Dear Animal Advocate,
We realize it was only a few days ago when we last
reached out to you, but we need your help with two
recent animal cruelty cases.
While we normally try to space out our communication
with you so that you don't feel bombarded, these
cases just couldn't wait. We need your letters, faxes
and phonecalls now!
|Three Boys Accused of Tying a Dog to a Tree, Beating and Stabbing Her to Death (Presque Isle, ME)
Three teens who allegedly wanted to kill
something "not human" are being held at a state
youth center and under house arrest after they
allegedly cut, stabbed and beat to death a dog that
they stole from the yard of a local resident.
The three Presque Isle boys, ages 17, 17 and 16,
were arrested in early June for aggravated animal
cruelty and theft. Two of the teens were on
probation from the Mountain View Juvenile Correction
Facility in Charleston for prior felony crimes.
The 4-year-old female mixed breed dog was trusting
of humans and offered no resistance, even during the
ensuing assault, the detective said. The teens
allegedly tied the dog's head close to a fallen tree
and took turns impaling the animal.
The executed animal was left in the bike path area
across from Presque Isle High School and Zippel
Elementary School at a place where adolescents
hang out before school. Police believe the dead
animal was placed there purposely so students would
see it in the morning before school.
While any act of animal cruelty is disturbing, acts
involving young adults are particularly alarming. This
case in particular is especially troubling considering
the history of felonious crime seen in two of the
three teens. (Click here to read the full
Please take a moment to contact the
this case to urge vigorous prosecution and mandatory
counseling for these boys if they are convicted. Click
on the "Take Action Now!" link to go to our webfax
form, which will allow you to send the prosecutor a
fax right from our website.
|Dog Hanged, Stabbed in the Neck During Domestic Dispute (Mesa, AZ)
A 23-year-old Mesa man upset with his wife
reportedly tried to kill her dog by stabbing and
hanging the animal six feet in the air with an electric
cord, barbell and weights.
Salvador Rodriguez was arrested June 6 on
of a felony charge of animal cruelty and criminal
Rodriguez told police he tried to kill the dog with
eight-inch butcher knife after he found an e-mail from
his wife to another man and found a photo of her
with the man.
Pet-Abuse.Com is urging all concerned citizens to
send a letter or email to
the prosecutor in this case,
asking for swift and vigorous prosecution.
|A Note About Emails
As we mentioned previously, it is highly unusual for us
to contact you twice within the same week, however
action alerts are sent out based on the current cases
we're working on, so there may be times when we
ask for your help several times within a short period.
This is the exception, not the rule.
Please use the power of your voice and your words
to speak out against these atrocities - and
encourage others to do the same.
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Thank you for your ongoing support - without you,
the work we do would not be possible. As always,
please feel free to crosspost this newsletter and
forward it on to other animal advocates that may be
Alison L. Gianotto
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