Justice For Dory: Real or Hoax?

A pit bull named Dory was allegedly shot in the mouth by a drunken neighbor in Biloxi, Mississippi earlier this month. The story has outraged readers and amassed tens of thousands of shares online, yet no local news agencies have reported it. Did this shooting really happen, or is this just an elaborate internet hoax?

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Details of the incident are lacking, as is available evidence. We’re continuing to investigate this story, and below we present the information we have to date.

The story of Dory’s shooting began with a post on September 11, 2013, which read:

Share this for Dory!

Dory was shot in the moth with a 380 containing hollow point bullets.

Dory’s only crime… Being a pit bull.

Our neighbor walked into my yard… Called my dog to over to them and put his gun in her mouth and fired 3 time.

Our teenage teenager was at home at witnessed this terrible act. When he ran out to confront said neighbor and to see what had happened the neighbors only response was “what did you see”. The man was very drunk and made it obvious that he was angry and into wanting to fight.

When the police arrived they questioned the neighbor who stated that his reason for his horrible act was because Dory is a pit bull and made is wife scared.

Now, Dory is a 9 yr old dog who is registered as a K9 good citizen as well as being a certified as a therapy dog and visits with senior citizens and wounded veterans while in the hospital. This means that she has been tested and has proven herself to be controllable and adjust easy to all situations.

When taken to the vet dory was found to have her jaw broken in two places, several teeth missing, 7 broken in half including to canines in addition to having powder burns down her throat and in her mouth.

The vet is set to testify that the only way this dog could have received these burns in her mouth and throat is to have the gun inserted into her mouth and the trigger pulled.

The vet remove two pieces of Dory’s jaw, 7 teeth, wired additional pieces of her jaw bone and portions of her gums and roof of her mouth that were torn and damaged to much to heal. There are attached pictures of the bullets that have been removed there is twice that much there still.

The reason I am asking for your help here is the officer who came out said he was not even going to file a report. He said this is a civil matter, not criminal. I have contacted my friend at the ASPCA of Mississippi and have an investigator looking into animal cruelty charges. I have also contacted the local news who stated IF I CAN GET ENOUGH People involved in Dory’s story they would cover the story. This is why I am asking u to share.

Please if you have a dog who is part of your family share this. She is my friend and like your pet a member of our family. Please help bring this man to justice or at least plaster is horrible act all over for the world to see, he needs to be ashamed of his act. 

Attached are pictures of our sweet girl also the bullets that were removed from her face.

Photos
5 Photos were included with the original post. Three of them showed Dory apparently before the shooting. One showed a closeup of the dog’s mouth, which shows some blood and chipped teeth. The other photo claims to show the bullets removed from Dory’s mouth.

dory-teeth

Page Removed
The original post included a link to a Facebook page which has since been removed. Some claim that this is evidence that the story is being suppressed, while others have claimed that Dory’s owner mistakenly set up a personal profile instead of a Facebook page. That page, “justicefordory” appears to have been replaced by “Dorys Justice,” which is still active.

Change.org Petition
A petition was established on Change.org, entitled, “Harrison County, Biloxi Mississippi police`: Take action against Dory’s attacker.” It reached 3000 signatures and simply reads, “Take action against Dory’s attacker.” Police have not issued any response to this petition.

Donation Site
A website collecting donations for Dory’s medical bills was established. As of this writing, it had raised over $500 toward a goal of $2300. The project describes the incident in the following manner: “Dory, a 9 year old pit was shot 3 times in the mouth by a neighbor simply because his wife does not like pitbulls. Police wont help and vet bills are adding up!” Some commenters online have referred to this donation drive as a “scam” but have not presented evidence.

WLOX
Many outraged readers have asked South Mississippi’s WLOX to report Dory’s story – but the news station has not responded to these requests. We have reached out to WLOX for clarification why they have not picked up the story or responded to these Facebook comments, and we’ll post their response if and when they answer.

Harrison County Sheriff’s Office
In the extensive discussion of this incident, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office has been mentioned as having knowledge of – or denying knowledge of – the shooting. We are attempting to get clarification from the Sheriff’s Office on this incident, and whether or not they have knowledge of the shooting or not.

Owner’s Sudden Absence
Around four days after the original post, Dory’s owner stopped posting online. According to the Dory’s Justice Faceboook page, this is because the owner’s family is in the process of moving. Skeptics have suggested that this sudden disappearance just as the story went viral could be signs that something is amiss. We have messaged the dog’s owner and will provide an update if and when she responds.

