Target: Paul J. Gains, Prosecuting Attorney for Mahoning County, Ohio
Goal: Demand justice for dog allegedly burned alive by intoxicated man.
A man has been charged with cruelty to animals and animal torture after allegedly burning a dog alive. Chad Karka of Alliance, Ohio reportedly beat the helpless animal and threw into a fire pit. Prior to this incident, neighbors reported seeing the same dog limping around the yard as if it was injured. Police suspect that drugs or alcohol were involved.
Neighbors that witnessed the gruesome scene say that Karka first put a limp dog onto the fire. The dog then regained consciousness and started to run around the yard, its fur on fire. Karka then reportedly chased the burning and yelping animal around before catching it and throwing it on top of a fire ring. He then hit the dog with a wooden board and placed boxes on top of it to keep it from escaping. When police arrived, the dog was already dead.
Neighbors were horrified, saying that anyone that could act so savagely toward an animal could also turn on a human. So far, it is unknown whether the dog belonged to Karka or if it was someone else’s pet.
This alleged act displayed malice and deliberate cruelty. In order to ensure that no ore animals are subjected to this torture, it is imperative that Karka is punished harshly and banned from handling animals, if found guilty. Sign the petition below to demand the maximum possible penalty in this case.
Dear Mr. Gains,
A dog was recently found dead by police officers who responded to allegations of a man throwing the animal into a fire pit. Neighbors say that he first placed the limp animal onto the fire pit, but it woke up and began to run around the yard, its fur alight. Witnesses allege that the man then chased the dog around the yard before catching it, beating it on the head with a wooden plank, and putting it back into the fire. He then allegedly placed objects on top of the dog so that it could not escape again.
This type of blatant and deliberate cruelty is shocking and must be punished harshly. We, the undersigned, ask that you seek to punish the person responsible for this gruesome crime to the fullest extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
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