Punish Man Who Allegedly Hung Puppy Upside Down as “Training”

Target: Lando Voyles, Prosecuting Attorney for Pinal County, Arizona

Goal: Demand harsh punishment for man accused of hanging a dog by its hind legs, causing severe injuries.

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly hanging a puppy by its hind legs and leaving it there for an extended period of time. The man claims that this abuse was some form of training, and the dog was not hurt. Despite this, animal control officers observed that the dog’s hind legs were injured so badly that it could not walk.

Authorities were alerted to the scene by a neighbor, who heard the 6-month-old Australian Cattle Dog whimpering. After looking through the fence, the neighbor claims to have seen the dog hanging upside down by a rope. When deputies arrived, they found the puppy cowering inside a horse pen, clearly injured and unable to walk.

The owner relinquished custody of the dog to animal control officers, who brought it for medical attention. Injuries documented included severe swelling and rope marks on the hind legs. The dog, now nicknamed Spur, is recovering well and could soon be adopted into a forever home.

The fact that the accused calls this torture “training” is reason enough for him to be banned from pet ownership. This man clearly does not know how to responsibly train and take care of a pet. Sign the petition below to demand that if found guilty, he is punished to the fullest extent of the law and banned from owning animals in the future.


Dear Mr. Voyles,

A man accused of hanging a 6-month-old puppy from its hind legs is facing animal cruelty charges. A neighbor investigating whimpering sounds saw the young Australian Cattle Dog with its hind legs tied up with a rope. Though the owner claims that he was training the dog and no injuries were caused, animal control officers found the dog unable to walk, with its hind legs swollen and marked by rope.

This is torture, not training, and it is clear that this man is incapable of responsible pet ownership. For the pain that he caused this innocent animal, we demand that he is punished to the fullest extent of the law. Furthermore, in order to prevent him form committing similar acts in the future, we ask that you seek to ban him from animal ownership in the future.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Pinal County Animal Control

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  1. Saw this on the news. Sick. He had full knowledge of his heinous actions

  2. hang this dog abuser by its little balls until no longer attached now.

  3. Hang the maggot for a long period of time. He is a cruel, inhumane piece of garbage that does not deserve to have a “pet” ever again. This is not training, plain and simple.

  4. Well done to the animal control officers for rescuing this hapless dog.
    May his previous owner get up-close-and-personal with karma very quickly.
    May Spur find the loving and caring home that every animal deserves and live a long and happy life free from any further cruelty ♥

  5. I´d hang him upside down to see if he get some irrigation into his brain as obviously something is seriously wrong with it!

  6. This guy is a sick violent ass. He deserves all the jail time and mental help available for convicts. Please do not let people like this sick twisted bully have any animal under his care again EVER. Please stop breeding innocent animals to be abused or tethered in the yard forgotten. Stop breeding animals for people to throw out like trash. Over 200 thousand animals are abandoned at shelters before their second birthday!!! Sick stop the breeding stop providing innocent creatures for Fs like this numbskull. Please stop!

  7. Words fail me! Let’s hang him up by his legs for a prolonged period (preferably years!) and see how he feels! I’ll call it “rehabilitation” He is scum and should get a harsh prison sentence, large fine and banned for life from owning any kind of animal

  8. For these types I have the same message:
    Heartless people make yummy shark food!
    Like in so many “developed” countries, justice for animal cruelties is on the bottom of the government’s list. Thus, voters must make Animal Rights and election issue. All animal organisations must forget work together as all share ultimately the same goal: Helping Animals. Look at laws in your region/country, draw up proposals, contact lawyers sympathetic to your goals to overlook & prepare your proposal in a legal format. Then find politicians that will be your “go-between” and speak on your behalf in political discussions. According to their response, vote; vote only for politicians that will further your cause thus weeding out slowly (or perhaps fast) those I consider too self-absorb, indifferent, non-caring.

  9. Heidi Mugrauer says:

    Sick bastard the poor puppy, i am glad the pup is safe now and pray the pup finds a great home, this bastard should be hung upside down and slowly dumped in a vat of acid.

  10. Thank God for our Sheriff Joe. He does not let people like this get away with animal abuse. That is one of the things I love about him. This man is an animal and it’s too bad we can’t live by the “eye for an eye” punishment. Hang this guy up by his legs and tell him he is being trained not to abuse animals. That’s how it starts. Then these sickos move on to children and other adults.

  11. Jacqui Skill says:

    Put the baarbrian in jail and hang him upside down for awhile so he can feel the pain he inflicted on an innocent puppy!

  12. Jacqui Skill says:

    Put the sadistic monster barbarian in jail forever where he cant hurt innocent animals , also hang hi upside down so he can feel what he did to the poor puppy!

  13. Wendy Morrison says:

    Hang this animal abusers up by his legs over concrete and leave him for the rest of his life and say it’s for training purposes!

  14. Stupid piece of garbage! Hang him upside down for the rest of his miserable life!! Poor little dog, I’m so glad he’s safe now. This monster should never be allowed near an animal. Sick bastard.

  15. Hang the piece of shit by his ankles from a tree.
    What a asshole.

  16. Monsters that torture animals for ANY absurd sick excuse, MUST BE severely punished and NEVER allowed to have another animal.

    The little puppy suffered immensely, because of a barbaric sociopath. Are we breeding them in this country?!

    This freak is another vermin who shouldn’t be allowed to exist!

  17. This vile and heartless monster must be jailed for deliberate animal torture and suffering.
    This bastard is a psychopath and must be eradicated from this Planet.
    Heartless and callous monster.
    Better still hang this heartless monster by his balls until they drop off.

  18. sheila menache says:

    What is the matter with this idiot – can you believe that anyone could do a thing like this – I would like to hang the fool up by his private parts – see how he feels after this – you deserve a kick up your arse you monster!!!

  19. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    I’d like to hang this piece of sh!t upside down til he loses conciousness❗️?
    Signed & Shared.

  20. Mari Hill says:

    Thank goodness some neighbor was brave enough to stand up and report that abuse.And lucky it had someone who came out immediately. If it had been here in Austin,Tx that dog would have still be hanging. Those worthless people employed at the APD and the animal control don’t do anything for weeks if called. The sad thing is that breed of dog is very intelligent and very dedicated to its owner….

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