Gibbs' Hearing This Week

A court hearing for a woman cited for interfering with a Meridian animal control officer over an injured dog is set for later this week.

Judy Gibbs was issued a ticket in February for allegedly interfering with an animal control officer.

Gibbs, and others, had discovered an injured dog on North Hills Street. She said she called animal control, thinking she was calling animal rescue, and then tried to stop the officer from taking the dog.

Gibbs said she wanted to take the dog to a veterinarian. But the officer refused and the dog was later euthanized.

Gibbs' hearing is set for Wednesday in Meridian Municipal Court.


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  • by david Location: biloxi on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:05 PM
    If you are fined you need to appeal and ask for a jury trial. No way you will lose
  • by Betty Location: Meridian on Apr 5, 2012 at 05:09 PM
    Meridian needs a city sponsored humane society so bad. Animal Control only wants to kill; not save. I actually have seen officers (not recently) take a gun and shoot dogs. Many years ago they even went on private property and impounded my shetland pony. When I went to retrieve it I was asked to pay fees which I refused and finally they agreed to release the horse to me after arguing with them. The horse had escaped and I could not leave work so called a friend and asked to put horse in his nearby pasture temporarily which he did. Then he left home and mine and his ponies started to fight. A neighbor unaware of the circumstances called animal control and they impounded my horse. Animal Control is better than it was, but by the adoption fees are too high; many animals who might have a chance at a possibly good home die. The poor doggie may surely have belonged to someone who didn't have a chance to save it. Easier to kill than try and save. I also witnessed an incident where a cat had been severly inuured and after many hours riding in a box in the truck was taken back to the pound to be put down. Maybe times have changed since then, but I wonder.
  • by Betty Location: Orange Park Florida on Apr 4, 2012 at 01:52 PM
    Unless something has changed since I was home(Meridian) two years ago there are NO LAWS in MISSISSIPPI concerning ANIMALS. You can pretty much do as you please with them.So the local pound really has no one to answer to. I saw the paper work at Waffle house they were wanting people to sign it so laws could be created. I wondered why there seem to be NO animals to speak of around. I ask Meridian people step up STOP the Killing. Don't forget YOUR TAXES are paying for this. Think of it how would you feel if your animal was picked up and killed. I expect there is NO waiting period either.
  • by Tboy Location: Lafayette on Mar 26, 2012 at 06:55 PM
    Cops are the real criminals in Mtown. Bring back DuBose and clean this mess up.
  • by Randy on Mar 26, 2012 at 06:53 PM
    @Judy,,you did the right thing,,,the dog pound cop was wrong,,,go to court ..i,ll bet the dogpound cop dosent show up,,,you should tell the judge your side of the story,an ask he be punished insted of you
  • by Cindy on Mar 26, 2012 at 06:15 PM
    They should not have been given that authority~Sounds like to me ~ The workers have no heart or sympathy~ When there is no sympathy for an animal ~These people should be put into a different job~ I sure hate you received a ticket ~ That's a joke :(
  • by RandY on Mar 26, 2012 at 05:12 PM
    I don't know about y'all but I,m gona be there,these dog pound cops are a joke
  • by Judy Location: Lauderdale on Mar 26, 2012 at 04:57 PM
    Just to get it straight from the get go, I didn't call. The young black guy called 911 to get help. He wanted the animal rescue. But instead the animal control showed up. I did tell the officer that we didn't want the animal control, but the animal rescue. I did not try to stop him or I would have went to jail as he so unkindly reminded me. I did plead, beg and cry as I stepped backards away from him, to not hurt the animal. To no avail of course. Got a nice ticket for all that begging and pleading though.
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