Justice for Dogs that Starved to Death


Target: Allegheny County District Attorney, Stephen A. Zappala Jr

Goal: Convict woman who allegedly let four of her dogs die, as well as leave another one starving and abandoned in her home.

A woman was arrested on five counts of animal cruelty and one count of harboring a nuisance after four dogs were allegedly found dead in her Pittsburg home. Another dog was reportedly found in the home clinging to life and is in the process of being nursed back to health.

Neighbors called in a complaint about the odor coming from the woman’s residence, and claimed that they heard what sounded like a whimpering dog from inside the home. When police went inside, they allegedly found four dead dogs, including two pit bulls, one terrier mix, and one Rottweiler. Another pit bull was reportedly found emaciated, and has since been taken into a shelter in hopes of saving its life.

The woman began to fall behind on her mortgage payments, and the company told her that they would be foreclosing on her home. She claims that she left her home in February, unsure of when they would take her home from her. She allegedly told the police that she returned to her home every day from February to April in order to feed the dogs, but stopped after April 26.

This is an act of negligence and outright abuse. The death of these four dogs could have been prevented, had the woman put in the effort. If found guilty, she deserves to be severely punished for her blatant disregard for life. Please support this petition and the need for justice for these dogs.


Dear District Attorney Zappala,

A woman was allegedly found with four dead dogs and another emaciated one in her home. She claims that she fed them for months, but ceased to take care of them for a month before she was caught. The dogs had no food, water, or ways to get outside to go to the bathroom or play. The dogs died alone and sick in the home, and the one found alive may not even live.

These kinds of acts are a brutal disregard for life. I urge you to consider the lives of the dogs and the neglect from this woman. If found guilty, she should be charged to the full extent. This kind of neglect is preventable, and there should be no reason for it.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Rosemary Anderson says:

    Starve her to death a fittiing punishment.

  2. Put her to death – she is nothing but a piece of shit on my shoe.

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