chihuahuarescue.com is a fraudulent website. Kimi Peck, who runs the rescue, has a history of hoarding animals and not properly caring for them. She’s been legally run out of Burbank, Los Angeles, Kern County (twice). She most recently operated an illegal kennel in Phelan, California. Please do not donate money and/or animals to Peck or any of her associates. chihuahuarescue.com is Kimi Peck’s personal money maker.
Chihuahua Rescue run by Kimi Peck is a scam operation. Please do not give her dogs and/or donations. Please investigate her animal hoarding history. It’s lengthy!
Dead Animals Found In Accused Animal Hoarder’s Pool Neighbors Contact 23 ABC After Animals Found In Back Yard Pool In Tehachapi, there was a gruesome discovery in the pool of a home, but it’s not just any home. It’s the property that accused animal hoarder Kimi Peck used to live on.
Dead Animals Found In Accused Animal Hoarder’s Pool Neighbors Contact 23 ABC After Animals Found In Back Yard Pool (April 2012) In Tehachapi, there was a gruesome discovery in the pool of a home, but it’s not just any home. It’s the property that accused animal hoarder Kimi Peck used to live on. Neighbors contacted 23 ABC after they found several dead animals floating in what appears to be bacteria-ridden water. It was a sight and a smell no one can prepare for — several dead animals at the bottom of a pool. At first glance, 23 ABC thought the animals were deer. When we took a closer look, the animals appeared to be dogs that were floating in something that used to be water. Mold and bacteria cover the surface of what was a pool at one time. Peck was evicted from two different homes in the Tehachapi area for having hundreds of dogs. She left the home on Water Canyon Road in 2009. Several neighbors said it still looks like it did the day she left. The Kern County Assessor’s Office confirmed to 23 ABC that Peck still owns the home, which is why neighbors declined to go on camera. They believe Peck will be back, and said they fear what she’s capable of. Neighbors said the pool on Peck’s property has been an issue for years. At first, they were concerned about West Nile virus. With the discovery of the animals, they say they’re now concerned it’s a breeding ground for far worse. Residential pools fall under the jurisdiction of Kern County Code Compliance. The agency was not available for an interview Monday, but officials told 23 ABC, someone filed a complaint about the pool, so a case was opened on Friday. Officials also said they will be trying to contact Peck and will be working with other agencies, like animal control, while dealing with the matter. This is a situation 23 ABC will continue to watch as the investigation continues. Twitter Facebook YouTube Community Calendar BakersfieldLaw.tv
Kimi Peck and a few of her misfit followers, will and have harassed every single person who has turned her into authorities for animal hoarding. Here is a statement from one of the many people who unfortunately, had Kimi Peck and her illegal kennel set up in their neighborhood.
CH-100, Item 6-DESCRIBE HARASSMENT Late in 2005, Ms. Peck moved to her present address and it soon became clear that her property was being used as an unlicensed kennel. I tried to work with Ms. Peck for about a year to resolve these issues, however, instead of things getting better, they got much worse. When I notified authorities about the noise, smell, and conditions caused by housing over 200 dogs in her residence, the harassment soon began. First Ms. Peck began calling me threatening she was going to call the Immigration and Naturalization Service and have my restaurant business investigated for hiring illegal immigrants. I told Ms. Peck that I do not hire illegal immigrants and she said ‘we shall see about that’. I did not know what that meant until Ms. Peck created websites, see below. Following that there were threats of exposing personal information about me and my family in an attempt to discredit me, harass me and to hurt my restaurant business of 12 years. Starting in or around February of 2007 and continuing to this day, Ms. Peck created a SLANDEROUS internet website www.kimipeck.org and www.kimipeck.com. The website is updated regularly with more untruths about me and my business. She includes on the website the name of my restaurants and their locations. She also put my picture on this website and underneath my picture she states the following malicious, false and defamatory comments about me that include: I shot at a neighbors dog I shot at Kimi’s dogs I hire illegal aliens at my restaurants, in Tehachapi and Mojave I house illegal aliens in an unpermitted guest house on my property I have a number of unlawful drug habits In addition to the above, Ms. Peck and her employees were found trespassing on my property, as recently as the end of February, according to one of her employees who stated in a Board of Supervisors hearing that she has been up to my property. As a single woman living alone, I was and AM very FEARFUL for my safety and