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Shelters anticipate Chihuahua mania in wake of new Disney movie

In Animal News, Help the Animals on September 25, 2008 at 9:32 pm

With yet another breed specific movie on its way into theatres, rescues and shelters across the nation are starting to get worried. You’d think a film like Beverly Hills Chihuahua would be harmless family entertainment, but just like similar movies in the past (e.g. 101 Dalmatians), what is supposed to be fun can turn into a tragic story.

As proven by Disney years ago with 101 Dalmatians, the sale of the particular breed goes up after the film’s release, and many of those dogs end up abandoned once the novelty wears off.

According to Robert Cabral of California-based animal welfare group Bound Angels, nearly 8,000 Chihuahuas found themselves up for adoption on Petfinder.org by the day of the LA premiere for Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Time will only tell what that number could change to after the release of the film nationwide, and once the novelty of the movie and the breed die away.

Chihuahuas certainly are cute, but they can be a handful. They are known to be loyal to a single person and best with other Chis but good with other pets nonetheless (although liking other animals is always specific from dog to dog). Some are more assertive than others, but they can be quite temperamental. They are not particularly good with strangers. The smaller Chihuahuas and the puppies in particular are very delicate and can be injured easily.

If you are thinking of getting a dog and a Chihuahua is on the top of your list, keep all of the breed traits in mind and don’t overlook the local animal shelter—an estimated 30-40 percent of shelter dogs are purebred, and rescue groups exist across the country specializing in Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes. Visit TailsInc.com for a list of shelters and rescue groups in your area.

Jill Brodsky

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  1. Chihuahua Rescue should be the LAST group being quoted. Kimi Peck, who runs Chihuahua Rescue, has a profile on PETABUSE.COM. She is presently in Tehachapi (after being legal kicked out of Los Angeles County)and is not operating with a proper permit. ‘Dave’ is Kimi Peck’s boyfriend.

    http://www.hoardingchihuahuas.org
    http://www.savethechihuahuas.org

  2. DO NOT believe the comments from hoardingchihuahuas or savethechihuahuas. They are a group of misfits who are obsessed with Kimi Peck and not interested in saving dogs. They are afraid to publish their real names for fear of law suits (but they can’t hide forever). Publish your real names cowards so the courts can decide the truth about Kimi Peck versus your lies. You are nothing but a group of terrorists obsessed with attacking someone for doing something you don’t have the ability to do yourself. Start your own shelter if you are so committed to saving dogs so we can talk about you.

  3. Not surprising that Kimi Peck is having problems at her newest ‘sanctuary’. She has just been fined $5,000.00 for being a nuisance and operating an illegal kennel and has been ordered to relocate her animals. This would mean that, according to COURT DOCUMENTS, Kimi Peck has been legally forced to close ‘sanctuaries’ she’s operated in 1997, 1999, 2001, TWO IN 2002, 2005 and now in Kern County in 2009. Reputable rescuers do NOT have histories such as Ms. Peck. Many feel, especially after this last $5,000.00 fine, that Kimi Peck fits the description perfectly of being an animal hoarder!

  4. From an outsider looking in, it sure seems like the “hoarder” group is nothing more than a hate group. How can you attack an individual that is willing to put themselves out there to make a difference for even one single animal? I believe Mr. Mabra’s comment about you being unwilling to put your real name says it all. I commend Mr. Mabra for caring enough to fight for these animals rights. Our pounds are so full animals are put to “sleep” daily. Is that what the hoarders would prefer?

  5. From an outsider looking in I would tell Mr. Mabra who is a board member for Chihuahua Rescue to hold an emergency board meeting and discuss future plans for his non-profit rescue organization being run by his girlfriend, Kimi Peck. This isn’t about people caring for animals it’s about people hoarding animals. Here is the latest story regarding Chihuahua Rescue’s Kimi Peck:
    Animal rescuer Kimi Peck is once again in trouble with the law. It’s the latest chapter in a longstanding battle with animal control, and neighbors of Peck, who say she is hoarding dogs in deplorable conditions.

