Lawyer sends dog killer letter to BCSPCA

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My heart almost stopped when my son told me that his mother, Liz Summerfield, pictured left, had taken my dog Punzhu to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital to be killed. Liz had told the veterinary clinic that Punzhu had bitten a postman and she’d been ordered to have Punzhu put down. This turned out to be a lie.

I checked with the post office and found out that Punzhu was with Liz outside her mother’s house when the postman approached. According to the postman and the post office, the postman did not file a complaint nor did the post office order Liz to destroy Punzhu.

I was very upset that the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital killed my dog without any written documentation from the Post Office. They killed my dog on the verbal advice of my now former wife, who simply lied to them, during a period of our divorce in which she had refused multiple court orders to turn over her financial records so the courts could see what she did with all the money she had removed from joint account prior to filing for divorce.

Below is part of a letter, which was mailed to SPCA branches in the lower mainland, prepared by my lawyer after checking the facts:

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

1205 East 7th Vancouver, BC

V5T 1R1

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

About four years ago I adopted a dog from the Animal Control Pound in New Westminster.

In October of 1995, my ex-wife, Elizabeth Summerfield, separated from me and left the family home, taking my dog with her. I asked my ex-wife where the dog was but she refused to tell me. I learned at the end of November, 1995, that she had had the dog euthanized at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital on November 16, 1995.

I hope that you will not consider Elizabeth Summerfield (who may revert to her maiden name of Elizabeth Gray) as a potential adopter of animals from the SPCA in future.

Yours truly,

Ted Summerfield

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Liz may be teaching puppets or arts & crafts to children in New Westminster and surrounding communities. I feel it is the right for parents to know about a dog killer who may be teaching or entertaining their children.

 

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