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Morgese Law Firm, Georgia: Attorneys and a Legal Beagle

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Come by and see me!  Call Tuck the Law Dog for an appointment. (My secretary may answer the phone as I am usually in consultation).  Dog Law.   Tuck is “licensed” in Georgia.   Please keep your dogs in an enclosure-for their safety and to avoid possible injuries to my dog friends and financial harm to pet parents pocket-books (dog leash ordiance violations can be costly–and so can a lawsuit to defend a dog bite.)

Take care my friends.

Tuck the Law Dog

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Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter Update (Thanks Randy Travis Fox-5)

http://www.boggshumaneshelter.com/spay_neuter/
Update:
Today (July 24, 2012), Randy Travis, I-Team Investigative Reporter, Fox-5 Atlanta,  reported that the employee that broke this story to him allegedly had informed the Board over a year ago as to what  was happening, and the Board chose to ignore her information. Allegedly, staged photos of Lucky Dogs and the Adopting family/person  were put on the Boggs Mountain  website (even though the dogs had been killed).  There is a  Rabun County Commission meeting tonite, June 24, 2012, about this Shelter, as  this Shelter receives tax money from the county of Rabun toward its operations.
Bloggers, keep  blogging.  Post to FaceBook.  Twitter this.
Again, thank you Randy Travis, Fox 5 Atlanta I-Team for exposing this tragedy.

Tuck the Law Dog

http://wwwgeorgialaw.blogspot.com

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Boggs Mountain Humane Society Killing Dogs-Part Two

Supposed no-kill animal shelter euthanizes pets – Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5.

Randy Travis, Atlanta Fox 5 TV, I-Team, has done a update to his report on the Boggs Mountain Humane Society Shelter–including the Drector  taking $500.00 from a man to place his dog in the Lucky Dog program, and then putting the dog down and informing him that his dog had been adopted out.  See the video at Fox 5 Atlanta.   There is a list of board of directors  and the veterinarians who assist at this shelter (not sure how current their web page is) on the Boggs Mountain Humane Society web pages:  Let them know how you feel.  As of this morning, Fox 5 reports the the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has now opened a file and looking into this, stating that they are looking into “Theft by Deception” and, “Animal Cruelty.”  Who else knew about the killing of these dogs–there has to be more people involved than this employee and the Director Peanut???

http://www.boggshumaneshelter.com/spay_neuter/

Again, thank you Randy Travis, Fox 5 Atlanta I-Team for exposing this tragedy.

Tuck the Law Dog

http://wwwgeorgialaw.blogspot.com

 

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Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter Rabun County Georgia Killing Dogs

Investigation exposes humane society ‘Lucky Dog’ program – Atlanta

Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter Investigation Rabun County GA-Killing Dogs!!!

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/19059474

 Fox 5 Atlanta I-Team Randy Travis exposed this–Thank him!

This was claimed to be a no-kill shelter. What these employees have been doing is disgusting and possibly illegal– if so, they should be prosecuted! Taking $100.00 from a donor to save a “Lucky Dog” and then euthenizing these dogs and telling the donors that the dog had been adopted or sent to another shelter!! Watch the Fox 5 Video. The Rabun County Sheriff and the District Attorney should review Georgia Code 16-8-3, “Theft by Deception” and, if applicable to the circumstances, prosecute the offenders.

Voice your outrage:

Rabun County Sheriff
25 Courthouse Square, #3
Clayton, GA
PH (706) 782-3612
Fax: (706) 782-775
Visit their site-they have a direct email. Start emailing!!

Rabun County District Attorney
25 Courthosue Square,
Suite 121
Clayton, GA 30525
(706) 782-4501

Take care,

Tuck the Law Dog
http://tuckthelawdog.wordpress.com

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Littering is a Crime! Pick up your trash!

