An Open Letter To Archie’s Previous Owner

January 27, 2014

Dear Kenneth Brabbin -

A little over two weeks ago, sixteen days ago to be exact, I became a mother to a dog, who has changed my life in more ways then you could comprehend.  I took a plea from a lady who saw a homeless couple pushing this adorable, ice’blue eyed baby around in a shopping cart.  He couldn’t walk.  His legs were bloodied and covered in scabs and asphalt from dragging himself.  He was found in a bush, off of Highway 99 and Olive Avenue.  Scared, in pain and no where to go.

Come to find out, this amazing baby belonged to you.  You were responsible for him.  After posting him to our Facebook page, I received a call from your friend, telling me all about the stand up guy you were.  Your dog lived in filth.  He always went without basic necessities like food, shelter and most likely veterinary care.  I was also informed that you were trying to ‘get rid of him’ weeks before he became mine.  I called your phone; but it was disconnected.  I searched your Facebook page and sure enough, there he was, smiling and looking up at you with those beautiful eyes that melt my heart and make me cry all at once, on a daily bases.  Those eyes that just beg for love.

When I look at him, I’m always looking down on him.  He can’t stand on his hind legs and love on me and greet me with enthusiastic jumping like his brothers and sisters do.  I look at him scooting and dragging himself across my floor, leaving trails of blood because of his raw legs and paws, from the injuries that I’m trying to heal.  He can’t ‘sit’, or jump up on the couch like a normal dog.  He can’t run to the back yard and mark that fence post he smells repeatedly.  He can’t get back up the three little stairs to come back inside, without crying for me to come pick him up.  He can’t do anything like his siblings do, because of you.

Your old dog is paralyzed.  He can’t urinate on his own.  He can’t walk on his own.  He can’t do much on his own.  I look at him and wonder what kind of dog would Archie be, if it wasn’t for you.  When he first came home from being hospitalized for more than five days – he met my best friend and her husband.  When her husband, that looks to have a similar built to you (yes, I know this cause of your Facebook page), your dog flinched.  He coward and dropped his head and front shoulders to the floor, when a guy that resembles you, went to show him love.  This is behavior that is learned from being abused.

When I look and interact with your old dog, I often wonder how he ended up in your hands.  How such a gift of life, could be placed with such a scummy, piece of shit like yourself.  I often ask myself, what makes a man.  What makes a guy, a man?  And not a scummy, no good, piece of trash – like yourself.  Then I look at your old dog.  Any ‘man’ that could do what you have done to him, or any ‘man’ that could discard a living, breathing and loving creature like you have, is no man in my book.  A real man, would have provided shelter, love, food, and all medical care one could give to him.  A real man, would have answered my messages and ran to help, when I said I had your dog.  A real man, would have never altered the life of an individual like you did.  Because of you, your dog will rely on daily medical assistance.  Because of you, your dog may never walk again.  Because of you, he may never be able to urinate or defecate on his own.  Because of you – your dog, is now mine.

Meet Archie More, Kenneth.  Archie Moore is a gentle soul, that panics when I walk out of the room.  He’s a sweet little boy that sleeps right next to me every night, warm and safe.  He’s an awesome little dude who I physically make him urinate, four times a day.  He’s a cute little boy, who I have to clean his rear end, numerous times a day, from defecating on himself.  Archie Moore, walks with a wheel chair and runs after geese with assistance from around the world.  I watch Archie and see the frustration on his face, when he can’t do basic things like he used to.  I watch him while he learns to be mobile and learn to live with his disability.  I watch the happiness that comes over his face, when he accomplishes just little things, he used to not be able to.  Archie Moore has an army and family from across the world – because of your actions.

Kenneth Brabbin, I pitty you.  I look at your Facebook page and sometimes vomit a little in my mouth when I see your face.  Because, I live daily with the dog, who was dealt a crappy hand – because of you.  I kiss the sweet face, that used to flinch from fright – by the hands of you.   I pitty the fact that you will never receive the unconditional love that Archie gives me daily.  I pitty the fact, that you have no conscience, morals, or soul.  Archie Moore has an army behind him of men and women, from around the world, who has made his medical and rehabilitation process, possible.

