Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Congrats to the Gideons (and their attorney)

From Larry Powell's blog:

THE GIDEON FAMILY'S CASE: We got a note yesterday afternoon from Lynn Gideon – you may recall that Lynn and her husband, Mark, were in a bit of emotional anguish earlier this year when the City of Dallas, after getting repeated complaints from a nearby neighbor, began to threaten the family with the loss of their rescued animals, animals they’d taken in and lovingly cared for when no one else would step up.

Lynn’s note read, “I wanted to let you know that our lawsuit with the city of Dallas has been settled. We are very happy about it. All our pets will remain at home with us. Our oldest cat, Lily, died a few weeks ago, but at least she was at home and not in a strange place. Everybody else is well.

“Mark and I are so grateful for the many people that came forward to help us. We also appreciate so much your continued interest in us and our pets.”

The Gideon’s had engaged attorney Bryon L. Woolley of Simpson Woolley, LLP to represent them in the case.

He got a temporary injunction to keep the city from seizing the animals, there was some lawyer work and a settlement was reached.

If this doesn't prove that the city's 2008 pet limit ordinance is stupid...


Cindy said...

I am happy that the Gideons were able to keep their animals, but that should never have happened!

Feline Provocateur said...

I couldn't agree with you more!

Suzette Watkins said...

This is so funny because back when this was going on, I had no idea that FP existed, and I was asking Rebecca's friend who is THLN Chapter Pres Dallas about this, she was just so convinced that this was a done deal, she was in the know and this family would not be getting the animals back. I was happy when they won this case just because Stacy was so snotty about it. The more I read this blog, the more I think pretty much you are dead on!! It's really sad and I hope that everyone gets what they deserve because this is really abuse of everything! WOW! Yep, and they are big hoarder freaks. If you have over 3 animals, you are a hoarder!!