Target: Jenny M. Madkour, Multnomah County Attorney
Goal: Permanently bar the person responsible for Kona’s death from having animals under his or her care.
Bill Robbins had good intentions when he left his car and air conditioning running for his beloved dog, Kona. Only minutes later he was shocked to discover both his vehicle and Kona were nowhere to be found.
Surveillance video later depicted an unknown man entering Robbins’ vehicle shortly after he had stopped by his place of work. Kona could be seen happily licking the intruder while they both left the parking lot. Robbins offered an $8000 cash reward for information leading to his dog’s return and later received a tip from a concerned citizen pertaining to his car’s location.
Robbins found the vehicle sealed on a hot Portland day and he prayed that Kona would be okay. He found him laying dead on the passenger side floor, most likely due to heat stroke. Days later one Francisco Gonzalez was arrested in relation to the crime. Gonzalez had his own dog with him upon arrest. Kona’s owner reported, “I can’t even believe he had a dog after the way he would treat mine.” Join us and urge officials to rule that the person responsible be barred from ever having another animal under their care.
Dear Ms. Madkour,
Crimes related to animals are often overlooked when other offenses which carry higher penalties are committed alongside of them. Recently, a man named Francisco Gonzalez allegedly stole and abandoned a vehicle but left the owner’s dog trapped inside. The dog later passed away most likely due to heat stroke.
Kona was a loved animal who in no way deserved the suffering caused to him by the individual responsible for this crime. Upon arrest, the individual allegedly responsible had his own dog in tow.
I urge you to consider that the person responsible is immediately prosecuted and banned from keeping animals under his or her care for the remainder of their life.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office