Target: CEO Wayne Pacelle of The Humane Society United States
Goal: Praise Humane Society for apprehending animal abuser
On May 28, 2014, a school bus driver found a mother dog and her litter in a crate. He noticed that the dog suffered a gunshot wound to the head. There were ten puppies in the crate, all at least two weeks old. The puppies were taken to the Angels & Outlaws Second Chance Bully Ranch, but until recently the animal abuser was not identified. It is thanks to the reward offered by the Humane Society United States that the abuser was identified and arrested.
Less than 48 hours after the Humane Society issued the reward money, an anonymous caller tipped police to the suspected animal abuser. It led the Parker County Sheriff’s Office to arrest Tammy Green Douglas. Douglas has been charged with cruelty to nonlivestock animals, but has been released from bail after posting $3,000 bond. Douglas admitted to shooting her four year old red shepherd mix named Aowa, with a 9 mm after she grew irritated with her dog. The puppies were found covered in their mother’s blood.
According to the Animal Legal Fund Defense, “animal abusers are five times as likely to harm humans.” It is crucial that animal abusers are arrested for their crimes and punished, as they could pose a threat to the public. Douglas did not give a reason why she shot her pet, but those in the community found it deeply concerning.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office has worked with the Humane Society United States before when both organizations were involved in raiding a cock fighting rink in 2010, resulting in the arrest of 200 people. While animal abuse is a despicable crime, there are still those who are willing to fight against it. Sign this petition and praise the Humane Society for their efforts in finding Aowa’s abuser.
Dear Wayne Pacelle,
Recently, a four year old shepherd mix mother dog was found in a crate on the side of a road with a gunshot wound to her head. She had ten puppies with her that were covered in their mother’s blood. Officers did not know who the abuser was, but because your organization posted a reward for information, the sheriff was able to find the criminal.
I am writing this letter to thank your organization for your efforts in arresting this criminal. The woman did not give a reason why she shot her dog, only that she was becoming agitated with it. No doubt her actions have upset the community and I am glad she was removed from the premises. Please continue supporting our animals and their well being.
[Your Name Here]
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