that they where in violation of the Preston Village Homeowners covenant
that restricts the number of domestic animals the Pierce's have had a Civil
Suit filed in Wake County District Court from the Preston Village Homeowners
Board. What was presented to us under the auspice of "the Preston
Village Homeowners Covenants" did not note a pet limit .
have been told to comply by removing all animals but 3, to us that option
is not feasible because it would be EUTHANASIA for our geriatric rescued
pets and our companion animals which we consider our family members", said
Preston Village Homeowners Board feels it is their duty to "strictly"enforce
this covenant. They feel that by violating this covenant which is
supposedly designed to maintain the upscale neighborhood and protect the
value of the residents homes will send a negative message if not enforced.
There are other violations in the subdivision, but there is no discussion
or debate allowed about those. Those individuals who have spoken out are
at risk of experiencing further reprisal by the homeowner's board.
communicating via legal counsel in October, 2000, that our intention is
to move we continue to be harassed. "This is a PERSONAL VENDETA,
against us.", said Mike Pierce. Not only is this costing the Pierce's
thousands of dollars in legal fees it is also costing the homeowners of
Preston Village thousands of dollars of their hard earned money, to fight
a battle which has never been put to a formal vote by ALL homeowners in
Constitutional Rights of homeowners in covenant--controlled communities
are not only under attack, there are cases where the homeowners rights
have been legally denied. You surrender your Civil Liberties when entering
a common interest property, and who was to know! We need to look beneath
the surface of homeowner's associations and what rights as homeowners we
sign away by being involved in one.
current canine and feline companions consist primarily of rescued pets.
These poor, wretched creatures are usually hard to place in permanent homes
because of previous abandonment, abuse or advanced age. Sadly, many are
left in "foster-care", like our home, for the remainder of their fragile
lives. In our carefully considered opinion, there is absolutely no justification
for targeting well-cared for, geriatric animals and putting them at certain
risk of euthanasia! We shall continue to move forward for our beliefs,
we most assuredly will remain involve in fostering rescued animals that
otherwise would be inhumanely and unnecessarily sacrificed. To us, the
alternative is just unimaginable" said Judi Pierce.
respectfully ask your assistance in providing AWARENESS to those who are
unaware. We need to be a "Voice for the Voiceless". The impact
of personal awareness will be insurmountable.