asked a friend to move into my residence. In an attempt to intimidate my housemate, Ms. Peck confronted her demanding to know who she was and then followed her to the school bus stop. A police incident report was filed. I have also received calls from one of Ms. Peck’s employees who said his name was Sam Farr. Mr. Farr began to verbally attack me on the phone because I had been complaining about the noise coming from Ms. Peck property. I hung up on Mr. Farr. On March 12, 2009, I received a call at one of my restaurants from a man who identified himself as Kimi’s computer guy and said his name was John Longenecker. He began accusing me and other neighbors of being in a conspiracy to ‘harass Kimi and get her’. I hung up on him. I have also been threatened with lawsuits by Ms. Peck because she claims I am harassing her with my complaints to officials of the noise nuisance. Come to find out that Ms. Peck has a history of doing to others, what she has been doing to me. It appears Ms. Peck commonly files lawsuits against those who bring her activities to light. Her last lawsuit that she filed was in 2007 against 10 individuals (LASC #BC 365220). After these individuals hired an attorney to protect them against this SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) with an anti-SLAPP motion, this suit was dismissed. In addition, in 2005, Ms. Peck, including her Chihuahua Rescue, filed five (5) lawsuits against people, including harassment suits. All of these suits were dismissed. It also appears that Ms. Peck tried to sue another neighbor for harassment in 1999 and this suit, too, was dismissed. In addition, it appears that Ms. Peck has been a defendant in a number of lawsuits in both civil and criminal courts in Los Angeles. According to court records, Ms. Peck has lost many of these cases. Now after the recent action by the Kern County Board of Supervisors declaring Ms. Peck’s property a nuisance, I am even more fearful as she is blaming her neighbors for the County’s action and making malicious statements about conspiracies between people who don’t know one another and have no past or present relationship. In addition, she created a new website in or around February of 2009, this is IN ADDITION, to the kimipeck.org and .com called www.DonMaben.com, whereas she continues to harass and slander me. At this point, I realize that this is not going to end it’s just getting worse and Ms. Peck’s behavior is getting more unstable and frightening with her conspiracy theories
UPDATE: Kimi Peck was arrested AGAIN in 2014 and charged with animal cruelty!!!! This is Peck’s second arrest pertaining to animal related abuse in 5 years…
Why does serial animal hoarder/abuser/breeder, Kimi Peck, continue to wrongly accuse animal rights activist Robyn Berkenfeld – of rediculous false claims on NUMEROUS blogs Peck and/or one of her few unemployed/’disabled’ ‘supporters’ admin? Because Robyn Berkenfeld has exposed many of Peck’s illegal kennels and has saved hundreds of sick dogs from Peck. Though Peck claims she is a good person and never stalks or harasses people – She is wrong. Besides her many blogs, yes plural, full of lies, Peck has also posted comments on news stories exposing Peck’s animal abuse – blaming Robyn Berkenfeld for everything. Sorry Kimi Peck. All anybody has to do is google Kimi Peck and you will see reliable news stories exposing Peck’s history from 2003 to 2014. Nobody planted anything. Nobody stole records. Lt. Bruce Speirs and all of Burbank wanted Peck out of their community because she was nothing but an animal abusing nuisance. Robyn Berkenfeld was thanked by Lt. Bruce Speirs.
Kimi Peck has made over $1,000,000.00 hoarding Chihuahuas and other dogs. She is a crazy 67-year-old grandmother (estranged) and mother (estranged) with way too much time on her hands (even with hundreds of animals). Below are excerpts from Kimi Peck’s attack websites from 2009 – you can see Kimi Peck is one scary and crazy serial animal hoarder.
Peck’s ‘attack’ website from 2009 – Yes, Animal Hoarder Kimi Peck was in trouble with the law in 2009, too, but felt she was being picked on and conspired against. She’s NUTS in addition to being an animal hoarder…Who HASN’T she blamed? Herself! Here are excerpts from Peck’s 2009 website – though it looks like somebody else is writing it – it is actually Kimi Peck writing it: “In 2005 Kimi’s Burbank kennel license limit was 168 based on the square footage of the site. As the number of abandoned Chihuahuas increased and were dumped at Kimi’s gate – Kimi rented a 5000 sq. ft. warehouse next door to accommodate the exploding numbers. Trouble – backed by a deep pockets financier At about this time Robyn Berkenfeld (aka Berken) and Joan xxx were recruited and paid to launch an attack/smear campaign and character assassination scheme against Kimi Peck based on a personal vendetta – not about Chihuahuas. Lawrence J. xxx is a Pasadena attorney and husband of Joan xxx. Kimi was often outspoken about the failings of Burbank and other Animal Control authorities