20 Dogs Starved and Chained in Woods Because ‘Dog food too expensive’?

Target: Richard Read, Rockdale County, Georgia District Attorney

Goal: Severely punish man who allegedly left 20 dogs chained up to die in the woods.

Twenty emaciated dogs were reportedly found nearly dead and chained up in the woods. Two of the animals had to be euthanized due to the severity of their condition. A little boy was searching the area for his missing dog with the help of neighbors when they came across the horrifying scene. One of the neighbors, Lita Boyd, said that all their bones were showing and that they “looked seriously abused.” The poor dogs were also lying in their own feces and covered in fleas and ticks, Boyd said.

Police were able to find the owner of the dogs, Robert Thomas. Thomas told police that dog food was too expensive, so he was feeding the animals deer meat, but they just weren’t gaining weight. There’s no telling how long these innocent animals had been in the woods, left to suffer agonizingly. Only an extremely cruel, possibly sadistic human could entrap these animals and keep them chained up to die a slow death. Please add your signature to the petition below to demand that the person responsible be severely punished and banned from owning animals for this senseless act of cruelty.


Dear Mr. Read,

Twenty dogs were found chained up in the woods when a little boy and his neighbors went out searching for his missing dog. They described the animals’ condition, saying they looked “seriously abused.” They also said the dogs’ bones were showing and they were lying in their own feces. Two of the dogs were in such bad shape that they had to be euthanized.

We, the undersigned, are calling on you to make sure that these innocent animals get the justice they deserve. Please see to it that the person who committed this senseless act of extreme cruelty be banned from owning animals and severely punished.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. The idiot who respondsible for these precious dogs to suffer, should get maximum penalty. Plus tied their ass in the wood without food. Let them experience to pain!!

  2. Leigh Vice says:

    The idiot that did this needs to be tied up and fed nothing but his own shit. Hope he dies soon along with his whole inbred family…..

  3. Marilyn Glasgow says:

    So dog food was too expensive.
    Well what was this piece of crap doing with 20 dogs? Why didn’t he turn them over to a shelter?
    Guess you need a brain to know enough to do this. I’ll bet he never missed a meal.

  4. Disgusting. When will people wake up and have harsh penalties for these horrible people? Sick and evil people…

  5. I am so sick and tired of people having pets who do not need them.This human could have certainly reached out to the community to help place these poor animals. Unfortunately animals are at the mercy of human beings which can be their worse nightmare.

  6. Beth Marie says:

    Oh GEORGIA! MORE ANIMAL ABUSE! Your laws are inept, judges and prosecutors why do you let these people go. You have an animal abuse epidemic, just look at the stories on the wrb. Thank God I don’t live in such a place!

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