Kenneth, I would never wish anyone ill.  I would never wish harm upon anyone, not even you.  That would make me just as horrible and heartless – just like you.  It would bring me to your level, and that, Kenneth, I am not.  But, I do hope, that someone see’s this and confronts you.  I do hope, that someone stops you on the street and shares Archie’s strides and successes.  I do hope that you have to live with the shame of what you did.  Archie didn’t deserve this life.  He didn’t deserve the pain and long road of therapy and extensive medical care that he faces.  The only good thing that came out of your shitty, self centered, low life, no good, scummy actions – is that he became mine.  He has the mother and family that he always deserved.  He receives meals daily and gets endless love from me, the Ruffles Family, friends, and from everyone across the world.  While he has to live the life he so utterly deserved, paralyzed, he finally gets to live it.

I would never, understand how a ‘man’ placed an innocent dog in this situation.  Kenneth, you are no man in my book.  You are disgusting.  You are scum.  You are a cowardly excuse for a human being.  I truly, don’t know how you live with yourself and your actions.  I will never understand it and I could never wrap my head around how you treated a living, breathing, and helpless animal, like you did,  but, some of us has a conscience and heart.


Christina Chandler

Archie Moore’s Mother

{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

katie king January 28, 2014 at 12:41 am

Amen !!! well said… I agree completely !!! what a beautiful boy he is and so happy now. love love love him….

Norma johnson January 28, 2014 at 12:51 am

Tearing up here. This is a wonderful letter considering its circumstances. Archie is so lucky to have you.

Lisa January 28, 2014 at 12:54 am

Dear Christina,

You and Archie have touched so many of us around the world !! Thank you for sharing this letter , was to the point and a lot nicer then the rest of us would be !! To Archie’s previous whatever you call yourself !! Waiting and praying for the post about you someday that karma has gotten you !! Worthless dirtbag !!
Bless you Christina !! + your beautiful Archie !! Prayers and love to both !!

Michelle Silvey January 28, 2014 at 1:18 am

Thank you for loving Archie the way he deserves.

shauney kelsey January 28, 2014 at 1:20 am

Thank you Christina you are truly an angel Archie has hit the doggy lottery when you got him! As for the jerk, Kenneth Brabbin for you I wish a pitty lover like me or my husband would see you on the street because & would knock you on your ASS!! You are a low life! Christina may you and family have many happy loving years with Archie, bless you for what you did for Archie !
Tons of hugs & kisses to you all!

Cassandra Lush January 28, 2014 at 1:22 am

I applaud the Chandler family and Ruffles Rescue for what you have done for this beautiful little boy, Archie. I believe that Karma can be a bitch to those that deserve it. I believe that Kenneth Brabbin will be its next victim.

I pray that one day, I too can do what you do ie open a Foundation for animals that are unwanted or abused and give them a life that they richly deserve.

All my love and respect – Cassandra Lush
Sydney Australia
+61 438 760 233

Briana Kiscaden January 28, 2014 at 1:34 am

I will never understand the amount of scum who walk among us… Archie deserved so much more, thank goodness he found his way to you Christina . Thank you for all that you do! What really blows me away about his story is that two homeless people ( struggling to care for themselves) had more compassion and heart than his previous owner. We love you Archie, now you will find out what true love is!

carole January 28, 2014 at 1:39 am

Loves to you Archie. The joy you and your mom give each other. Thank you

Sarah January 28, 2014 at 1:59 am

love this. passionate.

michelle dentremont January 28, 2014 at 2:10 am

Very well said, thank you! <3 Love, kisses, and hugs to Archie

jodiB January 28, 2014 at 2:16 am

Amazing letter!!! I hope that scumbag gets his due one day! Archie is such an adorable boy and you are an absolutely awesome mom!

Teresa Smith January 28, 2014 at 2:21 am

“Scum” is way too nice a word for this “human” calked Kenneth Brabbin. Actually, he’s subhuman – a monster. How anyone could do something so barbaric to an innocent, trusting animal is beyond me. Thank you, Christina, for loving Archie so selflessly and giving him the life he deserves. You are truly an angel. I love Archie! His beautiful eyes put a smile on my face every time I see them.