across Southern California. Kimi made a number of enemies in the ranks of police department officials and Animal Control public servants – especially after Kimi saved 170 Chihuahuas from the Baldwin Park, California animal shelter where the supervisor said: "Kimi Peck will get these Chihuahuas over my dead body." Lt. Bruce Spears was at the kennel every day. He had been a police officer who now was the supervisor of the Burbank animal control department. He typically had a smile for you while he stabbed you in the back. Lt. Spears told Kimi that if she built a drain in the warehouse, he would approve 200 more Chihuahuas. Kimi’s drain cost over $5,500 and was installed in the rented warehouse with the owners approval. Lt. Spears then told Kimi to waterproof the walls. Kimi’s costs for the waterproof wall treatment cost more than $3,000. Lt. Spears then said the warehouse kennel would be inspected twice a day. Suddenly Burbank City Chihuahua authorities started inspecting Kimi Peck’s kennel twice a day – and that lasted two months. Citations Petty and silly citations were given for things like a hamster that flipped over it’s water dish, an employee who carried a water dish too slowly, plastic bags filled with dog blankets that were continually washed load after load were deemed "unsanitary conditions," and then… not finding three (3) Chihuahua files designated and specifically called for out of 168 files – the only 3 that were missing that day. Those missing files were clearly a set-up by the insiders – Robyn Berkenfeld and Joan xxx. Trouble – backed by a deep pockets financier A Bizarre Police Department Probe We are informed and believe that Lt. Spears, a Burbank Police Captain and the Burbank city attorney, Greg Kaplin, were bought off. It is clear that the Burbank City Chihuahua authorities were seeking to build a case against the effective Chihuahua rescurer Kimi Peck. Kimi’s work was in the news and celebrated, she had won legal battles in court on behalf of saving the lives of Chihuahuas — all in the face of the kill policy of local government animal shelters. One late afternoon two strangers trespassed and took photos inside the kennel office. Officer Allen arrived and sometime later asked the two strangers if they had a camera. They said no. He asked if they had taken any photos on the kennel property. They said no. Officer Allen then went back to Kimi Peck to tell her that she is a liar. How do you spell "police corruption." Later, Robyn Berkenfeld and Joan xxx filed a complaint with the Burbank Police Department. After 2 months of twice a day inspections – at 10:00 AM the local tax payers paid for 10 Burbank Police Department detectives, 10 or more squad cars with 2 cops in each, code enforcement guys, and a camera team from forensics to descend upon Kimi Peck’s kennel. Little John – one of the Burbank Animal Control officers discovered a hairless Chihuahua and screamed and spit on Kimi’s face he was so close: "Get the records, Kimi. Get the records right now. Or else." Kimi called her vet and the vet records for the hairless Chihuahua’s care were instantly faxed to the kennel. Little John never apologized for his hysterical and threatening conduct in his failed attempt to show off for his superiors. Law enforcement guys and Dick Cheney don’t apologize they just say: "So"? The Burbank City Chihuahua authorities cited Kimi for having too many Chihuahuas. Kimi appeared in court on the citation for having too many Chihuahuas, despite the assurances time and again by Lt. Spears who assured Kimi could have more dogs if she just did one more thing. There is bit more to the Burbank story. Here soon ——————————————————————————– Quite an intriguing story in itself – with friends, some heroes, Chihuahua volunteers and some real dangerous, petty, vindictive, awful villains who just don’t get it but enjoy tearing down, causing unjust legal troubles, hiring hack attack attorneys, private investigators and who are just no help at all. These folks need to see the light and ought to accomplish something positive and helpful. But no. These folks are as dysfunctional as the Iraq War / Katrina inept White House guys who’s conduct we will watch all unravel in due time. ——————————————————————————– Remember – this all has to do with helping little Chihuahuas. ——————————————————————————– Trouble – backed by a deep pocket financier Some paid staff and volunteers responsible for cleaning the Burbank site complained to authorities and the press that the site was not clean. Amazing. Keeping the site clean and the Chihuahuas fed, watered and healthy was the responsibility of the staff and volunteers who instead took photos of the site early in the morning – rather than clean up, feed and water the Chihuahuas. When Kimi arrived each day, things got cracking. ——————————————————————————– A Chihuahua Sanctuary So, gone from Burbank and now in Kern County – Kimi Peck is providing a sanctuary for the Chihuahuas and other doggies that were not adopted back in Burbank along with some