    Since 2008, Peck has faced numerous county code compliance and animal control mandates. On Wednesday, she was fined for failing to license and vaccinate dogs 200 dogs on her Tehachapi property. Animal control officers say they had been asking Peck to comply for more than 6-months. But Peck told animal control officers it would cost too much money for her to vaccinate the animals, and failed to follow their orders.

    Guy Shaw with Kern County Animal Control says this was a last resort. “This isn’t like a fix it ticket or an infraction this is where you’ll have to appear for an arraignment in Mojave and it’s a misdemeanor it’s a little more serious than infractions.”

    Shaw says Peck has also been asked to convert her property into a kennel, which would not require her to pay for licenses and vaccinations. But Shaw says Peck hasn’t done that either. Kimi Peck is set to appear in a Mojave courtroom in December.

  6. Once again the Kimi Peck “stalkers” print their “anonymous” lies via the internet. I agree with “Judy”. Someone who saves even one animal from death at the shelters should be commended – not attacked. And to set the record straight – I am not Ms. Pecks boyfriend. I have been her friend and have helped the dogs she rescues on numerous occasions in the past. However, I no longer live close enough to help. I have, in the past, assisted her with HUNDREDS of adoptions. She is very strict about who she adopts to but she most certainly has adopted out dogs – which makes her anything BUT a hoarder. Again, if you want to attack someone have the courage of your convictions to list your real name. We all know who Kimi Peck is because she is not a coward. Who are you?

  7. Many have to give David Mabra a little nudge and remind him that his girlfriend, Kimi Peck, the president of Chihuahua Rescue and Sanctuary and the Dog Angels (Mr. Mabra is a board member)is the one breaking the laws, operating a kennel without the proper permits and hoarding (oops rescuing) hundreds of animals while continuing to collect donations that appear to be paying for all of Ms. Peck’s Tehachapi expenses. The so called ‘stalkers’ that Mr. Mabra has continued to blame for ALL of Ms. Peck’s negligence only want to help the animals but it’s obvious that Mr. Mabra will continue to live in denial about the reality of the hundreds of animals living in Ms. Peck’s care and continue to blame the so called ‘stalkers’ for all of Ms. Peck’s wrong doings over the years. Not surprising that Ms. Peck will have to shut down yet another ‘sanctuary’most likely in the next few weeks. Ms. Peck’s latest response to the media is she is no longer going to rescue. People who actually care for the hundreds of animals living in Ms. Peck’s illegal ‘sanctuary’ have heard this from Ms. Peck before. Ms. Peck has threatened to stop rescuing in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and now, again, in 2009. To date, Ms. Peck continues to hoard (oops rescue) hundreds of animals and collect donations from her non-profits while board member, David Mabra, continues to blame the ‘stalkers’.

    Many suggest that Mr. Mabra get down to Tehachapi and hold an emergency board meeting because eventually, somebody will have to answer to the Feds why hundreds of thousands of dollars in donation monies are being used to pay for an illegal operation. Mr. Mabra can blame the ‘stalkers’ for this, too. Good luck with that, Mr. Mabra. In the meantime, try and help the animals.

  8. Looks like Tail magazine removed Kimi Peck’s quotes from the article. Good move.

  9. I run a nonprofit rescue and have been following this story and am curious has anyone reported this operation to the Francise Tax Board and the Attorney General? They will investigate. It does take time but they may be able to charge the president and the officers of the non-profits with fraud. Maybe jail time will open up their eyes.

  10. You people are not only stalkers you are also idiots. The tax board reviews the nonprofit records yearly and there has never been a problem. NO ONE draws a salary because all the money is spent on the dogs long before it gets to any humans. Unfortunately, as is the case with many nonprofits, there is never enough even for the basics. That is where contributions from people like me come in. I donate my time freely and would welcome any investigation. In fact, that would show what liars you people are in your pathetic allegations that anyone but the dogs benefits from any donations. I just wish someone would investigate you people who relentlessly stalk Kimi Peck. Maybe we could find out what really motivates your obsession. You clearly don’t care about animals or you wouldn’t be so determined to destroy the ones in Kimi Peck’s care. Animal Control has stated on numerous occasions that the dogs in Kimi Pecks care are ALL healthy. In fact, they are quoted as saying “not a teary eye in the bunch” at a public meeting of the Kern County Supervisors. These comments are on file at Kern County and can be listened to by anyone. However, posters like “Carrie” are a little harder to track down. But when I find out who they are I will personally sue them for libel (maybe a little jail time will open up their eyes) for accusing me of fraud. I think it is time we all go to court and find the truth instead of having these stalkers “mouth off” anonymously on the internet.

