Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hoarding for Dollars: Reprint of the article unfairly pulled by dog lawyer

In two days, a month will have passed since the Spindletop raid, a day which will be remembered with horror by animal lovers and rescuers across the country. Almost 300 dogs thought to have been placed with large stipends in a supposed 'refuge' were seized by the HSUS and Montgomery County officials covered in filth, urine, vomit and feces.

According to KHOU, "Many of them are in cramped cages – so cramped they can’t even turn around. They’re living in their own waste. Many of their cages have been shut for so long, we know these dogs haven’t even been out of their cages," Katie Jarl, with the Humane Society of the United States, said.

"You cannot exist living in your own urine and feces. I watched dogs – we were doing a walk-through – drinking their own urine. A lot of them had absolutely no water, food dumped on feces," Dr. Tim Harkness of the Houston Humane Society said."

Leah back in the day posing with some of her favorites
Even after almost a month, many questions still lie unanswered. What kind of individual manages a hell hole like Spindletop? In my own quest to understand, I have to believe that Leah Purcell traded in her gift with animals and the ability few on this earth possess for money. In her case, greed trumped the opportunity to save lives.

What went wrong? What causes a person to veer from being an internationally known advocate to a con artist cum rescue? Reports of her wide scale 'fundraising,' for lack of a better term, are still rolling in. Animal lovers have donated thousands and thousands of dollars in the names of dogs supposed to have been sent to Spindletop.

Many of these dogs are currently being sought by individuals and rescue groups who trusted Leah Purcell and believed the wording on her website, now least for rescue business.

These days, one hears much too often, the business of rescue. In my own case, every penny since Reunion Rescue was founded has been spent on the animals with full records published with the IRS and for public viewing on Amazingly, Leah Purcell and Zandra Anderson's attack team of 'trolls' have questioned my impeccable rescue and financial difficulties. All records are public knowledge and I have no secrets to withhold from the public or these players who seem to fear even publicizing their real names....could that possibly be a fear of disbarment? Or even worse? Of discovery of criminal activity?

Reunion Rescue and the rest of the true animal loving public would like to have some answers to our questions. We would like to know where the dogs are? In a few days, the unclaimed dogs at the holding center will be once again without rescue. After these animals have survived a fate worse than death in the most high kill shelter, reportedly stuck in filthy crates for days, weeks, months and many allegedly not being fed for days on end, they are still hoping for someone, a good person this time, to step up and help them.

What went wrong?
Facebook page Montgomery County Texas Canine Seizure Case has instructions for 501(c)(3) rescue groups to help save those unclaimed survivors. A suggestion for members of the general public would be to contact your local groups and offer foster care to help lighten their load and free up necessary space for one or two of the Spindletop refugees.

Below is a reprint of the article unjustly pulled based on fabrication by the dog lawyer, Zandra Anderson. Each false claim she put forth to the Examiner is answered in depth and truthfully in the following three blogs:


Willis, Texas: As the dirt begins to settle over the Willis, Texas Spindletop Refuge dog raid, people across the United States are begging for answers. Pet owners and rescuers who trusted Leah Purcell and Spindletop Refuge to take their pets for a high price are now struggling to prove the dogs belong to them and to try and get them returned. The public network is questioning whether or not Leah Purcell will face criminal charges.

According to a statement from Constable Tim Holifield of Montgomery County regarding the case, this will be a long process. Information is being gathered regarding Leah Purcell and the Spindletop affiliates and employees to decide how to approach the grand jury. Information about the Spindletop operation along with proof of monies paid to James Brewer and Leah Purcell can be sent to:

Tim Holifield

So many questions lay unanswered. What about the 38 dogs who died a horrible death in the Morgan Building, their mass gravesite filled with rotting and decomposed bodies. These were dogs Leah Purcell and James Brewer continued to collect money for their boarding and care. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are estimated to have been obtained through Paypal and other means from across the nation.

How much did Zandra Anderson, Texas Dog Lawyer, know? She continues to post on Facebook that Stella, on of the identified 38 dead dogs is 'adopted'. What is the position of the Texas Bar Association on members of the bar insinuating themselves in a criminal investigation with knowledge of criminal activity? We understand she needs to make a good living, but this is extreme. Surely there is money to be made in some other branch of legal representation.

The process of reclaiming our dogs has been long and arduous. Calls to the HSUS and Animal Farm Foundation to check status muck up the process and slow down the ability for the representatives to function.

If anyone has information they would like to submit regarding a dog thought to be part of this investigation, please send all proof of identification such as photographs, descriptions with unusual markings and scars, receipts for payment, rabies and other certification, Petfinder and Facebook pages to:

The official site to learn about any updates regarding the case is:

Please contact this page to keep up with current updates and progress reports.

The HSUS is heading the process of making certain all of the dogs confiscated in the raid are getting proper care, many for the first time in years.

According to the HSUS, the first round of microchipped dogs are being scanned with attempts to reunite them with their legal owners. The dogs without microchips will be addressed in the next stage which has currently been undertaken. Submitted proof of ownership is presently being compared to physical identification of the dogs. As this process is being completed, dog owners are being notified by email so that they may reclaim their pets.

The last and most heartbreaking other than those of us whose dogs were killed will be the identification of the dogs no one claims. The HSUS and Animal Farm Foundation is asking that personal applications not be submitted as this will cause undue confusion and none of these dogs will be released to the general public.

Several rescue groups in other states have already contacted the HSUS and Animal Farm Foundation to take the dogs no one claims. If you are an individual who would like to adopt one of these dogs, please contact your local 501©(3) pit bull rescue that you trust and support, hopefully one that is active in pulling dogs from your own shelter. Suggest to your group to become involved and submit an application with HSUS and Animal Farm to be considered. News about this process will be released much later down the line and published on the official Montgomery County Texas Canine Seizure Case Facebook page.

Pit bull and other rescue groups are urged to submit their offers to Animal Farm Foundation and HSUS to be considered as rescue for the unclaimed animals. Some of the California groups already claiming to be taking the Spindletop dogs have a history of euthanizing 'problem' dogs which came from Katrina and other disasters and fighting rings. Efforts are being made to try and create a safety net for the unclaimed dogs.

