"June 22, the American Pit Bull Examiner covered a story about a dog almost starved to death outside Dallas, Texas.
|Nolan is safe no thanks to Spindletop|
Nolan, like many of the other dogs featured in the American Pit Bull Examiner stories was on his way to entering the Spindletop Refuge board to rescue program. The proprietor, Leah Purcell, was busy arranging the chip in funds to be delegated to her Paypal account shared by Spindletop treasurer, James Brewer. One of the readers who'd commented on the article was bilked for $450 by Purcell apart from the chip in. Nolan had not yet even entered the Spindletop program, for lack of a better term. How many other dogs and their supporters have fallen prey to the Spindletop con game?
When news broke about the July 17 Spindletop raid in which 298 dogs were confiscated, Nolan was en route with his rescuer to Willis, Texas. When Nolan's rescuer heard about the seizure, she turned the car around and drove back toward Dallas.
|Typical dog from Spindletop 'refuge'|
Yesterday, Nolan arrived here in Austin at our dog foster care facility which has been likened to doggy Disneyland. He's already transitioned and friends with Benny, an extreme abuse case from Turlock, California.
Nolan is eating a raw diet and will slowly put on good, healthy weight. He is currently so thin, he is not a candidate for traditional heartworm treatment or neutering. Lucky for Nolan, he is undergoing the Reunion Rescue herbal heartworm cure featured on the site's Nutrition Page.
Life is good for Nolan. He is a gentle soul, part Great Dane and part American Bulldog. He will be undergoing long term treatment until he's fit, completely healthy and ready to join his forever family.
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Amazingly, the people who continue to try and plead the case for Zandra Anderson, Leah Purcell and Spindletop continue to protest the animals entrusted there were well cared for. The few which have been returned to rescuers bear harsh remnants of the abuse suffered there. These same people are attacking the rescuers instead of the abusers. Hopefully, justice will prevail and all concerned will meet with punishment whether that be jail time for fraud or disbarment for using legal status to manipulate what should be a federal case.
Zandra Anderson used false information to have articles removed from the Examiner. They have been reprinted in full with commentary in these blogs. Unfortunately, the time spent republishing the truthful pieces could have better been delegated by saving other animals, including the ones unclaimed due to the Spindletop raid.
Anderson continues to sling untruths about Reunion Rescue and our work to save animals. Maybe her slurs are a misguided attempt to drive attention away from Purcell and the atrocities which occurred at Spindletop, but to try and stop a qualified rescue group in excellent standing from helping the animals in our care is beyond comprehension.
Reunion Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non profit with impeccable records. Every penny ever collected has been spent to help support the many animals Reunion Rescue has saved over the years and whose stories are told in the book Pit Bull Nation.
We will continue to search for the dogs still missing from Spindletop and the truth about what really happened there, painful as that might be. Anderson, still calling herself the dog lawyer, published a 7 page epitome on No Kill Houston's Facebook page declaring her's and Leah Purcell's innocence along with that of their colleague James 'Cowboy Mind' Brewer whom many of us paid thousands and thousands of dollars via Paypal to board our dogs.
After reading all that wordage, we still have many many questions starting with where are our dogs?