  11. No wonder David Mabra and Kimi Peck operate illegally. He actually thinks that the government regulates all non-profits and reviews them yearly. Sorry to break the news to you Mr. Mabra but they only investigate when there is a complaint. They have to assume that people are operating in a legal fashion. Most non-profits do, thankfully. The ones that don’t, like Chihuahua Rescue and the Dog Angels, need to be brought to the attention of the Feds. And complaints have been made. Again, it takes time but you will be investigated. Good luck with that. Please file another lawsuit. Many would love to open up your non-profit books so the world can see. In the meantime, go help your girlfriend transport the dogs across country in the 5th wheel to raise awareness for spay/neuter. One of the places she plans on going after she paints the fifth wheel pink is Disneyland. Many think your girlfriend is already in Disneyland. And many people nickname you goofy.

  12. A trip like no other. Kimi Peck, 60, plans on taking a cross country road trip, maybe even stopping in Colorado, to promote spay/neuter. No word yet if some of the 50 dogs she plans on taking are some that she actually bred at her ‘sanctuary’. Ms. Peck described the following to the newspaper in Tehachapi: “The fifth wheel will be fitted with “little condos” for the dogs that are removable and cleanable, she said, with “cute painting on the outside.” “I am going to gut the whole thing and make doggie condos. It’s a good solution for a huge problem.“I miss traveling. I need to be free for a while.”

  13. 10 years later and these two creeps are still causing problems. Just stay out of Burbank please. We’ve had peace ever since you two moved out.

  14. Once again the Kimi Peck stalkers “mouth off” anonymously. Go ahead and have the Feds call me – I’m listed. As part of their “investigation” they will want to know who you are and then I can sue you for libel. Let’s see who comes out on top “big mouth”. Most of you like Michael Goland have spent time in prison. It’ll be like going home for you guys. Let us know who you really are so we can get the ball rolling on going to court and exposing the truth. What? You’re afraid you might go to prison again?

  15. LOCAL ANIMAL RESCUER AGAIN IN LEGAL TROUBLE: Animal rescuer Kimi Peck is once again in trouble with the law. It’s the latest chapter in a longstanding battle with animal control, and neighbors of Peck, who say she is hoarding dogs in deplorable conditions.

    Since 2008, Peck has faced numerous county code compliance and animal control mandates. On Wednesday, she was fined for failing to license and vaccinate dogs 200 dogs on her Tehachapi property. Animal control officers say they had been asking Peck to comply for more than 6-months. But Peck told animal control officers it would cost too much money for her to vaccinate the animals, and failed to follow their orders.

    Shaw says Peck has also been asked to convert her property into a kennel, which would not require her to pay for licenses and vaccinations. But Shaw says Peck hasn’t done that either.

  16. Our founding fathers were in trouble with the “law” of their time but we now consider them heroes. You people act as if Ms. Peck is the only one who has trouble with animal control. You should read the story behind the Hayden Law where Kern County loses a MAJOR law suit because of THEIR illegal activities. You talk about the Kern County government as if it is above “corruption” when the facts clearly prove otherwise. But, because you are in reality only interested in stalking Ms. Peck, you ignore the “other” side of the news. I’m sure the world is looking forward to your next post slamming Ms. Peck but now the world knows what cowards you are – hiding behind the internet and slanting the news to fit your sick minds. If you post your real names you may gain some credibility. But, you won’t, because you are nothing more than libelous cowards. Ms. Peck and her dogs need our help and support so that these and other dogs will never face the prospect of euthanasia again.