Victims of the Spindletop Raid may post their photos and updates to the Victims Facebook page where more good news is appreciated.

The people at Spindletop have their own dogs back and have reopened their doors for boarding. Many of us were fooled by this operation and trusted Leah Purcell and those who work with her and represent her. Some of our dogs died a horrible death like Reunion Rescue's Stella. Many others are yet to be found. Hopefully, others will read our story and not entrust their pets to the killing field of Spindletop Refuge.

Cindy Marabito: I have written several articles about Spindletop and Leah Purcell. I have been taken in as have so many hundreds of others. I personally feel guilty for any dog I helped people send there and must live with that the rest of my life. Stella had her ears butchered off and was chained up to a vacant lot in the hot Houston sun. I sent her to Spindletop where she was robbed of her life. Her face will haunt me until the day I die.

I'm receiving a ton of hate mail beneath my article posted on the Victims of Spindletop Facebook page. Nothing anyone can say, though can make me feel more guilt for having written articles to try and help the dogs who were sent to Spindletop. I have almost $10,000 in receipts for the Reunion dogs that suffered at Spindletop. To consider the dogs we could have saved with that money is incredibly hard to bear.

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So to all two or three stragglers feebly attempting to defend former rescue turned hoarder for dollars, please research your material before posting. 

"Condemnation prior to investigation is the height of ignorance." If these are the heights you aspire to, then you've arrived. We still have questions and will afford due process while awaiting answers. God willing, justice will be served and all the Spindletop marauders will get a a big old plateful.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Telling the truth: Republish 'Inside a Living Nightmare: Recap of Spindletop Raid

The following is the third of a series written by Cindy Marabito about the Spindletop raid. Five of the pieces were erroneously pulled by dog lawyer Zandra Anderson when she complained about the content. The American Pit Bull Examiner column stands by every single statement and has the evidence and sources to back it up.
Question for the dog lawyer and Spindletop group of regulars who seem to haunt the internet these days: do you truly believe the raid was a fairy tale created by the county and HSUS? According to pro-Spindletop internet postings, all of the dogs were well cared for and tossed into the loving arms of Leah and her Spindletop helpers by uncaring losers across the United States? It's all a big conspiracy.
The following article was printed July 23, 2012 and is being reprinted today. Whether one person reads it or a hundred makes no difference. The American Pit Bull Examiner is interested in printing the truth and saving animals. Period.

For those of you who still contend the stories are all made up fairy tales, linked below are the three rebuttals with every misspelled unfounded allegation from the dog lawyer clearly addressed.

Regarding the several trolls from Leah's camp who think this situation is humorous, some of us do not consider mass death and animal abuse a laughing matter. Hopefully, the criminal court system will address the severity of your crimes.

"Inside a Living Nightmare: Recap of Spindletop Raid

Rescuers and common people from across the United States poured into the little courtroom with pictures and documentation to try and locate the dogs they'd spent unknown thousands of dollars to board at the Spindletop Rescue in Willis, Texas. Believed by all these good people to be a reputable and kindly refuge for sometimes troubled and abused dogs, these rescue groups and citizens truly believed their dogs were being cared for and made ready for adoption.

Most of us, including Reunion Rescue, posted the dogs on our websites and adoption accounts like Petfinder to try and secure loving homes for these dogs. Many of us drove for hours to reach Judge G. Trey Spikes courtroom. We were first warned to keep our mouths shut and behave by the on charge deputy. Many of us had already begun to receive hate mail and Facebook postings suggesting we, the rescuers, were the ones to blame for this tragic and horrible abuse. The event was beginning to smack and reminiscent of how victims are treated after being raped, as if they are the criminals.

We sat in the courtroom waiting. We spent the day waiting, many of us talking about our pets at Spindletop, not knowing if they are alive or dead. Stories began to surface that were terrifyingly similar. Leah Purcell had told many a story that their dog had been 'rescued and adopted by her friend down the road who had a ranch.' I, for one, began to feel like Shelley Duval in 'The Shining' when she read her crazed husband's manuscript which repeated, "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," over and over for 500 some odd typewritten pages.

We continued to sit and wait. We saw Leah Purcell and her larger than life attorney, Texas Dog Lawyer, Zandra Anderson, parade through the room. They were followed by James 'Cowboy Mind' Brewer, the Spindletop treasurer so many of us Paypaled our monthly thousands and thousands of dollars. He sidled by us without a care in world in his Dumb and Dumber shirt. April was there, the sullen ranch hand who was supposed to help care for the animals. The hunched over mother, Louise Purcell, who had 80 dogs stacked in filthy crates throughout her house was in attendence. Looking at them was like watching rejects from 'The Hills Have Eyes' movie.

Constable Tim Holifield, the Montgomery County Precinct 3 adjunct spoke to us. He explained what might or might not happen. When HSUS involvement was mentioned, many of us shuddered. We'd read about other raids in which dogs had been euthanized that HSUS had a hand in. Again, when we expressed our fears, we were reminded that we placed the dogs in harm's way.

After several weddings and an excruciatingly long recess, we were herded back into the courtroom. Constable Holifield spoke to us again and explained what could happen. The entire time, Leah Purcell and her attorney, Zandra Anderson, Texas Dog Lawyer, were negotiating to lessen the charges. This is the same attorney who stood on the ground where our dogs, like Reunion Rescue's Stella were buried attempting to negotiate release of her dogs and Leah Purcell's personal dogs.

The DA assistant appeared and read the agreement. Leah Purcell will never again be able to operate a rescue in Mongomery County. She gets her own dogs and her family dogs back while the rest of us will have to wait to find out if our dogs are even alive or dead.

I received a call late last night that Batgirl is safe and I am waiting to hear from Animal Farm Foundation when I may drive to Conroe to the 'undisclosed site' and pick her up. Disturbingly, the group had notified another agency about Reunion Rescue's Batgirl one hour before I finally received an email.