Comparison to Corona the Dog
In August 2012, we reported on a similar incident regarding a dog named Corona which had also been shot in the mouth. That story had multiple photos, x-rays, video, and statements from the vet which tended to the dog. There were no doubts surrounding Corona’s shooting. Until Dory’s story is updated with the same amount of evidence as seen in the Corona case, it will be impossible to fend off claims that it is a hoax.

Evidence
The available evidence for Dory’s shooting includes a written narrative, a single photo of the dog’s mouth, and a photo of the bullets. This is insufficient to stave off doubts for the following reasons:

  • The owner has gone silent, and is unavailable for comment.
  • Police took no action in an apparent shooting, and released no statement.
  • Evidence from the veterinarian visit has not been offered

 

Additional Evidence
A couple of readers have sent us additional evidence which they feel helps support the claim that Dory’s attack was real. The two images include a citation and a business card with a case number written on it.

Citation Business cardcasenumber

Unfortunately, neither of these documents include a date or any specific information regarding the alleged events. The inclusion of a case number may prove useful in our continued research of the incident. Only a few words can be read in the report underneath the business card in the photo above, such as “mandibular defect,” and the citation in the top photo states it is a “leash law violation.”

Without irrefutable evidence that specifically corroborates the details of the owner’s narrative, doubts will continue to surround the shooting of Dory. Did it happen? Only time – and some additional evidence – can answer that question.

If you have additional information, please let us know in the comments below. We will update this page with information as it arrives.

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Article updated September 24, 2013

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76 Comments on Justice For Dory: Real or Hoax?

  1. It looks like they are updating now. I hope that you find that it is not a scam. Here is the link to their FB page.

    https://www.facebook.com/Justice4Dory2013justice4Dory2013

    • Hi Kate, that is the Facebook page we cited above, and Dory’s owners do not appear to be contributing to it. It should be noted that we have not claimed that the story is real or fake, but instead we’ve presented the facts as we have them at this point. The lack of compelling evidence should be addressed.

      The page admins have decided to ban anyone who doesn’t believe the story rather than present additional evidence to silence the naysayers.

    • Yeah because fake FB pages can’t ever be made.

    • carletta scott // October 12, 2013 at 9:49 am // Reply

      Now FB page is unavailable or has been removed?

    • so- is it real or a hoax? The pictures above of the citation aren’t great. Leash Law Violation? That doesn’t make any sense either.

  2. I think this is a scam being run by only one or two people using multiple facebook accounts pretending to relay messages to the owner and vouching the other fake accounts.

    They refuse to provide any info on the date, time, or location of the incident. They refuse to provide any veterinary reports.
    They refuse to provide any info at all that substantiates the story.
    There is not even any evidence that the facebook accounts are real people and not fake accounts.

    The dog in the photo they claim was taken last night looks pretty healthy for being shot 3 times point blank in the head recently. Not a scratch on her.

    A legitimate fundraiser would not be using a site like indiegogo to hide their identity.
    People have been offering to pay the balance of the money owed directly to the vet and they have no interest in providing that info.

    How much is it going to take before people see something here really stinks?

    • I can guarantee you that Candi Mesh is an actual person that I have met several times. She is trying very desperately to help this dog. I have known her for several years and I mean personally, not online.

      • The why are they banning everyone that ask for an additionnal proof?

        If you’re to ask for money, then it’s legit that people make sure it’s real.

  3. I am one of the people questioning this FB page and was in fact banned, I do have some info if you wouldn’t mind contacting me, I would love to speak with you. Thank you.

    ~E McVay

  4. I believe this is, combined with the story of Corona, where the original story came from and was ripped off from. I think if the same news station covered a similar shooting only 2 months before, they would certainly cover another. I call bs on this Facebook page/scam. Additionally, since when are vet bills only a couple thousand dollars for something this severe? I’ve heard of $20,000 bills for stitching bite wounds from another dog and a leg cast…

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3049150/posts

    • don’t know if it is true or not , but that was my first thought also, why is the vet bill so low?

