Demand Punishment for Cop Who Left Dog to Die on Highway


Target: Houston Mayor Annise Parker

Goal: Punish cop who left dog to die on the highway after arresting its owner

A dog suffering from blinding cataracts was left on the highway to die after a Houston police officer arrested Garcia, its owner, for charges that were dropped. The dog, named Guero, was found several days later on the side of Highway 59 after being struck by a car. Garcia’s wife told ABC13 News, “My husband pleaded with the officer to let him call someone to come get Guero, and asked him to call BARC (Houston’s animal shelter), but he said it wasn’t his problem, that the dog would be fine.”

Garcia had been driving along the highway when he claims to have been pulled over by the officer for failing to use a turn signal. The officer then searched Garcia’s vehicle, found prescription medication and subsequently took Garcia and a passenger into custody. Guero had to be removed from Garcia’s vehicle so it could be towed. Garcia’s family immediately began a search for Guero over the next several days until they discovered his dead body on the highway.

The case is currently under review by the city’s International Affairs Division. Please sign this petition to demand punishment for the cop responsible for this act of negligence and cruelty.


Dear Mayor Parker,

It has come to my attention that Mr. Garcia’s dog Guero was left on the highway to die after a Houston police officer arrested him on charges that were later dropped. Mr. Garcia had begged the officer to let him call someone to pick up Guero but was denied. Guero was eventually found by Mr. Garcia’s family but it was too late–since the poor dog was blind and afraid, it had been run over by a car.

I demand you to punish the police officer responsible. Although the officer’s job is to protect the community and enforce their rights, he clearly does not show empathy to people or animals. This officer should be punished for violating Texas’ Animal Cruelty Laws which include “cruel treatment where a person has failed to act or failed to provide care for an animal. Failing to act or provide care rises to the level of cruelty when it involves either (1) failing to provide necessary food, care or shelter; or (2) unreasonably abandoning an animal” (Texas Penal Code).

I hope you ensure that the state’s law will be upheld.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Josie Garcia via Houston Press

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  1. paula eaton says:

    This never should of happened. Fire the officer who did this.

    • logan spraugh says:

      Does anyone know if the cop was ever punished at all for this?

      I’ve looked for an answer for this for months, and it seemed like everyone forgot about it.


    • he should be fired coppers seem to be getting away with a lot of things they think there above the law ,because they carry a weapon they seem to think u do as I say not as I do ,do u mind mentioning where u live /area because u say they would be fired where I come from it would be a very few coppers that would get fired for this

  3. This person is scum. He’s cruel and uncaring and I really hope he gets fired.

  4. julie vasconcellos says:

    Pathetic excuse for a human being! !!!!! Pretty sure ur gng 2 hell 🙂 🙂

  5. roberta kirque says:

    Doesn’t understand the concept of his job. Not worthy!

  6. A. Becerril says:

    It seems like they hire nothing but real pricks and morons who completely lack common sense or a bit of sympathy for life in general. Fire this asshole!!

    • totally agree with u ,no wonder a lot of the public have no respect for coppers it,s disgraceful with what they get away with we are also facing the coppers stick to-gether ,the superiors stick up for them all u have to do is watch tv /internet it,s mind blowing

  7. When a person loses all empathy and compassion for any living creature, he doesn’t deserve to wear a badge. Being a police office used to be an honor…more and more I am seeing nothing but disgrace! Shame on him, he should be fired AND have to pay some kind of retribution to the family and community…but, please, do not demote him to dog catcher either.

  8. irene myers says:

    I think he should get sack and get prosecuted for animal neglect.that poor dog would of been petrified,prison shouldn’t go a miss.

  9. Allen Thomsen says:

    Do you have his name and home address, publish and I’m certain some pet lover will take care of it

  10. marsha williams says:

    I agree with the person who said publish this low-life’s information. What comes to mind is V for Vendetta. There is a proliferation of police officers who have a lethal combination of characteristics…low intelligence and big egos. Throw in apathy for people and animals and you have a lethal situation. This garbage needs to be taken out!

  11. Irene Newman says:

    Whats for us should just as good if not worse. Because the cop is public figure!!!!

  12. Not YOUR problem. Well now YOU are ours, and you will be dealt with.

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