I filed a law suit against Laura Pope of Willow
Creek Siberians in September of 2003 for the return of Ch. Sedona's
How Do You Like Me Now. Before I filed the law suit a demand letter was
sent to Pope for the return of Tobi. Pope never contacted me. Instead she
had her handler Marie call me. Marie told me to back off. That was not
going to happen. So a law suit was filed for breach of contract.
I found out I was lied to by Laura Pope from the very beginning. Laura
Pope broke several key issues of my contract. It has been a very long and
drawn out law suit not to mention very expensive. My attorney bill so far
has come to over 6,000.00 as of this writing. Other breeders have told
me I am crazy for doing this, but once I saw the living conditions of the
dogs I knew I was doing the right thing. Pope had been telling other breeders
that Tobi was at Theresa Werders house and that, that "bitch" that would
be me, would never get Tobi back. That did not stop me from going after
her for the other animals she had on her property. It's about the animals
they need to have someone speak for them. This has been an going on case
for a year now and at every turn Pope has lied and made nothing, but excuses
to not get this case before the courts. Pope said she could not afford
to fly out. I offered to pay her air fare. Than it was I don't have anyone
to take care of my son. I offered to pay for the son's flight also than
it was well I can't get away at this time. The list goes on and on.
I have posted some of the lies that was told to
the courts by Laura Pope.
This shows Tobi's entry in the catalog and the
number of her arm band, was 18.
You can see this is the same picture shown below
that Laura Pope told the courts she sent me by email in May. The picture
was not even taken until Sept. 2003. I would like her to explain that one.
The picture was not taken until Sept.2003
at the Hutchinson KC.
Laura Pope signed a sworn affidavit that stated
everything she has stated in her affidavit is the truth. Laura Pope gave
this as evidence to the courts. Laura Pope said she sent me that email
in May. How can that be? Email was in May 2003 and the picture not taken
until Sept.2003. Look at the arm band number Marie has on #18 also
the akc print out has a list of the shows Tobi was entered in. It shows
the date of the win and the catalog also shows the date of the win. The
arm band number for Sedona's How Do You Like Me in the catalog is the same
number Marie is wearing number 18. Also the judge is the same in
both pictures. Because it's the same picture. Laura Pope tried to trick
the courts plain and simple. Laura Pope altered all the emails given to
the court. Pope has made a mockery of the legal system and should be ashamed
of herself for all the lies she has told to the courts. The pictures she
gave to the courts was of very poor quality, that is why it looks so bad
on my site. It was not my doing. I copied what she gave the courts. She
did it like that on purpose so no one would be able to see the clarity
of the pictures, hoping no one would notice. Now everyone can she's nothing
but a LIAR!!!
Laura Pope also said she emailed this picture to
me of Tobi. This is not even Tobi. Look at the show picture above than
look at this picture. Even to someone that doesn't know Tobi can tell it's
a different dog, this is NOT TOBI!!!!!. and sentences were put in that
were not even in the original mail.
Above is a demand letter from Laura Pope for me
to pay her $20,000.00, yes $20,000.00 for the return of Tobi.
I asked my attorney to let Laura Pope know if
she returned Tobi I would drop the law suit. Above was Laura Popes response
to my offer.
Look at the generous offer their making me (NOT).
Have you ever heard of such a dumb excuse?
It's been a very long journey, but Tobi has
finally been found and is Pregnant. Tobi is now in foster care since the
raid and arrest of Laura Pope. It contradicts what Laura said in a sworn
affidavit to the courts just days before the raid that she has not been
able to get Tobi pregnant. Just another lie! Look at her water bowl.
There is no water and it's full of nasty wet straw...... This picture was
taken the day of the seisure.
I tried to file a restraining order to keep Laura
from breeding Tobi until this case was settled. The day before the hearing
was to go forward to get a restraining order to keep Pope from breeding
Tobi, this was given to my Attorney and to the Judge. So I had to drop
my case in regards to getting a restraining order. There was no since getting
a restraining since Laura said Tobi had already been bred and was pregnant.
Which now contradicts what she is now trying to tell the courts.
The dog that she talks about in the court papers is not even the dog
that bred Tobi. She has done nothing but lie since day one. Pope could
also not produce papers showing Blu had, had his eyes and hips done.
There was nothing on the OFA site or the SHOR site that could validate
her story. She also had no receipts to show the courts that indeed they
had been done. Later in another sworn affidavit she said she has never
been able to get Tobi pregant even after several attempts have been made
over the coruse of the 2 years Pope has had Tobi.
This is not the dog Pope even bred to Tobi. Again
This is a lie none of the charges against Pope
have been droped.
Her first attorney quit/or was let go. That is
why another court date had to be set for Oct. 29th, 2004.
After the alleged animal abuser Laura Pope of
Willow Creek Siberians was arrested on 95 counts of animal abuse, my attorney
sent her attorney a letter asking that she just sign Tobi over instead
of waiting for the judges decision. This was her reply. You would think
she would have bigger things to worry about instead of still trying to
hold on to Tobi.
Pope was in court again on 1/21/05 None of the
charges were dropped or thrown out and a trial date has been set for 6/21/05
During a court deposition Pope stated she had
20 dogs. lie
Pope stated she had not worked since 1984. Pope
said she was disabled. lie
Pope said she had the males eyes and hips done
before breeding Tobi. lie
Pope said she sent me emails and pictures of
Pope also said she did not know Kathleen Casey.
The dog Pope said she bred Tobi to. lie
I think the only thing that was the truth, that
Pope told under oath was her age.