Bill Richards is employed by Lawrence County in Kentucky as the Dog Warden.  He takes his job seriously.  Very seriously.  In fact, he is quoted in the news after shooting a very dangerous dog.

“All I can say is that I was just doing my job, and I felt I had to shoot the dog or I wouldn’t have done it.   These things happen and it is my job to protect the public and myself from dangerous animals and that’s all I did.”

“Bottom line.”

Um…lets take a look at that “very dangerous dog”.

This is “Mamma”, a pit bull that had 8 puppies.

She strayed into Jessica Shane’s yard and almost immediately gave birth.   Even though Jessica somewhat believed the bad hype and bullshit dished out about pit bulls, this little mother charmed Jessica’s heart.   These two mothers made sure the puppies were safe and well cared for.  But Jessica Shane could not keep them and made arrangements with the local humane society to have them picked up for a chance at life.

Enter the Bill Richards the Dog Warden.  He arrived at the Shane residence when no one was at home.  Claims Mamma tried to attack him 3 times, even chasing him down the street.  Never mind that Mamma was attached to a 15 foot chain.  Bill Richard then decided to do his job.  He shot the mother dog dead.  Then, took the puppies to the human society where they were euthanized.

You can read Jessica’s account here at SecondChancePet.org

You can read Richards’ rebuttal to the account at SecondChancePet.org as well.

There are no witnesses to Richards’ account on what happened.  And as a Dog Warden, he should have known a mother animal would defend her young if she felt threatened.  Bill Richards could of handled this way different than giving up, pulling out a gun, and firing at Mamma between the eyes killing her.  Seems like Bill Richard’s *Bottom Line* was taking care of business because it was the close of “his business day”.  Congratulations Bill.  You’re real quick and efficient.

Or, did you just shoot poor Mamma because she was a Pit Bull.

Well, the Wild Internet Kingdom has now caught up with Mr. Richard and his Bottom Line.

SecondChancePet.org is keeping an account on all the news related to Bill Richard’s Bottom Line.

Also keeping tabs on the Bottom Line is Fire Bill Richards and Charge Him with a Crime Blogspot.   Where they organized all the elected officials to be contacted about this disgusting Bottom Line.  (We will post them at the bottom as well.)

There is also a petition Demand Justice for Mamma pit and puppies killed by KY dog warden.

And for the Facebook users, there is an online event.

Seems like the public wants Bill Richards’ buns served up on a platter.  As much as you and I would like to see that – don’t contact him.  There have been too many threats made against him.  Concentrate on the contact list following this post.

In addition, Bill Richards actions are being defended by Lawrence County Judge John A. Osborne.   For you Lawrence County, Kentucky voters…remember this when election time rolls around again for this guy.

There was absolutely no excuse to execute this dog.  Any Dog Wardens out there that operates by Bill Richards and his Bottom Line are not to be trusted.

I am continually saddened and depressed at the news every day.  It seems the list of animal cruelty gets longer and longer.  My Facebook News Feed has been making me hurt.  My eyes hurt.  My body hurts.  My head hurts.  My heart hurts. Seriously, I am ready to jump on the nearest flight out to the second star on the right and continue straight on ‘till morning.

From Fire Bill Richards:

THESE ARE THE “ELECTED OFFICIALS” IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH BILL RICHARDS IS THE DOG WARDEN. COMPLAIN TO ALL OF THEM:

Elected Officials

County Judge Executive

David Compton

122 S. Main Cross Street

Louisa, KY 41230

(606) 638-4102 – Office

(606) 638-0618 – Fax

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Email: dlcomptom@lycomonline.com

Magistrates:

District 1 – Homer Fannin

District 2 – Scott Cyrus

District 3 – Earl Boggs

District 4 – Terry York

Lawrence County Court Clerk

Chris Jobe

122 South Main Cross Street

Louisa, KY 41230

(606) 638-4108 – Office

Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. – noon

Lawrence County Circuit Court Clerk

Jody Parsley

122 Main Cross Street

Louisa, KY 41230

(606) 638 4215 – Office

Lawrence County Attorney

Mike Hogan

122 S. Main Cross Street

Louisa, KY 41230

(606) 638-4050 – Office

Property Valuation Administrator (PVA)

Chris Rose

122 South Main Cross Street

Louisa, KY 41230

(606) 633-4743 – Office

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lawrence County Sheriff

Garrett Roberts

(606) 638-4368 – Office

(606) 638-1316 – Fax

Hours:

24 hours a day

E-mail:

stg717@yahoo.com

Lawrence County Jailer

Phil Triplett

(606) 638-4312 – Office

Lawrence County Coroner

Mike Wilson

1280 Hwy. 2565

Louisa, KY 41230

(606) 638-0034 – Office

State Legislators

Representative Rocky Adkins (D)

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislat?or/h099.htm

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 688

Sandy Hook, KY 41171

Frankfort Addresses

702 Capitol Avenue

Annex Room 309

Frankfort, KY 40601

700 Capitol Ave

Capitol Room 304

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone Numbers

(606) 738-4242 – Home

(502) 564-5565 – Annex

(606) 928-3433 – Work

(606) 929-5213 –Work Fax

(502) 564-5565 – Capitol

E-mail Address

Rocky.adkins@lrc.ky.gov

Senator Walter Blevins (D)

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislat?or/s027.htm

Mailing Address

777 Broadway

West Liberty, KY 41472

Frankfort Address

702 Capitol Avenue

Annex Room 251

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone Numbers

(606) 743-1212 – Work

(606) 743-1214 – Work Fax

(502) 564-8100 Ext. 793 – Annex

(606) 743-1200 – Home

E-mail Address

Walter.blevins@lrc.ky.gov

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