      • That is not the “vet bill”, so to speak. The donation site was set up by a well known animal rights activist from that area. At the time she set it up, she had no idea what the total bill was going to be, because Dory wasn’t done with treatment (nor is she done now – she’s still being treated). The setting up of the donation site was done as a nice gesture to help the family pay for the vet bills. The family never ONCE asked for money and was very humbled that someone cared enough to try to get some donations for helping them. Complete strangers have come together for this family – all for the one common reason….to get Justice for Dory.

        • A public records search of your “well known animal rights activist” turned up no record of her existence in Mississippi or anywhere else. A google search of “Candi Mesh” turns up nothing except the Dory donation site on indiegogo.

          The facebook page of “Candi Mesh” shows no affiliation with any animal rights groups, no job or education history, and no evidence at all that “Candi Mesh” is a real person.
          https://www.facebook.com/candimesh

          This should be clear evidence to anyone that the donation site is a scam being run by people using fake names and fake accounts.

          • Gee whiskers…I know Candi for a long time.
            Nigeria?

            This is the Onion, yes?

            Oh wait…I know..

            Performance art

            Good show…
            Seen better, but hey..
            whatever get ya that ad revenue

          • Teri Warren // September 26, 2013 at 11:54 am //

            No scam, I know her personally, I am not really sure why people are questioning her being a live person, unless of course they have a personal grudge against her….

          • dont worry nj // September 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm //

            You are saying you never claimed if it was a hoax or if its real and yet and i quote you… “This should be clear evidence to anyone that the donation site is a scam being run by people using fake names and fake accounts.”

            You contradicted yourself you low life. Stop denying the truth in attempt to make your website more popular. Your website sucks and unheard of.

      • Yeah, I agree the price was way to low. I just had a diabetic cat pass away and we were near 2,000 just in insulin meds and seizure meds for a few months of trying to save his life.

  5. This story is not a hoax. I can forward a picture of the business card with the complaint number that was issued by Sgt. Charles Overstreet of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. Underneath the business card is what appears to be a veterinary report. Sgt. Overstreet was the 2nd deputy to respond (after the first deputy claimed this problem was “Civil Matter” and not a criminal matter). Sgt. Overstreet came out and took information, more pictures, etc.

    Due to all the insanity with her dog being shot and not getting any support from the police – as well as a lunatic living next door that had just shot her dog – Dory’s family packed up their lives and moved. Who wouldn’t? The safety of their family was at risk and law enforcement (those that are supposed to protect the people these types of things happen to) was not doing their job!!!

    Stop with the BS that this is a hoax. Dory is real. Her owner is real. What they are going through is horrible and they really need support – not all this crap that this is a hoax. Instead of publishing articles like you just did – how about you get a hold of Harrison County Sheriff and ask them WHY they didn’t do their job?

    • There has been no claim that it is real or a hoax. We have reached out to the Sheriff’s Dept, and await their response.

      Donations are being sought, and there are many people who wish to donate but would like more verification first. Does this seem unreasonable?

  6. I am one of the people who have tried very hard to network this cause. I am also one of the people who have posted, and acted as admin on the pages, as well as assisting to merge all the pages today. The plain fact is that there are a few different people trying to help Dory and keep her pages up and accounts open, the only banning that I know of was a few people who decided it was easier to be vulgar than to have an intelligent conversation. VULGARITY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! ACCUSATIONS WITHOUT PROOF WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
    As for weather or not Dory’s story is a hoax only Dory’s family can answer that. Christina has posted photos of the citation, as well as the case number and card from the officer on the case. If you have questions, why don’t you call the police department and ask. OR perhaps you could have actually asked one of the people running the pages. I suppose asking your own questions is just too much for you; it is much easier for you to post inflammatory remarks on a blog and pump people up for a lynching. Most of the people working on Dory’s page, and Dory’s group WORK, and cannot constantly man the pages. By the end of today we finally has some semblance of direction only to be crapped on again, as Dory’s Justice has again been removed from facebook.
    You people can believe what you want, there is plenty of information posted for you to make a rational decision; other than that you can all just get bent!

    • Apparently there are those who wish to donate who do not feel there is “plenty of information” yet. Why not provide sufficient information, rather than telling potential donors to get “bent” instead?

    • I have a hard time believing anything that is posted by someone who is trying to defend this case by using the name “GET BENT” and “PUKE UP AN APOLOGY.” Especially when they are claiming others are being vulgar. If this is real – and I’m not claiming that it is or is not – I would be much more willing to convey respect and credit to your argument if you used a respectful screen name (or better yet, your real name) and didn’t resort to bathroom type conversations in your post. If you are who you say you are, I can understand your frustration, but I can see how this looks like a hoax to the rest of the world.

