Justice for Chow-Chows sign now

This petition is being circulated in an effort to bring full justice to an alleged animal abuser. The court date is Feb. 18, so please respond quickly.

The latest press release from the governing SPCA office follows. All other pertinent docuements, including a published newspaper article with a photo of one of the abused chows can be found at our Community Website http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chow_Rights


RENFREW - Four Renfrew residents have been charged with animal cruelty following an OSPCA investigation. Charged are Kathryn Langdon-Sparks (Warren), Steven Warren, Ceilidh Larocque and Austin Larocque. The OSPCA investigation began last August and involved over 13 dogs and one cat. Mrs. Langdon -Sparks, along with her family, operates "Tory's Legacy", a Chow-Chow Rescue organization and is the owner/operator of "Tigh A'Ruadh Kennels". A number of the animals were removed from the home of the accused, some of which required extensive hospitalization and surgical care. The persons involved have been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada for failing to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care and for wilfully permitting to be caused unnecessary pain and suffering for such animals. A first court appearance is scheduled for February 18, 2003 at the Pembroke Court house (162 Agnus St.) If convicted, the accused can face a maximum fine of $2000, up to six months imprisonment and a prohibition of owning or having control over animals for two years.

This case involves Chow-Chows and a cat, but anyone who has a special place in their heart for animals is encouraged to join our plight.

As Chow-chow breeders and/or owners we are appalled at the extent Kathryn Langdon-Sparks (Warren) has gone to in an effort to raise funds for her so-called chow-chow rescue organization. Many people donated money and auction items for what was believed to be a worthy cause, all the while the poor animals needlessly suffered.

Ms. Sparks (Warren) used the internet to gain notoriety and money among chow-chow lovers from around the world. We request that Kathryn Langdon-Sparks (Warren) be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and loose the privilege of owning animals for as long as the law will allow.

We are horrified with respect to the alleged abuse of these wonderful animals, and the way rescue funds appear to have been misappropriated.
We feel that this has caused embarrassment for dog rescue advocates, the world over, but particularly in Canada and the US.

As Ms. Langdon Sparks (Warren) has been such a vocal advocate on the internet, and even in an online magazine she published in the past, it would seem her influence has been much greater than most, and therefore the damage she has done has been greater than in most circumstances. If illness is alleged, on her part, then the Court should please consider a medical certification before the ban on owning an animal is lifted.

Thank you for being a voice for the chows.

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  • 08 December 2015708. Diann H
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015707. Frances M
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015706. Ryan M
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2015705. Andrea S
    Punish these animal abusers to the fullest!
  • 20 November 2015704. Carla T
    I have seen pictures of a dog from there....it is sicking
  • 15 November 2015703. Norma Lb
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015702. Pamela Hays
  • 16 October 2015701. Dolores Annecarterandminiatureschnauzerp
    I hate abuse of any kind, but especially for the creatures, who cannot speak for themselves. I am asking for justince for them.
  • 27 September 2015700. Carol J
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 2015699. Domenic C
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 2015698. Dawn Howe
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 2015697. Marie D
    I support this petition
  • 26 August 2015696. Jason K
    I support this petition
  • 17 August 2015695. Seiko Tikumam
    I pray for all chows and all other dogs or animals that need or help. I wish to trust there are many great rescue people in the world, who truly care for animals and work hard for them. If the story is true, I hope justice prevails.
  • 10 August 2015694. Therese T
    I support this petition
  • 31 July 2015693. Donna R
    I support this petition
  • 28 July 2015692. Dawn W
    I support this petition
  • 19 July 2015691. Lacey D
    this is completely outrageous show animal owners could cause so much pain and get very little to nothing for the abuse that they have made their pets endure....use a small child as an example and the rules are reverse....to me there are no differences bet
  • 16 July 2015690. Therese S
    as a former owner of Teddy, also known as Thunder and knopwing this dog from birth, I would appreciate anyone's help in locating this dog.
  • 12 July 2015689. Jasmine S
    For the beautiful Chows - Torrance, CA
  • 02 July 2015688. Lucy R
    Animals are children of the universe, people who hurt animals are unfit human beings
  • 27 June 2015687. Deressa C
    there is no reason for anybody that is going to breed dogs not to take care of them and then to lie to someone else,they all should be held responable for what they were doing its wrong the animals should NOT SUFFER!!!
  • 26 June 2015686. Sharlene K
    I once owned and bred chows and still love the breed. I am truly sorry that these chows had to suffer like this. I believe that this women should receive the full extend of the law and hope she will never own any breed again.
  • 26 June 2015685. Joan D
    I support this petition
  • 23 June 2015684. Mary T
    I hope I am not too late to help your cause
  • 21 June 2015683. Laura As
    I support this petition
  • 06 June 2015682. Barbara W
    Perhaps the best punishment would be to treat this group as they treated these helpless, voiceless animals.

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