January 26, 2014
Subject: [petlaw] TN:
Animal Charity Accused of Taking Dog
Animal Charity Accused of Taking Dog Updated: Thursday, January 23 2014,
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Animal Charity Accused of Taking Dog Stacy Case Murfreesboro
Only On Fox, a charity that’s supposed to protect animals is accused of doing just the
opposite. A Murfreesboro dog owner says the Humane Alliance of Rutherford
County took her dog, and she believes the charity’s director is planning to
sell it for profit. The dog owner, Freda Haddix, is disabled which keeps her
home a lot. Her husband and Buddy, the black chihuahua, are her life. All
she has are pictures of him now all because Haddix says she needed help
house training the full blooded long haired chihuahua. She explains why shecalled Humane Alliance, “That’s why I got in touch with Animal Alliance(Humane Alliance) to see if they knew anybody they could put me in touchwith someone. Instead, Haddix says the charity director herself, Penny Jekotof Humane Alliance of Rutherford County offered to help, but said she’d needto take the dog for a while. The Haddix family says Jekot said she’d bringBuddy back after he was house broken. Then, before she walked out the door,the Haddix’s say Jekot asked for one thing… their signatures. Robert Jekot
says he thought the signatures were just to show she had permission to have
the dog in the interim while she was working on house training…..