  7. You are NOT looking at BOTH sides for anything or you would have contacted someone from Dory’s page for a comment.
    I can follow the links just fine, I don’t know what YOUR problem is but I would be happy to send you the images.

  8. I call BS. Let’s take a look at the statement written by the owner. First off, Mississippi State Law dictates that the alleged shooter be placed under arrest for Trespassing with the intent to inflict serious damage to personal property not of their holding, and/or intent and premeditated thought of one’s own will and for thought of their actual action to cause grave harm and/or death to the person and/or persons of residence of the property of which the person of trespass has no legal holding to the land in which they have trespassed.

    That’s just for starters. Next Mississippi Law dictates Under the Influence of Legally Prescribed drugs, Illegal drugs, and/or Alcohol which impairs a person’s ability to discern right from against the Laws of the State of Mississippi with regards to Discharging a fire arm within any city or incorporated territory, shall be a misdemeanor, willfully acknowledges, that said misdemeanor shall be brought before charges as a level 1,2,3 felony with a minimum if convicted blah blah 10,000.00 fine blah blah.

    Okay now that the law is out of the way which squashes the “the police said it was a civil matter” crap. Lets talk Forensics 3 rounds from a .38 cal pistol that were hollow points at point blank range would blow an exit hole in the back of a pigs neck that you could park your trailer in. There is not and never will be a through and through wound from a hollow point bullet. That statement right there is tighter than my little sister. I have owned breed and saved ASBT’s ESBT’s Mastiffs and Bordeaux’s most of my life which has lead to having to put a few down due to OLD AGE and from personal experience, since I have looked each one in the eye as I pulled the trigger. A 9mm standard round does a pretty good job of removing the cranial material on the exit side. There is so much more wrong with this story that I have come to the conclusion that If you are dumb enough to believe this crap, then you shouldn’t own a pit of any kind. “DOG’S ARE ONLY AS STUPID AS THEIR OWNERS.” Just saying…..written by someone who states try that sh-t in my yard and you will pull back a stump and my dog(s) would have had a healthy portion of Iron and Dumb Ass for the day.

  9. I sent you an email regarding the images you requested in your posts.

  10. Posted today, 9-24-13, 14 minutes before this posting, on the facebook page of Dory’s Justice.

    “~Janet~ Posted by: Michael Mccullough in the group Justice 4 Dory.
    Hi
    This is Christina … My personal page deactivated because some people were posting ugly and threatening messages on my page towards the neighbor.
    I wanted to let you all know that we are settled into our new home and have moved out of our home in Mississippi but are happy to be happy in Alabama now. We have heard that there has been a lot of mess on this page since apparently a few days without being in contact with me is a lifetime for some of the people on this page or people who maybe WERE on this page.
    For the record I’m not sure if he started the rumors but no one has spoken with dory’s vet that according to dory’s vet…yes Dory is a pit bull ….yes she was shot three times in the face… I am not sure what someone who has started these rumors feels as if though I am benefiting from.
    I have paid all of dory’s that bills. I have paid for dory’s expenses of special feed and I have pay for our moving expenses. I have stressed to anyone who has offered to financially help Dory that I would like for anyone Who wants to do this to make a donation to the ASPCA of Central Mississippi in dory’s name.
    I have gained nothing by my dog being shot. I have lost my home and then forced to move incurred lots of them that expenses special food expenses for the dog medicine expenses for the dog anabolic prescriptions for the dog surgery expenses for the dog as well as had to pay a ticket for the dog being off leash there has been no benefit whatsoever to me from my dog being shot.
    Attached are pictures of Dory space please noticed there is only ta quarter of the canine on the top. Also that the skin sags and t the lips sags because there is no bone from her jaw bone being removed. Also please note that the black spots inside of her mouth are due to the gunpowder being in her mouth and staining her from the Burns. Also if you look you can see the hole in her mouth below the canine in the bottom jaw where the bullet actually blew through her mouth and came out the bottom of her mouth. There is also a picture of the staples in her face currently where they had to go in and not removed bullet fragments but bone fragments from the shattering of the bullets in her mouth.
    I also wanted to update anyone who is curious about the W LOL X news station that said they wanted to interview myself and Dory. The reporter did not want to do a story on justice for Dory she she wanted to do a story on leash law and was going to use story as an example of what happens if your dog is not on leash. I was not going to have Dory made out to be a bad guy on TV and shown as a dog that was running loose and got shot in the face as this is a lie and incorrect and I would not do it.
    And the last thing that I will address here tonight is the fact that it is circulating that Dory is not a pit bull if you have ever seen a pit bull you know Dory is a pit bull. Please look them up on Google images if you were worried about if she is really a pit bull she is a razors edge blue find pit bull if you Google it you will be able to find this.
    I would like to thank all of you guys for your support for Dory she is doing very well eating well running around the house actually been pretty perky thank you again for everything you’ve done for her and for all of you who have stayed on Dory side thank you.”

