Target: Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Lyle Riggs
Goal: Punish a school district administrator and her partner for holding dogfights and committing animal cruelty
A Los Angeles, California school district administrator and her partner are being charged with four felonies involving dogfighting and close to 20 counts of animal cruelty after authorities found deplorable living conditions during a home investigation.
Pauline Ruth Winbush and Kevin Ray Williams have been irresponsible with the animals in their care, including leaving them in unsanitary conditions and failing to get them properly vaccinated. According to the prosecutor, a Los Angeles animal control officer found a horse roaming the streets in late 2014. The horse belonged to the couple and the condition of the horse led to a search of the couple’s home. During this search, authorities found 19 pit bulls with wounds that are consistent with dogfights. Allegedly, the dogs were kept in a disgusting, feces-infested home with the couple and their child. The dogs were rescued, but were euthanized because they could not recover from their deprived conditions.
Winbush was working as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for Palmdale School District in California, but since the case became public, the school has let her go.
Please sign this petition to support the charges of animal cruelty for Pauline Ruth Winbush and Kevin Ray Williams, and demand that they be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Dear District Attorney Lyle Riggs,
A couple was charged with animal cruelty after authorities found one of their horses roaming the streets and then numerous maltreated pit bulls in their home. All of those pit bulls did not survive after they were rescued because they suffered considerable damage from wounds that appear to be from being in dog fights their whole lives. The veterinarians had no choice but to euthanize the pit bulls. This couple needs to go to prison for endangering the lives of all of these animals.
Dogfights are happening all over the world and some people are able to get away with it, but thanks to you, this couple has been charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty and four felony counts for dog fighting. Thank you for following the activities of this couple thoroughly and allowing authorities to come raid their home. If it weren’t for that, those dogs would still be suffering at the hands of these two people. Please prosecute this couple to the fullest extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
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