  17. While ‘David’ continues to look for that special lawyer to take on his case of libel because he feels as if his girlfriend, animal ‘rescuer’, Kimi Peck, is a victim of ‘stalkers’ and a conspiracy, Kimi Peck continues to get in trouble with the law. As mentioned, reputable animal rescuers never have issues with the law. They obey them not break them. Kimi Peck continues to give animal lovers a reason to believe she is one of the worst kinds of animal hoarders out there. Here is Ms. Peck’s latest neglect in criminal court. You can believe ‘David’s’ theory of a ‘conspiracy’ and ‘stalkers’ or you can believe Ms. Peck’s actual actions. We’re sure ‘David’ will have some kind of excuse for this. Here’s the latest:
    Criminal Case Information – Case Details
    criminal case information/calendar menu / defendant search / search results / case details
    Defendant Information: Name: PECK, KIMI Birth Year: 1949
    Case Information: Court Case #: MM067257A Filing Date: 12/02/09 Related Case #: None
    Arrest Date: N/A
    Bail Amount: $40000.00 Bail Status: N/A Bail Type: N/A
    Charges/Dispositions
    Count Type Code Section Charge Description Charge Disposition Disposition Date
    001 M PC 597F PERMIT ANIMAL TO GO W/O CARE DISM – FURTH. OF JUSTICE 12/21/09
    002 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
    003 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
    004 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
    005 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
    006 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
    007 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
    008 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
    009 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
    010 M CO 7.08.030(E) FAILURE TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON LICENSE
    011 M PC 853.7 FAIL TO APPEAR AFTER WRITTEN PROMISE DISM – FURTH. OF JUSTICE 12/07/09
    012 M PC 1320(A) FAILURE TO APPEAR ON MISDEMEANOR CHARGE

  18. While “big mouth” continues to spew it’s vermin I am happy to see they posted the DISMISSAL of the charge for “permit animal to go without care” in the interest of “Furtherance of Justice” because there was absolutely NO validity to the charge. And isn’t that a terrible thing that she didn’t furnish licenses for all 200 dogs when only 10% of ALL the people in Kern County who own dogs actually license their dogs! Makes you think Kern County is singling her out doesn’t it? As for the “special” lawyer he is “special” and he will find you and he will sue you. But, in the meantime, don’t tone down your lies and hate posts because my “special” lawyer says it will only help our case.

  19. We knew there would be an excuse. There’s always the excuse. Reputable rescuers never even get charged let alone convicted. People are shaking in fear of that lawsuit. ‘David’ is a board member for an illegal operation and here is the record for the animal ‘rescue’ operation in Burbank where ‘rescuer’ Kimi Peck was legally forced to shut down. Notice that the dismissed charges were dismissed due to a plea bargain not to lack of guilt.
    The Citations

    6-1202 BMC OPERATING AN ILLEGAL KENNEL
    Filing Date: 01/13/1997
    Guilty/Convicted 03/24/1997
    6-1202 BMC OPERATING AN ILLEGAL KENNEL
    Filing Date: 04/05/1999
    Guilty/Convicted 06/15/1999
    6-601 BMC SANITATION WHERE ANIMAL IS KEPT
    Filing Date: 02/14/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 03/26/2003
    6-1219 BMC SPACE REQUIRED FOR DOGS CITATION
    Date: 03/13/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
    6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION
    Date: 03/13/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
    6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 03/13/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
    6-1219 BMC SPACE REQUIRED FOR DOGS CITATION
    Date: 03/22/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
    6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION
    Date: 03/22/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
    6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 03/22/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
    6-1219 BMC SPACE REQUIRED FOR DOGS CITATION
    Date: 04/04/2003
    Guilty/ Convicted 06/17/2003
    6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION
    Date: 04/04/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
    6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 04/04/2003
    Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003
    6-1235 BMC FAIL MAINTN KENNEL CLEAN/TRASH CITATION
    Date: 08/17/2004
    Guilty/Convicted 09/30/2004
    6-1229 BMC FOOD PREPARATION/RECEPTACLES CITATION
    Date: 08/17/2004
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 09/30/2004
    6-1238 BMC FAIL MAINTN CONTROL INSECTS CITATION
    Date: 08/17/2004
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 09/30/2004
    6-1223 BMC CLASS AND SEPARATION CITATION
    Date: 08/17/2004
    Guilty/Convicted 09/30/2004
    6-1224 (a) FAILED TO WASHFACILITY DAILY CITATION
    Date: 04/19/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
    6-1231 BMC FAIL SUPPLY FRESH WATR/ANIMAL CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
    6-1231 BMC FAIL SUPPLY FRESH WATR/ANIMALS CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    DismissedDue to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
    6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
    6-802 BMC MAINT ANIMALS IN CLEAN COND CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
    6-802 BMC MAINT ANIMALS IN CLEAN CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
    6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005
    6-902 BMC UNSAFE PREMISES CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005
    6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Guilty/Convicted 05/19/2005
    6-601 BMC SANITATION WHERE ANIMAL IS KEPT CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005
    6-801 BMC INSUFFICIENT FOOD& WATER CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005
    6-802 BMC MAINT ANIMALS IN CLEAN COND CITATION
    Date: 05/09/2005
    Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005

