Wednesday, May 18, 2011

As More Time Passes, More Owners Are Accusing FACW K9 Training Of Animal Cruelty

Since I started my lost and found site one year ago, I have been contacted by two individuals asking me to post their lost dogs to the site. Both dogs had been left in the care of Craig Wright's FACW K9 Dog Training & Rehabilitation Centre Inc. Unfortunately for the owners, to date neither dog has been returned.

Within the last week, even more individuals have come forward through social media, and their communal discovery is horrifying. Apparently, these occurrences are not just limited to one, two, or even three dogs. At least four individuals have come forward to speak up for their dogs, and speak out against Craig Wright. Three dogs have, according to their owners, simply vanished.. One other was returned to his owner with a broken leg.

While none of these accusations has yet been proven (police and OSPCA officials laid several charges against Wright yesterday), one must wonder : when does a coincidence stop being just that?

Kodiak
This evening I spoke with Janet Noddle, one such owner. Two years ago, Janet left her two dogs, Jake and Kodiak, at Mr. Wright's facility in Ajax, for the purposes of behaviour modification (in this instance, barking). One week later, when Ms. Noddle went to the facility for an update, she noticed that Jake seemed somewhat "off", though she certainly did not assume that anything was serious. The following week however, Mr Wright called her to tell her that Kodiak, her Pomeranian, had run away when he had taken off the dog's collar (Ms Noddle contends that throughout the two weeks, when she had occasionally called to check up on her dogs, Mr. Wright had told her that he didn't trust Kodiak off leash).

From that point on, says Ms. Noodle, things went from bad to worse. When she went to meet Mr. Wright for a search for Kodiak, he told her that he had put up posters nearby. When she saw the poster, something didn't sit right with Ms. Noodle, as the dog in the picture only looked similar to her Kodiak (later that evening, Ms. Noodle's daughter ran a generic image search on Google for "Pomeranian", and sure enough found the exact image that Mr. Wright had used for the poster). In addition, according to Ms. Noodle, Mr. Wright told her that if Kodiak was not found by nightfall, than surely the dog would be killed by coyotes.

Meanwhile, with regard to Jake, Ms. Noodle had instructed Mr. Wright that since the dog had recently gone through surgery on both knees, he was to wear a knee brace and not be exercised for more than 15 minutes at a time.  Upon reuniting with Jake, Ms. Noodle noticed that he was extremely uncomfortable. A subsequent veterinary exam showed stress and inflammation in both of Jake's knees. Even more, Mr. Wright had shown Ms. Noodle an hour long video that he had taken of Jake running free the whole time!

Finally, after two years of fighting with Mr. Wright in person and in court, Janet Noodle was finally able to get at least some closure when on Monday, at a demonstration in front of the FACW facility, Craig Wright informed her that he had sold her dog. Unfortunately at this point, any statement that Craig Wright makes is wide open to speculation. All you need do is watch this recent video released by Global news and see how Mr. Wright seems indifferent when he tells the reporter that yes, he has lost "some" dogs. Perhaps giving such evasive answers is why Mr. Wright is currently charged with obstructing justice.

Chevy, another reported missing dog
In talking to Ms. Noodle, I can only imagine the horror she has lived through, and the horrors that so many more are currently living through as a result of the actions of Craig Wright. As an animal lover, I can only express such sympathy that I feel toward these people and their beloved pets, and do what little I can to ensure that no other person ever has to go through such a terrifying experience.

For more information, you can join this facebook group. In addition, protesters continue to gather in front of the FACW facility, with a large demonstration planned for this Friday between 5 and 8 pm, at 199 Waterloo St. in Oshawa. More details on the demonstration can be found on this page.

UPDATE : As of today (Thursday), Craig Wright has been arrested and is facing multiple charges. If I am correct, his first appearance will be on May 31. Stay tuned....

As always, if you have anything to add to this topic, feel free to comment on this post or contact me directly at torontopetdaily@gmail.com

9 comments:

  1. CRAIG WRIGHT HAS A LONG CRIMINAL PAST FOR RAPE BREAK AND ENTER , PROSTITUTION , THEFT THE LIST GOES ON AND ON HE IS A CAREER CRIMINAL , HE HAS BEATEN DOGS TO DEATH MANY OF TIMES . HE IS FROM NOVA SCOTIA WITH A LONG CRIMINAL HISTORY TO MANY TO NAME . ALSO GOES BY THE NAME PACO .STAY AWAY FROM THIS NO GOOD MUTT

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  2. CRAIG WRIGHT HAS A LONG CRIMANAL HISTORY , BECAREFUL TAKING YOUR PETS TO HIM . HE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR A BUCK .

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  3. My dog was also lost while in Craig Wright's care, a year ago on May 11th. He was a 4 month old rotti puppy. I have been hurting over the loss of my dog for over a year now, and I hope that everyone affected by this guy comes forward!

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  4. I was trying to reach you yesterday for a pic of your Rotti pup & some details. Have you had any word or leads? You can reach me at torontopetdaily@gmail.com if you wish. I'm so sorry you had to go through this.

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  5. Hey there we gave our then doberman to craig last year in febuary I think for some training, I remember seeing a very young rotti pup, I think by the name of rosevelt? spelling? was that yours? I can not believe that dog went missing, that's absoltely insane. IMO the dog was sold, How could anyone harm a puppy?

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  6. This makes me sick. If someone admitted to selling my dog, he would feel the wrath of Alison.

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  7. My dog's name was Bentley. He was at the facility in Ajax in May 2010. Unfortunately, probably not the same dog :(

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  8. Hi all, if you notice your comment hasn't been published it's because some are quite inflammatory with personal details (some of which may or may not be true). In the meantime, I have no problem posting anything with regard to FACW and the owner as it relates to the treatment of animals. It seems each day there's another horror story!

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  9. I have been reading a great deal about this over the past few days and the stories seem a little over the top. If this man lost people's dogs, and killed another, that is bad enough! He will be punished for that. And no matter what happens, his life will not be the same after this. It seems that some people are trying too hard to make him look guilty. So much so that myth is getting mixed up with fact. Let the police do their work.

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