Punish Man Who Reportedly Swung a Dog Around By Its Leash

Target: Phil Archer, District Attorney for Brevard County, Florida

Goal: Demand the maximum penalty for the man who allegedly swung a dog around by its leash at a boarding facility, breaking the dog’s leg.

A dog was reportedly swung around on a leash while staying at a boarding facility, resulting in a broken leg. Video surveillance captured the alleged abuse. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

The surveillance images are shocking. Joseph Tyler Pendergrass, a former employee of the Florida boarding facility, is reportedly shown kicking the dog and swinging it around by its leash. The dog, a Shih Tzu, suffered a broken leg during the alleged abuse. The owner of the boarding facility, currently unnamed, was alarmed by the incident and cooperated with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty unit in the investigation.

Pendergrass was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals. He is currently in police custody. Sign below to demand that the maximum penalty be assigned in this horrific case.


Dear District Attorney Archer,

A dog was reportedly swung around by its own leash, resulting in a broken leg. The suspect is a former employee at a Florida boarding facility. We demand justice for this innocent dog.

“Now, Mr. Pendergrass, I’ve told everyone before that if you hurt an animal in Brevard County, you’re going straight to jail,” stated Sheriff Wayne Ivey of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Pendergrass reportedly fled the area after the alleged abuse was captured on surveillance video. He was charged with cruelty to animals and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He later returned and was immediately taken into custody.

This horrific abuse cannot go unpunished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: PublicDomainPictures

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  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    It is a true Coward, who bullies and murders an innocent animal.

  2. Wow! I see a lawsuit coming on this one. This kind of boarding for animals needs to be shut down. Shame on the boarding company for condoning these actions.

  3. maximum penalty for this turd to hurt a little animal like this now.

  4. Anne Moeller says:

    Swing around this sorry excuse of a man by his balls and let him feel excruciating pain.

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