‘NEVER GIVE UP!’
UPDATE – October 31, 2013: To watch and hear an interview with Sandi York, Bandit’s human, click on the image below – it will take you to youtube where you can watch the entire interview. On October 13, 2013, I visited with Sandi and Bandit and was happy for the opportunity to ask Sandi questions about what it’s like to have Bandit home for the past five months since her release from death row. I also wanted to give her some time to spend with Bandit at home before I would return to ask her all these questions – the answers to which we all want to know the answers! Enjoy. Pat
Or, cut and paste this link into your web browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOActSy0X08
On Friday, May 31, 2013 Bandit walked out of the shelter’s front doors, never looking back. This is an amazing story about Sandi’s devotion and love for her best friend, Bandit. It’s also about endurance and persistence–Bandit was held on death row for over three years. To get Dogster’s perspective, Click here.
Here is a brief history:
Bandit is an 8 year-old female mixed breed dog belonging to Sandi York. Sandi is an elderly disabled woman and Bandit was her constant companion during her illness until Bandit was taken by the County of Sacramento Animal Care & Regulation for allegedly biting a letter carrier on the thigh as he attempted to obtain a signature for a letter. An account about what happened on April 10, 2010, three years ago, is contained in the contents of this site for your review and consideration.
On April 27, 2010, the AC&R ruled that Bandit is a vicious and dangerous dog and ordered that she be destroyed. Although the battle continues to save Bandit’s life, one cannot ignore that after three full years at the AC&R, Bandit has clearly demonstrated to be a well-behaved dog. Bandit is housed in the ‘death row’ kennel area of the shelter where there are other dogs doomed to be euthanized. It is truly sad to see that these dogs do not have the support and love that Bandit is receiving from people all over the world.
In spite of her living conditions, closely confined, lack of exercise and no socialization, she remains a well-balanced dog and is able to follow commands easily and happily. We hope this video serves as proof to anyone watching that Bandit does not deserve to die for making a mistake while protecting her home and then provoked to defend herself against the letter carrier who, by his own account, first kicked her in the face repeatedly.
An independent evaluation by Bandit’s owners choosing will be conducted in the near future to prove once and for all to the AC&R and the public that Bandit does not present a threat now nor in the future upon her release back to the community.
Thank you for visiting Bandit’s site and we hope you will join in any way you can to support our cause to save Bandit’s life and return her to her guardian Sandi York.
Video link: http://youtu.be/90h0_rx15Ak