Prosecute Man Accused of Binding Dog’s Mouth With Rubber Bands

Target: Joyce E. Dudley, District Attorney for Santa Barbara County, California

Goal: Demand that the man who allegedly bound his dog’s rear legs and muzzle with rubber bands receive the maximum penalty under law.

A dog was reportedly bound with rubber bands and trapped under a heavy box. Firefighters rescued the dog from a house fire, during which he could have died. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

Lompoc firefighters reportedly entered Edward Kyle Joseph Fuentes Vantassel’s home in response to a devastating house fire. When they arrived, Vantassel told them that his dog, Pooh, was inside of his house on the second floor. Firefighters reportedly found Pooh trapped under a heavy box and his rear legs and muzzle were bound with rubber bands.

Pooh was freed and transported to a local veterinarian for treatment. He is expected to fully recover. Vantassel was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty. Sign below and demand that Vantassel receive the maximum penalty under law, if convicted.


Dear District Attorney Dudley,

A dog could have died when he was bound with rubber bands and trapped in a house during a fire. Firefighters rescued the dog just in time. We demand justice for this innocent dog.

Firefighters allegedly found Pooh trapped under a heavy box when they entered the fiery home. Reportedly bound at the muzzle and back legs, he stood no chance of saving himself from the dangerous situation. This isn’t the first time that his owner, Vantassel, has been in legal trouble. Per police, Vantassel was found waving an unloaded pistol around on the La Cumbre overpass and was charged with stalking actor Tom Cruise in 2008.

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


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Lompoc Police Department

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  1. What if there had not been a fire ???

    What about the poor dog then, would he have ever been found ??

  2. Please prosecute to the full extent of the law or people like this cruel excuse for a human being will continue to abuse animals. THERE IS NEVER ANY REASON FOR THIS KIND OF ACT!!

  3. Denise Devereux says:

    Well done California law makers. Here we have your next “Serial KIller in Training.” World Research states monsters like this first start with abuse, torture and murder of animals and then move on to humans. Children first as like animals they cannot fight back. Check research out and see which country is noted for having the most serial killers. Most of the notorious cowards started this way. People of the World you know the law will do nothing to severely punish or deter these crimes so find this piece of excrement and deal with him.
    Perpetrator we are coming for you. Your worst nightmare is about to come true and just when you think it is all over we will get you. Satan is waiting for your where you will Burn in a Sea of Fire, receive no mercy and your pain will be constant for eternity.

  4. Marilyn Glasgow says:

    Once again, I ask the seemingly unanswerable question. Why are these subhuman “things” here, walking this earth, breathing our air? I want to thank the firefighters for saving this poor dog. Now if only the courts gave a damn.

  5. It is a common fact, if they abuse animal’s next it’s people! Put this piece of crap in jail to let him die!!!

  6. This is no man, this is a MONSTER that should be exterminated!!!

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