Target: Louise Rivera, Mayor of Tamuning, Guam
Goal: Start punishing alleged animal abusers after dogs were found with a gunshot wound to the face and a knife in the skull.
After the Wise Owl Animal Care clinic in Guam treated a dog with a knife lodged through its skull and one with a gunshot wound to its face in a single week, they became concerned about the alarming rise in animal cruelty cases. The animal hospital’s general manager tried reaching out to officials with no luck. According to outlets, Ron Weinberg, the assistant attorney general, who’s reportedly seen pictures of the dog, admitted that unless a veterinarian or licensee is responsible for the abuse, the cases aren’t even addressed by the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners.
Despite trying to bring up the issue of extreme animal cruelty at a meeting last month, Weinberg told reporters that Wise Owl manager Benjamin Schiff’s concerns should’ve been put in writing in advance so they could be worked into the agenda. It seems clear that Guam doesn’t take animal cruelty seriously and will stop at nothing to avoid addressing the issue. Perhaps if they bothered to prosecute the criminals who committed these alleged heinous acts, it wouldn’t be such a growing problem. Demand that Guam start enforcing animal cruelty laws and prosecuting accordingly.
Dear Mayor Rivera,
You reportedly choose to blatantly ignore the fact that animal cruelty in the area is becoming worse. Even after animal clinic workers had to remove a knife from the skull of one dog and save a dog with a bullet wound to the face, no change occurred. The general manager of the clinic attempted to address the concerns with the city, they ignored his concerns over a technicality.
It’s a shame that the lives of innocent animals aren’t any more important than this. We demand that you start taking every single animal cruelty report seriously and start enforcing proper punishment for the cruel monsters who commit such heinous acts.
[Your Name Here]
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