With other big name pit bull groups already using this situation to network their organizations, this was alarming. We have witnessed many of these disasters go wrong with dogs as in the Katrina situation, being 'humanely euthanized' once the fundraising dried up.

While in the courtroom awaiting judgement, we heard hours of dialogue regarding how well the dogs were being cared for. Donations from national pet stores, money from giant HSUS, and other support was listed and applauded. I stood up at that point with a small reminder.

When our dogs were on death rows across the United States, taken from horrible abuse situations and off the mean streets of cities spanning the nation to be sent to Spindletop, nobody offered to help us save them. These dogs only had us, the people in this courtroom and their small supporters to help them get these dogs saved and into boarding.

While we much appreciate the kindness now that the nation's eyes are on the dogs and certainly do not want to belittle these acts, I have to ask where was all this support when these dogs were in distress and only had us? Where is the support for the millions in shelters right now who need our help?

This horrible event should be a huge wake up call for all of us. We, as I've stated ad nauseum in my articles, must begin to support our local rescue groups who are doing the work and saving the animals. We must think about where our dollars are going that are intended to save lives. Are they going to huge salaries, trips to talk about dogs at conferences with meals and plane rides, big ranches in lush California real estate and other frivolous and unnecessary interests? While somewhere between 6 and 9 million animals are being killed in our shelters, it is time for a huge wake up call.

Please share this story and follow the American Pit Bull Examiner for updates about Batgirl, Amber, Angel and all the other dogs confiscated and hoped to have survived through a living Texas nightmare.

Today, Leah Purcell picked up her own unaltered pit bulls and other dogs to take them 'home' with her. While she reunites with her own un-abused pets, the rest us us continue to wait for word whether our dogs are alive or dead.

Please email if you have a dog boarded at Spindletop. We are working to organize so that all dogs will be carefully tracked with photographs and proof of ownership.

Follow and 'like' Victims of Spindletop Raid on Facebook where our stories and dogs affected by this incident can be shared:

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According to one of the dog lawyer's complaints, the unaltered dogs picked up by Leah Purcell including Austin, Asia and Cooper, each pit bull breeds, were altered before the raid. Please furnish the date and vet records of the dogs' sterilizations and this article will be corrected. The American Pit Bull Examiner always reports the truth.

Please tune in tomorrow for the reprinting of the third article pulled by the dog lawyer. Trying to shut me up is like trying to control nature....think flood. I am from Beaumont, Texas, home of the real Spindletop gusher. 

Pictorial courtesy Montgomery County Police Reporter:
                                                ...all dressed up and nowhere to go...


Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy tails are here again!

In between trying to re-publish my articles which were wrongfully removed articles. The wasted effort for a rescuer is irreplaceable. But, as I quote in "Pit Bull Nation," 'don't cry, organize,' the famous folk hero, Joe Hill, left us with.

Like the man said, "I have lived like a rebel and I shall die a rebel." In the memory of my dog, Rebel, Joe Hill, in the memory of Stella and the so many others harmed at Spindletop, I'll continue to write my bloggies and pet my doggies.

Here is a priceless moment from today. Angel is now called Johnny Angel. He is adopted and awaiting his opportunity to travel to his new forever home.

Amber prefers the stairstepper:

I wish I could sit and watch these beautiful dogs run, play and learn to be dogs for the first time in their lives. That is the reason I got into rescue work so many years ago. The grand pity is having to waste time that shouldn't be wasted when precious lives like Johnny Angel and Amber so desperately need us to help them.

Read more later...happy blog..naughty blog...

Reprint: Mass Death at Spindletop Refuge: The Story of Stella

Zandra Anderson has accused me of writing articles that contain 'misinformation, half truths and out and out fabrications.' She also has put forth objections to Reunion Rescue, a 501(c)(3) in excellent standing raising money to save the dogs and other animals we have successfully been rescuing since 1998.

The Examiner pulled all of the articles written about the Spindletop raid and seizure except one, even the last piece about Nolan who luckily never wound up at Spindletop despite some frantic networking for his chip in fund by her client, Leah Purcell.

Today's entry is the first re-publishing of the articles improperly and unfairly removed due to Zandra Anderson's untruthful claims. Each comment made to the Examiner by Anderson has been addressed in the following three blog entries:

Spindletop Dog Killers Try to Shut Down Rescuer

Texas Dog Lawyer: Rebuttal Part 2

Texas Dog Lawyer: Rebuttal Part 3

Willis, TX: Stella was a pit bull. She was abandoned last summer with Amber in the hot Houston, Texas heat. Her ears had been butchered off with dried blood running down the sides of her face.

Stella and Amber were left noosed to a fenced vacant lot. After all of the horror that Stella and Amber have experienced, the worst was only yet to come.

A kindly Samaritan found the girls and contacted Reunion Rescue. An article was written about Stella and Amber and a Facebook page was created for them. After establishing a chip in, money was raised to board the dogs at Spindletop Rescue in Willis.

Almost $9,000 has been raised and sent to Spindletop for the care and boarding of Stella, Amber and two other dogs. Throughout the past year, Reunion Rescue was informed that Stella and Amber were ‘unadoptable’ and ‘aggressive’.

Tuesday, July 17, a raid on the Spindletop facility resulted in the confiscation of 298 dogs. Stella was not one of these dogs.

According to a former employee, Stella was one of 38 dogs who died of heat suffocation and were buried on the property. The young man confirmed her death and added, “Stella was an amazing dog. She was one of many that I looked forward to working with every day when I came to work.”

When told of Stella’s horrible death, her Samaritan broke down. “She was my little pot bellied pig.” When asked about Stella, her benefactor told about Stella playing with her little dogs. This is the same dog deemed too ‘aggressive’ to be adopted by Spindletop director, Leah Purcell.

