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NY Veterinarian Driven to Suicide after Cat Custody Battle Ruins Clinic
NY Daily News ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Barry Paddock AND John Marzulli / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Posted on 02/27/2014 1:55:25 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC

New York veterinarian driven to suicide after cat custody battle ruins clinic

Dr. Shirley Koshi’s Bronx clinic, Gentle Hands, took in a stray named Karl. But Gwen Jurmark had fed Karl and other cats that lived in Raoul Wallenberg Park, and she sued the vet — and organized a protest against the clinic — to get Karl back. A clinic worker said the lawsuit, online attacks against the doctor and financial problems ‘drove [Koshi] over the edge.’

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(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cyberbully; drkoshi; suicide; veterinarian
A bitter stray cat custody battle between a Bronx veterinarian and an animal rescuer has ended in tragedy.

Dr. Shirley Koshi, 55, owner of Gentle Hands veterinary clinic in Riverdale, was found dead of an apparent suicide Feb. 16 in her Upper East Side apartment, an employee and acquaintances told the Daily News.

Koshi’s death, which is still under investigation by the NYPD and the city medical examiner, was the climax of a downward spiral that clinic technician Will Page said began with the filing of a lawsuit against her last fall in Bronx Civil Court.

Besides financial problems, the lawsuit drove her over the edge,” Page said.

Cat rescuer Gwen Jurmark sued Koshi because she said the vet refused to hand over a black-and-white cat named Karl. The sick feline was rescued in August 2013 from Raoul Wallenberg Park in the Bronx by a good Samaritan and turned over to Koshi.

Ms. Gwen Jurmark appeared on the scene weeks after the cat improved saying this was her cat that she ‘keeps’ along with many others at Wallenberg park,” Koshi said in court papers. “Gwen Jurmark rescues cats … then drops them off in parks instead of finding homes for them.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-veterinarian-driven-suicide-cat-custody-fight-article-1.1701820#ixzz2uYtI3O3R

PLEASE SIGN PETITION TO HOLD THOSE ACCOUNTABLE FOR DR KOSHI'S SUICIDE AT

https://www.change.org/petitions/new-york-state-division-of-criminal-justice-services-hold-those-accountable-for-the-successful-suicide-of-dr-shirley-koshi

1 posted on 02/27/2014 1:55:25 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC
"PLEASE SIGN PETITION TO HOLD THOSE ACCOUNTABLE FOR DR KOSHI'S SUICIDE AT "

I'm confused. Isn't the person responsible for Dr. Koshis' suicide already dead?

2 posted on 02/27/2014 2:00:10 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

The petition link should work if you copy/paste.. Maybe someone can make a hyperlink...


3 posted on 02/27/2014 2:01:19 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Sooth2222
"PLEASE SIGN PETITION TO HOLD THOSE ACCOUNTABLE FOR DR KOSHI'S SUICIDE AT " I'm confused. Isn't the person responsible for Dr. Koshis' suicide already dead?

Well then the woman prosecuted for the facebook posts that led a teen to commit suicide should be released and her conviction expunged according to your logic.

4 posted on 02/27/2014 2:03:03 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

https://www.change.org/petitions/new-york-state-division-of-criminal-justice-services-hold-those-accountable-for-the-successful-suicide-of-dr-shirley-koshi


5 posted on 02/27/2014 2:04:25 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: All

I was hoping those that are interested in this story, would read it and sign the petition. There are better ways than cyberbullying to handle a grievance....


6 posted on 02/27/2014 2:06:29 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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7 posted on 02/27/2014 2:36:37 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sooth2222

OMG! The good doctor wasn’t well. Give the cat back, there are plenty of black and white cats available.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 2:44:03 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Vet nurses cat back to health and you want this cat to be handed over to some nit wit who would release this cat in a park? Are you serious? Have you checked the weather lately? I wonder if the nit wit paid the vet for healing the cat.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 3:36:43 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Ditter

Karl the cat was picked up in August 2013, from Wallenberg park in Riverdale, by Julia Kalina and Marion Koenig. These 2 good Samaritans feed these cats that Gwen Jurmark adopts from Animal Care and Control. Ms. Jurmark then drops them off in cat colonys that she says are hers, in parks, narrow alleys, etc, where else,who knows? These poor cats, from having a roof in a shelter, are back in a Public Park, free to roam as strays, with no proof of annual examinations and vaccinations and most of all a warm home, with owners that know how they are doing , every day.

As a veterinarian, I had Julia Kalina complete Client and Patient Registration forms, and Julia paid for Karls, diagnosis and treatment for 3 days. Ms. Jurmark didnt even come to pick the cat up in 3 days, let alone bring this sad sick cat in and pay for its care and she says that she owns this ca !!!. Since Karl needed medication for 2 weeks, and Ms. Kalina couldnt take him home, she left Karl in the hospital and allowed me to keep him. Karl couldnt be kept at the hospital as he didnt like men and other patients. So he has a warm home now.