Angie January 28, 2014 at 2:29 am

Christina – you freaking rock. Archie is more than lucky. I’m so glad he found YOU – because you were probably his only hope. I have grown to admire you greatly, all the way from Virginia :). Keep doing what you’re doing – and I will keep sending my own little part – even if it is just monetary.

Katie January 28, 2014 at 2:46 am

Beautiful baby you have there! What a lucky mama you are to see this precious loving face everyday!

Kenneth- what a sad life you must lead to act “superior” and scare and neglect this baby boy everyday of his old life. I hope one day, if your paths ever cross, some where over the rainbow… That he’s able to lift his leg again and piss on you.

Julie January 28, 2014 at 2:46 am

Well said, Christina!

Jill M. January 28, 2014 at 2:52 am

It makes me sick that this guy still has Archie Moore on his Facebook. Acts like he stil cares. What a douche. Way to go Christina for stepping into Archie’s life.

Christine Livingston January 28, 2014 at 2:59 am

Thank God there are people like you who care. So many animals are deserted and mistreated. Why do people get pets just to abuse them? My little dog is my best friend. He is a member of my family. I am elderly and am thankful every day for his cuddles and company. Thank you so much for what you do.I am so glad he has a loving home.

EB January 28, 2014 at 3:09 am

You are an angel. Just checked out his Facebook page too–looks like he has another dog as well. Idiots like this should be BANNED from any contact with any animal. Thank god for people like you!

cathy January 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

Hope a dog rescue will be able to get the other dog away from him before it is too late.

amanda January 29, 2014 at 3:16 am

If a person is convicted of animal cruelty against dogs they are banned from ever owning a dog

Joanne Carroll January 28, 2014 at 3:28 am

There’s a special place in hell for people who abuse animals. And you got it wrong, this person is NOT a man, he’s a POS, a real man would never hurt or harm something he’s a bully, POS who is scared and has to pick on something that can’t fight back. He will get what’s owed to him, there is Karma.

LaShell Duvall January 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Exactly! Archie Moore and Christina, do not fret. He will not live this life without something bad happening to him. I hope that every flat tire, every job denial, every friend that drops out of his life, and every other bad thing that happens – Archie is right there in his mind.

Muriel January 28, 2014 at 3:47 am

you are amazing and Archie is amazing too…

Ione January 28, 2014 at 4:11 am

Thank you Archie Moore’s Mommy…<3

Roechelle Ballantyne January 28, 2014 at 6:07 am

You are an amazing person Archie deserves a loved life the world needs more people like you and as you stated I sure hope someone runs into this awful man and gives it to him

Russell Parrick January 28, 2014 at 6:43 am

I read the open letter above and I applaud u. For everything you’ve done and continue to do. I know that so many people would love to have the opportunity to find out who mistreated the dog they now have b4 they were brought together. I think that the letter u wrote is an excellent showing of how to handle that situation should anyone ever get that same chance. I wish I could say that I would’ve handled it so well. I understand if u don’t want to answer the question I’m about to ask, or if perhaps u don’t exactly know, but do u have any idea how Archie lost the use of his legs? Again, I applaud u for being the person that u are and doing all that you do. I only wish that there were more people like u in this world, for it would be a much better place. I wish more than anything that the repercussions for mistreating an animal were more in line with the voracity of the viciousness of the crime being done upon an innocent animal. And until the punishment one day fits the crime, we will continue to see the horrific images on social media. Unfortunately, there is no other way to make people understand the damage that some heartless people will do when left unchecked around an animal that cannot defend itself or just chooses not to. If there is ANY type of thread-thin silver lining to the torture of these animals, particularly of the Pit Bull breed or “bully breed/like” dogs its this: obviously, if these dogs were INHERENTLY vicious and were REALLY born that way, wouldn’t they do EVERYTHING in their power to protect themselves from being tortured? Anyway, as weak a silver lining as that is, its something. Hey, I’m an optimist! good luck with Archie, And to Archie I say this: Congrats kid, I know u had to walk thru the pit of hell to get your happily ever after, but you literally dragged yourself to the best place u could be. And I know that if your real momma has anything to say about it, you’ll be where u belong for the rest of your days. I hope more than anything that u get to run on all 4′s again. Good luck buddy, u deserve a life filled with soft pillows, warm hugs, and loving family for ever.