Everything about this horrible affair is wrong. Stella and Amber could have been adopted. How many others at this place died who could have been in homes instead of literally tortured to death and secretly buried in a filthy mass grave

Legal representative Zandra Anderson known as the Texas Dog Lawyer has ‘allegedly’ advised her clients to remain quiet about this sordid and disturbing affair. Just how much of these details were known and kept secret? How many people across the country trusted these people to care for rescued and personal pets? Maybe this ‘lawyer’ and promoter needs to take a page from her own website which reads, “Promote education on responsible dog ownership through seminars, at local events and in conjunction with animal services.”

Tomorrow, Reunion Rescue’s Cindy Marabito will be driving to the first court hearing with paperwork for the three (hopefully) surviving dogs, Amber, Batgirl and Angel to try and re-claim them. According to the HSUS, these and the other 295 dogs will be ‘evidence’ and not available to be returned to rescues until a final decision is reached. This could take months.

Bad Rap, the group who became famous through the Vick dogs tragedy has already started networking these dogs on their Facebook page. Those of us who have dogs boarded at Spindletop and have suffered tragic losses like that of Stella are asking Bad Rap not to use our dogs as a fundraising tool. Please allow us to grieve the dogs we’ve lost and afford due process of law to have our surviving dogs returned to us. We do not want to see a re-occurrence of the Katrina dogs in which refugees were shipped to this group and other California groups, many never to be seen again.

Please take a minute to say a little prayer for Stella. Take a minute to pause and think about the others who’ve suffered. We are all angry and hurting about this horrible and tragic event. There will be a long road ahead to try and sort through the necessary bureaucracy to get our dogs back.

Many of us will be in the courtroom tomorrow to present our proof of ownership.

Friday, July 20th at 10:30am at the following location:

Justice of the Peace Precinct 2

Judge G. Trey Spikes

2241 North 1st Street Conroe, Texas 77301

Phone: 936-538-3788 Fax: 936-538-7732

Please email if you have a dog boarded at Spindletop. We are working to organize so that all dogs will be carefully tracked with photographs and proof of ownership.

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Order Pit Bull Nation:

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One of the complaints made by Zandra Anderson, dog lawyer, was the posting of Stella on the Reunion Rescue website. Note to the dog lawyer, Stella's photograph will remain on our website. She will always be remembered and cherished as a tragic reminder that not all people in the dog business are good people.

Our hope is that we might at some point gather the remains where Stella was buried in a mass grave with 37 other dogs to place in a shrine.

Certainly these people who follow Spindletop and the dog lawyer on Facebook, who criticize and make fun of those of us who are grieving and trying to find our dogs will not understand. We do not expect someone who defends animal torture and mass murder to understand, nor do we wish to elicit any further communication with these people. However, like the giant tree roaches in the Texas heat, you really can't do much to discourage their presence. They just keep crawling along.

All unfounded complaints in which Anderson based removal of this article are addressed in the rebuttal. The next re-publish will be the July 23 piece, 'Inside a Living Nightmare: Recap of Spindletop Raid.

Please stay tuned. Just getting started for what looks to be a long ordeal.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rebuttal: Texas dog lawyer, Part 3

Today is Saturday. I am going to exercise and play with the three dogs I've managed to redeem from the horrible nightmare at Spindletop. Last night, BeBe, who was formerly known as Batgirl, was suffering. This is not the same dog I entrusted to Leah Purcell in April 2011.

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.


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?


"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.


"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.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Texas dog lawyer rebuttal #2

Now that my rescued dogs and recent refuges from Spindletop seizure and raid have been exercised and fed, I will begin to try and address the complaints filed by Texas Dog Lawyer Zandra Anderson against Cindy Marabito and Reunion Rescue to remove truthful articles about her client Leah Purcell's horror hotel formerly called Spindletop refuge.

To recap, yesterday's blog entry contains each false accusation Anderson presented to the Examiner which resulted in several articles being pulled. These articles are the sole source of income for the Reunion Rescue 501(c)(3) to care for, board, feed and treat the dogs in our care. Anderson also untruthfully contends throughout her rant Reunion Rescue has no dogs and objects to our 501(c)(3) non profit attempted to raise money for the dogs in our care.

The last of the articles to be unpublished was a piece about Nolan, the abused dog from Lake Tawakoni who is now in our care. He never set a paw on Spindletop ground, but moments until the raid took place, Leah Purcell was bilking his first Examiner article's readers for cash. One unsuspecting person actually donated $450 to help underwrite Nolan's medical needs directly to Leah Purcell's account.

Yesterday's blog addresses the first bevy of complaints issued by the dog lawyer:

12. "FALSE. Marabito suggests that the rescue took "pets for a high price." If the refuge took in dogs that were owned, then the owner relinquished any ownership rights in the placement. Dogs were there from Animal Control, court orders, [sic} and from people who found strays at no charge. If a person could not foster a dog during the waiting period, then they could board the dog during its wait time for a low set fee at the boarding facility on site."

For starters, we like to refer to the animals as 'he' or 'she' rather than it. That slant alone sheds illumination on the dog lawyer's world view of animals and the way they are and should be treated. I will not do business with any professional who calls animals 'it'..whether that person is a veterinarian, pet food company or dog lawyer.

The system at Spindletop was a 1/2 down payment to 'hold' a spot for the dog in need. Oftentimes, that fee was $500. Granted, in the '$750 board to rescue' program, the dog was signed over to Leah Purcell in many cases. However, does that give Purcell the right to withhold food, only feeding her favorites on a regular basis? Does that grant her the right to stack crate upon crate crammed with dogs which were according to the Humane Society of the United States, covered in their own feces, vomit and urine? Does that give Purcell carte blanche to secretly bury 38 dogs who died a tortured death due to 'electrical failure,' the dog lawyer's own words?

In a time when most citizens, and many of those who trusted Purcell were average citizens, are suffering economic hardship, $750 is a lot of cash. We're living in a time when people are dumping their pets at the local shelter because they cannot afford to feed them, so to someone who looks like she hasn't missed too many meals, again, $750 is a lot of money.

