Target: Mr. Bram Kranichfeld, Executive Director of the State’s Attorneys Office of Vermont
Goal: Demand that charges be brought against the people who caused the deaths of 19 animals through severe neglect
As authorities searched the home of Lois and Louise Young, the bodies of animals that starved to death in their care piled up. The investigation is ongoing but no charges have been filed or arrests made. Demand that Bram Kranichfeld, the Executive Director for the State’s Attorneys Office of Vermont, prosecute this horrible crime to the fullest extent of the law.
Reports of a neglected horse led authorities to the gruesome scene where they found 19 animals dead in the snow from apparent starvation and dehydration. An additional 11 animals were very ill but alive, and are now being cared for at the local Humane Society. Goats, ducks, dogs and horses were being kept under horribly neglected conditions, described as deplorable. One Human Society representative stated that they had never seen anything like this before and hope they never will again. The scene was heartbreaking.
Police are currently investigating the Youngs, who own the home where the animals were found, but so far they have not filed charges or made any arrests in this case. Demand that the State’s Attorneys Office make this case a priority and prosecute these criminals to the fullest extent of the law.
Dear Mr. Kranichfeld,
Animal abuse and neglect is a horrible crime that often goes unreported and unpunished. Animals cannot tell us when the people entrusted with their care break that trust and fail to provide food, water and shelter. It is up to us to ensure the safety of these animals and to make an example of their abusers.
Recently, nearly 20 animals were found dead in the snow from apparent starvation and dehydration at a home in St. Johnsbury owned by Lois and Louise Young. An additional 11 animals were very ill, but survived, and are now being cared for by the local Humane Society. The police have not yet filed any charges in this case or made any arrests.
Mr. Kranichfeld, as the Executive Director of the State’s Attorneys Office, I ask you to make this horrible crime a priority for your office. Give the local Humane Society custody of the surviving animals so they can find them good, loving homes and prosecute the Youngs to the fullest extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
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