Our newest petition is under way to end the BSL that the city of Everett & the Snohomish County Assessor Carolyn Weikel ENACTED BY PROXY ON THE ENTIRE COUNTY
Everett has BSL enacted decades ago, the real reason was because all of Mexicans & African American’s starting moving into Everett so this was at the time the only tool they had to harass young ethic kids & families.
Most of Snohomish County does NOT have any type of BSL, but because of Carolyn Weikel’s under the table deal with the City of Everett Animal Services, now all dogs in every area they contract with that are terrier or mastiff mixes are killed.
So why can’t folks from other areas in Snohomish County simply go in and claim their dog? Well because they keep the dogs in the back anything that perceived to be a terrier or mastiff mix is locked away in the back of the shelter away from where the public can see them they claim to have a book in the lobby with pictures of the dogs of it are in the back but I know for a fact (because I’ve seen it with my own eyes) that most of the dogs back there are not listed in the book.
What I never stopped to consider in this past year though; is that the city of Everett has BSL, the outlying portions of Snohomish County and most of the major cities do not have BSL. So how is it that they can enact BSL by proxy on the outlying areas and cities of Snohomish County? The answer is they can’t, but they are: because that’s the way that things are done in the city of Everett.
So I just started this petition a few days ago and we have 337 signatures on it so far & once I get up to at least 5000 then I’m going to start taking action by filing an injunction against Ms. Weikel and against the city of Everett animal shelter on behalf of the citizens of Snohomish County because they cannot enact any type of legislation without voter approval and they most certainly cannot go into another jurisdiction and enact any type of legislation in that area.
Petitioning The Governor of WA
End Breed Specific Legislation in Everett Wa , & the City’s Animal Services.
Petition by Finally Home Humane Society
Breed Specific Legislation is usually directed at Bullie breeds, the practice is outdated as Washington has perfectly good Dangerous Dog Laws that don’t single out any breed & only focus on behavior. Everett has had BSL for almost 2 decades, it was enacted by the city council & was never given a vote by the citizens of Everett, most people don’t even know it exists. Most of Snohomish county however: Does NOT have BSL…
Since the county auditor & the shelter manager for the city pound are buddies the City shelter was given the County contract. (I won’t call it a shelter because it is a house of horrors)
The problem is that ONLY the City of Everett has BSL but once an animal is impounded, even from an area of the county that doesn’t have BSL the dogs are still killed.
Furthermore ANY dog that they perceive to be a Pit or American terrier or mastiff mix are kept locked in the back of the shelter where the general public & owners can not see them, they claim that they take a picture of each dog & place it in a book out in the front lobby, but while I was pulling pit bulls from there I seen MANY dogs in the back who were NOT in the book.
I can only imagine how many owners came in looking for their animals & were told to look in the book but didn’t see their dogs. Those poor dogs must’ve smelled their owners & wondered why they left as they were taken to die.
They stopped me from pulling dogs from there after I started to complain because EVERY dog I pulled from there was either injured or maced, & in retaliation they took my animals & had them somewhere for 5 hours & upon arrival my dogs were having seizures, unable to walk, bleeding from their rectum, hypothermic, bloody & missing teeth. It has been a 25 month long battle which I am still fighting
It is time to end the city’s animal services & turn them over to another agency that can be trusted, who have the animals best interest in mind, not a rabid hatred for bully breeds. We have 3 very good agencies who are better equipped & staffed that can assess the needs of the animals much better & their BSL is antiquated, outdated & unconstitutional. They can adopt Washington State’s dangerous dog ordinances & resolve the whole issue.
This county is in so much turmoil as it is & facing so many multi-million dollar lawsuits for it flagrant disregard for the law, can we really afford more liability? My suits alone are going to cost the state upwards of 10 million dollars or more. This is the state the County & City is in yet NO ONE is ashamed, no one
The Governor of WA
The WA State Senate
The WA State House
City of Everett Washington Mayor Ray Stephanson, Mayor of the City of Everett
City of Everett Washington Animal Shelter, Shannon Delgado
Paul Roberts, Everett City Councilmember Position #1
Jeff Moore (President), Everett City Councilmember Position #2
Scott Murphy, Everett City Councilmember Position #3
Ron Gipson, Everett City Councilmember Position #4
Scott Bader, Everett City Councilmember Position #5
Brenda Stonecipher, Everett City Councilmember Position #6
Shannon Affholter (Vice President), Everett City Councilmember Position #7
Carolyn Weikel, Snohomish County Auditor
End BSL in Everett, & City Animal Services.
The time has come for Everett to move into this century, to give up the unconstitutional codes & to stop violating it’s citizens rights. By giving the city the animal control contract, you have enacted BSL by proxy on all of the outlying cities in your county far overreaching your legal jurisdiction. The history of the shelter & it’s abuses of animals & peoples have not been nor will they be rectified by the status quo. It is time for the city to get out of the animal business & hand them over to a qualified agency. In the face of a 10 million dollar budget shortfall it is the responsible thing to do for the voters of the city & the county.