Whitehead is a committed vegan and an uncompromising activist who has dedicated
her life to saving animals and helping people. For many years she has worked
tirelessly as a nurse whilst rescuing and rehoming abused and neglected
animals with the rest of her time, as well as campaigning against the notorious
Huntingdon Life Sciences and other violent abusers.
is not someone to sit back and let animals be abused, she stands up and
fights wherever she sees injustice and never puts herself first. She is
a true friend.
ago Sarah was tipped off about an abused beagle at a house in Kent. It was
living outside in a back yard in a wooden cage, and was muzzled at all times
except for when it got to eat. The dog was made to wear an electric shock
collar and neighbours informed Sarah that they had witnessed it suffer many
beatings from its owners. The neighbours had also heard the dog screaming
on many occasions.
RSPCA had been called numerous times, but as is so often the way with this
toothless, money grabbing organisation they failed to help the dog and left
it with its nasty owners.
avenues had been explored in trying to lift this animal from its torment.
The RSPCA, despite numerous complaints and visits to the owners, did nothing;
even the police had been called by neighbours, but they just told them to
call the RSPCA… See where this is leading?
by their inability to act and desperate to help the dog whose cries she
had heard Sarah was forced to try and rescue the dog herself. How else could
it be saved? Knowing how much it was suffering, could anyone just leave
this dog to live in pain? Anyone but the people who are meant to help that
is! How many people have found themselves in this position!
was already on a suspended sentence for rescuing animals from a notorious
puppy farmer in West Sussex (see www.sarconline.co.uk/porter
which the RSPCA again failed to deal with which meant that if she re-offended
within two years she would be sent to prison for that rescue mission. Even
knowing this risk to her freedom, Sarah put the dog's life and well-being
first and broke him out of his hell.
to Sarah she was under police surveillance during the rescue as part of
Operation Achilles which was committed to ending the campaign against Huntingdon
Life Sciences. Police followed her and watched her rescue the beagle, and
then watched her take the dog to the second stage of its journey to its
once the beagle was handed over, instead of tracking it to its new home
the police carried on following Sarah. Luckily this means that the beagle
was kept safe and in now living under an assumed name in the south of England.
time later once the police had finished following Sarah around she was arrested.
Bizarrely they tried to accuse her of stealing the dog so that she could
sell it for £500 to raise money for SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
- www.shac.net <http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LnNoYWMubmV0>)!
Another example of the utter nonsense they’ll make up to further their
nefarious campaigns against decent people trying to bring about positive
was charged and put on trial for burglary in June 2008. She pleaded not
guilty to the offence as she believed she had not committed a crime in rescuing
this beagle. She told the court she believed she had acted reasonably and
honest and that it was the right thing to do because the police and RSPCA
had failed to save this dog. Statements from the neighbours were read in
court which described the cruelty to the dog, the beatings, and the screams
but bizarrely the jury took the view that Sarah should have left the dog
where it was and she was found guilty. It was revealed in court that the
police, keen to encourage the neighbours to give evidence against her had
told them she was someone who was into setting houses on fire with their
children inside! These people are sick
Whitehead was sentenced to two years in prison, nine months of this for
the suspended sentence she was on, and the rest for giving the beagle a
new life. Following sentence, Detective Inspector Patricia Geary of Kent
police, said of the imprisonment of the nurse and animal rescuer: "We
are pleased with the outcome of today's verdict and sentencing”. Decent
people think its appalling, are inspired by her actions and offer Sarah
their wholehearted support.
Whitehead (VM7684) HMP Bronzefield, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middx TW15
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