May 30th 2007 11:37 pm
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Hey my beautiful girl. Mommy has not been as religious about writing you a hello every month like I was. But that does not mean I am not thinking of you. I wake up every morning with you by my bedside. Can't help but see your gorgeous face in the picture I have next to "you". Mommy just wanted to say I love you and think of you often. Hope you are keeping a close eye on your sister! I am sure you are as you were protective of everyone in your pack. You were a very good girl.
Love you lots Chy-Chy!
January 2nd 2007 2:16 pm
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Hi my Chy girl. I missed your anniversary due to the phone being screwed up. I cannot believe that on December 17th it has been a year that you left us. I hope your stay at the bridge thus far has not been a lonely one as there have been friends from dogster that have passed onto the bridge that I hope you have played with. Your sister also I hope has found you or vise versa. She left us before Thanksgiving. I cannot wait till the day we are all united. All my babies!
I love you very much, Chy Chy! Miss you even more!
November 24th 2006 4:17 pm
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Hi ya Sweetie,
I hope that you have located your little sister, Reba, as she joined you at the bridge a couple weeks ago. Please look after her and love her in my place until I join you both. Make sure you tell her that mommy misses her. I miss you very much too. Even still. It will be a year in three weeks that you left me so quickly. I know you visit me via your sister, Skylar, though. She has alot of the same attributes you had. I even sometimes mistakenly call her Chyanne if I have been talking about you (and I still do!)! But we both know that there will never be another you. You were one of a kind, just like she is. I had to write you a message like I always do each month. I will need to start to do so for your little sister too. Just notes of love to let you both know that you are still near and dear to me.
Love and Kisses,
I have a new update about your pal, Mercy, featured on your website. For those people who read this, please be aware it may be painful to read but gives a full understanding of why www.pet-abuse.com (where the update was found) is an important piece of internet that gives us people power to help the pets that need help in their fight against those horrible people who abuse them. As sad as it is, we need your help in battling these people. So please visit www.pet-abuse.com to assist pets/animals like Mercy in making this world safer for them to live in too.
The Story of Mercy
A young pit bull is recovering from animal abuse, which included being dragged, stabbed and doused with chemicals.
The dog was found bleeding and terrified near an apartment complex at Preston Road and Belt Line Road by two young men. The pair dropped off the shaking and terrified dog at the Operation Kindess shelter.
Authorities did not reveal the name of the apartment complex for fear of compromising their case.
Officials at the shelter named the dog Mercy and are crediting the two young men with saving the dog's life.
"It was horrifying," said Jonnie England with Operation Kindness. "One side looks like she'd been drug behind a car. The other side looks like multiple stab wounds."
Investigators are just beginning to look into the abuse but are hoping a person who they know witnessed the abuse will help them out.
This is "one of the worst cases of apparent abuse that we have seen," said England. "The vet thought that she had suffered chemical burns on her body and inside her ears," said England.
Mercy is now in stable condition, but not in the clear.
"The entire top layer of skin is just gone in so many places that the concern is infection setting into those wounds," England said.
The Dallas Police Deparment may soon become involved in investigating the case, which could take several weeks.
Mercy, the name given the dog by Operation Kindness volunteers, was discovered by a Dallas man as she was huddled in a wooded area behind an apartment complex near Belt Line and Preston in North Dallas. The dog had been badly injured and was bleeding.
Veterinarians determined Mercy had been doused with gasoline and then lit on fire.
After receiving tips from residents in the area where Mercy was found the case was turned over to Dallas Animal Services? cruelty investigators. Now the cruelty investigators will begin talking with the residents to determine what happened to the dog. ?When we interview we will find out whether torture was involved or not,? said Dallas Animal Services Manager Kent Robertson. ?Once we gather the facts and determine the credibilty we can possible turn it over to a district attorney.? If it is determined that torture was involved the person or persons responsible can face state jail time for a length determined by a state judge, Robertson said. If torture was not involved the crime would be a misdeameanor with up to a year of jail time and a fine up to $1,000, he said.
?We hope that anyone with information that might be pertinent will come forward and help us find some justice for Mercy,? England said. To get Mercy through the holiday weekend she was taken to a nearby veterinarian who treated her multiple wounds, kept her on pain medication, IV fluids and antibiotics. For more intensive treatment Mercy was taken to a surgical specialist on April 17, 2006.
When volunteers and the veterinarian first saw Mercy they thought she had chemical burns and had been stabbed. ?We?re committed to finding the person who tortured and tried to kill this gentle and sweet-natured young dog,? England said. On April 18, 2006, Mercy had to undergo surgery to remove the ends of her ears, which had some of the worst damage. Although Mercy has already been through a lot she still has to go through a long, painful debridement process, England said. During this time veterinarians will scrape away dead skin in order for new skin underneath to grow. This time is important for the dog as the risk of infection is great, England said. The recovery period should be about two or three months as long as there are no complications.
Anyone with information regarding Mercy?s case should call 311 in Dallas or Operation Kindness at 972-418-PAWS. A fund has been established to help pa for Mercy?s treatment and long-term care. Donations can be sent to Operation Kindness, Attn: For Mercy?s Sake, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006. Secure online donations can be made at www.operationkindness.org.
Source: Carrollton Leader - April 22, 2006
Update posted on Apr 23, 2006 - 8:59PM
Mercy died Sunday evening about 9:30 p.m. at the veterinary clinic where she was being treated. Doctors said Mercy showed some improvement Saturday, but her condition started to deteriorate Sunday afternoon. She was given a plasma transfusion, but shortly afterward her heart--weakened by burns over 60% over her body--stopped beating. The young pit-bull mix was rescued Friday, April 14, by a Dallas man who saw her in the wooded area behind apartments in Far North Dallas.