Ruby Anderson January 28, 2014 at 7:56 am

I am so very glad that Archie found a good and loving family, as to that piece of crap that calls himself a man, he is not even worth considering. As stated in the letter he is a scumbag but much worse, to do something like that makes a person very evil, hope someone does the same to him.

Beveley-Ann Marro January 28, 2014 at 8:29 am

God bless you and all that have helped getting Archie to this point. To the scumbag, may you burn in hell!!! Thank you for all you have done Archie Moore’s, you are an angel and there should be more of people like you in this world!

Paivi Nyman, Finland January 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

Tears fell down my cheeks while reading Archie’s story. What a peace of shit his previous owner was. Thank God Christina you came along and finally he has a life he deserves

Cauthe January 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

Magnificent Christina, you wipe the floor with a sub-human with no concept of the emotional intelligence you speak of. You have to believe in Karma and what goes around comes around. Archie is strong, he is exceptional and he was destined to be yours.

You have said it all and you and Archie, and the worldwide Ruffles family now move on into a bright future leaving the darkness behind. Xxxx

mike hawley January 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

you saved this dogs life as well as many others , you are an angel sent from above to save and help the ones who have no voice . You are blessed to have the strength to care for these that need it.

LaShell Duvall January 28, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Bravo! Archie has suffered much and now only gets to do half of what a dog should be able to do, BUT he is a warrior and is now in very loving, very capable hands. As unfortunate as his situation is, it was fate that you two crossed paths. He knows love and shelter and MOBILITY and that is as it should be!

Colleen January 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm

You are an awesome human being. Archie is lucky to have “found” you!

Betty January 28, 2014 at 3:21 pm

First, God blessed Archie when he sent Archie to you and your family. I loved your letter the the scum that had Archie before. Your letter is just amazing.

Good luck to you and Archie.

Betty Long

Sally stuart January 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Amen, I have many rescues who have issues due to their past. I mostly hate people because of what they’re done to animals. I love you and I love this letter. What a scum bag!!!! Love blue eyes, and he’s a doll. Hug and kiss him for me please. Enjoy him forever and thank you for giving him a fabulous life, but thank you also for your letter xoxo sally

Cheryl Young January 29, 2014 at 12:05 am

Im so glad you now have him, I also have a baby that is the same way mine is a small mix only 12lbs that some guy decided to beat him, breaking his back, taping him in a box and throwing him over a hill like a piece of trash. We have had him for 4yrs now and he still has days that he gets upset over not being able to run out the doggie door with his brothers and sisters but over all he does awesome and has such a feisty attitude most them time he acts like he dosnt know he is different. I love him so much and wouldn’t trade having him for nothing in this world.

Pablo Acevedo January 29, 2014 at 12:58 am

that man is simply put a punk bitch pardon my french but really honestly your so tough cause you could beat the crap out of an animal who just wanted to love you and would never harm you your a punk bitch and you ever think your a man come see me you can find me on fb ill give you directions ill show you how much of a man you really are

Kim White January 29, 2014 at 1:03 am

beautifully written i will make sure i share this and my friends share…God Bless You Christina….

Cheryl Messercola January 29, 2014 at 8:53 am

God bless you Christina, well said. I can’t understand how so many humans can do such things to helpless, devoted, loyal companions such as Archie. So happy & sad at the same time that you rescued sweet Archie, but he has to go through so much because of that abusive owner. Happy dancing for Archie that he’s in a loving home getting spoiled, finally getting all the love & devotion he so rightly deserves.

