From her own lips, Riordan told me, last fall, that on the August 16, 2009 night/morning of the burglary and theft of my dogs, including Maeve, she was called repeatedly between 1 and 3 AM, prior to the "break-in" by ringleader, Kris Kelly and Barks of Love. Kelly demanded money (what else?) for "boarding" for the dogs they were about to steal.
Riordan says that , not knowing what to do (really?) she called a "city official" (at 2:00 a.m.?) who told her that she had no obligation to call "the authorities." Dogs terrorized and stolen, a house burglarized and a life destroyed. Someone knew it was happening AS IT HAPPENED. And she did nothing.
Beware and be informed.
I've been devastated by this news for months. Spineless. I wonder what she'd do for her own way-over-the-limit cats.
Convinced that "government" has no place in animal rescue or care, I have to take leave from this blog for an extended period,. for my own sanity---whatever that is. Fight on, but when in doubt...get off of your ass and your computer and walk like an Egyptian---in the streets.