Clemency For Spencer

I missed this story over the weekend, but the Press-Register reported that Spencer is going to a home in Utah, rather than to the gurney:

Spencer, the abandoned pit bull terrier whose scheduled euthanization prompted a court case and flurry of public outcry, will live out the remainder of his days at a Utah animal sanctuary, Mobile Mayor Sam Jones announced Friday.

City officials are working with employees at the Best Friends Animal Society, a group that operates a no-kill retreat for cats, dogs and other animals on several thousand acres in southern Utah, to make travel plans for Spencer. As part of the agreement, Best Friends will release the city of any liability for the dog and he will not be adopted, a statement from the group's attorney said.

Bill Fassbender, director of the Mobile Animal Shelter, said he found Best Friends after searching throughout the country for a new home for Spencer.

"I'm thrilled with this decision, and I'm glad it's over with," he said during a Friday news conference.

I'm sure he is. You can get the rest of Spencer's story here, and here.

The story goes on to say:

One of the main catalysts behind Friday's move is to relieve some of the pressure placed on the shelter, the mayor said, where employees have been fielding hundreds of phone calls and negative e-mails over the past two weeks.

"It's been very hectic for them because they spend most of their days responding to calls about Spencer," Jones said.

Too bad the populace does not get that worked up when there is a possibility of people being unfairly euthanized.

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One Comment on “Clemency For Spencer”

  1. Kathy Says:

    It’s a good thing Troy King doesn’t have jurisdiction over Spencer. That poor puppy would already be strapped to a gurney. Nice to see a happy ending for one of God’s creatures.

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