Dog Burned by Seriously Mentally Ill Woman Who Fell Through the Cracks
A Hendersonville, Tennessee, woman with serious mental illness (schizophrenia) burned her black lab in a house fire (arson). The lab, now called Hickory, is in bad condition, but Big Fluffy Dog Rescue is seeing to it he gets the veterinarian care he needs.
This preventable tragedy likely would not have occurred if the woman were receiving the mental health treatment she needed. But with a severe shortage of psychiatric beds and services throughout the country for those with severe brain diseases, like schizophrenia, most of America’s seriously mentally ill fall through the cracks ultimately resulting in tragedies for themselves or others.
Your help is needed to save both human and animals lives and prevent these types of tragedies from occurring.
Please contact your US Representative and urge him or her to support the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR2646.
Also, regardless of where you live, reach out to Rep. Fred Upton and urge him to pass a strong Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act and bring it to a vote now.