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Author : The Out of Town Dogcatcher (IP: 204.101.78.75 , 204.101.78.75)
E-mail : gusthegraet@hotmail.com
URL: http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com/archives/3150
Comment:

The “Out of town dogcatcher” has e-mails from BB as well as the city stating much different facts than those stated in this “one sided” article. Perhaps you should have gotten all sides of the story? No one, well actually you never attempted to get the facts from the dogcatcher. The date that BB says the dog was reported “Lost by it’s owner” is in fact several weeks after the dog was seen seeking refuge daily in and around a specific building/business in the area. If the dog was reported lost, why did BB not advise the owner for the 2 + weeks when they knew of her whereabouts? I also urge you to randomly check again with BB to see whether or not they set live traps in winter (or at all for that matter). The answer will clearly render your article facts untrue.

From what I understand from an inside source at BB, the dog was euthanized because BB did not want to have any dealings with SDA, Sophie Fournier and Rick Cognyl Fournier, so they got rid of the “problem”. Nice work SDA!!!

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Rick Cognyl Fournier <rick@cognyl-fournier.com> Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 9:33 AM
To: gusthegraet@hotmail.com

Murielle De Lasalle called you and Mirelle Goulet “CRAC (

Citoyens Responsables de leurs Animaux de Compagnie Press Release


) heads”…

Why does a professional for profit dog catcher need foster homes? Why not your own vet? – I’m told you’re a hoarder. – On a side note I have all the conversations since this saga started, I also blasted Mireille for CC’ing SDA on a City letter. SDA has nothing to do with CRAC and that is when we got involved. So yea we did get all sides of the story. I always suspected you dropped him off at BB. None the less, I’ll be in St-Telesphore visiting your establishment. I’ve requested the contracts from your employer. You can tell me what you have to say in person instead of hiding. I wasn’t gonna release your name, but I just did…

Guylaine Nadeau
I am currently coordinating the plan to capture hes ASAP of course, but she is frightened and running from people so please, the last thing we need is people! There are 2 persons that she has warmed up to and is beginning to trust so we are working together with a very specific plan to collect her rapidly. I know we are all wanting the same thing and all want to help. This is wonderful!!! What we need right now is a foster on standby to take her in and someone with a 24hr vet that can be contacted any time should we need him/her if she is caught in the night and needs medical attention. She is fine at this point and I have instructed on a specific feeding regiment and plan to provide her with proper shelter, nutrition and hydration until she is caught. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me, but I will be busy running around today so be patient please… Thanks for your help and cooperation!!!!
January 11, 2012

Rick Cognyl Fournier
Did anyone talk with the staff at the wood company who’s land it is? they allowed the squatter there last time and fed the dog when the owner was in jail. The “squat” was on the left side of the building, where the tarps are located.
January 11, 2012

Rick Cognyl Fournier
Also the two abandoned buildings to the right and left, about 1km apart are known spots that the locals and port security/staff feed the stray cats. The fence to the back is how the dogs travel using the port of montreal land. It’s a known hotspot where train hoppers cut the fence, the wood company shares the same fence.
January 11, 2012

Guylaine Nadeau
I have a direct contact to the port authority so I will contact them immediately. I was with the owner of the building today and everything is working out fine and they are cooperation quite nicely with me. Thanks for the info Rick. I have a round the clock team working on this and on the area in question. At this time, there are no homeless people on site.
January 11, 2012

Mireille Goulet
My part is done I believe now that the people are in place, I will leave the conversation:)
January 11, 2012

1/11/12 Mireille Goulet left the conversation.

Rick Cognyl Fournier
E-Mail: rick@cognyl-fournier.com
Cell: (514) 998-7830

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Rick Cognyl Fournier <rick@cognyl-fournier.com> Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 9:06 AM
To: st-telesphore@xittel.ca

Subject: Demande d’accès à l’information

J’ai besoin d’une copie du contrat qui permet Guylaine Nadeau à agir come titre de fourrière. J’ai aussi besoin des règlements qui réglementent le nombre de chiens qu’elle peux garder sous un même toit.


