Doodle donkey is finally safe from her rapist! Because of all of her supporters around the world (you!) and all the dedication to her wellbeing, Doodle has a great new life- out of Marion County/Ocala FL. Thank you so much to everyone who let Doodle into their hearts! Because of the constant pressure we put on Marion County/Ocala, FL and their animal shelter, Doodle’s story remained public and current. Her petition to go to sanctuary reached over 6300 signatures, from around the world, from September 2012 through December 2012.
Our little girl didn’t make it to a sanctuary and she was sold. The sale was likely scrutinized by the court and the animal shelter. THEY HAD TO DO SO BECAUSE WE GAVE DOODLE A VOICE so she would be safe! Doodle is now in the next best place- a large home with lots of space with a private owner. The information is public, but no easily found. Name and address will remain confidential. Doodle’s new owner is a Psychiatrist with the resources to care very well for her! This person has been checked out by ARAs who found no criminal history, no accusations of abuse, no notoriety for performing/showing and no ads for breeding/selling. Doodle isn’t so close by anymore, but she has made the trip and is settled. There’s lots of room to roam and it looks like she’ll be very happy…. This is her new gorgeous home!
Sadly, Doodle’s rapist was able to get a plea bargain requiring only 1 yr. of probation (can’t have animals), no charge of bestiality, selling Doodle, just a $200 fine and no jail time. The sick bastard was likely able to use the money from the sale to pay court costs. It’s as if the court sympathized with him. Marion County: Romero is free and WILL seek out other innocent victims. Just a couple weeks ago, another animal rapists was caught on video in your county looking around in a barn full of little girl mini ponies. Several of those girls were found raped, brutalized and bleeding. It’s obvious he had no fear of being punished because you didn’t jail Doodle’s rapist. Shameful and disgusting Marion County/Ocala, FL!
Doodle is a sweet little miniature donkey who was repeatedly raped by deranged 32 yr old Carlos Romero, a farmhand who was supposed to be caring for her. In September 2012 many media sources picked up Doodle’s story, with Ocala.com reporting the most consistently. All articles here. This is when animal rights activists went into high gear, demanding that Doodle be donated to an animal sanctuary. CJ Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary and other rescues called Marion County Animal Center (MCAC) offering to take Doodle to sanctuary for the rest of her life. MCAC blatantly told them and the media that Doodle donkey was to be adopted out. For money. Carlos Romero went in and out of court for a few months because, unbelievably, he fought back. Romero was arrogant, appalling as he insisted he was innocent, he wanted a trial and he wanted doodle back. At one point his lawyers filed a motion challenging the law’s constitutionality quoting the 14th amendment and stating the law violated his right to private intimate activity even if he was raping a young mini donkey. Google this if you’re in disbelieve, it’s practically viral by now. The judge took a few days then denied the motion. On December 20th Doodle’s rapist had his Public Defenders Joshua Wyatt, Scott Schmidt and Joshua Lukman accept the plea deal that secured Doodle’s freedom.
Doodle is in a good place because we all came together to make sure she had a voice by contacting Marion County Animal Center (MCAC) and questioning them about Doodle’s care and future, email blasting the Marion County Commissioners to let them know MCAC was planning to adopt Doodle out instead of sending her to sanctuary- demanding this to change, signing and broadcasting her petition around the world, writing to local businesses to bring awareness to Doodle’s story, holding a local protest for her, contacting local sanctuaries asking if they can take Doodle, and exposing Marion county/Ocala, FL to local and global media every day since September 2012.
So dry your eyes dear friends and Doodle supporters- we did good and our little girl donkey is safe!