  20. The Kimi Peck “stalkers” continue their childish ways. What “excuse” do you have for being stalkers and posting lies? Burbank drummed up a lot of false charges – most of which were eventually dismissed because they were without merit – much like you people who do NOTHING to save dogs but spend a lot of time and energy trying to get them killed. If you are not afraid of my lawyer suing you then post your names and lets get on with it. Otherwise you are just proving what cowards and liars you are. Print all the trash you want to satisfy you “sickness” but no one will believe you because you are ashamed to reveal yourself. My lawyer says it is only a matter of time before you and your criminal records will be revealed. That will be an interesting turn of events.

  21. Many people who have encountered Kimi as a ‘rescuer’ believe she fits the description of an exploiter hoarder. Though you believe that Burbank, Tehachapi, Kern and Los Angeles are all part of the conspiracy and have ‘drummed’ up false charges for whatever reason you have at the time, prove everybody wrong. Show people that you can live without animals and stop ‘rescuing’ because sadly you actually believe that sticking over 200 dogs in an illegal kennel in deplorable cages and/or pens without exercise, human contact, air/heat, proper vet services and/or the right nutrition is considered rescue. Plus, sadly, many people have seen you breed. This is NOT rescue. It’s called hoarding. Nobody is afraid of your lawyer or your lawsuits. We’re sure your nonprofits will pay for the lawyer like they pay for everything else including your illegal kennel. The lawyer who files the lawsuit on behalf of a ‘rescuer’ who fits the description of a hoarder with a record such as yours, will find himself or herself part of the lawsuit because animal lovers know that Kimi or the other officers of the non-profit ‘rescue’ have nothing so the smart thing to do will be to go after the lawyer for legal fees and damages for filing the lawsuit. In the meantime, give up ALL of your animals to rescues, shut down your numerous non-profits collecting donations before the Feds do and people will go away. Also, the recidivism rate for hoarding is 100% so please stay away from animals. Don’t you have a court date? We won’t post on here anymore because it looks like there is a 40,000.00 warrant out for Kimi’s arrest.

  22. Once again the “anonymous” stalkers post their trash. Ms. Peck never reads your posts because she tries to stay away from negativity and is far too busy caring for the dogs. Once again I say if you are not afraid of my lawyer then post your real names and lets settle this in court. Ghosts have no credibility. I support Kimi Peck because I have seen the good things she has done, the thousands of dogs that have been saved because of her, the hundreds of horses and numerous other animals she has selflessly saved. Give us your real names so we can compare your records to hers. But, you won’t because you are ashamed and cowardly libelous stalkers. Libel and stalking are much more serious crimes than not having a dog license.

  23. Casting new show from the producers of “Intervention”

    Are you an animal care professional or law enforcement officer that suspects someone in your community might be an animal hoarder?

