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From Animals in Print 24 November 2000 Issue:
I was notified today that the local prosecutor of Kalamazoo County has closed the case regarding potential criminal charges against DR. Ginsberg. Numerous allegations were filed against him by many witnesses including myself, for Lucy and other incidents. This has been under investigation for nearly 14 months. The witness's came forward last year following the incident of Lucy with horrific allegations regarding other animals and abuse. Now, these witnesses, some or all, have recanted and/or have conflicting testimonies. Because of this, prosecution is not possible. (particular authorities have told my mother and myself they believe there is abuse going on in that clinic).
I understand that a case is difficult to bring to prosecution when such witnesses recant. However I believe had this case been given direct attention last year by the local authorities, when known abuse was occurring, such witnesses would not have "time" to recant. The longer a case drags on, the less likely witnesses will remain with it unless of course, such as this case, they truly have compassion for animals and others pets when they were hired to care for them.
The case is still open by the State Attorney General after they filed charges against Dr. Ginsberg for abuse and numerous health code violations. A trial is in the near future, unless, a settlement is made prior to such.
I will never discard from my thoughts on what I saw happen to Lucy. I will never forget the day the one tech called me on the phone to say to me: " I did not want to upset you but I should tell you. The doctor picked up Lucy and threw her on the floor". I have no respect for other techs who came forward, and now are not human enough to stick with their allegations. Thank you for your support and Prayers are needed for the State to serve punishment to such a person who has done wrong to our pets, not forgetting that oath he took. Lisa Marie
"With an open hand, I hit him on the side of his chest trying to get him to lay down.... adding that the dog had a broken back, was in pain and was unable to lay down to receive treatment. I hit him right by the front legs, as soon as I did, it stopped crying." (Quoted by Dr. Steven Ginsberg when asked about Lucy by a news reporter)
Kalamazoo County Prosecutor
227 W. Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Voice: (616) 383-8900
Fax: (616) 383-0475
Asst. PA Jeff Fink firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Dale Shugars
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Voice: (517) 373-0793
Fax: (517) 373-5607
Michigan Attorney General Office email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org (Lisa Marie)
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