SOURCE: Last Chance for Animals

December 17, 2008 23:00 ET

Rally for Karley at Riverside County DA's Office by Last Chance for Animals and Karley Supporters

L.A. County Assistant Fire Chief Glynn Johnson Arrested for Felony Animal Cruelty

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) -

WHAT:     On November 3, 2008, L.A. County Assistant Fire Chief Glynn
          Johnson severely beat his next door neighbor’s 6 month old German
          shepherd puppy, Karley. Her eye was gouged out, her jaw pulled
          apart, her nose broken, her skull was crushed and she had to be
          euthanized hours after the beating. On December 16, 2008, Johnson
          was charged by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
          with one count of felony animal cruelty with two enhancements of
          using a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

          We will be thanking the Riverside County DA’s office for bringing
          charges and arresting Johnson for this heinous crime and asking
          for the maximum penalty. We will also be asking L.A. County Fire
          Chief P. Michael Freeman to fire Johnson and severely curtail his
          pension benefits.

          Last Chance for Animals President, Chris DeRose, says, "LCA will
          not rest until Johnson is fired and put behind bars for his
          barbaric act of cruelty."

WHEN:     Thursday, December 18, 2008
          11:00am - 1:30pm
          Press Conference is at NOON

WHERE:    Riverside County Courthouse and District Attorney’s Office
          4100 Main St
          Riverside, CA 92501

WHO:      Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a pioneering animal rights
          organization based in Los Angeles, has been active for more than
          two decades.  Led by former actor and author Chris DeRose, LCA’s
          roots began in fighting and exposing the inherent cruelty of
          vivisection. As its reputation and influence has grown, LCA has
          been able to stage direct action to help animals and expose
          abusers as well as gathering substantive evidence in order to
          send abusers to jail.

CONTACT:  Bryan Monell
          Last Chance for Animals

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