Rick Cognyl Fournier
E-Mail: rick@cognyl-fournier.com
Cell: (514) 998-7830

Diva was picked up as a stray by the Berger Blanc on the 17th of January 2012. On the 16th Berger Blanc was notified that she was running around in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal. A group of amateurs and professional dog catchers spent the week prior trying to catch her, but to no avail. The next day Berger Blanc captures her, what led to her capture is currently unknown but Berger Blanc did what others failed to do in a day.

Since Diva was running around the Port of Montreal, we feared what the Montreal Police would do, that motivated a team of amateurs and professional to catch her. This summer the SPVM shot down a stray Pitbull with 12 bullets, so the race to find Diva was fueled.

When the word got out that Diva was at the Berger Blanc, the good Samaritan that had been trying to catch her the week prior had offered to take her out on the 5th day. That is if she hadn’t been claimed by her owners, the good Samaritans wanted her to be put up for adoption with a rescue that had room. The Berger Blanc had agreed, but that never happened.

Diva ‘disappeared’ from the Berger Blanc’s website, while the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Mayor Réal Ménard was notified before she was caught by Berger Blanc, the City of Montreal Richard Deschamps, his attaché M. Purcell and Director Sylvie Aubin were also notified when she was caught and they all ignored the problem at hand.

This isn’t the first time a dog disappears from the Berger Blanc. Back in the early 2000′s Public Security of the City of Cote-Saint-Luc had found a stray, they logged the tag number, called the owner, got an answering machine. They left a message with the owner that Public Security had found their dog and sent him to the Berger Blanc, that they had 3 days to go pick him up.

Public Security made a log of the drop-off, the owner was at the Berger Blanc within the hour and his dog had disappeared. Of course the City’s administration once faced with a legal challenge from it’s citizens decided to cancel the Berger Blanc contract on the spot. The Berger Blanc failed to protect the Public’s property, owned by the City while it’s a stray, the City had a legal duty to protect it’s citizens pets while in their legal custody.

So keep your eyes open for Diva, we don’t think she will be euthanized versus leaving the Berger Blanc from the back door.

Update: 14 hours after the Berger Blanc had updated their website to remove Diva’s listing, 7 hours after this article was published the Berger Blanc website was updated once again to list Diva as reuinted. No news from the Berger Blanc or the good Samaritans.

Update: Berger Blanc was willing to talk, read all about it here.

Where is Diva now? This is the official version from Berger Blanc of the Diva saga; how it all started and how it ended.

After speaking with Catherine Leclerc at the Berger Blanc, it would appear that Diva who in fact was named Chanelle was reported lost on the 7th of January by a lady who had lost a female brindle Pit bull with a scar on her side.

According to Ms. Leclerc a discussion ensued with an out of town dog catcher who had placed a trap to “rescue” this stray dog, to which Berger Blanc told this dog catcher to remove her cage as they would set one up since it was their contract, their job, their deal and in the end their dog if not claimed. After all it is a territorial issue. The dog catcher claimed she had a “foster home” who could take this dog in, Berger Blanc told the dog catcher to have her “foster home” contact Berger Blanc.

The dog catcher eventually told Berger Blanc that the dog was going to be surrendered to what Berger Blanc described as a sort of “commune” that helps find them homes. Their view on this was why should they release the dog since they had no plans on euthanizing her. A business is a business Berger Blanc says to themselves, why should the dog catcher make the buck. The fact that she fed the dog and spent hours trying to catch her does not make her the dogs guardian.

When the dog arrived at Berger Blanc, they unsuccessfully tried to reach the owner. Before the 5th day the owner contacted Berger Blanc and according to them it was a beautiful reunion between the lady and her dog. As far as they are concerned this case is over and one of their happy endings.

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