    Are you worried for the well-being of a loved one who is keeping a growing hoard of animals?
    “Animal hoarding” is a serious disorder in which people compulsively take in more animals than they are capable of caring for.
    If you know someone that needs help Cornwell Casting and GRB Entertainment, producers of the hit show “INTERVENTION,” would like you to hear your story.

    This new documentary series will help friends and family confront compulsive pet owners, forcing them to get help and let go of their animal hoard in the interest of a healthier life for the animals and themselves.
    To help the hoarder in your life by appearing on this new TV program, simply email us your story (with a few photos of the hoarder if possible) TODAY!

    Please note that all submissions are confidential.

    E-Mail: info@cornwellcasting.com

  24. Stalking intervention orders
    Stalking is when someone repeatedly contacts another person or behaves in a way that makes them feel scared, distressed or fear for their safety. A stalker can be anyone, not just a family member or someone you know.
    A person may be stalking you if they want to cause you physical or mental harm by:
    following or watching you
    going to or hanging around your home, work or any other place you regularly visit
    contacting you in any way, including post, telephone, fax, text message, or email
    putting information online about you
    pretending to be you online or hacking into your computer
    tracing your use of the internet, email or other electronic communications
    interfering with your property
    giving you offensive material or leaving it where you will find it
    making you fear for the safety of another person.
    3. Cyberstalking

    In recent years stalkers have seized on the anonymity of the Internet to commit their crimes. This has added a new dimension because many victims of cyberstalking don’t know the identity of the stalkers. That can make the fear more palpable and prosecution more unlikely.

    It is difficult to define cyberstalking because it can appear in so many forms. As technology evolves, so does the practice of cyberstalking. A web-savvy stalker can wreak havoc on the online life of a victim. This can be incredibly damaging, particularly as more people use the Internet to pay bills, make friends, date, work, share ideas and find jobs.

    Some examples of tactics a cyberstalker may use include:

    Sending manipulative, threatening, lewd or harassing emails from an assortment of email accounts.
    Hacking into a victim’s online accounts (such as banking or email) and changing the victim’s settings and passwords.
    Creating false online accounts on social networking and dating sites, impersonating the victim or attempting to establish contact with the victim by using a false persona.
    Posting messages to online bulletin boards and discussion groups with the victim’s personal information, such as home address, phone number or Social Security number. Posts may also be lewd or controversial – and result in the victim receiving numerous emails, calls or visits from people who read the post online.
    Signing up for numerous online mailing lists and services using a victim’s name and email address.

  25. A recent case showed how powerful Defamation laws, applied online, can be. In November 2006, a Florida woman, Sue Scheff, was awarded $11.3 million in damages in Broward County Circuit Court, in one of the biggest awards ever tolled. The suit was filed for Internet defamation, and the jury found a Louisiana woman had posted caustic messages against the Scheff and her company, claiming she was a “con artist” and “fraud”. The jury found the charges were completely false, so the Louisiana woman had no defense. Interestingly, Scheff’s attorney had offered to settle the case for $35,000 before it went before the jury.

  26. You may also try, if you haven’t already, to send a post to http://www.childrenofhoarders.com. It’s a website started by actual children of hoarders and they focus on children and grandchildren of animal hoarders, too.

  27. Hoarders do not adopt out dogs. Ms. Peck has adopted out thousands (that’s right – thousands) of verifiable dog adoptions over the years she has been saving dogs. Her children can attest to this as they participated in many of the adoption events. Labeling someone a “hoarder” when the facts prove otherwise is defamation. Thanks for adding to our case against you.

  28. Kimi Peck in jail
    Animal Rescuer Kimi Peck, who missed a court hearing Monday in Mojave, was arrested Friday evening and booked in the Sheriff’s downtown jail in Bakersfield on bail of $40,000.

    The hearing was on misdemeanor charges — brought by the Kern County Animal Control Department — of failing to license the 200 dogs which she cares for on property on Bear Valley Road in Tehachapi.

