Target: Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette
Goal: Prosecute woman to the fullest extent of the law who allegedly starved one dog to death and left the body to be eaten by other animals in the home.
Michigan police reportedly found a group of starving animals eating the body of a dog that seemed to have starved to death behind a resident’s home. The owner, Idella Williams, now faces charges of abandonment-cruelty. If found guilty, Williams could face as many as two years in prison accompanied by 300 hours of community service.
When police first paid a visit to Williams’ home she reportedly refused to let the officers in. Court records show that by the time the officers returned with a search warrant, all that remained of the deceased pet was its jawbone, teeth, and a small part of the head. The other dogs on the property had eaten the rest to survive.
Williams allegedly kept those six dogs in a kennel without food and water. The dishes for feeding the dogs were frozen and covered in snow. There were also seven smaller dogs reportedly kept in an upstairs bathroom. The bathroom was filthy and covered in urine and feces.
This is not the first time Williams has made it to animal control’s radar, as it has received almost a dozen complaints about the home since as early as 2009. The fact that animal control has received so many complaints about Williams’ animals speaks to animal cruelty habits as opposed to just one incident. Ensure she receives due punishment this time around by adding your name to the petition.
Dear Mr. Schuette
A disturbing case of dog abuse recently made the Michigan headlines. In this particular incident, a resident reportedly starved one dog to death and allowed the other dogs on the premises to eat the deceased animal. When police visited the home the owner refused to let them in. By the time they returned with a search warrant all that remained was its jawbone, teeth, and a small part of the head. The other dogs had eaten the rest to survive. The owner, Idelle Williams, was subsequently charged with abandonment-cruelty.
The dogs were locked in kennels without food and water. Their dishes had been frozen over and covered in snow. In addition to this, officers reportedly found more dogs living in filth in the upstairs bathroom. This is not Williams’ first brush with animal control. In fact, animal control has received almost a dozen complaints regarding the property and Williams’ activities since 2009.
This prolonged history of alleged animal abuse suggests that this incident is not just a one time, unfortunate incident. What it does show is a steadily ingrained pattern of behavior.
I urge you to help put a stop to this by meting out the harshest punishment available to make an example of her, if found guilty. This will discourage others from taking animal cruelty laws lightly in your state.
[Your Name Here]
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