Justice for Puppy Found Starving and Severely Ill

Target: Devon Anderson, Harris County District Attorney

Goal: Punish those responsible for the neglect and abandonment of a helpless 7-month-old puppy.

An abandoned chocolate lab was rescued by Harris County’s Animal Cruelty deputies in Houston, and the owners are being charged with abandonment. The puppy was found starving and suffering from severe mange and intestinal issues, lying on a pile of soiled laundry.

The dog is being treated at the Houston Humane Society, and has been named Bella. At first it was unclear whether Bella would survive, but the treatment and care she has been receiving at the Humane Society has been working and she is now getting ready to join a local family that reached out to the society.

The owners who were charged with abandonment — Tristan Hancock and Elisha Gonzalez — have not yet been arrested and their location is unknown. Authorities are encouraging them to turn themselves in. Sign below and demand that these alleged abusers face jail time for what they have done to this helpless puppy.


Dear District Attorney Anderson,

A 7-month-old chocolate lab who was rescued by Harris County Animal Cruelty deputies deserves justice. The puppy, who has been named Bella, is being treated for severe mange and intestinal issues at the Houston Humane Society. She was found lying on a pile of dirty laundry, starving and very ill.

The former owners, Tristan Hancock and Elisha Gonzalez, are charged with abandonment, but have not yet been arrested and their location is unknown. They must be held accountable for their alleged treatment of this helpless, innocent dog. I urge you to ensure that the owners are held responsible and punished for their actions.


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Photo Credit: Jeff Klugiewicz

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  1. Please find this trash and throw the book at them. NO excuse for this sadistic behaviour.

  2. justice for bell the dog now. = prison for the abusers now.

  3. Anne-Mari Gavin says:

    Show RESPECT towards GOD and ALL HIS creatures and creations!!!
    Luke 6:31 ~ Do to others as you would have them do to you.
    God created all the animals (Psalm 104). All animals belong to God (Psalm 50:10). God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psa 34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
    Ecc_3:19 ~ For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no pre-eminence (authority) above a beast: for all is vanity (arrogance).

    Proverbs 12.10 – A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.

  4. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Please find and punish this evil couple for the neglect of this poor puppy. This should be a felony!!!

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