Since this past December, Bandit’s cause has received over 40,000 signed petitions supporting her release to Sandi. In addition, we launched a local ‘feet on the street’ and email campaign for County of Sacramento constituent signatures and received an overwhelming response. Both the worldwide and the local constituent signatures were made available to the County. Of course, they didn’t need to receive them since every time each and every one of you signed Bandit’s petition, an email was immediately sent to the Sacramento County officials and board of supervisors named in the petition — over seven and each one got your petition.
The village I speak of is worldwide, global, and it is you. You have made a difference. We’ve encountered communication from people in over 120 countries, with the common interest in wanting to lend a hand and all wanting to be instrumental toward the release of Bandit York to her beloved human, Sandi York.
You see, Sandi is a senior, just like Bandit. Sandi has a disability, just like Bandit. Sandi needs Bandit, just like Bandit needs Sandi. Their story is truly a love story and one that has many facets to it from the beginning when Sandi rescued Bandit, nursed her back to health, to Bandit’s last days of freedom and all the days in between when Bandit helped Sandi overcome the effects of her disability. Bandit basically saved Sandi, and now Sandi is fighting to save Bandit. Without the companionship of her dog, Sandi’s health has suffered to a great extent in the past three years. Without Sandi, Bandit’s health has also taken a toll. Bandit’s eye sight is getting worse as she suffered from detached retinas before the incident and has not received medical treatment since.
Bandit is still being held as we continue to wage the battle for her release. We hope you will continue to support Bandit and Sandi’s reunification by sharing her story using this web site and signing and sharing her Petition on Change.org:
Sandi visits Bandit each day – here she is saying goodbye – this has been going on for 3+ years.