Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tragic Loss - Update 2

I have been out of touch with my friend and Kat's breeder Cindy of Mystik Akitas as her computer and email have been down for several weeks. So, I have only just learned of the tragic death of Jersey, the number 1 Akita bitch and number 4 Akita in the country, at the hands of Murderer Handler Mary Wild, who left Jersey and 7 other show dogs in a van over night in 100 plus degree heat to die a horrible death. Cindy bred this magnificent and gentle girl. My heart and prayers go to Cindy, Jersey's owners at Gekko Akitas, and to the 6 other owners who lost their beloved dogs to this killer. There can be no way to understand how or why this could happen. There can be no forgiveness for the selfishness and irresponsiblity that caused this horrific loss.

I firmly believe that owning an animal is just as heavy with responsibility as having a child, ya ya, you think I am nuts. Consider this; this being looks to you for EVERYTHING in it's life, from food and water, to love, health care, companionship, and even something as simple as procreation is at the whim of the owner. These beings cannot, by virtue of being our "pets", do for themselves. At least a child can communicate or run away from danger. Dogs sit in their kennels and wait for us to do as we will with them.

There are those who will say of this tragedy, "at least there is a lesson learned" or something equally as inane. There is no lesson here, there is NOTHING gained by this, nothing. What can we learn from the selfish and irresponsible act of someone who would put their own comfort above that of these great and gentle beings who trusted her. The person who left 8 magnificant animals to die in a closed van in the heat of the summer sun while she slumbered only a few steps away in her bed in air conditioned comfort.

The AKC has said that they will consider suspending Mary Wild's liscence pending results of the hearing and trial. Suspending - are you kidding me? And why wait, regardless of the outcome of this trial these animals died under her care - or lack there of. There is no accident here. She was steps away, STEPS away. They died in her driveway waiting for her to come rescue them, for her to care for just a moment about something other than herself. She should be banned for life from ANY animal event or even the right to own one.

Mary Wild faces 8 years in prison for the eight lives she snuffed out. It is not enough, but it is the law. Do you suppose that if convicted and imprisoned, her captors will forget to feed her, water her, cool the air which she will breath everyday? One can only hope.


Dog Handler Mary Wild Charged

AKC Statement

Mary Wild Kills 8 Dogs

STL article

The Southern Article

Dog Forum

** to those of you with RSS feed I'm sorry for the repeated posts I am just so over whelmed with anger that my typing has gone to heck as well as my spelling.

This article lists names, phone numbers, street and email addresses which you can contact to ask the prosecutor NOT to accept a plea bargain from Mary Wild.

***UPDATE 2:
Jeannie & Mary Wild's Webpage

Wild Wind Malamutes

Which one of her dogs do you suppose she killed?


Lauren said...

There are no words... when you told us about this on Saturday it sounded so nightmare-ish. Reading about it made it even worse. My heart breaks for those poor dogs and their owners. Eight years (if she even gets eight years) is nowhere near enough jail time, IMO.

Di's Kitchen said...

No, it is not enough time, but likely she will plea bargain and get next to nothing. I have written to the DA out there and begged him not to allow a plea.

Lauren said...

Thanks for providing the last link. I sent e-mails to all the addresses provided. I hope they listen.