Monday, November 16, 2009
courtney protz sanders bearing rocky's remains at a royal oakes city meeting.
the non-pit nutter version of events: rocky and his owner were jogging near an offleash area, rocky got loose, ran across the street and attacked a boston terrier named max. max's owner and his friend were both bitten trying to save the dog. the friend received the more serious bite and had surgery on his finger. both men say that rocky bit them. rocky's owner could not provide proof of rabies vaccines and licensing. she voluntarily turned rocky over to animal control and he was euthanized to avoid fines and quarantine fees.
the pit nutter version of events (as told by public relations guru courtney protz sanders who was not present during the attack): Max was unleashed at the dog park and Rocky slipped off his collar. The two dogs ran toward each other and sniffed each other. Then there was an altercation between the dogs. The friend of the owner stuck his hands into the dog fight and was bit on the finger, but no one knows by which dog. the police were called and animal control threatened rocky's foster mom and she felt she had no alternative but to forfeit rocky. protz sanders claims that she is the rightful owner of rocky and had the necessary papers for animal control.
(sounds to me like the pit nutters should be suing each other)
the issue: how quickly rocky was killed. according to protz sanders, rocky's rights were violated because he was not allowed due process. rocky was sentenced to death without a fair trial.
the solution: courtney protz sanders is demanding an investigation into the animal control officer during a time when all levels of government are operating in the red. and if protz sanders doesn't get her way, she will launch a boycott against the business community if they do not support rocky during a time of economic crisis. some rocky supporters are even demanding that the city terminate the animal control officer. there is even talk of legal action against the city.
one resident spoke out against the boycott. “Our residents and businesses raised $50,000 to build a gated dog park,” Gomez said. “Where were these people then? Businesses should not be penalized because of this. Royal Oak is not for sale.”
(hmmm...GATED dog park. not looking too good for the pit nutters)
the definition of altercation: a noisy argument or disagreement, esp. in public.
the founding fathers of the field of public relations edward bernays and ivy lee would be very proud!
max recovering from the altercation
you can follow courtney's selfish crusade here.
and you can learn all about the unscrupulous profession of public relations here in this fascinating and unflattering 4 part BBC documentary on protz sanders' chosen profession.