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Old 12-27-2011, 11:58 AM
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Thumbs up And . . . It's Hitting the Fan in Aurelia Iowa!

https://www.facebook.com/events/267633296625390/

United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 320 Sixth Street, Third Floor Courtroom, Sioux City, IA
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NOTE: THE 12/28 HEARING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

Summary:

Retired Chicago Police Officer and Vietnam Veteran James Sak and his wife Peggy Leifer are suing the City of Aurelia, Iowa for forcing Sak to relinquish his service dog, "Snickers". If Sak had not relocated Snickers outside of city limits, the Town Council of Aurelia said the service dog would be seized and killed.

Animal Farm Foundation is assisting Sak and his family with this case. On December 21 Animal Farm Foundation issued the following press release: http://www.animalfarmfoundation.org/...ServiceDog.pdf.

The City of Aurelia's actions appears to violate federal law/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleII_2010/reg2_2010.html

The Davis Brown Law firm (www.davisbrownlaw.com) is representing Sak pro bono, and Animal Farm Foundation is covering any additional costs, including boarding fees for Snickers.

On December 22 an injunction was filed in United States District Court: http://www.animalfarmfoundation.org/..._materials.pdf

The hearing has been scheduled for December 28, 2011 at 9:00 am (central time) at the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa (320 Sixth Street, 3rd Floor Courtroom, Sioux City, Iowa 51101).

Animal Farm Foundation is attending the December 28 hearing.

THE HEARING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, and we encourage people to attend in support of Officer Sak and his family. Note: Cell phones, cameras, and other electronic devices are not permitted inside the courtroom.

NOTE: Sioux City (where the hearing is taking place) has a ban on "pit bull" dogs: http://www.nationalcanineresearchcou...oux%20City.pdf

Below are links to the media coverage regarding this case:

MSNBC (December 25): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45787953...rofile_oneline

NBC Sioux City (December 23): http://www.ktiv.com/story/16387641/u...th-service-dog

Eastern Iowa News Now (December 23): http://easterniowanewsnow.com/2011/1...g-service-dog/

NBC Sioux City (December 22): http://www.ktiv.com/story/16382413/p...om-service-dog

CBS Chicago (December 22): http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/12/...p-service-dog/

Sioux City Journal (December 22): http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/loc...b989634cb.html

Chicago Sun Times (December 21): http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/9...a-lawsuit.html

If you have questions, please contact Kim Wolf at [email protected].
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:37 PM
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YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!! I'll be waiting to hear what goes down tomorrow. I hope they are forced to remove their heads from their rectums.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:25 PM
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ouch. that's gotta hurt
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Any updates??
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:22 PM
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The judge ruled in his favor and Snickers is home

The city can still appeal it, but the legal team that went to bat for Snickers and his people says they will stay on the case if that happens and fight it as far as it needs to be fought.
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