Tuck at Work

I went to the park yesterday. I go most days to run on the trails.  My mom always carries a  “poop bag” (or two) for my “occasional spills.”   On my drive to the park,  I couldn’t help but notice various “human droppings” along the roadway and in the parking lots:  McDonalds cups and straws, Coke cans, water bottle, thousand of cigarette butts, and even one tennis shoe (which always reminds Mom of George Carlin’s skit about “why is there always only one shoe on the road–where is the other shoe?”).  Why do humans have to litter?   How often do you ever see dog food cans, dog food bags, or dog toys littering the streets and parking lots?  Like, never.  Mom uses baby wipes following my “toilet” but, if we are out in public, she discards them into the nearest trash can, and carries the soiled ones until she finds a disposal.  But that’s too much trouble for some humans–they think they are being discreet when they “place” used Pampers under their cars–and then drive off.  I saw y’all.  Littering is a crime.  It is sad when we need an ordinance because some humans lack respect for others property,   for our environment, and apparently for their own self.    Use trash cans, or, keep your garbage until you get home.

Take care, y’all,

Tuck the Law Dog

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New Years 2012, DUI, & Employment – Georgia Law

It has been a difficult 2011 for those seeking employment.  I am thankful that I have been and continue to go to work every day and help those in need of legal advice.  My prior  blog discussed drinking and driving, but with New Years fast approaching,  I feel DUI is a topic of which humans need frequent reminders as to the havoc this behavior brings to not only the arrested person but to that person’s family as well.  Only too often we at Morgese Law Firm hear “but I only had 1 or 2 drinks;” “I just pulled out of my driveway,”  “I was driving straight home from the bar,” “I wasn’t swerving.”  And the majority of arrest reports for DUI’s contain the verbiage “observed vehicle crossing the center line,” “observed vehicle crossing over the outside line,”  “failure to stop at stop signal,” and “failure to use turn signal.” If you are stopped by the police for DUI, you will likely be asked to take a “breath test,” which measures one’s blood alcohol content.  A reading above the legal alcohol limit in Georgia (.o8) could get you arrested for DUI.    You could also be asked to perform tests which the officer utilizes to document your arrest for DUI.  For example, balancing tests; ability to recite the alphabet; ability to describe the date, time and your location; or, ability to respond to commands.  These tests are done at the place of your vehicle stop–all within sight of passing motorists, and sometimes, even by people you know–from your neighborhood, from your place of employment, from your church.     An arrest and ultimate conviction for DUI can place your employment and your family’s financial future, in jeopardy.  We have seen clients threatened with employment termination or even terminated following an arrest for DUI.  In Georgia, your license can be surrendered at arrest.  The Officer will give you a Form 1205, which would allow you to temporarily drive for 30 days.  If given a 1205, you will then have 10 business days to request an administrative hearing, which is held before a judge.  It is advisable to have an attorney represent you at this hearing and at any further court proceedings.   Thus,  if you get arrested for DUI, you should immediately contact an attorney who can advise you on your rights and possible defenses to the stop of your vehicle, defenses to the testing the officer conducted,  and , investigate whether any of your rights were violated,  all of which could play a vital part in keeping your driving privileges, and your job.  MORGESE LAW FIRM prays that you have a safe and Happy New Year.

Tuck the Law Dog

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THANKSGIVING 2011

I am Thankful that my Mom and Dad adopted me from the Shelter.
I am thankful that there are no-kill shelters for dogs and cats.
I am thankful for all the nice people that come to our law office every day and let me sit on their lap.
I am thankful and grateful that I have food and a warm place to live.
I am thankful for my grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins.
I am thankful for the champions of animal rights.

I am thankful that I have no fleas.

Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll,

Tuck the Law Dog
 Morgese Law Firm
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DOGS-CARS-INSURANCE-LIABILITY…and a LEASH

 While doing some research to, I came across a story (albeit over a year old) about a dog that allegedly had been let out for his usual evening run. According to the story, the dog apparently ran into the street, was struck by a motor vehicle, and died at the scene. The dog’s family was upset that the driver’s motor vehicle insurer wanted them to pay for the damage to the driver’s car (the driver was not cited, as it was dark and the dog had darted out and the driver could not avoid the accident). The dog’s family believe that the insurer was being unsympathetic and callous, and without a heart. The “comments” from reader’s to this story were divided between their support for the family vs. the insurer. One person described the insurer as being at fault for being a “big corporation” and how dare this “big corporation” come after this family in its time of grief. Practicing “plaintiff’s personal injury” I am often at odds with insurance companies. However, I find myself siding with this insurance company. The dog was allowed to run, at night, unleashed. It is not unexpected that a dog (even myself) or a child will run out into the street without looking (I tend to get distracted when I see a squirrel-and thus, on my walks find myself tied to my Mom). Parents and pet parents have a moral, ethical and legal duty to insure the safety of their pets and children, and can and must be held accountable for damages the children or pets cause. I feel the anguish this dog’s family must have felt–but I feel a much, much greater sorrow for the dead dog lying in the street, a beautiful dog who would still be alive but for the lack of a leash. Obey your local ordinances and keep your dog leashed.

Take care, ya’ll,

 Tuck the Law Dog

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DEATH PENALTY FOR DOGS

Tuck the Law Dog is and will continue to be a champion of animal rights and animal safety.  Today, however, I want my readers to be aware of a vicious dog attack that occured recently in Forsyth County, Georgia, for which I will provide a link.  Two Pit Bulls (they just happen to be the breed of dog I am referring to in this incident, and in no way am blaming the Pit Bull breed in intself, ’cause I know some very sweet tempered lovable Pit Bulls)  apparently broke out of the basement where their owner kept them  (that in itself appears cruel) went into the pasture next door, and viciously attacked a horse.  The pictures of this poor horse are so sad and pitiful–it’s face and legs chewed to shreds.  The horse had to be put down.
Just as human criminals that are sentenced to death for their egrigious, vicious and sadistic crimes, regretably, so should these two dogs be put down for what they did to that horse.  I say regretably, because a large part of the blame for what these dogs did ultimately is the result of their treatment and the living conditions inflicted upon them by their owner(s).   I do not buy the excuse  some criminal use to mitigate their crimes by claiming that their behavior is a result of abuse by their parents–most humans can make logical decisions,  and know right from wrong, and choose to commit crimes.  These dogs, could not reason like a human, and due to abuse by their owner,  will likely harm another creature if allowed again to be free.  It is very sad.  I can’t get the pictures of that poor horse out of my head, nor the thought that two dogs should be put down due to an uncaring owner.  May that lovely horse rest in peace. 
This story can be found at: 
http://www.forsythnews.com/section/6/article/10478/

Pit Bulls Kill Horse  http://www.forsythnews.com/section/6/article/10478/

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Tuck the Law Dog

 
 

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Dogs and Pick-up Trucks and the Law

Dogs should never, never, ride  in an open pick-up truck bed, loose nor tethered.  That’s basically the message I want ya’ll to hear, and I really shouldn’t have to say more.  Unfortunately, there are still thoughtless and indifferent pet owners who think it is “cool” to have their dogs ride in the bed of the truck.  It’s not “cool” nor is it safe.  If the vehicle has to suddenly stop, a loose dog will go flying out of the bed, and a tethered dog  could hang himself or be severely choked while flying out of the bed.  Or, a dog could see something that attracts his attention  and the dog decides to jump out of a moving vehicle to go chase it.  I was behind such a vehicle last night on the way home from work.  Two dogs were running loose in the bed of the truck, this truck traveling down the highway at over 45 miles an hour.  I exited the highway pray that these two beautiful dogs made it “home” safe–I must question the type of treatment they receive at “home” from such an indifferent, thoughtless, and yes, ignorant person.  While the enactment of an ordinance or law could help diminish this type of behavior, I like think that we could do with a few less laws, and a lot less ignorant, thoughtless people.  Stay safe, my four-legged friends.

Take care, ya’ll,

Tuck the Law Dog

wwwgeorgialaw.blogspot.com

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