Success: Man Charged for Neglecting Puppy With Maggot-Infested Wounds

Libre-by-JanineGuido

Target: Craig Stedman, Lancaster District Attorney

Goal: Praise the decision to file animal cruelty charges against the breeder responsible for leaving a young puppy in a dire and life-threatening condition.

A breeder who neglected a puppy so badly it nearly died has finally been charged for his careless and cruel behavior. Later named Libre, the four-month-old Boston Terrier was found severely dehydrated, barely breathing and close to death. Moreover, he was emaciated and had a serious case of mange, as well as rotting skin and maggot-infested open wounds, according to the veterinarian who treated him.

After several publications reported on the puppy’s plight, a wave of public pressure to charge the dog’s former owner, including by the ForceChange community, was successful in bringing the man responsible for such severe neglect to justice. Not only has District Attorney Craig Stedman taken the laudable decision to file animal cruelty charges against the breeder, identified by the media as Benjamin Stoltzfus, he is also calling for harsher penalties for animal abuse in general.

Sign this petition praising Stedman for charging Stotlzfus and urge him to continue fighting for harsher punishment for animal abusers.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Stedman,

Thank you for charging Benjamin Stotzfus with animal cruelty for neglecting a young Boston Terrier so severely that the dog nearly died. The puppy, later named Libre, was severely emaciated, dehydrated, suffering from skin infections, mange and maggot-infested wounds and was hours from death when he was found.

This laudable decision will hopefully set a precedent for future cases of animal neglect, ensuring that perpetrators are properly punished. We also applaud your move to strengthen the enforcement and prosecution of cruelty offences and to implement harsher penalties for animal abuse.

Thank you for ensuring that the suffering Libre endured is not left unpunished and please continue to fight for stricter enforcement and punishment in cases of animal cruelty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Janine Guido

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6 Comments

  1. that bad breeder needs to eat some maggots now.

    • Nena Miller says:

      Ha Ha that WOULD be just wouldn’t it. I’m sorry that just struck me when I read that. I am so thankful however that the shitbag is being charged

  2. Thank you so much District Attorney Craig Stedman, (you are a righteous man), ForceChange Community and everyone involved in saving this poor defenseless puppy. It is a relief to learn that the prosecution of animal cruelty offences has been strengthened. I hope that all perpetrators including Benjamin Stotzfus are also permanently banned from ever owning, breeding, or having any associations with animals.

  3. Rosemary Anderson says:

    The man responsible for the suffering of this poor animal needs to suffer as well. Do the same to him – backward git.

  4. That breeder needs to be prevented from owning, breeding and cating for animals for life! Thank you Craig Steadman for bringing charges against this abusive and uncaring individual.

  5. Wow……we must all take a stand when animals are being abused,tortured and killed by inhumane and cruel humans. This case shows that public outcry does make a huge difference so if u think that signing a petition, calling authorities and donating to causes doesn’t do anything well, this shows that this is not the case. WE DO MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IF WE TAKE A STAND SO DON’T EVER FEEL LIKE IT’S NOT WORTH YOUR TIME, EFFORT AND MONEY IT IS WORTH IT BECAUSE THINGS DO CHANGE.

    THIS PETITION BROUGHT THIS CASE TO LIGHT AND NOW I HOPE THIS MONSTER WHO FELT LIKE THIS POOR PUPPY WAS NOT WORTH SAVING IS SEVERELY PUNISHED. HE IS A HEARTLESS, INHUMANE,CRUEL,GREEDY FOR PROFITS ONLY MONSTER WHO SHOULD BE JAILED, FINED A HUGE AMOUNT (PLUS WHAT EVER THE VET BILL IS FOR THIS PUPPY), BANNED FROM HAVING ANIMALS (CLOSE DOWN HIS HELL HOLE PUPPY MILL) AND GET HIM PSYCHIATRIC HELP AS HE IS SICK.

    THANK YOU MR STEDMAN FOR DOING WHAT IS RIGHT AND PRESSING CHARGES STOTZFUS WHO DESERVES THE MAX.

    BEST WISHES AND GOOD LUCK PUPPY FOR A WONDERFUL AND LOVING FOREVER HOME AS HE DESERVES IT AFTER ALL HE HAS GONE THROUGH IN HIS SHORT LIFE.

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