Justice for Pregnant Dog Left to Die in a Ditch

Target: Jason A. Simmons, Chief of Police, Alton, Illinois Police Department

Goal: Find and punish person who abandoned a pregnant and suffering dog.

Police are looking for the owner of a dog who was found in a ditch heavily pregnant and with a severe infection. The pit bull, now named April, was originally brought in to Hope Animal Rescues, barely alive and unable to move. According to the person who found her, April reeked of infection and was on death’s doorstep.

Staff at Hope Animal Rescues cancelled their morning of surgeries to perform an emergency c-section on April. Unfortunately, all of her puppies were dead. Veterinarians suspect that she had been trying to give birth for two days, but was unable to. According to Jackie Spiker, co-founder of the rescue, the decomposing bodies of the puppies who had died inside of her had caused April to get sepsis.

Thankfully, April pulled through after the surgery. She had to recover from a heart condition brought on by the stress and required additional surgeries to repair lesions inside of her body.

Another local rescue saw the story on Facebook and contacted Spiker with information on the dog’s owner. Apparently, the owner was seeking an emergency c-section, but the rescue only agreed to do it if the dog was sterilized afterward to prevent another pregnancy. The owner, now identified as Stephanie Watson, allegedly declined and allowed the dog to continue to try to give birth for days before finally abandoning her.

Denying an animal veterinary care is a crime in the state of Illinois. Not only was this a crime, but a heartless act of cruelty to allow a dog to suffer for days before abandonment. Sign the petition below to demand that the person responsible is found and charged in order to protect more dogs from the same treatment.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Simmons,

A dog was recently found in a ditch, pregnant and suffering from sepsis so severe that she was immobilized. According to a local animal rescue, the dog was likely abandoned after the owner declined a c-section because it would mean that the dog would need to be sterilized.

This cruel abandonment was not only heartless, but illegal. In order to ensure no more dogs are subjected to the same treatment, the person responsible must be punished. We, the undersigned, ask you to dedicate extra resources to finding and charging the person responsible.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Hope Animal Rescues

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9 Comments

  1. Sonja Beyer says:

    Maximum penalty and never ever to be allowed to keep ANY animals again!!!

  2. Stephanie watson you filthy low life! ….some one will sort you out just fine….when you least expect it!

  3. Yes I agree with Tex, we must go further. This crimes keep going on, more and more as these filthy shit humans keep going without any punishment. These bitch should have the same, but it is to difficult. I bet she wanted the puppies to sell of course. So I do think she should be beaten, locked in a cage, starved to death and keep beaten, but kill the bastard. They need to disappear from Earth.

  4. you are a sub- human low life monster! you deserve to be in prison for what you did to that poor mother dog. You bitch!

  5. Kathryn Irby says:

    Hunt Down and Severely Punish man who abandoned a pregnant and suffering dog–NOW!!! This is Blatant Animal Abuse, and it is totally Unacceptable!!!

  6. Liz Kaffka says:

    DISGUSTING,FILTHY BITCH-DOG OWNER.

    I WILL PERSONALLY BEAT THE LIVING DAY LIGHTS OUT OF THIS

    BITCH-THIS IS THE LOWEST OF LOW LIFE-TRASH!!!SCUM

    DO NOT OWN ANOTHER ANIMAL-I WILL FIND YOU-AND FUCK YOU

    UP-YOU SCUM BAG!!!

  7. What a cruel, heartless thing to do. The poor thing must have suffered horribly. She has committed a crime and deserves a meaningful punishment and a ban from keeping any more animals. She obviously kept the dog as a means of making money and when this did not happen she threw it away. Just like a pair of shoes she didn’t like. Miserable cow.

  8. OMG……..FIND THE MONSTER AND PUT HER IN JAIL!! WHAT A MONSTER YOU ARE SW. THERE IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR MONSTERS LIKE YOU…..

    I hope that April recovers and finds a wonderful and loving new home. One that will love her and care for her because that is what she deserves.

    RIP poor puppies and may you and your Mom get the justice that you deserve for the horrific treatment you got from SW.

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