The case is being investigated by Dallas Animal Services' Cruelty Division and the Dallas Police Department.
Anyone with information should call 3-1-1 or Dallas Animal Services at 214-671-0246.
Source: Operation Kindness
Update posted on Apr 24, 2006 - 6:37PM
A man police believe is responsible for dousing a 10-month-old pit bull named Mercy with gasoline then setting it on fire was arrested early Thursday morning.
According to police, Deshawn Brown, 21, was visiting a relative in Corinth Wednesday night when police received a tip about his whereabouts.
Brown was arrested after a traffic stop when he left the house, officials said.
He will be charged with cruelty to an animal, which includes cutting, stabbing and burning the dog on April 13.
A memorial is planned for the tortured pup at 10 a.m. Saturday at Operation Kindness, the Carrollton animal shelter that took in the puppy after she was rescued.
The dog died Sunday at a veterinary clinic where she received treatment for the stab wounds and burns that covered 60 percent of her body.
Source: CBS News - April 27, 2006
Update posted on Apr 27, 2006 - 10:43AM
A Denton County man has given police two different versions of how a 10-month-old puppy was burned over 60 percent of her body:
She bumped against a barbecue grill, he told police. Later, he said two men burned her because he owed them money.
Deshann Brown, 21, was arrested shortly after midnight in Corinth, a community in Denton County, and charged with animal cruelty, said Senior Cpl. Jamie Kimbrough, Dallas police spokeswoman.
The 10-month-old puppy, named Mercy, died Sunday despite efforts to save her from extensive injuries. She had been cut, stabbed, doused with gasoline and set afire, police said.
On April 13, witnesses saw Mercy, ablaze, running through the parking lot of a north Dallas apartment complex. The witnesses extinguished the flames by dousing her with beer, police reports said.
The witnesses told police that the dog belonged to Brown, who was questioned a short time later.
He told police "he was attempting to grill on his patio when his dog, 'Brandy' - a pit bull mix - accidentally bumped (the) grill and ignited herself," the reports stated.
In succeeding days, however, witnesses told a much different story to police and animal control officers.
A woman said Brown wanted his dog to mate with hers, but that his dog "would not cooperate." She told Brown to remove his dog and he became angry and repeatedly kicked his dog as they were leaving, the reports said.
The woman followed Brown "at a distance and next observed his dog to have cuts (and) stab wounds."
Another man said saw Brown's dog on fire and running through the parking lot; he later saw Brown carrying a gas can, the reports said.
The dog had burns over 60 percent of her body, and she was turned over to Operation Kindness, a non-profit shelter in Carrollton that tries to find homes for abandoned or abused animals.
Officials interviewed Brown again April 17, and he told them that he lied to them about the grilling incident four days earlier.
Brown then told them that "he owed money to two guys for an Xbox and they had retaliated by burning his dog," the reports said.
Witnesses called the media, accusing Brown of being a torturous thug and complaining that he wasn't swiftly arrested.
Kimbrough said police were working with animal control officers to develop the case against Brown.
She said undercover officers from the North Central Deployment Division obtained a warrant for Brown's arrest and set up surveillance on several North Texas locations he was known to visit.
Included was his mother's home in Corinth. The officers saw him driving from there shortly after midnight Thursday, and they followed him, Kimbrough said.
Patrol officers from the Corinth Police Department stopped Brown for a traffic violation and turned him over to the undercover officers, Kimbrough said.
He was subsequently placed in the Lew Sterrett Justice Center and charged with animal cruelty, a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in jail, plus possible fines up to $10,000. Bail is $50,000, Kimbrough said.
Source: Star-Telegram - April 27, 2006
Update posted on Apr 27, 2006 - 11:05AM
Operation Kindness volunteers, staff and community members have some closure in the death of Mercy, a 10-month-old puppy, after a memorial service and an arrest in the case.
The no-kill shelter held a memorial service for Mercy after receiving a large amount of response about her case. Hundreds of people gathered at Operation Kindness to honor the life of Mercy. A memorial service was held and afterward people passed by her spot placing candles and trinkets. ?One of our staff members wrote a poem from Mercy to everyone who supported her,? said Jonnie England, Operation Kindness executive director.
Source: Coppell Gazette - May 3, 2006
Update posted on May 14, 2006 - 9:21PM
Music artist Maria Daines was so moved by Mercy's story that she wrote a song dedicated to Mercy's memory and the tragedy that she endured. To listen to the song and read the lyrics, http://www.maria-daines.com/music-15.html.
Update posted on May 23, 2006 - 11:08AM
The Dallas County Grand Jury today indicted Deshann Quatrail Brown of a 3rd-degree felony for killing Mercy.
The 3rd-degree felony indictment is for Cruelty to Animals With the Finding of a Deadly Weapon, which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence. Brown was originally charged with a State Jail Felony, which carries a maximum of 2 years in prison.
Update posted on Aug 3, 2006 - 6:08PM
Docket # F-0686776
Court: October 26, 2006
Contact - Bill Hill, Dallas County District Attorney
Frank Crowley Courts Building
133 N. Industrial Blvd. LB19
Dallas, TX 75207
Update posted on Oct 15, 2006 - 9:05PM
Brown is scheduled for trial on April 23, 2007 - the one year anniversary of Mercy's death.
Update posted on Nov 9, 2006 - 5:22PM
Please write to the district attorney on behalf of Mercy and let him know that this case is important to you and to all animals everywhere. Each case tried like this and let to pass by the wayside not only endangers animals in the future but creates more insensitivity to this crime. Help us help Mercy ... stop this horrible behavior by creating harder punishments!