So is $10,000 a ton of cash. That is the amount Reunion Rescue paid to Leah Purcell and James Brewer via Paypal including the fees for Angel's boarding via a kindly benefactor. Each month, Reunion Rescue gets to work raising thousands of dollars to board our dogs. We are in the process of finally realizing our no kill refuge...a real one...on our land. It's going to be slow going, and since the dog lawyer's insistence our source of income be anihilated, even more slow to build. We are not fancy, but our dogs are safe, well fed, exercised and very much loved here. There is much damage to be undone and much healing to do.

Furthermore, I would suggest that the good people, like Reunion Rescue, who entrusted their dogs to Leah Purcell and Spindletop, might find fault with the dog lawyer's statement, 'then the owner relinquished any ownership rights in the placement.' I would suggest the dog lawyer elaborate upon that statement and just exactly what she means by 'rights.'

13. "FALSE. Marabito uses a photo from another news agency and states that "attorney negotiates for Purcell while standing on dog graves." Not only is this false, it is highly incendiary. Maratibohas [sic] most likely used the photograph without permission and claims it was "courtesy" of a news agency as if she has some relationship with them.

Oboy. Where to start. Well, I've never been to law school, but I do know a little bit about publishing. The photograph was borrowed and complete credit given to the source. By the way, is 'most likely' a legal argument? Just askin'.

Again, the dog lawyer was standing on Spindletop real estate, where, according to the HSUS and Montgomery County officials, a mass grave was discovered. If this is not the same mass grave which contains the decaying bones of Stella and the other 37 who died a miserable death, then please explain. The American Pit Bull Examiner does always report the truth and we would appreciate any light the dog lawyer might shed on this grisly situation.

Up until the day of the raid, I trusted Leah Purcell and believed what she told me about the dogs I'd also entrusted to her care. Leah Purcell called me that very day, perhaps at the same moment the photograph in question was actually taken. On our last conversation, the day of the raid, I asked Purcell if she would like me to write an article to try to help. Her answer was to keep the raid off the internet, that 'Zandra Anderson was negotiating for their dogs.'

14. "FALSE. Marabito accuses JamesBrewer [sic] oftaking [sic] funds which is completely false. Mr. Brewer is a 30 year veteran of law enforcement in a different state."

I and many other duped Spindletop victims have thousands of dollars in Paypal receipts payable to James 'Cowboy Mind' Brewer.  Do I have the wrong James Brewer? If so, I'll take the money back and spend it on the dogs who made it out of Spindletop alive.

15. "FALSE. Marabito states that hundreds of thousands of dollars came in to [sic] the rescue [sic] but fails to site a source [sic] because there isn't one."

In fact, the complete statement is 'hundreds of thousands of dollars are estimated to have been obtained through Paypal and other means from across the nation.' Back to law school 101, dog lawyer, if you plan to quote someone, be certain to quote accurately. Your attempt to twist a published phrase to accommodate your own benefit is dangerous and punishable. I won't use your term 'incendiary' as I don't think you meant to start a fight, did you?

Reunion Rescue only boarded dogs at Spindletop the past year a couple of months. I personally am in possession and still receiving communications from people all over the world who fell prey to Purcell's con scheme. I'm only out $10K but have spoken to many others who were bilked that much and much more. Again, I'm just estimating, but if this grift has been going on as long as some of these letters date back, it could even be in the millions, but math's never been my main strength.

15. "FALSE. Marabito is again states [sic] that Zandra Anderson is somehow"insinuating"{sic}herself in a criminal investigation which is not only is [sic] untrue [sic] but does not even make sense."

I'll be glad to clear it up for you, dog lawyer. According to Montgomery County and Constable Tim Holifield, criminal charges are being investigated to present to a grand jury. Again, in the many communications I've personally received, Zandra Anderson has 'insinuated' herself in the 'investigation' of the missing dogs and has given out false leads to several if not more of the concerned dogs' owners.

What does not make sense, to me at least, is why anyone after almost a month would trust what the dog lawyer has to say about the dogs' whereabouts.

16.  "FALSE. Marabitosuggests [sic] that Zandra Anderson has done some wrongdoing in so far as the Texas State Bar is concerned which is untrue [sic]."

To withhold evidence from the concerned dogs' owners seems wrong to me and I would suggest the Texas Bar might consider that behavior in one of its members.

17. "FALSE. Marabito falsely states that attorney ZandraAnderson [sic] has been posting on Facebook about this case which is a total fabrication."

In fact, I actually posted an answer to her original post which has conveniently been removed as has my answer. I'll try to paraphrase, but her post challenged all of the people who were demanding answers from her about their dogs to have the guts to sign their names.

My answer, also mysteriously deleted, signed my name first and begged that she commit it to memory, because she will be hearing it a lot in the future. Until Reunion Rescue's Stella and the other 37 dead dogs are recovered and answered for, I will not stop digging and demanding an explanation. In addition, I did add that how Zandra Anderson and Leah Purcell could get up in the morning and look at themselves in a mirror is unbelievable on every level imaginable.

18. "FALSE. Marabito suggest that Zandra Anderson is in some way "insinuating " herself in a criminal investigation by posting on FB is a total fabrication."

See Items #15 and #17.

She is in fact responding personally to the question, "What is the position of the Texas Bar Association on members of the bar insinuating themselves in a criminal investigation with knowledge of criminal activity?" This is merely a question, which the dog lawyer jumped back at a bit too hasty. 

19. FALSE. MarabitosuggeststhatZandraAnderson [sic] needs "to make a good living [sic] but this is extreme." She bases that on some quantum leap in her imagination that attorneyZandra [sic] Anderson is writing under a nom de plume on FB which is wholly false."

Nothing was said about a nom de plume or Zandra Anderson's writing, so this section of her complaint is baffling. There is a Facebook page run by a Pearl Boosinger character which has become a watering hole for all the Spindletop refugee haters, but certainly no one is suggesting this Boosinger is a nom de plume for the dog lawyer or anyone else even if both gals do sport a sheepskin from South TX College of Law.

My suggestion was simply to find an area of law to help animals rather than defend those who don't.

20. "FALSE. Marabito has made numerous false claims about money paid to the rescue for "Reunion Rescue" dogs."

