On March 6th I posted an article, I Love You A Bushel And A Peck, concerning Kimi Peck and her 170 dogs. Due to some issues, the county imposed some rules which could ultimately force her out or to get rid of the dogs. When I commented on this article I was going by the information that was reported. A Dogster reader has brought to my attention that it may not be as cut and dry as it first appears.
As a blogger I use articles that are written by reporters, on occasion it happens that not all the pertinent information is there. Unfortunately I cannot do research on every article I post, or nothing would ever get posted. However, I strive to make sure all sides are heard, and always appreciate when information is sent to me with another angel or perspective.
With that being said, thank you to Sparky’s mom for forwarding on some additional information for you to peruse.
Tina Forde wrote a follow-up article:
People have had it say Kimi Pecks neighbors
At least one local rescue organization, STOP – Save Tehachapis Orphaned Pets – attempted to reach out to her following publication on the Internet of the accompanying feature story on Kimi Peck.
I wish she would accept some help, said STOP secretary Marsha Donelson Friday. We feel so strongly part of it could be solved.
Donelson said the officers of her organization believe that some of Pecks dogs could be rehabilitated – Not on a huge grand scale – but enough to whittle down the problemTrail of troubles
Pecks troubles did not start with Kern County.
In 2005, prosecutors charged her with five misdemeanor counts related to her collection of dogs in her home in Burbank, including allegations of unsafe premises, not keeping proper records, sanitation, insufficient food and water and keeping the animals clean.
A judge dismissed four of the charges. She was convicted of not having proper records on three dogs, a misdemeanor. She agreed to remove all the animals, at which time the charge was to be reduced to an infraction
there are complete details of Pecks history, news articles, volunteer declarations, copies of citations and pictures of her Burbank and Tehachapi homes
Please take this ALL into consideration before writing a letter – believe me I understand wanting to be compassionate – but Ms. Peck is not taking care of these dogs, she is maintaining them.
There are also two other websites to visit, Save The Chihuahuas and Hoarding Chihuahuas. Hopefully all the information is now on the table, and you will have the complete story on Kimi Peck, allowing you to make an informed decision on the situation at hand.