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Edna Needs Help Today!

I am very sorry to get this posting up so late, unfortunately I just received it. There is still time to send emails or call...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jan 28th 2009


I am very sorry to get this posting up so late, unfortunately I just received it. There is still time to send emails or call to show your support.

ACTION ALERT: Victor Rodriquez is up for parole January 28th – your help is needed!

Victor Rodriquez, the youth convicted of extortion in the Edna animal cruelty case, could be allowed to walk the streets again.

Edna needs us now more then ever. The Judge’s have been fabulous and we need to write them and let them know how much we appreciate their handling of this case, but we also need to politely remind them that we STILL have no information on Edna and Victor should not be allowed to leave juvenile hall.

There was no body found and Victor Rodriguez continues to state his innocence where Edna is concerned. Victor, therefor, was not charged with animal cruelty. Bill Whiting maintains that the night he received those dreadful life changing phone calls, he spoke to at LEAST three individuals — where are the other two? And most importantly, where is Edna? Why should Victor be allowed to walk the streets so soon after he allegedly kidnapped a dog and then attempted to extort her guardian?

TOO MANY questions remain unanswered and Victor has not even spent a year in juvenile hall.

Please politely ask the Judge’s to continue to pursue the truth behind Edna’s disappearance and to keep Victor locked up. We need to let them know that the public will not let this go. We will not stop our fight – we will continue fighting until their is Justice for Edna! Judge Rebstock was very sympathetic to Bill Whiting and Edna so please be sure to be polite and kindly ask him not to let Victor go!

Please write letters to both of the Judge’s and fax them to the numbers listed below:

Judge Dougherty (Administrative Judge Family Court Division)
Family Court Building
1801 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fax: 215-686-4157

Judge Rebstock (Rodriquez trial Judge)
Family Court Building
1801 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fax: 215-686-4229

Please remember to be polite and respectful! Nice, well written letters, often receive more attention and are taken more seriously. SEND LETTERS NOW — there is not much time!

Click here to learn more about the link between violence to animals and violent acts committed against people. Acts of cruelty and violence should NOT be tolerated.

If you are in Philadelphia on the 28th, feel free to bring signs and hold a peaceful protest in front of the Family Court Building.

For more information:

Teen in dog-extortion case sentenced to juvenile hall
Victor Rodriguez found guilty
3 days till trial for Victor Rodriguez – Keep writing letters for Edna

You can visit Bill and Edna at their Dogster page, show them some love and support.