In court in December, Ms. Jurmark, after protesting in front of my hospital, getting her crew to write false accusations regarding me on the internet etc... HAD NO PROOF of ownership of Karl. She also had no documentation to prove that she had permission to create Unvaccinated for Rabies, Feline Leukemia, FVRCP cat colonies in Public Parks.

Fortunately for me, I am now aware of Rescuers like this woman in Riverdale. I wish her the best in finding homes for every one of the cats she has Rescued from Shelters. Dumping them in Wet, Freezing Parks is a foolish thing to do, in New York city in the year 2013.

Protesting, is useful if there is an honest platform, one can stand on. However posting erroneos information about me, that is vile and repugnant only shows the kind of sweet hard working at her craft, woman rescuer this human being is.
Happy Holidays,
signed Dr. Koshi, Christmas Day 2013


10 posted on 02/27/2014 3:42:04 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC

and here is the Veterinary Abuse Network webpage celebrating her death....

https://www.facebook.com/veterinaryabusenetwork/posts/219486401586928


11 posted on 02/27/2014 3:52:47 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I don’t think the vet’s life is worth giving up over a stray cat dispute. Are you OK with that?


12 posted on 02/27/2014 4:09:55 PM PST by Ditter
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To: CharlotteVRWC

I have a friend who cares for feral cats in the parking lot of her apartment building. She feeds them but cannot take them in because she is highly allergic. My brother is a veterinarian and he supplies her with antibiotics for them when they are obviously wounded and sick. Neither one of these people are going to commit suicide over these cats or the bill for the meds.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 4:16:09 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

People who care for feral cats are part of the problem. They encourage irresponsible people to dump their cats in those colonies.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 4:52:38 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: CharlotteVRWC
Humans are people--not animals. People have inalienable consitutional rights--not animals.

The War on Humans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWcEYYj_-rg


15 posted on 02/27/2014 4:55:47 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: CharlotteVRWC
and here is the Veterinary Abuse Network webpage celebrating her death....

Wow, this takes the "crazy cat lady" thing into uncharted territory.

16 posted on 02/27/2014 5:05:45 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Bigg Red
Yes cat dumpers are part of the problem but feral cats having litter after litter is the main problem. Cats who are born and raised feral are very difficult if not impossible to tame. They have been taught to fear humans since the minute they open their eyes, that teaching is very difficult to overcome.
17 posted on 02/27/2014 5:19:57 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Bigg Red

People who feed feral cats are a scourge on their community.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 6:25:47 PM PST by JimSp
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To: Ditter

The solution s quite simple. Kill the feral cats off. End of story. I know someone who is in the middle of such a project. I applaud him for his service to his community.


19 posted on 02/27/2014 6:27:14 PM PST by JimSp
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To: Mastador1
Well then the woman prosecuted for the facebook posts that led a teen to commit suicide should be released and her conviction expunged according to your logic.

Isn't the woman in your example alive?

The veterinarian who is dead was responsible for her own death.

20 posted on 02/27/2014 7:20:19 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Golly gee, I guess the part about the teen that committed suicide just flew right over your head. In this story someone wants justice for the veterinarian being hounded to suicide, you blame the vet, in my example I reference a woman who was prosecuted when her persecution led to teen committing suicide. I stand by my examples and ask again, does that mean you think the women prosecuted for the teens death should be released because the teen killed herself? It’s not that hard to answer, yes or no?


21 posted on 02/27/2014 8:06:49 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: All

I wasn’t trying to start a controversy here...of course everyone is responsible for their own actions..

I was hoping some of my freeper friends could help on this petition for a colleague of mine.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 5:38:11 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Ditter

I think I found the common denominator...

“Karl couldnt be kept at the hospital as he didnt like men and other patients.”


23 posted on 02/28/2014 5:52:03 AM PST by Justa
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To: Mastador1

Well golly gee, the fact that I was addressing the original point must have flown right by your head.

So I ask the question again, doesn’t the fact that the woman is dead make it pointless to blame her, yes or no?


24 posted on 02/28/2014 7:22:31 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

The woman who drove the veterinarian to suicide is NOT dead. Should HER cyberstalking go unpunished? Or should she be punished for the cyber-bullying and stalking just as was the woman who drove the teenaged girl to suicide? THAT was the original question.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 5:56:36 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: dcwusmc

The original question is in post #2, and reads “ Isn’t the person responsible for Dr. Koshis’ suicide already dead?”

I do think the answer to that question is an unqualified ‘yes’.

Then, to follow, is the person you are wanting an apology to also dead?


26 posted on 03/06/2014 6:55:05 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I’ve asked for no apology for anything. I merely pointed out that what you answered was not the question asked.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 8:53:53 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I’ve asked for no apology for anything. I merely pointed out that what you answered was not the question asked.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 8:53:59 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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