BeBe becomes terrified at night. What must have happened to these dogs when crated in their own urine, vomit and feces, some for years, has resulted in an extremely stressed dog for lack of a better description. I've read a little about babies born addicted to crack cocaine and that similarity is the closest I can venture to explain BeBe's condition.
My hope is that through herbal treatment and complete detox, her poor body can be healed and this dog's sanity and wellbeing can someday be restored. A couple of jokesters have joined the commentary to offer their input on the Spindletop disaster to champion Leah Purcell's Spindletop facility and the dog lawyer who represents her, Zandra Anderson.
While this blog and my column respect everyone's right to freedom of speech, I can't help being amazed at those who defend animal cruelty and outright murder. One of the former employees has described Purcell's do it yourself euthanasia as a sordid procedure in which she held the dog and poured liquid into the animal's nose until the dog drowned. I guess this is humorous to these people who continue to spew hate toward those of us seeking answers and justice for the dogs who suffered and died at the hands of Leah Purcell.
Below, I'll address the second complaint in which Zandra Anderson Dog Lawyer attacks Cindy Marabito and disrespects Leah Z, the owner and benefactor of Mea who was killed while trying to escape from Spindletop.
For those who have yet to review the actual complaints, each is linked below:
The last complaint deals with the article I wrote entitled "Spindletop Raid...where are our dogs?"
Even the title was misquoted in the dog lawyer's statement, but as both complaints are rife with grammatical and factual blunders, who can keep track?
The dog lawyer opens with her announcement she is providing pro bono council to the defendent, Purcell.
"FALSE , DEFAMATORY & TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WIHT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS"
The dog lawyer quotes my piece in which I truthfully state, "People are begging Leah Purcell and her attorney Zandra Anderson for information about the dogs they've been unable to identify at the holding facility. Anderson knows the whereabouts and has given false and misleading ID numbers to the inquiringpartiesso [sic] desperate to find answers. Thissituation, [sic] which HSUS has described as precedent setting in its unique qualities, can be likened to that of a mass serial killer who holds information about his victims and refuses to share with broken families so they might gain closure."
Apart from the misprinted flaws, I stand completely behind this statement. In my files are hundreds of emails pertaining to dogs missing at Spindletop. Many of these dogs were claimed by Anderson to be at the holding center in Conroe. Searchers traveled to the holding site to view photographs, many departing empty handed with still no clue as to the location of their missing pets.
Serial killers historically plea bargain for a lesser sentence in exchange for disclosing the whereabouts of slaughtered victims so the families can gain some sort of closure and deal with their grief. The similarity here is as plain as the smiles on the faces of those posters who still seem to find this tragedy humorous. "Can be likened," or can it not be likened?
"FALSE, DEFAMATORY & TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS"
"It is supposed that Zandra Anderson is holding out to secure her client a sweet plea bargain for the criminal charges she is certain to face."
According to the dog lawyer, "criminal charges are not imminent in this case. As a rule, most do not eventuate into charges. Regardless, I do not represent Ms. Purcell in any criminal matter and will not be if charges are filed."
This is relieving to discover that Leah Purcell gets off with a slap on the wrist and no criminal charges will be filed. Certainly all of those who have lost dogs and had dogs killed at Spindletop will find comfort in Anderson's conclusion.
Good to know the dog lawyer will not be representing Purcell in the criminal case. We could all use a vacation from the dog lawyer. In fact, I know some dogs that won't be missing her in the least.
"FALSE, DEFAMATORY & TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS."
"When the news hit about the raid, Leah Z. began searching to find Mea. She did not have the money to fly from Ohio to Texas and started networking to get the airfare. The entire time, Leah Purcell and Zandra Anderson knew Mea had been killed, but withheld the information."
Comment from dog lawyer, "I have no idea who this "Leah Z" is and had no idea that she or anyone was looking for this dog. I did not withhold any information about this dog."
According to my sources, this information is absolutely false, however, by the end of this ordeal, I can make the dog lawyer a promise. She will certainly know who Leah Z and Mea are and in fact, she will never forget those names.
More from the dog lawyer, "This dog was lost during the seizure and labeled as a 'field escape' by the Humane Society, not anyone associated with the owner or the refuge. Not only did not [sic] I not withhold that infomration, there is no motivation for doing so. In fact, the dog was discovered a few days after the seizure by a Spindletop worker who saaw her alongside the road. She apparently had been hit by a car. I wrote a letter to Montgomery County informating them that the dog lost by the Humane Society during the seizure had been located."
May we see the time and date on your letter, dog lawyer? Hopefully, your date precedes our inquiry. And how long was Mea's body held at Spindletop before notifiying the authorities? So many questions lay unanswered regarding Mea's death. So many questions unanswered about all of the dogs and what went on at Spindletop.
Only the proprietress knows the real truth. And maybe her dog lawyer.
Will the rest of us ever know where our dogs are? Do we really want to know? Can we take the truth however grisly that might be?
Hope is there will be justice served. Hope is that the dogs' real owners who trusted Leah Purcell and Spindletop will each file small claims cases respectively, even to seek closure...the same closure one seeks from a mass serial murderer who holds all the cards.