new little rescued friends. ——————————————————————————– Kimi would love to adopt out the 200 Chihuahuas she cares for now. But, to who? Who has the expertise to adopt a Chihuahua that has been deemed by animal control authorities as not adaptable? Well, Kimi can rehabilitate Chihuahuas as she has proven time and time again. ——————————————————————————– Kern County regulations do not allow a Chihuahua adoption business on Kimi’s property. So, it’s now just a sanctuary for "left over" Chihuahuas. ——————————————————————————– That’s the story in a nutshell. ——————————————————————————– 2008 ——————————————————————————– 2008 Trouble in Kern County – backed by a deep pockets financier Why the sudden June 2008 smear press stories? Berkenfeld & xxx back at it one more time. Kimi’s neighbor video clip on QuickTime 7 | ——————————————————————————– A Kern County neighbor is in cahoots with hired attack girl Robyn Berkenfeld from the Burbank days. ——————————————————————————– Notes: We are informed and believe: The neighbor – Barbara xxx – shoots woodpeckers. Dead. PETA and California Fish and Game ought to get in touch. Are woodpeckers on the endangered species list yet? It is likely Barbara shot at LUCY, the neighborhood Bloodhound. Her daughter, xxxx, is a methamphetamine addict who hangs out with gang guys. xxxx has three illegitimate children and has spent most of her adult life in prison. Barbara – her mom – kept a loaded shotgun in her house when SUNSHINE lived with her mother. It is unlawful for a CONVICTED FELON to have access to a gun. Barbara kept a loaded shotgun in the house with her boyfriend, also a CONVICTED FELON. He was the guy sitting next to her in City Hall recently. Either Sunshine or Barbara SHOT at Kimi Peck’s dogs two years ago. Kimi can get a copy of the written complaint document filed with the Kern County Sheriff’s Dept. Kimi Peck made a second complaint last year when LUCY, the Bloodhound was shot at. Barbara hires illegal aliens who work for her at her xxxx franchises in Tehachapi and Mojave. They typically live in her unpermitted guest house. This was reported to Code Compliance on Friday, June 20, 2008. Her xxxx have fed a lot of law enforcement officers and a local Judge at no cost. She bosts she now has an in with Sheriff deputies and that Judge. Typically these folks take her side in matters related to the law and disputes. Barbara has a number of unlawful drug habits. See DEA. Since 2005 Kimi Peck has provided Barbara with water from her well for $20 a month. Barbara thretened a legal action against Kimi Peck with respect to a written agreement about the well. Barbara’s key complaint: Kimi Peck’s dogs often bark. News Reports Kiyoshi Tomono the TV reporter may have a few follow-up questions for Barbara, if he is willing. ——————————————————————————– The painfully truth-challenged silly but dangerous attack team with ties back to Burbank who in June 2008 have launched a new PR attack against Kimi Peck, started up Internet blogs and websites, contacted the media and made reports to local Kern County authorities are clearly being financed by someone. Kimi Peck – Kiyoshi Tomono TV News Report 2 ——————————————————————————– Note: at this point we could care less about copyright to Internet video news stories. Our legal point would be that Kimi Peck is a joint author of whatever a TV station broadcasts about her and thus a joint copyright claimant and owner based on her contributions to the report. This will give you TV guys an opportunity to do some U.S. Copyright Law research. ——————————————————————————– ——————————————————————————– 2008 Trouble in Kern County – backed by a deep pockets financier We believe it is same vindictive deep pockets financier from the Burbank-Berkenfeld-xxx days – now resurfaced and with a bank account ready for trouble for Kimi Peck in Kern County. Any influence on Kern County employees? Certainly undue pressure. ——————————————————————————– That’s another story. ——————————————————————————– The goal the detractors are seeking: kill the dogs. Why? Just to kill the dogs… and to harm and injure Kimi Peck. That’s it. ——————————————————————————– Chihuahuas Instead, just seek do something good to help the previously abandoned Chihuahuas and other little sanctuary doggies that Kimi cares for. Do the right thing. That’s all we seek. ——————————————————————————– Note: It would be so nice if Kimi Peck lives through all this new turmoil and her Chihuahuas continue to have a chance at a pleasant life. ——————————————————————————– Audio Reports on rescuing dogs in Southern California”
Here are two e-mails written by former animal control head, Lt. Speirs, back in 2005, in regards to Kimi Peck’s closure. As you can see, her closure was due to her own negligence. We removed the e-mail addresses because the people fear retribution by animal hoarder Kimi Peck. Lt. Speirs admitted animal hoarder Kimi Peck was not only negligent – she also had over 350 animals when they raided her facility. KIMI PECK IS NOT AND HAS NOT BEEN IN BURBANK SINCE 2005!