    • It is good that the owner has re-surfaced. Hopefully she can produce some irrefutable evidence so that debate on the veracity of this story can finally be put to rest.

      • Hopefully the skeptics can get the answers they are looking for.

        Also, I sent the rest of those pictures to you – more “evidence” for the skeptics.

        Don’t get me wrong, I truly can understand people having hesitation when donating to money. I will admit, I started to wonder what was going on when we couldn’t get a hold of Dory’s owner. However, as you can see from the letter from Dory’s owner – she has nothing to “gain” from this. She has paid for everything out of her own pocket and never asked for a dime from anyone. All she wants is JUSTICE for her wonderful dog and if we all take the time to sit back and think about this – what if this happened to your dog? What would you do?

        Cut Dory’s owner some slack – please have some compassion for what she and her family is going through. They have been to hell and back…..

  11. I stick by my first statement. I CALL BS !!!!

    AND I QUOTE:
    Our neighbor walked into my yard… Called my dog to over to them and put his gun in her mouth and fired 3 time.
    KEY PHASE BEING “INTO MY YARD”. Which means the neighbor had to have entered through an opening. A property line between 2 adjacent parcels is considered a residential common unless controlled by a fence or like structure. Which brings us back to my original statement.

    IF YOU THINK THAT DOG IS A RAZOR EDGE BLUE THEN THEY SAW YOU COMIN WHEN YOU BOUGHT IT. If you got it for free is more unbelievable so don’t say that. Furhtermore all Razor Edge Bulls have something that is distinctive about them (all you breeders out there will spot the lack of this) AND THAT DOG DOESN’T HAVE IT !!

    LEASH LAW VIOLATION ??? IN YOUR OWN YARD ??? BS X 2

  12. OMG I just read the rest of that crap post. Black Spots inside the mouth of any breed dog is a genetic trait which shows the true bloodline percentage of the canine. Try testtube breeding of purebreeds and you will have I canine with an all black inner mouth and only one black spot on the tongue.

    • I don’t quite know what your problem is with this story, or why you are so hell-bent on being so rude every time you post, but the “black spots” that are being referred to in this post are not genetic spots. The spots were declared – by a veterinarian – to be burns from the gun shot due to it being close range. Pictures were sent to the author of this article and hopefully they will be posted. Personally, I know the difference between genetic black spots in the mouth vs. marks caused by injury, and the marks in the picture are definitely not genetic spots caused by breeding. To me, they almost look like a bunch of blood blisters in her mouth….as they appear to be small and raised up.

      This an interesting article regarding determining distance of a shooting.

      http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/faculty/nute/mtdistance.html

  13. here is a link to what one hollow point round from a 380 or a .38 or a 9mm or a hammer and nail(if you could hold the casing firm) does:

    http://ts4.explicit.bing.net/th?id=H.4758644535396411&pid=15.1

    3 rounds somebody call Ripleys

  14. I have an AmStaff/Chesapeake/Australian Shepherd Mix. He has black spots on his pink tongue and even some black and pink gums. However, I still hope that this story turns out not to be a hoax because so many people are trying to make money off of the sympathy of others. To the owners of any dog that has been a victim of violence, my heart goes out to you and your pet. I hope that all are able to recover and that their dog is able to live their remaining days in comfort.

  15. Yea, this sounds like one of the many internet hoaxes floating around, however… you just never know.

    It’s just a fact, the police in this country are seriously out of hand. We live in an authoritarian state and there’s no denying it. Cops protect criminals and prosecute the innocent. I can totally see one of them handling the case this way.

