Target: Colorado Attorney General, Cynthia H. Coffman
Goal: Punish woman who abandoned her pets in her former residence after moving out for three months.
Four pit bulls and three turtles were reportedly found abandoned in a home without proper food, water, or outdoor access. A mail carrier first noticed barking coming from a house with broken windows and notified the police. When they arrived on the scene they found that all three turtles inside had died and that three of the four dogs had been starved down to skin and bones.
After being granted a search warrant, the police were able to take proper action. When they reached out to the Humane Society for help, they learned that the owner, Crystal McIntosh, was already under investigation for animal cruelty. The Humane Society provided what assistance they could and took the four surviving pit bulls to provide well-needed care.
While the officers were present at the house, McIntosh reportedly stopped by. She informed the police that she no longer lived at the address and that she and her family had moved out three months before. In fact, both the water and electricity on the property had been turned off. Police arrested her for seven counts of aggravated animal cruelty.
Help put this woman behind bars for a long time by adding your name to the petition. The fact that three of the animals had died and another three had become emaciated speaks to the fact that she did not check on the animals sufficiently to ensure their safety and survival. This is not just cruel, but illegal.
Dear Mrs. Coffman,
The Fountain Police Department recently arrested a woman named Crystal McIntosh on seven counts of animal cruelty after finding four starving dogs and three dead turtles abandoned in her former residence. McIntosh and her family had moved out of the house three months earlier and had abandoned the pets in the home.
The animals allegedly remained there without food, water, heat, or outdoor access until a mail carrier noticed broken windows and the dogs barking inside. He notified the police, who then contacted the Humane Society to enlist their help. That is when they learned that the Society has already been investigating McIntosh for animal cruelty. The Humane Society took the four surviving pit bulls, three of which showed signs of starvation.
We urge you to ensure that a thorough investigation is done and that a heavy sentence is given to McIntosh for her cruelty to animals. These animals could not care for themselves under the conditions they were left in and would have died if the mail carrier had not noticed them in time and notified the police. Three already had.
Deliberate crimes of this nature should not go unpunished in Colorado. Make a stand for animal rights concerns by ensuring she is punished to the fullest extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
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