> From: BSpeirs@ci.burbank.ca.us > To: > Subject: RE: KIMI PECK > Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 15:46:26 -0700 > > > > Thank you for contact me. Let me clarify some issues and questions you may > have regarding the April and May 2005 Burbank Police Animal Shelter > enforcement action involving Chihuahua Rescue and Celebrity Doggie Daycare > and Spa. > > The Animal Shelter had received information in the spring of 2005 of > allegations of dogs being mistreated and neglected. The reports that came to > us were anonymous in nature and some of it second hand. While receiving > information in any manner is welcomed and important, you must appreciate the > fact that anonymous information limits us by proving difficult clarify or > obtain further specifics. > > Regardless, an inspection on April 19 was conducted and a citation was > issued for a sanitation violation. On May 9 a guinea pig was discovered with > no water – and again a citation was issued. On May 10 a major inspection > effort was conducted and 10 addition violations were charged. It should be > noted that all of the charges were based on the direct observations of the > officers conducting the inspection that day. None of the violations and > resulting charges were based on any other sources of information – either > anonymous, prior statements to the police by any persons, or written > correspondence. > > As is public record Kimi Peck plead "no contest" on May 19 and offered to > shut down her operation. As part of the court agreement she has until > October 26 to do so while incrementally reducing the number of animals she > has on the facility in the interim period. > > Thank you for contacting the Burbank Animal Shelter. I hope this information > assists you. From: Speirs, Bruce [mailto:BSpeirs@ci.burbank.ca.us] Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 8:24 AM To: Subject: RE: Kimi Peck Thank you for writing me. Permit me to provide you the facts as they pertain to your questions: 1. The Burbank Animal Shelter submitted 11 criminal violations for filing consideration in May of 2005 – three months ago. A plea agreement (which we are not part of) was reached and she plead out, agreed to cease her operations, and reduce the numbers of animals she had until they were all gone. She was held accountable in a court of law. 2. We can not deny her right to own an animal and I don’t think any court in the land can take that right away from her. 3. Yes I am aware that Ms. Peck was not in court as I was there. Ms. Peck was represented by her attorney which is her constitutional right. 4. She is down to 98 animals from the high of 350 that she had on the facility in May. They were adopted out or given to other rescues. 5. The Burbank Animal Shelter is the agency that took the action – we care. 6. I estimate that within 3 weeks she will be totally out of business and all the animals gone.
Who will be Serial Animal Hoarder Kimi Peck’s next victim until she’s shut down for good????? If she is living in your neighborhood – it will be you…be careful…she’s an animal hoarder…Read the quotes from News Outlets – Kimi is not famous – she’s an infamous serial animal hoarder and that’s the only reason she’s in the spotlight
Since 1997, Kimi Peck claims there’s been a conspiracy following her. The people conspiring to ‘get’ Peck? Here’s just some of the many she blames: Burbank Animal Control, Burbank City Attorney, former Burbank volunteers including Robyn Berkenfeld (Peck has blamed Robyn Berkenfeld for everything), former landlords, Susan Marlowe’s ex-husband, Peck’s Tehachapi neighbors, Julie Sugg, Kern County Animal Control, Don Maben, Chuck Lackey. Peck a victim or a nutcase? You decide? Read some of the quotes to media outlets over the years made by Kimi Peck regarding the people out to ‘get’ her: ***September 2003, LETTER TO BURBANK OFFICIALS: Burbank County convicted Peck of operating illegal kennels and unsanitary conditions, among many other convictions. Instead of cleaning up, Peck had her then attorney demand with threats that Kern County stop harassing Kimi Peck. Here’s a quote from the letter (though Burbank, as everybody knows, legally forced Peck out in 2005 and Peck is now on Los Angeles Do Not Adopt to list): March 2003: "I am demanding that this harassment end and that the City work with us to make Chihuahua Rescue the best facility possible for the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs." Shannon Keith in 2003 (TWO YEARS LATER – PECK WAS LEGALLY FORCED OUT OF BURBANK DUE TO HER OWN NEGLIGENCE) ***May 2005, LA TIMES: Peck claims she’s the victim of a smear campaign launched by a homeless former volunteer who’s angry that Peck wouldn’t let her sleep at the shelter. She said she’s going to relocate the shelter — possibly to Northern California or Arizona, and file a lawsuit. January 2007: Burbank Leader – two articles – first one called in by Kimi Peck herself bragging about a lawsuit she filed against ten former volunteers – a lawsuit that was dismissed before all defendants were even served – why was it dismissed? Kimi Peck’s own attorney investigated Peck’s hoarding history and realized she’s dealing with a nutcase: ‘Shelter files suit against volunteers Director of Chihuahua Rescue opens an action claiming slander and defamation against 10 former unpaid workers. February 21, 2007|By Chris Wiebe BURBANK — The director of a Chihuahua rescue shelter, which