Target: Chief Steven J. Sarver of the Ohio Police Department
Goal: Punish animal hoarders who endangered the lives of 90 dogs
Ninety dogs have been rescued from animal hoarders in Harrison County, Ohio. The dogs were found living in freezing conditions and suffering at the hands of their own caregivers. Authorities found one pen with six dogs inside of it, while several of the dogs were chained to their doghouses and forced to live in cages made of wood and cords. The Society for the Improvement of Conditions of Stray Animals (SICSA) has taken custody of twelve of the dogs, while veterinarians and animal specialists are now determining which dogs need more help behaviorally and which ones need help physically. Once they are nursed back to health, they will be ready to be adopted by loving families. The owners are being served with a warrant, although there is no word yet on the charges.
This incident highlights a despicable practice that is very common in America, which is animal hoarding. Animal hoarding is one of the worst forms of animal cruelty. The practice affects thousands of animals, which are mostly cats, dogs, and rabbits in populations nationwide. Animal hoarders tend to keep an unusually large amount of animals, but do not know how to provide the basic care needed to take care of a pet. Some owners end up with a large number of pets that they cannot physically take care of, so they leave them in unsanitary conditions to fend for themselves. These people abuse animals by not feeding them, bathing them, or playing with them. Many of these people go on for years and don’t get punished for their wrongdoings.
Please sign this petition so that these animal abusers can be charged and to raise awareness of the problem of animal hoarding.
Dear Chief Steven J. Sarver of the Ohio Police Department,
Thank you for rescuing the 90 dogs that were abused by animal hoarders in Harrison County. Without your intervention, these dogs could have eventually died due to the lack of care from these heartless pet owners. The next step is to arrest the animal hoarders for what they have done. If they are only given a warrant without an arrest, they might do this again.
Thousands of animals are harmed every day nationwide because of people who “think” that they can take care of their pets. These people have a problem and they need to be enrolled in an animal abuse prevention program so that they can stop what they are doing for good. Please consider these ideas to make Ohio a safer place for animals.
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