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The BHCA as in the memo below detailed how it is colecting Fund by check only and forwarding to the Lawyer involved in the Case. THe NAIA has legal donations page set up that is more flexible in payment options, Just be sure to follow the instrustions in the second goute below in regards to adding defense in the second address line to order for the funds to be tracked. This is because if there is any left over funds they are to be split by the BHCA and NAIA. I personally thing both are fine organization and have no problem with the arraingement but for those that are not fond of NAIA policies/politics they can donate directly to the BHCA



The Basset Hound Club of America is assisting defense fund efforts for Wendy Willard whose 11 hounds from the Murder Hollow Basset Hound Pack were seized by the Philadelphia Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals under questionable circumstances. An attorney has been obtained and we are working with him to coordinate assistance from a number of interested groups, including the Masters of Foxhounds Association, the National Beagle Club of America, Inc., the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs, local hunt clubs, local dog clubs and other interested parties.

In addition, these groups and their members will be available to provide informational resources to bolster the defense in this case. Further actions are being explored regarding the Philadelphia dog limit law, their spay/neuter requirements, the possibly unconstitutional taking of her property and the violation of her civil rights. These actions will be costly, but we believe they are worthwhile.

If your club or you are able to donate to this crucial effort to correct injustice and combat laws that take away our right to own dogs, please send your check, made payable to BHCA, to Brian Pechtold, treasurer, 44W985 State Route 72, Hampshire, IL 60140-8271. Indicate on the memo line that the money is for the "Pack Legal Fund." Donations, as they come in, will be forwarded directly to the attorney.

A second legal fund has been set up by the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA), which is taking donations on line. If there is an excess at the end of this process, the money will be pro-rated between the BHCA and the NAIA. Any funds returned to the BHCA will go into our Basset Hound Health and Welfare Foundation, a non-profit, tax-deductible organization recently established by BHCA.

Keep in mind that what happened to Wendy Willard can happen to any of us who own multiple dogs. This must stop with Philadelphia[/b]
UPDATE: Got Hounds? WATCH OUT!
The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) is coordinating a defense fund for Wendy Willard whose hounds were seized by the Philadelphia Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals under questionable circumstances.


"An attorney has been obtained and we are working with him to coordinate assistance from a number of interested groups, including the Masters of Foxhounds of Association, the National Beagle Club of America, Inc., the Pennsylvania Federation of Dog Clubs, local hunt clubs, local dog clubs and other interested parties.In addition, these groups and their members will be available to provide informational resources to bolster the defense in this case. We are exploring further actions regarding the Philadelphia dog limit law, their spay/neuter requirements, the possibly unconstitutional taking of her property and the violation of her civil rights. These actions will be costly, but we believe they are worthwhile.

The NAIA Trust uses its funds to combat overreaching legislation and to combat these types of laws around the country.If your club or you are able to donate to this crucial effort to correct injustice and combat laws that take away our right to own dogs, donations to the Defense Fund may be made on-line through PayPal or by credit card by clicking on the following link and entering the amount to be donated in the input box. After entering the amount of the donation, click on the "Submit" button which takes you to the page where you can identify yourself and provide credit card information. Please insert "Defense" in the space on the line available for the "billing address Line 2" so we can keep an accurate accounting of donations.

The donation link is http://www.naiatrust.org/donationForm.htm
If you wish to mail a contribution, you can send it to:
NAIA Trust Legal Defense Fund
PO Box 66579
Portland Oregon 97290-6579

Please circulate this to any interested parties.

Julian Prager
NAIA Legislative Coordinator
NAIA Trust Legal Advisory Board Member[/b]


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