your consideration and action on this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Copies of this letter have been sent to the following Senators and Representatives

Senator Bob Casey

United States Senate

383 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Senator Arlen Specter

United States Senate

711 Hart Building

Washington, DC 20510

Honorable Jerry Stern

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

324 Allegheny Street

Holidaysburg, PA 16648

Honorable Mike Fleck

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

159A East Wing

P.O. Box 202081

Harrisburg, PA 17120-2081

Representative Bill Shuster

204 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Honorable Richard A. Geist

Gables Office Building, Suite 104

1331 12th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16601

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