Punish Owner of “Farmyard of Horrors”

Target: Brown County Ohio Sheriff’s Dwayne Wenninger

Goal: Press charges against owner of home containing more than 100 dead or dying animals.

Over 100 dying or malnourished animals were rescued in Southwest Ohio from what authorities are referring to as a “farmyard of horrors.” According to the Brown County Animal Shelter, 139 animals were removed from the backyard of a home in Fayetteville, Ohio. Most of the animals were chickens, but other animals included goats, dogs, rabbits, and sheep. Some of the animals were already dead, while others were barely alive. Authorities claimed that the animals had been forced to live in filthy conditions with hardly any space to move around.

The owner of this ghastly home told officials that he wanted to use the animals to feed his family. This, however, does not excuse the cruel and inhumane treatment that these innocent animals were forced to endure. Regardless of intention, there is no excuse for keeping animals in such unsuitable conditions.

Charges have not yet been filed against the owner, meaning that this mass display of animal cruelty may go unpunished. Sign the petition below to demand a stiff punishment.


Dear Mr. Wenninger,

I am writing to bring your attention to a recent case of animal cruelty in Fayetteville, Ohio. Responding to an odor complaint, officials discovered a home with more than 130 dead or dying chickens, dogs, goats, and other animals. The animals had been forced to live in filthy conditions and were cramped in small spaces.

The owner of the home claimed he intended to use the animals to feed his family, but that is no excuse for this mass display of inhumane treatment. Such horrible conditions for innocent animals must be punished. I urge you to press charges and ensure that this man does not go unpunished for his heartless treatment of these animals.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Compassion Over Killing

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  1. Cynthia Mattera says:

    OMG, please punish this man for animal abuse, cruelty, neglect and death!!! These poor animals suffered greatly at this mans hands. Jail time and he should NEVER be allowed to own another animal again! Feeding his family is NOT an excuse for the “living hell” they all endured on his property!!!!

  2. same treatment to this animal abuser and killer now. throw the book of law at this turd now.

  3. These people should be seriously evaluated for sociopathic tendencies. This is horrific !

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