Sick Beagle Dumped in Ditch Deserves Justice

Patty-by-VirginiaBeachAnimalControl

Target: Robert F. Hagans Jr., Virginia Beach General District Judge

Goal: Harshly punish the man who abandoned his sick senior dog in a ditch only to be let off with a fine.

A man who pleaded guilty to abandoning his sick beagle in a ditch has only been given a small fine for his cruel act. Identified as Corey Alexander Ridley, the man dumped his sick eight-year-old beagle in a ditch in a desolate part of town. The elderly dog, named Patty, was thankfully found by a passer-by confined to a wire crate with a bathrobe draped over it. The dog had a large tumor on her left side, which probably explains why Ridley abandoned her to die in a ditch.

Despite being found guilty of this heartless act which almost cost Patty her life, and no doubt caused her a lot of distress, Ridley was only given a measly $250 fine, despite the maximum fine being $3,000. He also received no jail time, despite animal abandonment and cruelty being punishable by up to a year in prison. Letting a man who committed such a cruel act toward a defenseless dog sends the wrongful message that animal cruelty is not taken seriously by the law.

Sign this petition urging the judge to review his sentence and give Ridley a much harsher sentence, including jail time and the maximum fine.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Justice Hagans Jr.,

Please review the far too lenient sentence given to Corey Alexander Ridley for abandoning his sick and elderly dog in a ditch. The eight-year-old beagle named Patty was found in a desolate part of town, confined to a wire crate dumped in a ditch.

While we applaud Ridley being found guilty of both animal abandonment and animal cruelty, the fact that he was merely given a $250 fine and not time in jail sends the harmful signal that treating a vulnerable animal so cruelly is acceptable. We urge you to increase Ridley’s punishment to the maximum fine of $3,000, jail time and a lifetime ban on keeping animals so that no other pet suffers the distress Patty endured.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Virginia Beach Animal Control

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5 Comments

  1. Angela Rabon says:

    The judge should have given the maximum penalty!! We have to be tough on animal cruelty!!

  2. THIS ANIMAL ABUSER NEEDS DEATH NOT A FINE NOW= LEFT THIS DOG FOR DEAD NOW. NEEDS

  3. WHAT KIND OF INHUMANE ASSHOLES WERE TREATED LIKE SMALL KIDS – THEY DESERVES NOT TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES, ALL OF THESE SENSELESS ASSHOLES

  4. Carlo Fellini says:

    Black trash ….

  5. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    Where do these judges come from! It’s just a business, let the guy off with a slap on the wrist, he will abuse again guaranteed! Our system is so broken and WE PAY THEIR SALARIES!!!!

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