You are invited to the Waggytail People’s Court victory party!
Yesterday I, along with Lisa Levy and Little Man, appeared on the People’s Court on behalf of a dog rescue who was being unfairly maligned and sued. I wrote about the experience on this post. The short version is that a woman adopted an abused dog from Waggytail Rescue, paid the standard donation, but then discovered–after she had the dog–that a friend of hers had a dog that she could have free.
Treating an abused dog like a piece of luggage, she returned it to the rescue and wanted her donation back. The rescue offered to help her find another match if it didn’t work out, because she had signed a contract that stipulated that the donation was non-refundable, and helps to cover the cost of medical bills for the rescued dogs (for instance, I once fostered a 14 pound dog that had been anally raped by a man – you can’t adopt out a dog with the sorts of medical problems that creates).
The People’s Court judge agreed, and Waggytail won! Incidentally, the woman who sued? She received back all of her money via her appearance fee on the show. In the end, it worked out for everyone, and justice was served.
If you are reading this post and live in New York City, join us at a viewing party where you can see justice working on behalf of those who can’t defend themselves: abused dogs. Below are the details:
Where: Whiskey Town bar in the East Village on 3rd Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue (click here for their website)
When: Thursday, April 30, 2009. Party begins at 8:30, viewing of the episode will be at 9:00
Hosts: Lisa Levy, Holly DeRito and David Shankbone