Protect Dogs From Allegedly Abusive Owner

Target: Howard E. Gwynn, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Goal: Punish owner for allegedly abusing dogs on video, and do not return the dogs to his care.

A Newport News man was reportedly caught on camera by his neighbor hitting one of his dogs, and now faces two counts of animal cruelty. The video has since gone viral, and the two German Shepherds are being kept in a shelter until the case goes to trial, at which point a judge will determine whether to return the dogs to the owner, Ahmed Elsafty.

Elsafty denies hitting the dog, saying that he was making a loud clapping noise to scare the dog and discipline him. However, there have already been six calls to animal control on Elsafty, and five of those have come in the last three months. Additionally, the dog’s former trainer says that she witnessed Elsafty hit his dogs multiple times, including making “a whip motion with a nylon leash,” and that she intends to testify as a witness at Elsafty’s hearing. Sign below to ensure this man is punished for his allegedly abusive behavior, and that these dogs are not put at risk of further brutality.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Gwynn,

Ahmed Elsafty is being charged with two counts of animal cruelty after a video captured him allegedly hitting one of his German Shepherds. The dogs are being kept at a shelter until Elsafty’s trial, at which point it will be determined whether they will be returned to him. The well-being of these dogs relies on the outcome of this case, and it is vital that their health be the top consideration.

Elsafty says that he did not hit the dog on the video, that he was simply disciplining the dog by loudly clapping his hands. However, animal control has been called on him six times in the past, and the dogs’ former trainer says she witnessed Elsafty hitting the dogs multiple times. Please ensure justice for these dogs and do not return them to their alleged abuser.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Nicky Hannaway

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10 Comments

  1. It’s already a fact that Muslim people hate dogs they think they are dirty evil creatures .this man must be held accountable and not get the dogs back they must be adopted out do your job judge!!!!

  2. This allegation is obviously correct. Foreigners must learn that we in the west do not condone this behaviour. Do not allow those dogs to go back to this individual and throw the book at him. He needs a lesson.

  3. Catherine Dugan says:

    What a bastard! To abuse his poor dog and video tape it! He needs to have his pet(s) taken away and jail him for a long time!

  4. This man needs to be jailed and heavily fined; however, most Muslims fear dogs or are really wanting to bond with them but seldom have dogs for pets in the Arabic nations. In these nations, the dogs run feral and have rabies which explains the fear they have of dogs.

  5. I would love to meet this dog abusing POS face to face to enact the required permanat payback.Come on scumbag I dare you to make face to face contact gutless wonder with me!! OH YES!!!!

  6. no animals for this abuser now.

  7. Judge must carefully consider these DOGS Future. In the hands of these Muslim people there are NO mercy for any animals. They are the wife beaters at it’s best. They beat their children at any ages. So JUDGE Please don;t allow this man to take back these poor, helpless, Voiceless Pooches. THEY DON’T DESERVE TO BE ABUSED & TORTURED BY SUCH EVIL MEN.

  8. Please do not return these poor dogs to this nasty abusive man. They deserve better. This person needs to learn to keep his hands to himself, jail him.

  9. I am a man of the Alpha and Omega I respect what is just and what is right. Thus treating a individual wrong or any dog wrong is not respectful nor responsible at all.

    I have rights and also dogs have rights.

    My mother was very upset, and disappointed how she was treated by this individual. And I was disappointed in how I was treated by him.

    (Here is a great story about my dog that I had growing up)
    When I had a dog as a child I love my dog, I was inspire by my dog growing up. The reason why, if some one ask me then I would tell them this; because my dog showed me one of the great qualities of life, because my lovely dog showed me respect and love and I showed my dog respect and love.

    And I disagree with any wrong doing. I have had many of dogs growing up.

    I was taught by my heavenly father and Christ my savior to respect others and bring the truth, light, into the world as A man of the Alpha and Omega.

    I would have certain thoughts about my dog character as a child, and I admire my dogs that I had for these certain things that I will explain on (a) (b)

    (A) I ADMIRE MY DOGS THAT I HAD, BECAUSE I WAS TAUGHT TO LOVE AND RESPECT WHEN I AM TREATED RIGHT WITH RESPECT AND LOVE.
    (B) I ADMIRE MY DOGS THAT I HAD, BECAUSE I WAS TAUGHT TO LOVE THE RESPECT THAT OTHERS SHOWED TO ME.

    I have read the bible I learn certain things within the bible. And I learn other things as well on earth. It is a learning experience for me to learn certain things in life. And I have learn this to respect and love the truth for the truth is the light for me in this world earth. And I rebuke evil spirits whatever it is and remove myself away from it as a man of the Alpha and Omega.

    I LOVE MY DOG AS A PROTECTER GROWING UP, AS A FRIEND GROWING UP, MY DOG WAS MY BEST FRIEND ! MY DOG LOOKED AT ME WITH RESPECT AND MY DOG CARE ABOUT ME AND MY DOG LOOK AT ME WITH honor I COULD LEARN a lot FROM MY DOG AND I DID LEARN ALOT FROM MY DOG GROWING UP MATTER OF FACT !

    THUS MY DOG WAS A CHAMPION OF RESPECT TO ME GROWING UP !

    I STAND UP FOR JUSTICE RIGHTEOUSLY AND JUSTLY AS A MAN OF THE ALPHA AND OMEGA !

    + I PUT MY CROSS ON MY NECK AND I STAND UP FOR WHAT IS JUST AS A MAN OF THE ALPHA AND OMEGA.

  10. I am an modest individual, i strongly believe that

    the truth will come ALWAYS WITH ALPHA AND OMEGA AND NO LIES ARE

    WITH Alpha And Omega, Alpha And Omega is GREAT, AND HAVE FULL KNOWLEDGE

    ABOUT WHAT’S

    GOING ON IN THE WORLD EARTH.

    + + + + + + + + + + + +

    Additional information about me I have read the bible that has

    73

    books.

    If i rent a house, i should not be yell at and told to go back

    in

    the

    house. I am a Man of the Alpha And Omega. I told him you don’t

    tell me go back in the house i

    am a grown man !

    I don’t agree with any wrong doing. I have

    never been a weak man in my life, and I am not going to be

    starting to be one now. i am

    a man

    of

    the Alpha And Omega that is of knowledge, truth, just, that is

    righteous !

    i will always stand

    with the Alpha And Omega, and i had a discussion about what

    happen and I must say i will stand up for what is just, i will

    stand up for a dog, and i will stand up for what is just as a

    man of the Alpha and Omega. I will stand up for the Alpha And Omega

    always !

    I care about what is right as a man of the Alpha And Omega, i

    will not turn my back from what is right no matter what !

    And I Care about the Earth, and the heavens.

    + + + + + + + + + + + +

    I believe in justice for all as a man of the Alpha And

    Omega ! I will never bow down to wrong doing, evil, ever ! And

    neither

    will Alpha And Omega !

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