Dog Swung in Air as Weapon Deserves Justice

Target: Douglas Moshier, Park City, Kansas City Attorney

Goal: Give man harshest penalty under law if found guilty of using dog as weapon.

A man allegedly swung his dog in the air, using the helpless animal as a weapon. If found guilty, he needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law in order to better ensure he does not hurt other animals.

Police reported Michael Rush had been walking through backyards with his dog in Park City, Kansas when he was confronted. The man then grabbed the leash with his dog still on it and swung it towards the officers. The Pekingese mix probably experienced a lot of pain, as it is a smaller and therefore more fragile breed of dog.

Although the man has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty, he has not yet been sentenced. Intentionally using a dog as a weapon is purposely injuring it, and such a crime in Kansas is punishable by up to one year in prison and up to a $2,500 fine.

Sign this petition, and demand this man get the maximum prison sentence and fine if he is found guilty of committing this heinous crime. Pets deserve our love and protection, not to be used in sick and violent ways.


Dear Attorney Moshier,

It was reported that a resident in your city recently swung a dog at police officers to use it as a weapon. It is important this man be given the maximum penalty under law to help prevent him from severely injuring other animals in the future.

The man was allegedly walking around peoples’ backyards with his dog at night. Instead of being cooperative when approached by officers, the man reportedly decided to yank his dog’s leash in the air and violently swing the dog toward them. Several officers had to tase the man in order to stop him from acting in this violent manner.

Not only is this man likely abusive towards animals, but the fact that it took several officers to take him down is also an indication that he is probably a danger to others around him.

For all of these reasons, I encourage you to advise that this man be given the harshest sentence under law, including a one-year prison sentence and a $2,500 fine if he is found guilty of this sick crime. Pets deserve to be taken care of, not abused by callous owners.


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  1. What a sick Bastard to do this horrific thing to a helpless loving dog! The person that did this should never be allowed even near an animal. 🙁

  2. Everybody is so quick to judge without all the facts. I agree that what he (allegedly) did is a horrible thing, and that he should be barred from keeping pets for a long time, and jailed if he’s CRIMINALLY responsible… Did it ever occur to anybody that there MIGHT be a MENTAL HEALTH issue here? It seems to me that somebody would have to be mentally ill to do something like this. He should be evaluated by a psychiatrist, then if found insane, committed, or if found sane, dealt with by the law.

  3. Not everyone that abuses an animal is mentally ill as to not knowing what they are doing. Oh, they are SICK and disgusting and I bet if we had extremely harsh punishment for these twisted, disgusting acts, it would decrease immensely. But here, it’s a little slap on the hand. There is no reason that ANY animal abuse or neglect should not be a serious crime. So instead of making excuses for the guilty party, let’s protect the innocent for a change!

  4. Jean-Louis Rubens says:


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