Baylee & Miss. Terrier Fund

Baylee & Miss. Terrier Fund

From Tracy Opra

We are raising funds to help cover surgery & recovery cost. Baylee & Miss. Terrier who were brutally raped by a sexual predator.

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over 1 year ago

Lyons has been sentenced to eight years in prison and will never, ever harm another animal or child again!!!
We will continue to raise the funds to cover the cost it took to care for Miss. Terrier, Until we reach our goal. So far are stats show, we have raised $334.00, we have had 2,024 page views, 21 supporters and 15 donors. I cannot thank you enough for your support and if you would please re-share our fundraiser link http://fundly.com/urj6pdu8. Also, our petition https://www.change.org/petitions/help-make-bestiality-a-felony-in-florida For the complete story see our FB page www.facebook.com/tap.together Again thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

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T.A.P. "Together Against Predators" is raising funds to help pay for the costly surgery that saved Baylee & Miss Terrier. Who were brutally raped by a convicted sexual predator!

     My tenant's dog Baylee was brutally raped by a convicted sexual predator on July 26,2013. James Lee Lyons bought property three doors down from my tenant in January 2013.

     When he was arrested on July 26, police went to his home and found poor Miss Terrier, who had been raped on a daily basis from the condition she was in. That is when we found out James Lee Lyons was a convicted sexual predator, who served thirteen years for sexually abusing children. No one knew because he was registered fifteen miles away at a different address.

     Baylee had surgery and has recovered the procedure but is not the dog she used to be. Miss Terrier was in critical condition for two months as it was touch and go with her. She is doing good now and so, so sweet.

     Their medical bills were just over $2,500.00 and I am trying to help raise funds to help cover the cost. So far we have raised $205.00 of the $2,500.00 needed. Any amount you can donate to help us raise the balance of $2,295.00 would be greatly appreciated!

There are several ways you can help!

My Friends,

 Please share with your friends and ask them to do the same!  I am counting on social media to help us, as the news media say, it's too gross to air. We need to raise awareness, as this effects so many, on so many different levels and is happening all over the U.S.! Bestiality has gone up 500% in the last few years!

1. Our animals have to endure this abuse!

2. Our children, bestiality is a pre-curser for thess predators to prey on children, if they haven't already!

3. Our communities, these predators are not registering where they really live, leaving our communites with a false sense of security, as the registry is useless!

Ways you can help!  

1. Sign our petition and share the link! http://www.change.org/petitions/help-make-bestiality-a-felony-in-florida  

 2. Visit the Chandler Edwards site, www.chandleredwards.org  A must for all animal lovers! Like their FB page. 

 3. Make a donation through Fundly or be a Supporter! http://fundly.com/urj6pdu8

 

4. Like our Facebook page and share!  www.facebook.com/tap.together  

Thank you so much!

Tracy

T.A.P. Together Against Predators

tap.together@yahoo.com

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Tracy Opra posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

VICTORY!!!!!!!

Lyons has been sentenced to eight years in prison and will never, ever harm another animal or child again!!!
We will continue to raise the funds to cover the cost it took to care for Miss. Terrier, Until we reach our goal. So far are stats show, we have raised $334.00, we have had 2,024 page views, 21 supporters and 15 donors. I cannot thank you enough for your support and if you would please re-share our fundraiser link http://fundly.com/urj6pdu8. Also, our petition https://www.change.org/petitions/help-make-bestiality-a-felony-in-florida For the complete story see our FB page www.facebook.com/tap.together Again thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

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Tracy Opra posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Thank You & Update!!!

Thank You & Update!!!! We have decided to extend our fundraiser & petition for one more week! Because my tenant will receive restitution, we have reduced our goal to cover the cost for just Miss. Terrier. We raised $205.00 from our first fundraiser through GiveForward and so far through Fundly, we have raised $300.00. To reach our goal we still need to raise $995.00. Our stats show for myself, I have sent out 306 emails, and have made 25 social posts. We have 15 Supporters and 13 Donors, with 1137 page views. http://fundly.com/urj6pdu8

Our petition, we have 1,852 signatures and still need 3148 to reach our goal. https://www.change.org/petitions/help-make-bestiality-a-felony-in-every-state

PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOALS!

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Tracy Opra posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

COURT UPDATE!!!!!

I met with the prosecuting attorney, we won't get the max, because this particular Judge will lien more towards the defendant in this case:( Why????? You got it, because it's a dog and not a human (makes my blood boil). They will not bring up his past history:( Why??? Again because it's a dog. If we were to go to trial, Lyons would probably only get about 4 years and 7 months probation out of the max of 15 years, with this Judge. What was put on the table and the defendant accepted is 8 years in prison, 9 years probation and restitution to my previous tenant, also he will never be able to live in the home 2 doors down from my rental. The sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 7th at 1:30pm. Lyons will go straight to prison from the courthouse.

This is a victory, just knowing he will never hurt another animal or child again! I am so glad my tenant decided to call and tell me what happened, as he debated weather or not to tell me, because he had called the police and they did nothing. They did not come out nor did they even make a report. What was I going to do from GA he thought. If he would not have called me, Lyons would being God knows what!

I am so glad I remembered Mr. lightsey, who was a Sgt. when I knew him (20 years ago) and then became Sheriff and now a Private Investigator. I looked him up on-line, called him and he remembered me, as he was good friends with my Dad. He is the one that got the ball rolling, he told my tenant to go to the Sheriff's Department and demand an investigation. That is how we found out about Lyons and his history.

This battle may have been won, but I have much more to do! The registries for predators are useless, because they are not registering where they are really living, giving people a false sense of security in their communities. In my case, my tenant had an GPS app on his phone connected to the registry and here he had been living 2 doors down for seven months and never knew, until he was caught. It's not just in FL. it's in every state!

Law Enforcement need to be educated on what to do in these situations, not just ignore! I am going to do all I can to help the Chandler Edwards Organization! They go from State to State, City to City upon request, educating Law Enforcement on what to do when they receive a call about bestiality. They also collect information on bestiality cases all over the U.S. and have been doing this for 10+ years. If anyone hears of any cases please email me the story at tap.together@yahoo.com or to the Chandler Edwards Organization, their web address is http://www.chandleredwards.org/ , please look at their site, what they are doing to help our animals is priceless!!!!!!

Thanks to all you supporters!!!!! I am so, so grateful, if you look up the word grateful in the dictionary, you will see my picture!

T.A.P. Together Against Predators
Tracy Opra

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