Justice for Oscar – Petition


A Schuylkill County Judge ordered animal cruelty charges against a New Philadelphia man accused of shooting a Oscar Flecha with a crossbow. Charges against 37-year-old Patrick Canfield, were held for Schuylkill County Court by District Judge James Ferrier on Tuesday. Ferrier allowed Canfield to remain free on $2,500.00 bail. State police at Schuylkill Haven have charged Canfield with shooting the Oscar, who is owned by Paul Flecha on August 5th at Flecha’s home in Lake Wynonah. Oscar survived the incident. Canfield allegedly has admitted to police he shot Oscar.


We, the undersigned, call on you, Mr. Prosecutor, and you, Mr.Magistrate, as law enforcers, to enforce stricter penalties on those who commit animal cruelty to any animal.

All abuse should be investigated and proper procedures should follow. Depending on the severity of the case they should be penalized to the full extent of the law.

Oscar’s vicious and senseless attack was not a local crime, it was a crime against humanity. You have an opportunity here to make a difference. We implore you to give Oscar and his family closure and bring them justice.


Three Skinny Dogs in PA Get Rescued

Dogs Deserve Better got a tip about three skinny dogs living in pens in central Pennsylvania. DDB’s Tamira Thayne investigated, worked with the caretaker, and got him to give up all three dogs.

None of the dogs had food or water anytime Thayne was there, and there was excuse after excuse for how thirsty, thin, and hungry they were. Mostly the man blamed his ex-girlfriend who left the bad relationship for taking in the animals and leaving them there with him.

But regardless of how that went down, they were HIS responsibility to care for, and in that he failed miserably.

Harley, the golden retriever who was bought from a pet store who buys from puppymills, Roxy, the little back lab with every rib showing, and Savannah the setter mix with a major obsession to hunt down small animals, are happy to be free and starting to get acclimated to the REAL world, where dogs are part of the family.

Love Dogs? Then give your dogs what they need and deserve. An inside home with a family who loves and appreciates them.


Demand Justice for Dog Shot at D.C. Festival


In Memory of Parrot