This one is confusing. By rescue, is the dog lawyer referring to Spindletop? And if so, Reunion Rescue dogs were paid for by Paypal donations itemized and submitted to the HSUS, Montgomery County and Animal Farm Foundation to provide proof and have our three dogs who are still alive returned to us.

21.  "FALSE. Marabito associates a dog namedHannah [sic] in an alleged"holocaust." [sic] This dog was not on the property at the time of the seizure despite this being fully acknowledged byMarabito [sic] herself."

Hannah is a tragic story. Three advocates tried to save her from Spindletop and were threatened by a legal arm to 'never contact Leah' again. These three citizens and advocates for high kill BARC animals in Houston, tried everything to get Hannah back. They fear Hannah was killed by Leah Purcell, their words, not mine. If indeed, 'this dog was not on the property at the time of the seizure' as Anderson states, then the worst is feared. These people and now, the American Pit Bull Examiner believe Hannah is no longer alive.

No one knows if or how Hannah died. Was she in the Morgan Building with the 38 who suffered an horrible painful death due to 'electrical failure' or was she victim of an even more sinister definition of failure?

Holocaust as defined by the American Heritage dictionary means 'destruction or slaughter on a mass scale.' Was Hannah a victim as might have been the many others being sought by their trusting owners who sent dogs to Spindletop?

22. "FALSE. Marabito claims that dogs are missing and indicates they were sent to a dog fighting ring. this is wholly false and obviously raises some serious legal issues since dog fighting is illegal in every state."

Finally, something we can agree on. Dog fighting is illegal. I have been told by Leah Purcell on multiple occasions she was sending dogs to be 'fostered' by her 'friend' in Louisiana. I believed her as I had no reason not to. She elaborated her 'friend' was not like 'us' meaning Leah and myself, that he kept his dogs outside, not crated and trained as we believe dogs should be.

I had no reason to doubt that someone with Leah Purcell's following and history as an advocate of the breed and a longtime rescue/refuge would be lying. However, after the raid and after I discovered the deaths of the 38 dogs in the Morgan Building, the mass grave and other horrors, I began to remember these comments about her 'friend' and the dogs she 'fostered' with him.

When the emails and requests began to flood in about missing dogs and the same old story regarding Leah 'adopting the dog to a good friend who lived down the road on a ranch' I began to feel sick at my stomach. I've been in rescue long enough to know that good homes are few and far between. Big loads of dogs fostered to a friend 'down the road' or in Louisiana are questionable at besy and it's not a question I think I want to know the real answer to.

23. "FALSE. Marabito claims that Ms. Purcell is still collecting money for rescue dogs. This is completely false and is derogation of the Agreed [sic] Judgement [sic]."

This segment again misquotes the article which correctly reads, 'at this writing, word is still surfacing that Purcell is collecting money for dogs...' In fact, a woman wrote about the donation solicited by Purcell for the Dallas dog who was never boarded at Spindletop due to the raid and seizure. Luckily, his caretaker heard of the hoarder's bust and turned the car around afterward to discover the donator had been bilked for $450.

24. "FALSE. Marabitoclaims [sic] that attorney Zandra Anderson pulled a puppy from BARC that [sic] Purcell is taking money for and it is secretly fostered. This is false and highly damaging indicating [sic] that a violation of the Agreed [sic] Judgement [sic] and [sic] that the attorney is somehow involved in this alleged scheme."

The statement read after the court proceedings by Tamara Holland of the Montgomery County Attorney's office and Constable Tim Holifield stated, "Purcell can never have an animal shelter, refuge or rescue in Montgomery county again."

On June 24, Zandra Anderson pulled a BARC pit bull puppy ID#A1087966 under the group Treat 'Em Right Rescue from Houston. However, the dog named Abigail was fostered in Katy, Texas for Spindletop with at least one person donating $750 to Leah Purcell for that dog's behalf. It is unknown how many other people have donated to Purcell for this dog, but Anderson's involvement is a fact down to the driving to the shelter to pull the dog and so on.

It is unknown where Abigail is now. She was suffering from demodex mange and originally was to be pulled by Reunion Rescue and treated holistically. Hope is that she is still alive.

24. "FALSE. Marabito states: "Under the conditions negotiated by Zandra Anderson for Purcell, the former rescuer cum hoarder for big money is not to have any pit bulls in her care or participate in rescue in Montgomery County." This is a totally false statement."

Perhaps I heard the statement read by Holland and Holifield incorrectly that day in the courtroom. So Purcell is allowed to run a pit bull rescue in Montgomery County? All I can say to this claim is 'wow.' Even I'm speechless.

25. "FALSE. Hopefully, law enforcement will get wind of Purcell's jumpstart back into pit bull rescue and give her more than a slap on the wrist. [sic] This is entirely false."

So, clue me in. According to the dog lawyer, Purcell can participate in pit bull rescue in Montgomery County? If not, and she does, it's not punishable? My head is starting to spin around like Linda Blair's, but she, unlike Purcell, actually does rescue and save pit bulls.

The dog lawyer goes on to beg the Examiner, her word, 'implore,' to not only remove my work and the search for justice from the Internet (capitalized) but that 'Marabito be banned from writing for the Examiner.'

Again, wow. Get rid of me and you're left with Boosinger, the dog lawyer and a bigger sack of grammatical errors than a book report by the Deliverance banjo picker.

One last thing before I wrap it up and go play with the dogs and other animals in my refuge. These animals are treasured. They are not 'its,' but each a cherished and beloved being which deserves a right to the best life possible. Word to your mother, dog lawyer.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Texas dog lawyer tries to shut down rescue

Zandra Anderson is the pro bono defender of Leah Purcell, the proprietress of the Willis, Texas Spindletop facility which was raided July 17 with almost 300 animals siezed. "Katie Jarl, HSUS Texas State Director, called the “dog rescue” a “large scale hoarding situation,” and called conditions “absolutely deplorable.”

