Justice for Dog Allegedly Duct-Taped and Tortured

Target: Bill Nettles, District Attorney of South Carolina

Goal: Harshly punish man who reportedly wrapped a puppy in duct-tape while cruelly removing staples from the animal’s ears.

A man is believed to have illegally clipped his dog’s ears, then wrapped the puppy’s mouth and legs in duct-tape while cruelly removing staples from its ears. Minutes after removing the staples, William Harpe reportedly posted a photo of the poor duct-tape wrapped puppy to Snapchat with apparent pride.

Police say they checked with veterinarians in the local area and couldn’t find one who had performed the puppy’s ear clipping, so it was most likely the result of an at-home act of animal cruelty. People who clip their dogs’ ears and cause their animals unnecessary pain by removing staples at home should not be allowed to own animals. The man believes the charges will be dropped, as Harpe says he’s “rescued” many animals. That means if careful, deliberate action is not taken by authorities, this man will likely get away with this act of animal cruelty and be allowed to continue subjecting many more “rescued” animals to unnecessary cruelty. Sign below to demand that this man is punished harshly.


Dear Mr. Nettles,

A man reportedly wrapped his puppy’s mouth and paws in duct-tape while cruelly removing staples from her hers. He then posted a photo to Snapchat of the puppy wrapped in duct-tape. The poor puppy’s ears had been clipped, and authorities were unable to confirm that the procedure had been done by a veterinarian, meaning it’s extremely likely that this man cruelly cut the poor puppy’s ears at home.

These are the acts of a cruel person who has no regard for the lives of innocent animals. The man says he “rescues” many animals and he’s confident that his charges will be dropped. If this man is allowed to escape justice, then he could inflict more unnecessary suffering upon dozens of more animals. That’s why we’re urging you to do everything possible to ensure that he’s punished to the maximum extent and banned from owning animals.


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Photo credit: Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

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  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Prosecute the white trash, William Harpe, for having brutally abused this innocent, loving dog to the FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!!! Unacceptable!!

  2. do this to the bad human to treat a great animal like this now. cut his ears off with some staples and remove with pliers now.

  3. Why do people who really don’t want dogs have them?! This thing is a sub-human monster! Hey, FBI, its time to do your job, and charge him with felonies, and make sure that he serves prison time!

  4. maureen canty says:

    I don’t know what to say everyday this sort of abuse the authority don’t care.Vote them out were ever you can.

  5. I am ready,willing and able to help enact the required permanent payback for this ugly dog abusing,obese POS!!An eye for an eye is certainly required when least expected!!!!

  6. Animal cruelty is unacceptable !

  7. Alice Knight says:

    This individual should never be allowed the privilege of owning any animal. His barbaric practices are unacceptable.
    he seems a little over-confident the charges will be dropped simply because he rescues other animals. Show this person the meaning of animal cruelty by giving him the maximum sentence.

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