operated out of Burbank for more than four years, has filed a 10-party lawsuit against some of her former volunteers, accusing them of a smear campaign that tarnished her business reputation. Kimi Peck, director of Chihuahua Rescue — which relocated to Tehachapi after a court order forced the shelter out of Burbank — contends in her lawsuit that former volunteers committed slander and defamation against her when they told police in 2005 that Peck kept Chihuahuas in unsafe and squalid conditions. The volunteers also alleged that Peck was hoarding dogs rather than finding them new homes. After Burbank Police and animal control officials investigated, Peck was charged with having insufficient food and water for her animals, failing to maintain sanitary and safe conditions and keeping insufficient records for her animals. She pleaded no contest to the latter charge in June 2005 and the other two were set aside. B y October 2005, she had cleared out of her Burbank facility, moving to Tehachapi, where she says her rescue operation has suffered as a result of the complaints of the volunteers. "It’s been very painful, very hard," she said "And I can handle everything, but it has affected the dogs, and that hurts me." But attorney Larry Rudd, who represents the 10 defendants named in the suit, said that Peck has no evidence of defamation and slander and that the law protects the rights of people to make critical statements to authorities about bad business practices. "This is an attempt to harass people who only sought the best interest of the animals," he said. "These are people who left because of despicable conditions." Volunteers reported seeing dogs that were seldom released from their cages, living in their own feces, he said. A veterinarian who leased a space next door to Chihuahua Rescue on Moss Street terminated his portion of the lease, saying he could no longer carry on his practice so near to the shelter’s conditions, Rudd added. "Kimi Peck, in keeping with her prior actions, files suits against anyone who disagrees with her, anyone who comments about her poor care and treatment of animals," he said. Rudd is filing a motion disputing Peck’s complaint as a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation suit, which is a litigation strategy intended to stifle or intimidate the critics of the plaintiff. He will also pursue Peck for his attorney’s fees and may pursue her attorney on grounds of malicious prosecution. "This is just an absurd suit and it should never have been brought," he said. Peck grabbed headlines in 2003, when she saved 170 Chihuahuas from being euthanized after Los Angeles County animal control officials confiscated the dogs from breeder Emma Harter. Harter was subsequently convicted of animal abuse for housing 235 Chihuahuas in fetid, unsanitary conditions. But two years later, Peck found herself the target of accusations from volunteers at her own shelter, which ultimately drove her from Burbank. ****NEXT ARTICLE IN SAME PAPER WHEN HER ATTORNEY DISMISSES CASE…CHECK OUT DATE: Briefly In The News February 24, 2007 Activist dismisses defamation suit The attorney representing an animal-rights activist who once ran a rescue shelter in Burbank dropped her 10-party defamation lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday. The lawsuit brought by Kimi Peck, director of Chihuahua Rescue — which she relocated to Tehachapi after a court order forced her to close the Burbank shelter — alleged that some of her former volunteers had launched a smear campaign that has damaged her business reputation. Attorney Larry Rudd, who represented the 10 defendants named in the suit, said that he turned away attempts from Peck’s attorney, Theresa Macellaro, to negotiate a settlement and then learned shortly thereafter that the case had been dropped. "This was just another attempt to harass people by Kimi Peck," Rudd said. "I don’t know what her next step will be, but my guess is that she will be trying to find another way to file a suit or do something — because this is just a person who does not take no for an answer and just tries to abuse the system." Peck grabbed headlines in 2003 when she saved 170 Chihuahuas from being euthanized after Los Angeles County animal control officials confiscated the dogs from breeder Emma Harter. Harter was subsequently convicted of animal abuse for housing 235 Chihuahuas in unsanitary conditions. But two years later, Peck found herself the target of accusations from volunteers at her own shelter, which ultimately drove her from Burbank. ***June 2008, KGET: Kimi Peck says she’s being persecuted by [Kern County] Animal Control officers and the woman who runs this Website: http://hoardingchihuahuas.com/ ***March 2009, KGET: Peck said she hired the lawyer because of what she called a smear campaign launched by neighbors and a powerful Los Angeles businessman working with Kern County leaders, including Supervisor Don Maben. "We believe Don Maben has accepted political favors in exchange for harassing me and making a political example out of me," Peck said ***April 2009, KGET: "I am the subject of constant harassment from neighbors and numerous conspirators in the Los Angeles area." said Peck ****November 2009, KGET: Peck blames the controversy swirling around her on Marlowe’s ex-husband, Los Angeles real estate developer Michael Goland, who Peck says is trying to sabotage her dog-rescuing efforts. ***January 