Robert Habermehl to make his arguments about beating Minnie, a cat

Robert Habermehl to make his arguments about beating Minnie, a cat

Robert Habermehl tries to avoid media by raising a briefcase as he leaves the Calgary Courts Centre April 30, 2013 in Calgary, Alta. Habermehl was charged in 2009 with causing an animal distress under the Animal Protection Act and a Criminal Code charges for injuring a cat. Jim Wells/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

Robert Habermehl tries to avoid media by raising a briefcase as he leaves the Calgary Courts Centre April 30, 2013 in Calgary, Alta. Habermehl was charged in 2009 with causing an animal distress under the Animal Protection Act and a Criminal Code charges for injuring a cat. Jim Wells/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

The D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants the press to be aware that on Monday, June 3rd, Robert Habermehl will be in Calgary court at 9:00 a.m. to make his arguments in his animal abuse case. Habermehl was charged on November 27, 2009 for physical abuse after a cat in his care was found severely injured. Despite attempts to treat Minnie, it was determined she had to be put down.

Judge Bruce Fraser convicted Habermehl of a charge of willfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to a cat, after Minnie suffered a blunt trauma injury to her body wall which left her intestines hanging out.

Mr. Habermehl has mental issues and should be punished for his acts of cruelty and given therapy. He claims Minnie put venom in him. He yelled in Minnie’s ear. He even claims she attacked him.

Minnie is dead. This man is dangerous.

We are hoping a very strict penalty is handed down tomorrow. Mr. Habermehl has abused the court system for close to 4 years. This is the longest drawn out court case the D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation has ever attended.

Once again the D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants to thank you, the media, for making the public aware and for your continued support in our mission to change the laws. We want to see stricter penalties on those who choose to commit crimes of cruelty on animals.


Calgary Stampede – Animal Cruelty Protest

Calgary Stampede – Animal Cruelty Protest

The D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation and the Calgary Animal Rights Effort are holding protests on the grassy area across from Stampede/Victoria Park LRT Station, MacLeod Tr. and 15 Av. S.E., Calgary on Saturday and Sunday at noon and 6:00 p.m.

Interviews can be conducted with Heather Anderson on Saturday and with Shannon Mann from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on Sunday.

We will be continuing our campaign calling for abolishment of the calf roping event in the Calgary Stampede. We would like to publicly thank The Vancouver Humane Society for their involvement in this campaign.

We’d like to make it known we are not against the entire Calgary Stampede; we just want an end to rodeo and chuck wagon races. Our goal is to eliminate cruelty to animals.

Let the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede be the last year for animal cruelty. There’s lots of fun and entertainment to be had at the Calgary Stampede without exploiting animals by putting them at risk of injury and death.

Once again the D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants to thank you, the media, for making the public aware.


Sentencing for man who beat Pomeranian to death

Sentencing for man who beat Pomeranian to death

Pomeranian


The D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants everyone to be aware that tomorrow, March 1, at 9 am Derrick Collin Anderson will be in Calgary Provincial Court. He has been charged with beating a Pomeranian puppy to death and will be sentenced tomorrow.

Once again the D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants to thank you, the media, for making the public aware and for your continued support in our mission to change the laws to impose stricter penalties on those who choose to commit crimes of cruelty on animals.


A Walk for the Sled Dogs

A Walk for the Sled Dogs

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE D.A.I.S.Y? FOUNDATION

February 12, 2011

The D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants the press to be aware that on Sunday, February 13th there will be a walk at Edworthy Park in Calgary at 2:00 pm in honor of the 100 sled dogs that were murdered.

At 6:00 pm there will be a candlelight vigil in Innisfail, AB behind the aquatic centre at the ball diamond also in honor of the sled dogs. We would like to see a good turnout by the public as we need to send a message of awareness.

Better monitoring of these sled dog venture companies is a must in order to ensure proper treatment of these wonderful sentient beings. The general public is outraged about this incident but they are unaware of how many sled dogs are really put down in any given year in this country. Once there is no more need for a dog, the dog is murdered.

Once again the D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants to thank you, the media, for making the public aware.

Heather Anderson

D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation
403-475-0120
403-835-3197


3rd annual Daisy Duke Memorial Benefit

3rd annual Daisy Duke Memorial Benefit

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE D.A.I.S.Y? FOUNDATION

November 8, 2010

The D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation would like help from the media in spreading the word that on Saturday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. the 3rd annual Daisy Duke Memorial Benefit will be held at the Dover Community Centre, 3133 30 Av. S.E. in Calgary to honor the death of Daisy Duke who was killed in Didsbury in 2006 by his owner and partner in crime by beating, duck taping and dragging Daisy Duke behind their vehicle and leaving her to die on the side of the road. Another purpose of the benefit is to raise money for our rescue and spay/neuter programs.

Bill Bruce from The City of Calgary Bylaw has recently come on board with the D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation. His goal is the same as ours. He wants to see this city as a no kill by collecting the stray cats and altering them. The goal is to re-home them to warehouses, farms, gas stations, etc. He will be attending our event at which time we will be awarding him with a plaque for all he has done for the animals in this city.

The D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation’s mission is to advocate for stricter penalties for animal abusers and to aid in the rescue of abused animals. We also hope to educate the public about the proven link between those who abuse animals and those who abuse humans. We aim to humanely reduce the number of abandoned and unwanted animals with our spay/neuter program.

A little more about the D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation: We are a dedicated group of animal lovers who want the suffering of animals stopped. We need to educate children on how to treat animals and to teach them that animals feel pain and have emotions just like you and I do. We are determined to get the Government’s attention to enact bill C-229. We also assist in bringing the companionship and friendship of animals to people with special needs as it provides them with the unconditional love and attention that an animal can give. We follow animal abuse cases and attend court cases to be the voice for these animals who cannot speak for themselves.

We would like to invite you, the media, to come out our event to support the animals.

Heather Anderson

D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation
403-475-0120
403-835-3197