Target: Montgomery County District Attorney General John Carney Jr.
Goal: Prosecute negligent dog trainer for mistreating animals who died in her care
Earlier this month, four dead puppies were found in the home of a Clarksville, Tennessee woman who runs a non-profit dog training organization. Police later made the horrific discovery of 37 bags of animal remains on the woman’s property and immediately seized the 40 live dogs that were also on the premises.
Nicole Hulbig claims to run a non-profit organization that trains dogs to act as service animals for disabled veterans. She said that the dogs, whose bodies were decomposing in bags, had died as the result of a distemper outbreak months ago. The remains are too far degraded to confirm her report.
According to The Leaf-Chronicle, the living dogs were also in terrible condition. Sgt. Sean Ryan told the publication, “We found at least one dog … with open wounds and skin issues.” Many of the other dogs were malnourished and restrained in tiny cages. One of the dogs was neglected to the point that its ribs were visible through its skin.
This story is especially heart-breaking because several individuals left their dogs with Hulbig so that they could be trained as service animals. The Leaf-Chronicle spoke with disabled veteran Chelsey Lanier who left her German Shepard Flint with Hulbig for training and now she has no idea of the whereabouts of her beloved dog. “For all I know, she just killed my dog and he’s one of the ones in a bag. My question is, where is he?” asked Lanier.
Nicole Hulbig is a menace to the community and belongs behind bars. We must demand that Montgomery County District Attorney General John Carney Jr. do everything in his power to see that Hulbig is charged with animal cruelty and receives a harsh penalty for killing dogs who were in her care.
Dear Mr. Carney Jr.,
I was shocked to learn that 40 neglected dogs, four dead puppies and 37 bags of animal remains were found on the property of Clarksville, Tennessee resident Nicole Hulbig. This woman belongs behind bars for mistreating and abusing so many helpless animals, many of whom were beloved pets that had been left in her care for service training.
Please do everything in your power as District Attorney to see that Hulbig is charged with animal cruelty and receives the harshest possible penalty for her horrific crimes.
[Your Name Here]
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