A preview for my internship, which is to begin in a couple of weeks or so, which means I’ll be able to see the sweetheart Skitter more often, to be able to show love to her and her love back to me <3 She’s a real doll!
Happy Fable is good Fable! He looks like a teddy bear, so fluffy!!
The exotic community are really banding together right now, in honour of Vader, and I’m so proud of everyone. As a bit of a step up, I have emailed Ellen Degeneres to help us spread Vader’s story so that it doesn’t happen to anyone else. I am just one person though, so without help, it may not be heard. I have written up a short piece and emailed it to her. Anyone who loved Vader and was disgusted by how he and his mum was treated, I urge you to email as well. As some of you might know, Tara has been slammed by local newspaper and TV reports that only tell one side of the story. This may not work, and it may not be much, but it’s a step to get her side heard by one of the most influential women in Hollywood.
I added the photo of Vader that I’ve included in this post, but I feel like if everyone adds one, whichever one they like, they will see how amazing he was. In the subject, I added the following:
"This is Vader the silver fox, and with 10,000 fans on Tumblr, he is what you would call Tumblr famous. On the 20th of February, Minot (ND) police illegally entered his owner’s (Tara and Eric) home to seize Vader, on the basis of an anonymous tip that someone had been bitten by Vader. This comes after his owner got an anonymous threat by someone that said they would claim he bit them. Despite his owner’s offering to put him in the travel crate, police cornered Vader and grabbed him around the neck, ultimately signing his death sentence when Vader bit the police officer’s glove. There has been no proof of the initial bite, and no proof the officer’s glove had been pierced. The next day, police showed up again at Tara’s doorstep and handed her Vader’s collar with a smirk on his face. Vader was killed.
The police are now covering up the story with numerous changes to the police report, even after admitting that the police officer handled situation badly, and an apology was issued by the DoH to Tara and Eric. Other sources are slamming his owners based off the police report alone, without getting their side of the story. Tara deserves to have Vader’s story heard.
Vader has never shown any aggression. He was the light of his owner’s, and many others, life.
The exotic pet community, as well as all Vader’s fans are in despair and outrage that this occurred. We as a force are appealing to you, Ellen, to get Tara and Vader’s story widespread. No one deserves to have their baby taken off them like this, and Tara at least deserved a chance to say goodbye to Vader. Vader was a perfect example of a well raised, well cared for exotic pet. Tara herself was an advocate for responsible pet ownership.
Please view the links below, for his Tumblr, and a memorial video for Vader by his mother, Tara.
Tara can be found on facebook under Tara Hiatt, North Dakota, or via Vader’s tumblr. As a fellow animal lover, please help us in our plight.”
You can email her at:
or you can go to the link above and fill out the form. There is a character limit so the above statement won’t fit, but you write your two cents worth in your own words.
Put Vaders collar tag on your blog and show your support for “Justice for Vader!” Tara and Eric need our support now more than ever. Vader was, is, and always will be loved by those who looked forward to seeing him on their dash. He will always be a cherished memory to many, and we will not forget the injustice that has been committed against an innocent animal whom everyone knew to be a loving, peaceful animal.
Sometimes, I forget how big of an impact Vader had on everyone here. The love far outweighed the hate. If I could hug you all, I would.
I’m crying my eyes out, I never cry this much or this frequently, but when I read the news, I lost all composure, so broken is my heart, both my mom and I talked a long time about this and have cried together, the injustices, the cruelty and illegalities of their actions against Vader and the rest of your family. We’re all here for you, Vader is a sweet little guy, he has helped me develop a deep, profound fondness for foxes :’(
The police just came to my door and gave me the worst news of my life. My baby was euthanized today. They told me they had no information on the person who was “bitten”. All they acted on was a picture sent to them. My baby is gone because someone didn’t like us having him.
We won’t be on tumblr, possibly ever again.
I’m crying right now, I’m all choked up, I don’t know what I can say or do, or even know what can be done at this time. I cannot fathom why people have done such a horrible thing to you and to Vader, or even why they sent a false report regarding such a bullshit claim. If you ever need to talk, please don’t hesitate, I’m here, we’re all here for you. I hope that the bastard son of a bitch who did this gets justice.
Guys…the absolute sum of my fears happened tonight. A person called in a report to our local police that Vader bit them. Animal control showed up at our door and took him away from us. The cop, despite being warned, grabbed Vader by the neck and was bitten in the process. We have never left our…
Words cannot describe the horror and sadness I’m feeling right now. You’re a wonderful person and have a wonderful family, when I read this news, I felt like and still feel like crying, I hope you get the dirty bastard that made the bogus report, this will not go unpunished. We are with you, you have our utmost support, I wish I could be there for you, do something, anything, to take away this pain :’(
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