    If the crazed neighbor with the gun were a fellow cop or one of his relatives or his buddies, I can see it going down exactly like this. I can also see the cops & even the media trying to push the entire thing under the rug (“no comment”). If that were the case, moving to forget the whole thing would be the next logical step.

    If this case were entirely true, the worse the cop would get is a paid vacation. The neighbor would do serious time if groups like PETA didn’t hang him first.

    On the other hand though, it has all the classic signs of a hoax.

    Plea for money.

    Ballistics that don’t add up.

    Serious crimes committed in broad daylight with a witness present and physical evidence.

    Evidence that seems to all be conveniently missing from everywhere except the internet…

    On a final note, Pits are beautiful animals and it makes my blood boil to see them harmed. But there is just too much stigma attached to them. Choose another breed next time or be prepared for trouble. Labs were bread for hunting ducks. Mounties were bread for the snow. Bloodhounds were bread for tracking…

    Pitbulls were bread for fighting and killing other dogs. It’s not their fault, it’s what they were bread to do. Just like how a greyhound was bread to race.

    Unless you are a piece of human trash who plans to fight dogs, then you should do the smart thing and choose another breed. If you don’t, you’re asking for trouble. I know, I know. This FACT makes many people angry but the truth hurts worse than anything else.

    As kids, we had TWO pits on TWO separate occasions that got out and tore the neighbors dogs to shreds. After that they could no longer be trusted and had to be put down. Then we got labs and NEVER had that problem again.

    Please, choose another breed of dog so drama like this doesn’t happen to you.

    • IT’S IS STATEMENTS LIKE YOURS THAT HAVE PUT THAT STIGMA ON BULL TERRIERS. I HAVE BRED PITS FOR MORE THAN HALF MY LIFE AND STATEMENTS LIKE YOURS ARE SO FACT-LESS IT MAKES ME WANT TO PUKE. FOR ONE BULL TERRIERS WERE NOT BRED TO FIGHT/KILL OTHER DOGS. DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND YOU WILL BE SURPRISED. Another thing I have never seen a Lab with a shotgun in its paws. Labs are retrievers. You shoot it they retrieve it. Bloodhounds though used for tracking now a days were actually the grand strain of todays coon hounds. Mounties live in Canada and ride horses, and greyhounds were actually used to chase down and kill wolfs.

  16. What strikes me as odd in this entire discussion are two very glaring problems: One, the dog was supposed shot three times in the mouth. Once, perhaps, but it sat there and let the shooter fire three times? Ever try to simply smack a dog three times? Its running away after the first shot. The other thing is the deputy stating that this was a civil and not a criminal matter, yet current ordinances for the city of Biloxi make it unlawful to discharge a firearm within city limits except in cases of extreme self defense. The story states that the neighbor came onto their property to shoot the dog, so we can throw trespassing into the mix as well. I just don’t buy this.

  17. I am done arguing with you all. Believe what you want. I do not care……..I know what I saw and I know this is real. If you guys don’t want to believe it, that’s fine by me.

    I have seen the police report, I have seen the pictures. Those things have been shared with the author of this page. The owner NEVER asked for money – all she did was share her story and people passed it along. The owner has paid all the vet bill, and all her moving expenses. She has asked that any other donations be directed to the Lee County Humane Society in Auburn, AL – where she got Dory from many years ago.

    Oh, and Nien Fin – I know very well what gun shots are capable of – I was a paramedic for 20 years and have seen plenty. One thing I can tell you is not all gun shots cause the same damage.

    Enjoy the rest of your day – I know I will be.

  18. Hi! I am a very real person. I have NEVER claimed this was or ever was my real name. I have had this name for the better part of about 12 years to keep my real name hidden from weirdos like Jeff Hanson who google search me. I am well known in my community for animal activism and rescue and have been working within my community for 15 years. I was shown Dorys story and and offered to help. “I” set up the indiegogo account for Christina. I did it because I did not think it was fair for her to pay the vet bill. If you wanted the truth, you have what you need to get it from the Harrison Sheriff, the report number. I have a link here as well but I have blacked out the names. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=148159722061093&set=a.146977118846020.1073741827.146971112179954&type=1&theater If you wish to get a copy you are welcome but I stress the importance of confidentiality as after reading this page it seems the author and some of its commenters wish to stalk and harass Christinas family. The police report does not match the evidence statement provided by Christina. I will advise you this only once, please refrain from calling myself or my fictions name as a fraud or I will seek legal action. I provided a website to my lawyer who is also my mother. Thank you for confirming my belief that rational people should never use their entire or real name on the internet. As it is obvious people will stalk you, harass you and go completely crazy with the information provided. Here is a list of groups who know me since you are obviously this obsessed.

