Justice for Pit Bulls Allegedly Forced to Live in Filth

Target: Stephen M. Wagstaffe, District Attorney for San Mateo County, California

Goal: Punish man accused of the severe neglect of dogs after previous animal cruelty charges.

A man is in police custody after allegedly violating probationary orders not to keep pets. After being put on probation for being in possession of a pit bull that bit an elderly man, 37-year-old Javier Larson was banned from animal ownership. However, a recent search of his home revealed five pit bulls kept in what authorities called “unlivable conditions.”

When police entered his empty home, they reportedly found a female pit bull locked in a bathroom. The floor of the bathroom was covered in three inches of feces and urine, said officers. Also found were four male pit bulls who were reportedly also neglected and left without sanitary food or water.

Larson is now facing five misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. As of now, he remains in police custody until his $20,000 bail can be posted.

It seems clear that the accused did not take his charges seriously enough to adhere to the conditions of his probation the first time, and therefore is at a high risk of committing more animal cruelty upon his release. For this reason, it’s imperative that he is punished more harshly this time around. Sign the petition below to ask the prosecutor to seek the maximum possible penalty against Larson, if he is found guilty again.


Dear Mr. Wagstaffe,

Five dogs were reportedly severely neglected by a man violating probationary orders to not keep pets. These orders were handed down to 37-year-old Javier Larson after he was found in possession of a violent dog. This time, police reportedly found a female pit bull locked in a bathroom where the floor was coated in a thick layer of urine and feces. Four male pit bulls were also found, all left in filth without access to clean food or water, police say.

If these allegations are true, it would indicate that Larson was not punished harshly enough the first time to understand the gravity of his actions. Animal cruelty causes suffering to living beings and this must be taken seriously. This time, we ask you to seek a harsh punishment against Larson, if he is guilty, in order to ensure that he stops harming animals.


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Photo credit: Hugo A. Quintero

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  1. Jason Bond says:

    Let’s do better for a everyone in the community, aresst and harshly prosecute violent criminals. Put this violent sick criminal in jail. Investigate this freak, I will garantee he has other violent crimes he’s responsible for. Prosecute these idiots and make the community safe. If you do not want to prosecute you let this violent criminal live on your street! How would you feel if this criminal lived on your street . Please do your job well lock up criminals especially violent offenders like this jackass

  2. JOHN PASQUA says:


  3. Raleigh koritz says:

    felony and prison time -no excuses.

  4. Sonja Beyer says:

    Don’t even let him out on bail – prison sentence immediately!

  5. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

    • Javier Larson says:

      As long as I have a choice I will only stay in a country where political Liberty tolerance and equality of all citizens before the law prevail…any social organism can become psychically distempered just as an individual can especially in times of difficulty Nations usually survive these distempers.
      -A. Einstein

  6. If you did your research you would find that i love and care for my pups. They are my children. The city has taken them from me three times already under false pretences and i have retrieved them. This petition is based on false statements alleged by a wiitchhunt. If it is not removed i will be filing a lawsuit against Jay Shwager for defamation. My trial has not even begun yet and Jury tampering is already occurred here. Fair warning…

  7. 1189 ignorant examples of damn shame and what is corrupt about the system allegedly presumimg one innocent until proven guilty. Smh…

  8. Look at my facebook for all the so-called cruelty my bubbas endure living with me. You did no research whatsoever into my actual life before persuing this petition? Mr. Shwager, you are a shameless individual with reckless habits but i have faith that truth will prevail in the end…

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