Anderson, rather than look for any defense for her client and the 'deplorable' conditions discovered by Montgomery county investigators and the HSUS, has decided to employ another tactic. She has attacked Reunion Rescue and director Cindy Marabito with false accusations and demanded the American Pit Bull Examiner articles not only be stricken, but that Marabito be 'banned' from writing for the Examiner.

Known for reporting the truth, The American Pit Bull Examiner articles will be republished in their full form with photos in this blog for archiving purposes. The American Pit Bull Examiner has a history of writing about last minute death row dogs and others, many of which are enjoying lives in wonderful homes today.

Question for Anderson...not only do you defend the deaths and abuse of perhaps hundreds of dogs sent to Spindletop for 'refuge', but now you want to shut down articles saving other pets. The articles support, in a small way, the dogs of Reunion Rescue...the dogs Anderson claims are 'farmed out' to other rescues. This is the first of many false and inflammatory statements Anderson submitted to the Examiner. Hopefully, in a court of law, her arguments are based on fact, not fabrication.

The following is a breakdown for Anderson and the team of trolls who spend their spare time harassing those of us who have lost dogs at the horror hotel known as Spindletop.

So let me push up my sleeves and ask the dogs and other animals in my care here to be patient. Instead of a walk today, I'll be wasting more time trying to clear up the mess and after effects from the Spindletop tsunami.

Linked below are Zandra Anderson's false accusations which resulted in the un-publishing of several articles, including a plea for Nolan the abused dog from Lake Tawakoni in which Leah Purcell fleeced one unsuspecting donator for $450 on the day of the raid. The dog never even went to Spindletop. He is here in Austin safely fostered. He is the one lucky dog in this mass hoarding for dollars gone so horribly wrong.

Skipping past the intro in which Anderson claims Marabito printed 'out and out fabrications' and likens Marabito to an 'unbalanced individual to wreak havoc.' She goes on to offer her literary review courtesy of her work at the South Texas School of Law which brings up a photograph of a shit filled toilet when googled. Do they teach creative writing at her alma mater? Maybe a brush up course is in order as the two complaints are riddled with grammatical error as well as mistruth.

Claiming 'wherever there is animal seizure, rumors fly' allowing for the poor defendant to defend herself for 'fear of being a target of criminal prosecution.' Before I get down to business, let me help to reinforce that statement. I am just getting started here, so be afraid. Be very afraid...I rescue pit bull terriers...hence the Latin 'terra ... earth'. I am going to make you a promise. I am going to dig like there is no tomorrow and you haven't even begun to see the s--t start to fly. I will not slow down until every dang bit of it hits the judicial fan.

Now then....

!. "FALSE. MarabitocontendsStella[sic], a dog, was killed in an electrical failure at the refuge based on a disgruntled ex-employee's statement despite she was informed this dog was not involved in such an incident."

In fact, I was informed by her client, Leah Purcell that Stella was adopted. For over two months including the very day the HSUS and Montgomery County ACC were raiding her property, Leah Purcell called me to describe what was taking place. I asked her if she would like me to write an article asking for help. At that time, I had no reason to believe Purcell was guilty of abuses or crimes. She answered to, "hold off. Zandra was trying to negotiate for 'our' personal dogs." I reminded her these were our personal dogs and asked her one last time about Stella.

I offered Purcell the opportunity to come clean. In rescue, I realize things can happen and had begun to fear the worst about Stella, especially now that the joint was being raided. Purcell didn't even let me finish my question. She said, "oh, she's doing great. They love her!"

July 18, that 'disgruntled ex-employee' positively id'd Stella as one of the dogs who died a horrific painful death with 37 others in the torture chamber infamously known to us now as the Morgan Building. Note to Zandra, I'd be a bit disgruntled, too, if I had to bury 38 dogs I'd hired on to care for in the hot miserable dirt at Spindletop.

2. "FALSE. At the same time, Marabito has the dog,[sic] Stella,[sic] posted on her website ( stating the dog is in Austin and begging for donations on a dog she contends is dead[sic]"

Let me stoop down below pond scum level to try and explain this. I am busy trying to raise money to board the four dogs I have in California and recover from the $10 plus thousand dollars I've raised and sent to Leah Purcell and James Brewer of Spindletop for boarding.

Three have thankfully been redeemed and are here with my in my sanctuary, however two had to be spay/neutered as Leah Purcell defaulted on the promise to fix the dogs and deposited the checks issued above and beyond the boarding costs earmarked for their spay/neuter. We have statements from both donators to back this up.

Once I get caught up trying to take in the Spindletop dogs who need much medical and other treatment, I will try and satisfy Anderson's complaint about Stella's still being on our adoption page. She will join our Memorial Page in which other's who've died at the hands of Purcell and Spindletop have been invited to create memorium for their lost pets at Spindletop.

3. "FALSE. Marabitodissparages[sic] attorney,[sic]ZandraAnderson[sic],in teh article stating that she had knowledge of the alleged issues at the refuge."

One question as this one could take all could Zandra negotiate for the 'personal dogs' if she had no inkling of the dogs involved in the seizure and others not found? More than several emails cc'd to myself have direct quotes from Zandra Anderson stating her knowledge of the whereabouts of these pets.

In regards to Stella, if she is alive, then where is she? Why was I paying her boarding and if adopted as claimed by defendant Leah Purcell, to whom was she adopted. This should be relatively easy to clear up and I will gladly retract and apologize for any remarks about Stella. Just give me the dog. Simple. Again, where is she? Where are the others in which misleading id numbers were issued to the pet's legal and grieving owners.

4. "FALSE. Marabitio[sic] is claiming her "rescue" is going to claim certain dogs that were not owned by that organization. In fact, she claims on her site that the rescue is "home to the world's friendliest pit bulls" yet she operates no shelter. The dogs are farmed out to other rescues and kennels."

Where to start? My 'rescue' is a 501(c)(3) in excellent standing with 15 years of impeccable history and not so much as an arm scratch. Which dogs are not 'owned' by Reunion Rescue? Stella, Amber and Angel each were relinquished ownership to Reunion Rescue. Cindy Marabito 'owns' the Austin dog, Batgirl (new name Bebe) as we are not partnered with Austin Shelter. I adopted her on my birthday April 26, 2011 and drove her to Spindletop myself as I was full in my rescue here and couldn't make room.

