Thursday, January 21, 2010

BOY AM I PISSED AT THESE PEOPLE! Dognapping in Johnson City TN a FRAUD.

Yep, I'm ready to kick some proverbial ass here! While a nationwide network of dog rescuers eagerly retweet and blog to help, these losers are just lying to cover up their own shortcomings. I DO NOT LIKE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF, especially when it comes to FRAUDULANT DO-GOODERS.

Here's the story copied and pasted with video, or you can click on the headline link above.
Update 01/20/2010

Police report that Ashli Thomas, 24, of Newbern Drive, Johnson City has been arrested for filing a false police report.

Thomas originally told police and news reporters that she was stabbed by someone who dog-napped 12 dogs being housed at the Cool School for Dogs on Market Street.

According to the Johnson City Police, Thomas admitted she "made the story up because she had left the dogs unattended and had not been caring for the dogs properly."

The owners of the business, Brad and Tamara Josselyn, along with Thomas, have been charged with eight counts of animal cruelty.

Thomas is currently being held in the Washington County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond. She will appear in court tomorrow.

Update: 9:27 a.m; Dana Wachter:

Cool School for Dogs’ owner, Brad Josselyn, and his niece, Ashli Thomas, say that in five years, they have never been robbed. The two are rattled about losing 12 dogs overnight. Thomas works there, and stays in an apartment at the business. She said she heard the dogs barking about 3:30 Tuesday morning. She said this is normal, but when they didn’t stop barking, she went to investigate. She found the downstairs light on, which is unusual, and when she got downstairs, she saw a man at the back door. He was holding a knife, and he swung at her, slashing her side. The man got into a white utility van with no back windows, and the driver took off down W. Market street toward Jonesborough.

Josselyn says the backyard gate lock is gone, and the back door’s lock had been busted. Thomas and Josselyn say there were nine Doberman Pinschers taken, one hound mix, one Black Lab, and one Miniature Pinscher. One dog had three legs, and another was blind. The dogs were all rescued, waiting to be adopted.

Thomas says a man came to their business Monday afternoon, telling her that he heard they sold Doberman Pinschers. She told him that they do not sell the dogs, but they rescue them, and they are available for adoption. The man asked how much one in particular would be, and Thomas said it was not for sale, but gave adoption fee information about other dogs. Thomas and Josselyn say they believe the man is connected to the robbery, but he was not the man who cut Thomas with a knife. Josslyn fears the dogs were stolen to be sold for research.

Some of the dogs that were stolen have micro-chips with barcodes, so if they are found, they can be scanned and returned home.

Update at 6:29 a.m.:

11 Connects’s Dana Wachter reports police now think 12 dogs were stolen from Cool School for Dogs.

Here’s the first report:
Johnson City Police are investigating a report that two men broke into a canine training school and boarding facility, stole nine dogs, and injured a woman.

The alleged crime happened at Cool School For Dogs, 3548 West Market Street, at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

According to a police bulletin issued by Washington County 9-1-1, a woman at the business was assaulted by two men who loaded 9 dogs into a white service van and left on Highway 11-E headed toward Greeneville. An emergency dispatcher told 11 Connects the woman was “cut” by the two men but later refused medical treatment.


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