2010, Peck to Kern County officials, Bakersfield Californian: "Stop this witch hunt. Don’t make me sue you. Stop these fines now," Peck said. "How much did Michael Goland pay you." (Michael Goland is Susan Marlowe’s ex-husband and Peck has repeatedly accused county officials of being paid off by Goland to harass her.) 2010 – PECK FILES SMALL CLAIM LAWSUIT AGAINST FORMER TEHACHAPI NEIGHBOR, STEVE BENEDICT, BLAMING HIM FOR HER CLOSURE OF HER ILLEGAL KENNEL OPERATION – CASE DISMISSED – In total, Peck has filed lawsuits against 14 different people – blaming them for her illegal activities. Case Information – Register of Actions / Case Docket Case Information Case Number: M-1502-CS-7871 Case Title: PECK VS BENEDICT Case Type: SMALL CLAIMS Filing Date: 3/10/2010 Filing Location: EAST DIVISION, MOJAVE Case Status: DISMISSED 4/20/2010 11:02:38 AM Notes: 1. Entries are listed in reverse chronological order. 2. Some entries may display odd characters (e.g., x, xx, or o) at the beginning of a sentence. This is a result of the way the data is entered into the register of actions and can be ignored. 2 date(s) found, 9 total records, displaying 1-9 records. Date Action 4/15/2010 TRIAL BY COURT. THE ABOVE ENTITLED CAUSE CAME ON REGULARLY AT THIS TIME TODAY FOR HEARING WITH PARTIES PRESENT AS FOLLOWS: NO APPEARANCE BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY PARTY. CASE DISMISSED FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION. THE COURT ORDERS ADJOURNMENT. 3/10/2010 Case Event New case created by deputy: 658 REQUEST TO WAIVE COURT FEES PLAINTIFF 1 INITIAL ORDER ON COURT FEE WAIVER-GRANTED PLAINTIFF 1 PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM AND ORDER TO DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF 1
Kimi Zan Peck Gender: Female Approximate Age: 63 Date of Birth: Dec 1949 Location: Burbank, CA (US) History May 9, 2005 – Burbank, CA (US) Dismissed: Hoarding – 272 chihuahuas Notes: The round of charges from 2005 were dismissed due to plea bargain. Aug 17, 2004 – Burbank, CA (US) Convicted: Unsanitary Kennel Conditions Mar 13, 2003 – Burbank, CA (US) Convicted: Kennel Kept in Poor Conditions Feb 14, 2003 – Burbank, CA (US) Convicted: Unsanitary Kennel Conditions May 4, 1999 – Burbank, CA (US) Dismissed: Operating an Illegal Kennel Apr 5, 1999 – Burbank, CA (US) Convicted: Operating an Illegal Kennel Jan 13, 1997 – Burbank, CA (US) Convicted: Operating Illegal Kennel Notes: Citations 6-1202 BMC OPERATING AN ILLEGAL KENNEL Filing Date: 01/13/1997 Guilty/Convicted 03/24/1997 6-1202 BMC OPERATING AN ILLEGAL KENNEL Filing Date: 04/05/1999 Guilty/Convicted 06/15/1999 6-601 BMC SANITATION WHERE ANIMAL IS KEPT Filing Date: 02/14/2003 Guilty/Convicted 03/26/2003 6-1219 BMC SPACE REQUIRED FOR DOGS CITATION Date: 03/13/2003 Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003 6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION Date: 03/13/2003 Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION Date: 03/13/2003 Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003 6-1219 BMC SPACE REQUIRED FOR DOGS CITATION Date: 03/22/2003 Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003 6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION Date: 03/22/2003 Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION Date: 03/22/2003 Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003 6-1219 BMC SPACE REQUIRED FOR DOGS CITATION Date: 04/04/2003 Guilty/ Convicted 06/17/2003 6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION Date: 04/04/2003 Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION Date: 04/04/2003 Guilty/Convicted 06/17/2003 6-1235 BMC FAIL MAINTN KENNEL CLEAN/TRASH CITATION Date: 08/17/2004 Guilty/Convicted 09/30/2004 6-1229 BMC FOOD PREPARATION/RECEPTACLES CITATION Date: 08/17/2004 Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 09/30/2004 6-1238 BMC FAIL MAINTN CONTROL INSECTS CITATION Date: 08/17/2004 Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 09/30/2004 6-1223 BMC CLASS AND SEPARATION CITATION Date: 08/17/2004 Guilty/Convicted 09/30/2004 6-1224 (a) FAILED TO WASHFACILITY DAILY CITATION Date: 04/19/2005 Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005 6-1231 BMC FAIL SUPPLY FRESH WATR/ANIMAL CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005 6-1231 BMC FAIL SUPPLY FRESH WATR/ANIMALS CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 DismissedDue to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005 6-802 BMC MAINT ANIMALS IN CLEAN COND CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005 6-802 BMC MAINT ANIMALS IN CLEAN CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005 6-1212 BMC DRAINAGE CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Dismissed Due to FOJ, CAL-PC 1385 05/19/2005 6-902 BMC UNSAFE PREMISES CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005 6-1241 BMC RECORDS CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Guilty/Convicted 05/19/2005 6-601 BMC SANITATION WHERE ANIMAL IS KEPT CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005 6-801 BMC INSUFFICIENT FOOD& WATER CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005 6-802 BMC MAINT ANIMALS IN CLEAN COND CITATION Date: 05/09/2005 Dismissed Due to Plea Negotiation 05/19/2005 Read more: Animal Abuse: Kimi Zan Peck – Burbank, CA | Pet-Abuse.Com Animal Cruelty Database http://www.pet-abuse.com/profiles/5376#ixzz27OgmPNsX
