Part 1 was done as a note on my Facebook page. Due to the nature and length of this update, I am posting Part 2 on my blog. Part 1 gives the basic background of Piglet’s story. As noted in Part 1, there have been NO official (from the shelter itself) updates on Piglet since August 7.
On August 7th, Justice for Lennox posted he had spoken with the shelter’s public relations person on the 6th. [posted as a comment on Piglet’s picture posted August 3rd on Justice for Lennox]
Supporters of Piglet began contacting Mr. Welsh to express their appreciation of the shelter’s efforts to give Piglet a chance.
After this, there were no further updates. There were plenty of questions, especially ones asking if anyone had heard anything from the shelter. No one had.
On Wednesday, August 22, Sienna Rose posted a picture of Piglet on Save Wicca with the following caption:
To say some of us were stunned would be an understatement. The last we had heard, the shelter was open to options and accepting proposals from qualified rescues, sanctuaries and individuals. All proposals would be given consideration. A number of individuals, including Justice for Lennox – who runs The Heart of Leo Animal Sanctuary – had been trying unsuccessfully for two weeks to communicate with someone at the shelter by phone or email.
Some are wondering if there was a campaign of sorts to ensure Piglet’s death. One name kept popping up on posts that were copied/pasted from elsewhere. I know of only one (1) direct communication with a page by this person, which occurred on August 4:
The full size image is available at: http://www.heartofleo.org/fry1.jpg
On August 9, the following status was posted on Scooby’s Doghouse:
[from] Tracy Fry We have heard back from Riverside. Nothing is going to happen this week, presumably, I just wanted to keep you in the loop that there is still currently a “do NOT euthanize” order by the director. Please I ask you again, stop emailing them. They are still receiving mass emails everyday, and they are unable to effectively do their business having to sift through them all ♥
I did not think to take a screen shot at the time as I had no reason to do so, and it is not available on Scooby’s page at this moment (presumably a Facebook issue since her posts jump from August 21 to June 26 on her timeline), but I did copy/paste it on Piglet’s picture of August 3 on Justice for Lennox:
On August 17, yet another copy/paste of a Tracy Fry post appeared on Piglet’s picture:
No one was able to confirm the information given in this post. Once again, attempts to speak to someone at the shelter were unsuccessful.
Tracy Fry is an anomaly. Her personal profile only became active on August 15, 2012 -- at least by what Facebook is showing on her timeline. She joined Facebook on April 27, 2007. Her timeline show no posts before 2011: between April 4 and October 15, 2011 she answered 4 questions in polls, and on December 21, 2011 she updated her cover picture. In 2012, she changed her cover picture on 3 occasions (March 12, April 4, and June 29), and on July 11, she commented on a link concerning Lennox.
There is no information other than gender in her “about” tab. She does not like any pages, or has opted not to show them. In the posts showing on her timeline, not a single one contains a reference to the sanctuary she says she is a part of (see the Heart of Leo screenshot above). Very little of what is posted has anything to do with animal advocacy, and only from the broad perspective.
Sienna Rose, who posted the death notice of Piglet on Save Wicca, is also an anomaly. She joined Facebook on August 17, 2010, but her timeline shows even less than Tracy’s does. It shows no activity prior to June 4, 2012. While the pages she likes do show, none were liked prior to 2012, and none seem to be a sanctuary. She has made only two posts (both links) – July 28 and August 17.
There is discrepancy with Tracy’s communication with Heart of Leo concerns John Walsh of the Riverside shelter. First Tracy calls him the director:
When Mark Watson of Heart of Leo corrects her, she continues with the discrepancy:
Two independent sources name Robert Miller as the director. The first is a news article from 2010, which happens to mention both men: http://www.pe.com/local-news/politics/politics-headlines-index/20101112-riverside-county-animal-services-to-cut-15-employees.ece
The second is the Riverside County Community Health Agency page which lists all the county animal services information: http://www.rivcocha.org/svcsdir1.html
You may also notice in the screenshot above that Tracy declines to give any information at all about her sanctuary. Since this was a private communication with an administrator of a 501(c)(3) sanctuary who was trying to help Piglet, there was no reason why she could not have given her sanctuary’s name. Mark would have respected privacy wishes and not disclosed that information.
Between August 1 and the announcement of Piglet’s death, Tracy was posting frequently, especially to Save Wicca, for people to stop emailing the shelter.
I just checked all the posts by other people during the month of August on Save Wicca, and not a single one of Tracy’s posts are there. They have all been removed.
As near as anyone can tell, Tracy has not made a single post since mid-August. The last reference I know of is the screenshot above of a copy/paste of a Tracy Fry message on Piglet’s August 3 picture.
There are far too many questions about Tracy Fry for any of us to feel comfortable, and leaving us wondering if this was indeed a ploy to keep Piglet from being saved by a reputable rescue or sanctuary.
Who is Tracy Fry? What is the name of her so-called sanctuary? Why has she disappeared off of Facebook? Where is her proof of anything she posted? Why have all of her posts disappeared from Save Wicca?
Why, for two weeks, did anyone at the shelter not respond to emails and calls about Piglet – including those from an administrator of a 501(c)(3) sanctuary?
To be continued …