http://www.idahostatesman.com/235/story/1004811.htmlTroy A. Jackson, 36, who has headed the Boise-based animal rescue group Northwest Animal Companion for more than a decade, was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony grand theft for taking an injured dog and its puppies from Eastern Idaho's Jefferson County.
Jackson was released from the Ada County jail on $25,000 bond. He's due in court on Dec. 22, he said.
X-rays indicated that the dog did have a broken front leg and pelvis. She was spayed at the clinic.
This is being talked about quite a bit here locally on the radio and the news. I personally don't think this guy should have been arrested. And his bond was $25,000? Seriously. I've seen people who have abused animals getting less punishment than this. I think the owner of the dog should be charged, not this man. Several people tried to get the dog help, and it didn't happen until this man stepped up. Cursious to see what others think.
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OMG! Kuddos to this man for stepping up to the plate and saving that dog.
Is there a link for the story ?
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I find it very strange that some child molesters will have a lower bond set than this. Go figure.
Maybe after the dog owner found out that he could get $500 for three of the puppies he decided he wanted to keep them all.
Sad day when someone trying to help innocent animals gets charged with a crime (and with a bail higher than child molesters and some who have committed worse crimes).
Please keep us posted.
Yes, please keep us updated on what happens with this case.
Wow! This is ridiculous. IMHO, they charged the wrong person. It's the owner who should be charged with animal cruelty.
I just called my friend who's a DA. She's laid up this holiday after a surgery. I begged her to offer this guy some free legal advice as she's a huge animal lover too. I don't think the man will go unrepresented for long. Thank goodness the Momma and puppies are safe. Keep us posted on this one.
This is ridiculous... What a waste of time. One cannot even do a good deed anymore without being arrested..
I hope he can get representated.
Keep us posted.
I'm so glad to see you all feel the same way I do. The man has gotten a lot of positive attention since the story broke. I'm not sure about a fund for his legal defense, but if I hear of one, I'll post it.
Looks like he does have a lawyer.
And more from the same article:Troy Jackson's attorney claims this case and the charges are ridiculous saying his client was just trying to help an animal in distress.
"They are likely all alive because of what he did. He's not a criminal, he should be someone who the community should rally and support," explained Chuck Peterson, Jackson's defense attorney. "He's shocked and confused and probably we all should be."
I guarantee there will be an uproar if he is convicted.He says he's been helping owners get their animals medical help for 12-years and he's never had to deal with such an ordeal and accusations as these.
Jackson will appear in Jefferson County court on December 22nd.
If convicted, he faces up to 14-years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/pr...ct_121509.htmlTroy A. Jackson, director of the Boise-based animal rescue group, Northwest Animal Companions, was charged Wednesday with felony grand theft after Jefferson County authorities allege he took Barbie and her puppies from Jefferson County without the owner's consent. Another animal welfare worker, Andi Elliott, from the Upper Valley Humane Society, was charged earlier this month with trespassing after she tried to talk with the owner of the dog.
Here is the Northwest Animal Companions website. They are just awesome. They are in the works to open Almost Home, a no-kill animal sanctuary.
I will keep everyone updated if I hear anything.
What a hero this man is! Don't the prosecutors have anything else better to do? I can send them some suggestions.
Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.