Target: Matthew Pepper, President and CEO of the Michigan Humane Society
Goal: Punish robbers who locked three dogs in a burning house.
Three dogs were burned alive in a fire intentionally set after a robbery. A devastated Michigan family returned home to find their possessions gone, their home incinerated, and their three dogs, Bella, Bruno, and Blue, dead. The robbers, who entered through a back window, trapped the dogs inside the home before lighting the blaze. The dogs, two pit bull mixes and a Shiba Inu, were killed in the blaze. According to Michigan Humane Society President Matthew Pepper, the dogs “suffered greatly before ultimately perishing.”
So far, the fire department and the Michigan Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Division have launched an investigation into this cruel act. Both organizations are urging the public to come forward with any information, and the Michigan Humane Society is offering a $2,500 reward for anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
A shocking level of cruelty was displayed by the robbers, as they knowingly left innocent animals to die in an extremely frightening and painful manner. In order prevent these criminals from victimizing more families and animals, it is imperative that hey are arrested immediately. Sign the petition below to ask investigators to recommend the harshest possible punishment for the perpetrators of this sickening act.
Dear Mr. Pepper,
Three dogs were recently killed in a fire allegedly set by home robbers. Investigators say that the robbers intentionally locked the dogs inside before setting the home ablaze, leaving them to die. This disturbing act shows a complete disregard for animal life and is a strong indicator that those responsible are dangerous.
In order to protect both citizens and their pets, these callous offenders must be taken off the streets immediately. We commend your contributions to the investigation, which include a $2,500 reward for anyone that comes forward with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible. Once caught, they must be punished to the fullest extent of the law for this overwhelmingly cruel act. We, the undersigned, ask that you seek the maximum possible animal cruelty penalty for those convicted of burning three dogs in a house fire.
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