Like many others, I trusted Leah Purcell and began a friendship with her that ended up a nightmare and in Stella's death. Since the raid, Reunion Rescue which keeps our 501(c)(3) published on our site to save death row dogs in the 11th hour were defrauded by Purcell who has pulled at least one dog, Feo, from the Alvin, Texas ACC under our non profit federal ID. We have committed to saving Feo if identified and if he is still alive.

Nolan, the subject of the article Zandra had unpublished yesterday is in foster care and in much need of medical attention. The article featured a chip in for Nolan, but has been deleted prohibiting Reunion Rescue from raising the necessary funds to cure Nolan's heartworm and other medical needs.

The Reunion Rescue No-Kill Refuge is indeed a reality. We may not be fancy, but will have air conditioned play kennels and already have a one of a kind raw fed holistic center in which the dogs can heal and get the much needed rehabilitation they never received at Spindletop.

Which 'rescues and kennels' Anderson is referring to are a mystery. Our California dogs are boarded at a wonderful place owned by a fellow pit bull rescuer who is also a dog behavior modification expert who never meets a bad dog. In fact, every one of our placed dogs in the past 2 years owe their happy lives to this facility. The only other 'rescue' in which our dogs were boarded was Spindletop which, in my book, neither qualifies as a rescue or kennel.

5. "FALSE. MarabitodisparagesJamesBrewer [sic] even commenting on attire and stated he was present for the hearing on the seizure. Mr. Brewer is a veteran law enforcement officer who lives in another state and was not there.

My deepest apologies. Two things, then. One, why did I and hundreds of other people pay James Brewer the upstanding law enforcement officer thousand if not hundreds of thousands of dollars...only Paypal board our dogs in the hellhole called Spindletop? Two, who was that guy in the dumb and dumber shirt?

6. "FALSE. Marabito falsely states there were 80 dogs in the house."

Printed by various other sources, "removing dogs from five buildings, including one two-story structure that housed 80 dogs."

7. "FALSE. Marabitoallegesthat [sic] attorney Zandra Anderson was negotiating to lessen charges which is false. The hearing was a civil proceeding and no criminal charges have been filed against the owner to date."

Constable Tim Holifield announced as did Tamara Holland with Montgomery County Attorney's Office that Anderson negotiated "an agreement to relinquish custody of 287 dogs seized. She waved her right to an appeal regarding custody of those dogs." Several other reports have quoted Holifield's statement, "the District Attorney's Office will evaluate all of the evidence, make a determination and eventually present their findings to a grand jury."

Whether Anderson decides to represent Purcell in the criminal proceedings or not is moot to Marabito and Reunion Rescue whose interest in the matter is to see justice prevail and all criminal acts against animals and the people who care for them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

8. "FALSE. Marabitoallegesthat [sic] Zandra Anderson 'stood on the grounds where our dogs like Reunion Rescue's Stella were buried." Not only is this false, [sic] Marabito has been told that this dog was not involved in any suchincident, [sic] and this dog did not belong to Reunion Rescue as suggested."

Zandra Anderson standing on the grounds of Spindletop...

On so many levels, so many questions. Stella and Amber who were brought to Spindletop by their finder were relinquished in a signed document to Reunion Rescue. Both dogs' boarding were covered in the $10,000 plus paid to Leah Purcell and James Brewer. Reunion Rescue has been told by Purcell that Stella was adopted. To whom? Where is she? Stella's body was positively identified by former employee and whistleblower, although Anderson has publicly and by email claimed Reunion Rescue's Stella is alive and did not perish with the 38 dogs in the Morgan Building.

Again, if you know where Stella is, please tell us. We would love to find out she is alive.

9. "FALSE. Marabitoalleges [sic] attorneyZandra [sic] Anderson had some sinister knowledge of an alleged incident involving the death of multiple dogs which is not true."

Zandra Anderson claims in her own writing in this complaint that she knew of what she calls 'an electrical failure at the refuge.' More details, please, about the electrical failure and the 38 dogs who perished of heatstroke.

10. "FALSE. Marabitoalleges that the owner picked up her own 'unaltered pit bulls' which is a total fabrication. Personal dogs were released and all were altered before the seizure."

Question, which veterinarian performed the operations and when were Asia, Cooper and Austin spayed?

11. "FALSE. Marabito consistently refers to these dogs as being owned by people who placed them at teh rescue for adoption. That is totally false. Dog [sic] were relinquished to the rescue for adoption by various people who no longer have any ownership rights in them."

This statement is purely ludicrous. I will simply address my own dogs. I have multiple proof of emails sent to Leah Purcell in regards to Stella, Amber, Angel and Batgirl now called BeBe concerning applcations for their adoptions from postings on our website. Each dogs opportunity was killed by Purcell with false claims that each dog was too aggressive for adoption and then Stella was killed.

After the raid, it was discovered that Stella and Amber had played with the finders small dogs in her backyard. Angel is a wonderful goofy boy who doesn't meet a stranger and loves to play. BeBe is hurting from the miserable treatment she received at Spindletop and will be undergoing long term care via the Reunion Rescue detox protocol. Amber is a gentle soul. She is keenly depressed from her terrible experiences at Spindletop and we are just allowing her to decompress and learn to be a beloved dog for the first time in her life.

I cannot speak for the hundreds of others affected by the word twisting and maneuverings of a slanted view of the law, so I will let them speak for themselves.

This is the end of Part 1 addressing the jointed complaints of Texas Dog Lawyer Zandra Anderson.

I will be updating with blog entries each day which will address the misguided complaints from the dog lawyer. I will add this, if I was a dog in Texas, I'd find me another mouthpiece...just sayin'.

Reunion Rescue depends 100% on the goodness through donations and our American Pit Bull Examiner articles to support our saved dogs. To remove our right to support our dogs based on untrue claims is a low blow, but what else would someone expect coming from Spindletop and those that still refuse to tell us where the dogs are?