Debbie Reeves January 29, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Christina you are an angel and your letter to that scumbag is brilliant. The only problem is that he is probably illiterate and may not be able to read it hahahah! All my love to you and Archie your best friend and family. I love people like you so much xxxx

bruce bruno January 29, 2014 at 7:50 pm

christina did you know DOG SPELLED IN REVERSE IS GOD I AM SURE THIS PIG DID NOT KNOW THAT I sure wish i could run into you kenneth some day so we could chat a bit !!!!!!!

bruce bruno January 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm

what an awesome dog prayers up for my man archie all my love archie b

Linda January 31, 2014 at 8:50 pm

How did the dog become paralyzed? What did the previous owner do to the poor baby to cause this? What a horrible man to do this to a poor defenseless animal.

Suzy February 1, 2014 at 1:13 am


Diane Lareau February 1, 2014 at 1:47 am

Bless you for taking on the responsibility that this scum bag had. I so glad you have Archie prayers with you both

Pam Sargent February 1, 2014 at 1:49 am

God bless you, this is one lucky dog thanks to you. It makes me sick to think what this poor dog had to endure. You are truly an angel. I sincerely hope the previous owner has a place in hell.

Terri February 1, 2014 at 2:18 am

I’m so glad that Archie has found his Angel! That is you Christina! Thank you for saving this beautiful dog, loving him, caring for him and ensuring he never lives another day as he did with his POS previous owner. Congratulations Archie for finding someone who will love you unconditionally! Keep working hard everyday to regain your physical strength to do some of the things that you currently can not!

Cristy Perkins February 1, 2014 at 5:11 am

You are an angel and I commend you for taking Archie in your home and loving him. I agree about his previous owner is a piece of shit and deserves to be treated like had treated that poor dog!! I hope Archie and the rest of the family enjoy a long and happy life together!!!!

Leilani February 1, 2014 at 7:46 pm

I’m SO very grateful Archie Moore is YOURS!! I love that sweet gentle soul and hope that Kenneth gets what he deserves. You’re right – he is not a man.

Peg Moulder February 2, 2014 at 2:58 am

All I can say is bless you Christina for helping and loving poor Archie. He is truly blessed to have you in his life.
I believe in Karma and what goes around comes around full circle and Archie’s previous owner will get his due.

Melody February 2, 2014 at 3:48 am

How do people like this wind up with our precious furbabies? I pity him because what he did to Archie is learned behavior. Thank you for being a great mom to Archie. Karma is a bitch, as they say.

Carl Golden February 3, 2014 at 1:38 am

We love you Archie. We pray for you. We pray for justice for you, Archie. Real justice.

Pam February 3, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Christina, Thank you for saving Archie and giving him the wonderful life he deserves. Kenneth you are a disgrace to humanity and should suffer the same you did to this beautiful baby. Karma to you….

BRENDA HUDSON February 5, 2014 at 7:10 pm


Nancy Kelley February 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm

This so called man is a piece of shit!!!! Karma is a bitch and I can’t wait until she gets you!!! Archie is a die for dog!!! He is absolutely gorgeous!! Christina you made out in this deal!! Archie will love you forever and will never remember that piece of shit!!! God bless you and thank you for rescuing Archie!!! Hey asshole!! Drop dead!!!

Lisa February 27, 2014 at 3:31 am

There are so many horrible, terrible people in this world. Reading how passionate you are about helping these animals restores my faith in mankind. You are amazing.

Julie May 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I had the privilege to fall in love with Archie today… and WOW! This little boy has rocked my heart! I did not know his story until now, hours after meeting this furry bundle of joy- and I am horrified. I will reserve my feelings and comments for his previous owner- because some things just don’t need to be spread into the universe.
My heart will continue to beat for this little blue eyed angel instead. Archie- I love you sweetie! You stole my heart….. I hope your happy with yourself!!! :) Love, Julie

Hannah May 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

I was able to see and hold and love this beautiful little boy and let me just say his face just made me want to cry his face was to cute to just bypass. When you see him you have to drop everything you are doing and pet him and love him….. What kind of person hurts an animal as sweat as him oh yea a HEARTLESS PERSON WOULD BECOUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you Archie you are a good boy and you didn’t do anything wrong

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