Justice for Puppy Tied to Bridge and Abandoned

Target: Lewis L. Hatcher, Columbus County Sheriff

Goal: Find and punish person responsible for abandoning a young, starving dog by tying it to a bridge.

A puppy was found tied to a bridge, abandoned and severely underfed. The female beagle mix, estimated to be about one year old, was found in Whiteville, North Carolina, tethered to a bridge’s metal post by a mixture of extension cords, wire and duct tape. Aside from being severely underfed and dehydrated, the young dog also suffered from numerous insect bites, leading rescuers to believe she had been trapped there at least overnight.

This unacceptable, cruel and malicious act must be properly investigated and severely punished. Cruelty to animals should be considered a serious crime and perpetrators must be punished to the full extent of the law to deter potential abusers and protect vulnerable animals.

Sign this petition asking local police to urgently investigate this matter in order to find and punish the person responsible for subjecting this innocent puppy to such distress and physical suffering.


Dear Sheriff Hatcher,

A young puppy was found tied to a bridge in Whiteville, NC. The female beagle mix is estimated to be just a year old and was found severely underfed and dehydrated. This crime must be treated extremely seriously and must not go unpunished.

Please ensure the person responsible for this barbaric act is found and charged with animal cruelty. Authorities have a duty to send the clear message that abusing an animal is a serious crime that is severely punishable by law.


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Photo credit: Martin Cathrae

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One Comment

  1. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    Another NORTH CAROLINA animal abuse case! Are there no laws in place? People in North Carolina know they can get away with it, something has to change! North Carolina also supports AG-GAG, the horrors that farm animals are experiencing behind closed doors!

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