    Pet Rescue by Judy (Elissa Eunice)
    Pawlicious Pet Rescue
    Samanthas safe haven rescue
    Florida pug rescue
    Florida exotic pet rescue
    Florida Parrot rescue
    Florida boxer rescue
    Rescue for paws (Tampa area)
    Dying to survive (orlando)
    Ratlovers Rock rat rescue
    Spay the strays
    Sniffling Snouts pit rescue

    Just to name the ones I can think of at the moment.

    • Bs bs Pitbull sh-t What a bogus narrative. I have written 100′s of Call Narratives and have been a Professional Witness in numerous Law Enforcement cases. Your story would be way more convincing yet still bs if you would have keep your pie hole closed and quit trying to convince yourself before trying to convince others of this bogus crapacopia.

    • because, sueing the neighbour would be too easy. No, I’m sorry, I tried to give this story a chance, but there are too many plot-holes to make this account real.

    • “…calling myself or my fictions name as a fraud or I will seek legal action”

      You fraud. Please seek legal action!!! I love how people can start out with seemingly valid statements, and then add this line of BS. And my favorite is when “my lawyer” is “my mother” – or any other relative for that matter – as if that is supposed to bolster the argument or make people more wary. IF infact, your mother is a lawyer, I am guessing she specializes in “personal injury” or “real estate” transactions.

      I’ll let the others bicker about the validity of the claim.

  19. If you want to know where the scam is then follow the money.

    No legitimate fundraiser would be using the indiegogo site. Look at who set up the indiegogo donation page. It has now been CONFIRMED that the “Candi Mesh” account is a fake. Even the Dory’s Justice website has admitted it.

    No one knows who or where the money for “Dory’s Justice” is being sent to.
    Anyone can pretend to love animals and post animal pictures. It’s a great way to pull at the heartstrings to get donations in a SCAM.
    For all anyone knows, “Candi Mesh” could be in Nigeria or some other foreign country.

    If the “Candi Mesh” account is a fake, it’s more than likely the other accounts vouching “Candi Mesh” are fakes, too.

    As I said before, this scam is most likely being run by only one or two people using a bunch of fake accounts.

  20. I am in agreement with this page about proof being a reasonable request before donating money. This being said it is also a good tactic by the family (if real) to keep this quiet as long as possible for reasons that would make selling their house difficult. Who would want to move into a house that’s all over the news and a crazy neighbor with a gun not arrested? This being said I could understand the silence and if proof exists it will eventually surface, if not then I will simply choose not to donate.

    • I have been watching this since the beginning. The indiegogo page is now requesting that donations cease. Donators may request reversal of payments. They want to remove money from the equation. The owners of Dory NEVER asked for donations to cover vet bills.

  21. P.s. the police report reads that the gun used was a S&W .38 special short barrel “lever action”. With this gun type (assuming that the reporting officer was an idiot and meant revolver due to lever action pistols being very rare and VERY old) and the report that the gun was put into the dogs mouth and that muzzle burns were found down the back of the dogs mouth… a single .38 special round would do substantial damage let alone 3! Upon entering a target a .38 special “hollow point”, as stated, will mushroom into creating a 1.5″ path and penitrate 13″ from 50ft. This story says it was point blank. Let’s say I believe the evidence of gun type, bullet type, and distance and a quantity of 3 bullets pulled (at least parts of them according to the story)… my next question would be, “what dog and what vet bills?” Unless they charge over 2000 bucks for a burial that is. Here is a link to an image that shows a .38 special in ballistics gel.

    http://www.firearmstactical.com/images/Wound%20Profiles/38%20Spl%20FBI%20load.jpg

    see that clear wave pattern at entry? That’s shock pressure and this is from a distance. Point blank? The shock alone would have killed the dog instantly.

    • Typo, a path of 1.5cm (.59″). The temporary cavity created at a distance upon entering a target is roughly 4-5 inches. Anyways I’m sure technicality people will try to rip this apart but my point is that the dog would be dead by 1 shot point blank from a .38 special “lever action”… but I guess 3 makes it more survivable.

