Abby Toll, the woman who allegedly taped the Shiba inu, Rex, to her refrigerator is allowed to leave the state to head to Chicago. There, she will live with her mother and her mother’s dog. There is no report as to whether the mother is going to leave her dog alone with Toll; I certainly hope not.
Toll’s boyfriend/punching bag, Bryan Beck has a court appointment on Thursday for a pre-trial conference. No word on whether he has obliging relatives with pets.
We have 218 people on the Facebook group “Justice for Rex“! To date, there are 13 photos of Shibas who want justice for Rex and we’re hoping for more 🙂 This group is exciting, because there have been some donations made to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Rex’s name which were attributable to the group’s publicity. 🙂 However, there are many Shiba and general interest bloggers who have also done a lot to publicize Rex’s plight and get people interested in helping him and other abused and needy dogs.
I’m thinking of making a video (using a stuffed toy, not Tierce, ha ha) to illustrate to people what this kind of thing would actually do to a dog. I’ll have to find a suitable Shiba-like toy that I can use and find the battery charger for the camera.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley has a page for Rex. If you can find it in your heart (and pocketbook), make a donation for Rex there. Or donate to your own local SPCA/humane society/rescue. After all, Shibas are dogs and abused dogs need our help and support. 🙂
Rex, a 2-year-old shiba inu, will be put up for adoption as soon as he goes through some basic training and behavior modification exercises at the shelter, CEO Lisa Pedersen said.
“Our training staff is working with him to get him over his fear issues, to get him more socialized with people so he can trust humans again,” Pedersen said.
As I was thinking, the boyfriend is being suspected of abuse as well. What a pair.
I wish there was a sorry-we-can’t-risk-your-breeding automatic vasectomy/tubal ligation for cases like these. We certainly wouldn’t want either of these morons educating children in their way of thinking. “Hey, kids, you bored? Here’s a needle, a puppy and some packing tape! Have fun!”
“Humane Society CEO Lisa Pedersen said Rex is actually closer to 2 years old rather than the eight months Toll had told police.
She said the dog is not in the friendliest of moods but is doing well physically. Rex skittishly accepted treats Wednesday from a staffer at the Humane Society, letting out a warning bark every now and then.
“He’s not easy to handle right now,” Pedersen said. “It’s really sad. It’s not his fault.”
The Humane Society will keep both dogs until their owners’ legal cases are resolved, Pedersen said.”