    Peck is also in legal hot water with the Kern County Engineering and Survey Services Department — which has ruled Peck has failed to get a conditional use permit which is required to operate her animal shelter on Bear Valley Road.

    posted by Jburger on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 08:18 PM

  29. Ms. Peck never spent any time in prison. She is home and doing fine. Kern County apparently had trouble clearing the warrant until a new court date was set. She was issued a citation because she accidentally missed a court date and received a citation instead of jail because the offense of not having dog licenses is such a “minor” offense. Stalking and libel are still much more serious offenses and the people who are committing those crimes deserve jail. Besides, getting arrested for trying to do something good isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Daryl Hannah was arrested for trying to save the environment. Jesus Christ was arrested for trying to save the world! Kimi Peck is trying to save dogs.

  30. Glad to see ‘David’ is alive and well after the arrest of Kimi Peck. ‘David’ must have had a busy Friday night and Saturday morning. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time!

  31. Since nobody did any “time” I guess there was no crime. Come on “exploiterhoarder” quit hiding behind the internet so we can have you arrested? What? Are you afraid to do the “time”? Stalking, harassment and libel are serious crimes which deserve to be punished with serious “time” and they soon will be.

  32. “David”. You have a number of non-profits and websites set up collecting donations and these donations, according to your non-profit tax returns, pay for your mortgage, utilities, phone, few workers, meals, cars, ‘kennel’ insurance, and other expenses; therefore, you open your ‘rescue’ operations up to scrutiney. The person who runs the rescue operation, as you know is Kimi Peck. If you don’t like people’s opinions, stop collecting donations that appear to be paying for Kimi Peck’s life. A person who is behind on all of her dogs licenses, operating an illegal kennel, causing a nuisance with her neighbors and has more animals than she can properly care for is not a hero. In many people’s opinions, this would fall more under the category of an animal hoarder.

  33. Once again you people show your ignorance and lack of intelligence. Ignorant because I have my own home that I pay for with hard work. I accept NO money from ANYONE. Lack of intelligence because you can’t figure out that if Ms. Peck was getting the kind of money from donations that you keep falsely claiming she is, she would not be behind on dog licenses. She is struggling like everyone else in this economy. Also your lack of intelligence is evident by your silly statement that the dogs are a nuisance to her neighbors because, as you know, she has no immediate neighbors where she lives and no one is complaining except you stalkers and harassers. Keep posting your lies and defamatory statements – it makes for good reading by the judge.

  34. By the way, don’t have money for dog licenses? Stop hoarding oops ‘rescuing’. There’s a great lawyer in Beverly Hills that will probably take your case. It might cost you 30,000.00 though up front. Though they may off set it because didn’t you already pay this lawyer 30,000 a few years back to sue people who were exposing Peck? You could have used that 30,000 to pay for the licenses. Ask your crooked ‘volunteer’ accountant about the law firm.

  35. Make sure you also give the judge copies of your many websites and postings. Don’t have copies? Don’t worry, there are copies to be given. Tell Ms. Peck to stop breaking the law while using non-profit monies and people will stop exposing her.

  36. Did you all see this article? Kimi Peck holds a press conference and tells reporters that she will kill her over 200 animals if Kern County doesn’t allow her to continue to break the laws. What kind of crazy person threatens to do something like that?

    ABC BAKERSFIELD: TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Animal Control laws in Tehachapi allow Kimi Peck to have as many pets as she wants, but Code Compliance says her operation is not the issue, but instead it is the land use.

    Rojas said that what Code Compliance found is that her home’s primary use is no longer a residence but instead a shelter for dogs.

    Code Compliance is presenting two petitions to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

    One to declare the property a public nuisance and the other to impose administrative penalties.

    A one time fee of $5,000 and $500 a day she is not in compliance.

    In order to comply Peck would need to get a conditional use permit for her property.

    On Friday, Peck said if her home is declared a public nussiance on Tuesday, on Wednesday her dogs will be euthanized.

    “They will be humanely euthanized Wednesday morning, and I want the media there to watch. I want the media to show the citizens of Kern County and people of the United States of America what you can do to 200 innocent dogs,” Peck said.

    Peck said she is extremely upset because before she moved to Tehachapi she said she did her research to make sure her and her dogs could live there.

    The Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Bakersfield.

    Peck, as well as supporters and agitated neighbors, will be in attendance.

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