August 12, 2008
To Whom it may concern:
Francesca Rogier is a valued volunteer of the Hope for Wildlife Society and
has been very active with our Society for over a year. In all of this time of
knowing Francesca, I have found her to be an extremely caring individual of both native and domestic animals.
There have been several occasions where Brindi and Francesca have both been at our facility and I have not had a moment of concern with regard to the behavior of Brindi. I have also observed Francesca and Brindi in large public settings and have found Brindi to be well-behaved and obedient of her commands. I feel Francesca has always acted responsibly within these settings.
It would appear Francesca was not made fully aware of the results of the
muzzle order when it was placed. Francesca has stated she will do whatever is required by Animal Control in the future, including building a complete enclosure around her property and enrolling Brindi in training. She has already installed a 65-foot dog run that attaches directly to her back door.
I am concerned for Brindi's welfare as this process continues, especially
where there appears to be a solution and a willingness on Francesca’s part to comply in everyway. This should lead to a speedy and favorable decision for everyone evolved.
Hope Swinimer, CVPM
Founder and Director
Hope for Wildlife Society