Target: Kirsten Gross, Madison County Assistant Prosecutor
Goal: Seek the harshest possible punishment for man accused of shooting his dog in the mouth and leaving it to die.
A man is accused of shooting a 10-month-old puppy in the mouth and leaving it on the streets to die. The dog, a pit bull named Chance, was found on the roadside with severe wounds and a bloodied snout. The woman who found him immediately transported him to a veterinary clinic, where it was later determined that he was shot.
Chance had bone fragments in his throat and required surgery to remove them. He is currently doing well in the care of the Humane Society, but there has been no word on whether he will suffer long-lasting effects. One of the women involved in raising money for Chance’s veterinary bills hopes to adopt him when he is released.
According to a source who knew the family, the puppy was shot for harming one of the accused’s children. While this would be a problem for any parent, there are responsible ways to deal with this, such as finding a new home for the animal or even surrendering it to a rescue operation. This type of behavior is absolutely unacceptable for any adult, let alone a parent who models behavior for impressionable children.
If convicted, the accused could face a $1,000 fine and a 180 day jail sentence. He could also be made to pay for the animal’s medical costs. In order to ensure that justice is served for Chance and the members of the community who helped save him, this shocking crime must not be treated lightly. Sign the petition below to demand the maximum possible penalties for the person found responsible of this savage act.
Dear Ms. Gross,
A man is accused of shooting a puppy and leaving it to die after the dog allegedly harmed his child. This irrational act of violence resulted in the dog undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments from its throat. It is unknown whether the puppy will ever fully recover.
The person responsible resorted to extreme violence when he could have simply re-homed or surrendered the dog. It is imperative that he is appropriately punished for his cruelty with jail time, a fine, and an order to pay the dog’s medical costs. We, the undersigned, ask that you seek the harshest possible punishments for this man if he is convicted.
[Your Name Here]
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