Sick Dog Abandoned to Die Deserves Justice

Target: Don McSpadden, Batesville Prosecuting Attorney

Goal: Punish owner who abandoned dying dog.

A sick dog died after being abandoned by his alleged owner. We need to take action to make sure this person is brought to justice so other animals will be less likely to suffer under his care.

Shelter officials at City of Batesville Animal Control in Arkansas said the dog was dropped off by a group of people. However, a man can apparently be seen on a surveillance camera callously disposing of the dog next to the animal control sign.

The dog unfortunately died, and was thought to have already been in extremely poor health at the time that it was dropped off. While the person who owned the dog may not have had the money to take it to an animal hospital, he could have waited until the next day to take it to the animal control center. A veterinarian may have been able to help the dog if the owner had chosen to do this. Instead, the animal suffered alone up until its last breath.

Demand officials do everything possible to bring whoever committed this heartless crime to justice. Animals deserve better than to be tossed out in the cold like yesterday’s trash.


Dear Attorney McSpadden,

A dog owner reportedly abandoned his sick dog outside an animal control center after hours. If this person is caught, he deserves to spend time in jail so that no other animal suffers as a result of his neglectful actions.

According to people who work at City of Batesville Animal Control, the animal was dropped off at the shelter by several individuals. They also saw one man on their surveillance camera leave the dog next to the building’s sign during the late afternoon hours.

Because the dog was in such poor health, it died outside that night. Although the man who dropped off the dog may not have been able to afford to get it help at an animal hospital, he could have kept the dog at home with him and dropped it off at the shelter the next day. There is a chance that a veterinarian may have been able to help it under those circumstances. The dog would then not have had to suffer throughout the night before passing away.

For all of these reasons, I urge you to do everything in your power to make sure that whoever did this is found and given a harsh prison sentence. People who abandon their pets as if they are trash deserve to be legally punished.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: City of Batesville Animal Control

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  1. I say kill the human POS!

  2. What kind of low-life leaves a sick, dying animal by himself all alone? I would hope that this “person” and I use the term loosely, suffers the same kind of illness/death (with no one around him to comfort him in his last hours). I can’t think of anything more heartless than abandoning an animal when they need you the most.

  3. This is an iconic natural resource that has experienced/is experiencing devastating changes. To allow this type of “industry” this close to a natural resource will only accelerate the destruction on this gorgeous resource.

  4. Catherine Dugan says:

    What a cruel inhumane person! The poor dog was dying, so they needed to take care and see the poor baby is taken care of the RIGHT way. Dumping the dog was an insensitive and cowardly way to handle things.
    I am appalled at the inhumane this person handled the poor dog’s last days!

  5. Cecily Colloby says:

    It’s a pity this unspeakable piece of human scum won’t get what he deserves on this planet, but he will have to account for his actions in the next life and, make no mistake, God pays debts without money….

  6. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

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