      • The shooter was drunk and the exit path was the bottom of the dog’s mouth. Most certainly, had it been a competent and sober shooter, the dog would not be alive. She lost a good portion of her jaw, per the owner’s commentary, and the look of her face has changed considerably.

  22. Candi just posted on FB. This is a REAL situation. She even said that her attorney could be contacted. I understand the need to be wary; however, many legitimate causes have been sabotaged by overly protective/cautious “whstleblowers.” Even Villalobos in New Orleans has been targeted even though they are one of the most legitimate rescues in the nation and have their own national tv show.

  23. Regarding: Page Removed
    The original post included a link to a Facebook page which has since been removed. Some claim that this is evidence that the story is being suppressed, while others have claimed that Dory’s owner mistakenly set up a personal profile instead of a Facebook page. That page, “justicefordory” appears to have been replaced by “Dorys Justice,” which is still active.
    - the page called Dory McCullough on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dory.mccullough.3) was NOT created by Christina or Michael McCullough. It was created by a third party, Cassidy Setser, who was always open about the fact that it was NOT created by the dog’s owners but rather as a voice for the dog. If you would like to see what type of page it was, it is still available in google’s cached pages. it is clearly an individual page with a ‘add friend’ link.
    I hope this helps clear some things up. Again, I am not a party who is involved in this at all other than as someone who has been observing events from day 1. If you would care to email me to verify my identity, please do.

  24. First of all i made the first page dory mccullough tht had been removed and i can tell u neither it nor dorys story is fake..but u mongrels will do anything to get attention for urselves

    • Mongrels ride Harley’s and are a very tight group of “enthusiasts”.
      I doubt if they need any help drawing attention to themselves.

  25. Okay if this is a true story then A. Post the photos of the dog here.
    B. Post the unedited narrative (the only part you must legally strike is the officers name) C. Vet’s Examination Sheet and contact #.

    Do that and I still call bs. But it would make you more believable

  26. Peter Berlanda // October 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm // Reply

    yea sum stupid sh-t tried to shoot that pup execution style in the back of the head…. drunker then hell….doubtfully able even to walk and missed by a mile hitting her at a mad angle far left… somebody should nooky that f-cking neighbors teeth in…

  27. You know the owner so have them email the site with details and then this would be much less dramatic. If/when it is proven true then it will help Dory. Simple fix.

  28. I briefly read some of the comments on this story. From pitbull haters to people wanting to know whether this is a worthy cause to donate to. I read the post by the dog owner (and I don’t care if it’s a pitbull or mutt) and she flatly stated that she herself paid and did not ask for any assistance with the vet bills and requested any donations be made not to her but to the ASPCA. It appears the individual that started a fund for this dog is an animal lover and isn’t asking for fund, she donated some. (and CandyMesh I can see why you wouldn’t want your real name out there with so many people hating everything – not just dogs, but themselves). There is obviously an open file with law enforcement. So if you want to know if its true so you can donate – the owner has paid the bills. Save your money for the next poor animal. If you hate the dog because it was a pit bull, you don’t know anything about the breed. If you hate the owner because she owned a pit bull, you’re stupid. If it was my dog, they’d have called the coroner for the person who came in my yard. My daughter’s pit bull was shot over 100 times with a pellet gun and was kicked through the underskirt of the trailer she was living in. The dog had to be put down. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Department DID NOTHING!!!! So it happens people. Just the scum bag that did it better thank God I wasn’t there and that I never run into him. Thank you Dory’s owner and I will pray this is put behind you soon.

  29. There are no grounds for which Candi could seek legal action. Her online persona was called into question? LOL. If she is unwilling to provide credibility then she will be treated as if she has none. I’d like to see her try to come after someone since that would require her to actually reveal who she is. People can’t be sued by online handles. :P

  30. This can all be finished off quickly. If we can get the name and address of the vet that cared for the dog then donations can be sent there to cover the bill. Cut out the middle man. If more is sent than is needed it can be put in the good samaritan fund every vet has to help other owners down on their luck that still need care for their animals.

  31. Ihaven’t read through the postings on here yet so I don’t know if any one has pointed out that it seems a little far fetched that the drunk guy could get of three shots into the dogs mouth. Think about it for a minute. Seems like a fund raising effort by the OP.

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