Justice for Dog Allegedly Tied to Trailer and Left to Die

Target: Ed Brodsky, State’s Attorney for Sarasota County, Florida

Goal: Demand that the couple who allegedly tied their dog to a utility trailer and left it to die receive the maximum penalty under law.

A senior dog was reportedly tied to a trailer and left to die. The dog’s owner told deputies that she could not afford to euthanize the dog and that she wanted the dog to die naturally. Demand justice for this poor dog.

When deputies found Sputnik, they described the dog as being in extreme distress. The 14-year-old terrier mix reportedly suffered with matted fur, extreme dental decay, blindness, deafness, and was emaciated. Per sheriff’s reports, Sputnik was also covered in maggots and tethered with a cable without access to shelter.

Sputnik was taken to a veterinarian and euthanized. Diana Harrelson was charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty, and abandoning an animal to die. Joseph Shepherd, Harrelson’s boyfriend, was charged with abandoning an animal to die and a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. Sign below and demand that Harrelson and Shepherd receive the maximum penalty under law, if convicted.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear State’s Attorney Brodsky,

A 14-year-old dog had to be euthanized after it was allegedly tethered to a trailer and left to die. The dog was reportedly emaciated and in extreme distress. We demand justice for this innocent dog.

A good Samaritan contacted the sheriff’s office after they rescued Sputnik from outside the home. Per sheriff’s reports, Sputnik was emaciated, blind, and deaf. Sputnik reportedly had multiple medical conditions, including a maggot infestation, and was suffering tremendously. Deputies stated that Harrelson knew about Sputnik’s declining condition, but chose to leave the dog behind when she moved.

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

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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6 Comments

  1. EUTHANIZE DIANA HARRELSON FOR NOT CARING FOR SPUTNIK THE DOG NOW.

  2. Lilian Caughlin says:

    We need these laws changed to a felony with maximum penalties. I hope karma bites them very hard one day. What I really want to say I can’t.

  3. Kathryn Irby says:

    MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR THE COUPLE, WHO TIED A DOG TO A UTILITY TRAILER, THEN LEFT IT TO DIE NOW!!! INHUMANE AND UNACCEPTABLE!!!

  4. Ingrid meijer says:

    STOP KILLING ANIMALS

  5. MAX PENALTY FOR THESE LOW LIFE TRASHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ROTTEN IN HELL ABUSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. tina robertson says:

    Euthanize diana harrelson. Another vote for that. I hope someone hunts her for the rest of her hopefully very short life. This filth shouldnt get to keep living. Tie her to something and make her starve to death.completely.

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