Target: Texas Police Officer, Aaron Morgan
Goal: Commend police officer who stopped teenagers from committing animal abuse
A police officer from Pantego, Texas is being praised for his swift actions to stop a male teenager after he was caught beating and kicking a tied up dog. According to Star-Telegram, the off-duty police officer, Aaron Morgan, heard a dog in pain in a neighbor’s backyard while visiting his family in Arlington. Morgan looked through the fence and saw a teenager tying a dog to a tree with a rope, holding the animal up by its throat and beating it down to the ground. Morgan shouted at the teenager to stop while pulling out his cellphone to record the animal abuse before calling the authorities.
Officer Morgan handed the cellphone video over to authorities for evidence, along with a witness statement about the incident. The teen and his family were forced to surrender the dog to authorities. The teen was arrested for animal cruelty and is awaiting trial. The police department of Pantego will recognize Officer Morgan for his quick response to stop animal abuse.
Please sign this petition to recognize Officer Aaron Morgan for saving the life of a dog that was being abused by a teenager.
Dear Officer Morgan,
Thanks to your swift action, an innocent animal has been rescued from its abuser and is now living in a safe place. You were not even on duty when you saw the teenage male tying his dog to a tree and choking and beating it in his backyard. Your video and witness statement helped authorities prosecute the boy and make his family surrender their dog.
Your courageous efforts have brought awareness to something that some people usually ignore. This incident highlights the fact that there needs to be more public awareness about the prevalence of animal abuse in the United States. There needs to be more individuals, like you, who are willing to make the call to help an animal in need. The more these abusers are called out for their awful actions, the more the issue of animal abuse will come to light.
Thank you for caring enough to speak up and save the life of an innocent animal. The dog now gets a second chance at life with a more loving and caring family.
[Your Name Here]
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