Demand Harsh Sentence for Man Who Threw a Puppy from His Truck


Target: Yavapai County Attorney, Sheila Polk

Goal: Demand justice for a man who threw a puppy from his moving vehicle

Earlier this month, a 27-year-old Arizona man was witnessed throwing a young puppy out of a moving vehicle that was reportedly going over 50 miles per hour. Thankfully, the dog survived, although vets believe that it has suffered significant brain damage after going through the horrific ordeal.

Several witnesses helped the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office identify and arrest Joseph Kennedy on animal cruelty charges after seeing him throw a puppy out of his truck window while the vehicle was in motion. Kennedy reportedly resisted arrest and was also found with drugs on his property. His young child, who was in the vehicle at the time the puppy was thrown, was taken into custody by child protective services.

According to, the puppy received emergency treatment and has found a loving home with MaryAnn Canning, who named it Hope. She says that the puppy is deaf and blind in one eye as a result of the incident, but Hope is on the mend. “She’s doing so well—that’s the best part of the story as far as I’m concerned,” Canning said. She was also pleased to learn of the arrest of Kennedy saying, “I was really happy, really really happy. Really relieved that Hope is going to get some justice.”

Kennedy is currently in custody of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and is being held on a $17,500 bond. Violence against animals is often an indicator of future violence against other people. After showing such blatant disregard to the life of a young puppy, who knows what violent act Kennedy may do next.

By signing the petition below, you will help encourage Yavapai County Attorney, Sheila Polk to sentence Kennedy to six months in prison and a $2,500 fine for knowingly subjecting this puppy to cruelty.


Dear Ms. Sheila Polk,

I was shocked to learn that 27-year-old Arizona man Joseph Kennedy was witnessed throwing a young puppy out of his moving vehicle, causing the animal severe brain damage. Later, Kennedy resisted arrest and was also found with drugs on his property.

Violence towards animals often indicates future violence towards other people. Kennedy is clearly a dangerous individual and should be sentenced to the harshest penalty for animal cruelty under Arizona law, six months in prison and a $2,500 fine.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: AirBeagle from Brentwood, CA, USA via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. irina konovalova says:


  2. Six months in prison and $2500. fine is NOWHERE near enough of a penalty for the serious crime that Joseph Kennedy committed. He is now and always will be a constant source of danger to both animal and human members of society and should be permanently removed from the food chain.

  3. Jail time is to good for this bastard. Throw him out of a car to starve and die of thirst and be injured. This is what he deserves. People like this are too lazy or think they are too busy to take an unwanted animal to a shelter. I hope they burn in hell.

  4. Denise King says:


  5. johanna crupi says:

    That punishment is not enough for what the poor puppy went to ,this person will do it again and again,this monster has no heart or feelings for any animal or any human .he needs to go to jail and the key tossed away and have the same thing done to him see how he will feel

  6. He needs to be thrown from a vehicle going 150!! Maybe it will knock some sense into him….. lame ass jerk

  7. Cut off his dick. i promise even semi retarded drug abusers will remember that and think twice. is it works getting your penis cut off? That is the question these sickos will remember. and hello? Didnt some idiot selfish woman think it acceptable to reproduce w this guy. punish her for making the child exist without any care for her welfare and take her kid away.. and spay her.maybe women will start acting like making ppl is an actual responsibility if u stop letting them not feel responsible for their idiot taste in men

  8. Line up every pc of human filth on this website the sickos who chop animals or toss from cars drag from cars step on have sex w animals n eat our pets. Then freaking shoot them all. i cant stand that they exist. i volunteer. i would do the job for free. its better than they deserve. but they should all be dead. i would rather they were tortured to death but just knowing they were all dead would be peace. i know this wont happen sooo… Start removing dicks. it will get will scare the crap out of these sickos.

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