http://www.pet-abuse.com/profiles/5376 David Mabra continues to stand by his ‘friend’, Kimi Peck. Following is what he said in 2005, after she was legally, YES LEGALLY, forced out of Burbank. Mabra has to be aware that Chihuahua Rescue has raised well over $1,000,000.00 in donations, much of these donations were used to pay for illegal kennels and Kimi Peck’s personal expenses. Much of these donations were collected using deceptive advertising. David Mabra is a board member for Chihuahua Rescue aka the Dog Angels, he opens himself up to public scrutiney and many wonder how a man who claims to have dignity, would continue to sit on a board of ‘rescues’ run by a woman with a history of animal related neglect. Following is what David Mabra said in 2005 after Peck was legally forced out of Burbank. The comment was posted on one of the many websites the Chihuahua Rescue ‘group’ has created over the years to slander anybody who questioned serial animal hoarder Kimi Peck’s unethical treatment of animals and monies. Since he wrote this letter, Kimi Peck was legally forced to shut down two more illegal kennels, was arrested, harassed and stalked her Tehachapi neighbors and was forced to give up close to 200 animals to the HSUS…
From 2005: My name is David Mabra. I have been a friend of Kimi Pecks for 10 years and have assisted her in her rescue efforts for the last 9 years. I have been with her through the "thick and thin" of a rescuers life. It is a thankless life that VERY FEW people in the world would even attempt to live through. Everyone is a critic and it seems that everyone has a "better" way to save dogs. However, VERY FEW people have saved as many dogs as Ms. Peck and raised such awareness to the plight of dogs (and cats and other animals) as Ms. Peck. I can’t tell you how many hundreds of "home deliveries" I have been on with Kimi because she insists on making sure the dogs end up in the BEST possible enviornment. NINETY percent of the animals we have saved were "throw-aways" (old, sick, dying, or about to be euthanized to "make space" for other unwanted animals). I personally cleaned and fed these dogs and rushed them to the vets as needed. I witnessed Kimi spend EVERY cent she had and when she would run out of money she made the impossible happen and "pulled rabbits out of hats" to get dogs medical attention when needed. She also spent her own money to have dogs spayed and/or neutered to assure that there would be NO more unwanted offsprings. Her efforts at spay and neutering have saved our communities thousands of dollars in animal control. There are hundreds of testimonies from people who have adopted dogs that Kimi has saved and love her for saving their new "FAMILY MEMBERS". I was with Kimi at every location she was forced to move to on her trek to the current "beautiful" kennel in Burbank. There were times along the way that Kimi sacrificed her own dignity and welfare for the sake of the dogs. NO dog EVER went without food or water but I know for a fact there were times when Kimi went without the means to support herself at the expense of helping the dogs. It is true she struggled financially at times and wasn’t able to maintain the "idyllic" conditions that she wanted for the dogs, however, NO dog EVER suffered from neglect while in her care. Again, everyone thinks they have a "better" way (like euthansia – most of the dogs didn’t think that was BETTER!) and everyone is entitled to their "opinion" – including Kimi Peck. Three of the landlords along the way believed in euthansia because, in my opinion, they didn’t want to take time or money from their shallow lives to take care of those less fortunate. NONE of the landlords we had to deal with could even conceive of "GIVING UP THEIR LIFESTYLE" to save dogs. No one I have met before or since has the kind of compassion and comittment that Kimi Peck has. Kimi is not perfect, and she has had more than her share of trouble in her struggle to save dogs, but she has NEVER faltered or given up because some people didn’t agree with the way she did things. Even Jesus had people who thought his way was the wrong way. My hope is that everyone who reads the vile things being posted about Kimi Peck know that those things are meant to hurt Kimi – not help the dogs. The dogs in Kimi Pecks care are in a wonderful situation that has been APPROVED BY BURBANK ANIMAL CONTROL to stay in operation until she has been able to relocate to a bigger facility AT HER OWN REQUEST. I am posting my personal email address if anyone should question the authenticity of this posting. Also, if ANYONE uses my name in a "slanderous and/or libelous" internet posting I WILL take IMMEDIATE court action against such person(s). As the "so-called" lawyer for this group knows, Kimi Peck, as a celebrity is an easier target than an average citizen like myself. Sincerely, David Mabra
…and it had to do with her animal hoarding lifestyle: Display In-Custody Inmate KIMI PECK For more information about this inmate, contact the arresting agency (per Gov’t Code 6254). Inmate Name: PECK, KIMI Inmate Number: SO1884829 Date of Birth: 12/28/1949 ID Process complete? NO Inmate Location: Central Receiving Facility Facility and Visiting Information Arrest Date/Time: 01/29/10 07:31 PM Total Bail Amount: $40,000.00 Anticipated Release Date: ** PENDING ** WARNING: Release date may be subject to change without notice Next Hearing Date/Time: 02/02/10 09:00 AM Next Hearing Location: East Division – Mojave – Div/Dept IC