Good information! Georgia government have dropped fees towards a Desert Storm veteran that broke right into a automotive to avoid wasting a canine.
You’ll keep in mind the tale final week about Michael Hammons, an Army veteran and animal lover that used to be arrested after he smashed a automotive window to rescue a distressed canine locked in a scorching automotive in a carpark.
Supporters from all over the world rallied in strengthen of Hammons, with outrage that he used to be arrested for saving a existence, and with anger towards the canine’s proprietor that insisted Athens, Georgia police price him with a criminal offense slightly than commend him for saving her tiny Pomeranian-mix from demise throughout the scorching automotive.
Although present Georgia legislation lets in electorate to damage right into a automobile to avoid wasting an individual in misery, the legislation doesn’t give the similar rights to these making an attempt to avoid wasting a canine.
“The laws need to be changed to protect the animals, not necessarily the people,” Mark Martin, a puppy retailer proprietor who rallied round Hammons’ reason, informed WXIA News. “We are the voices for the animals; they can’t speak for themselves.”
Because of public outcry and media consideration across the incident, supporters stepped as much as assist. Many presented to assist pay Hammons’ prison charges, petitions have been signed, letters and calls have been made to the Superior Court of Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties.
An area Ford dealership presented to interchange the smashed automotive window without cost.
District Attorney, Ken Mauldin made the straightforward determination to drop all fees.