Demand Harsh Sentence for Deadly Dog Trainer

German Shepard

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.


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  1. Michael Guest says:

    This is not right. A person should never do that to any animal including pets. Very disappointing. Take the person away.

  2. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    Abuse is the ultimate betrayal towards any living soul and absolutely heartbreaking all the way around. You simply can not do such a horrific thing without it killing the best in you. Period. But in case there are any out there who couldn’t care less about torturing animals – which says a lot about you, as well – then think on this: If you find people happily willing to hurt an animal in any way, they are actually finding a venue to act out their deepest, most inner evil fantasies of twisted sickness. There’s nothing more revolting than that. Aside from this, it has been proven repeatedly that those who have horrid intents with animals, get bored with them soon enough, ultimately leading them to bigger prey, moving up to people, in order to re-ignite and enhance the excitement that the torturing of animals used to provide. It’s simply never enough. And do not forget, these horrendous monsters also end up raising their children in “the game”, breeding evil, little sickos to continue on “the trade”… no doubt causing abuse in every level of their lives, as well. It’s just a revolting cycle that will never end until someone gets into it and breaks the heart-wrenching pattern. So, even if an animal is not of your utmost concern, then note that it will not stop there. It is just a start. And it is just a matter of time.

  3. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals.” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” – ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs… (They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated… I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection of man from the cruelty of man.” – MAHATMA GANDHI

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