Target: The Honorable Gregory E. Grau of the Marathon County Circuit Court
Goal: Ensure that Wisconsin woman receives the harshest punishment possible for brutally abusing, poisoning, and murdering her boyfriend’s dog.
A German Shepherd-Labrador mix dog named Mary was murdered by a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman, Sean D. Janas. Not only was Mary murdered but after going through Janas’ diary, officials discovered records of Janas brutally torturing and abusing the dog for months before her unfortunate death. Her preliminary hearing will be on October 31, 2012. Please make sure that she gets the maximum allowable judicial punishment for her atrocious crimes.
In her diary entries, Janas is explicit about her gruesome actions against the dog. She goes on to say that she force fed Mary bleach, Drano, and prescription pills meant for humans, which Janas explained in her diary to be “so funny” to her. There was an instance when a neighbor saw the dog roaming on the streets with a huge gash on her head. When taken to the hospital, the veterinarian stated that the gash only could’ve happened if the dog was running toward a metal object at 40 mph. Later, officials found out that Janas had been slitting the dog’s throat as well as other torturous actions.
The dog was vomiting for the entire week before her death. No one, not even Janas’ boyfriend, who owned the dog, knew what was going on. They simply believed the dog was sick. Janas continued to write in her diary, “I need to find a way to kill her without it looking like I killed her. I have never hated an animal so much in my life, much less hate one or beat one. But the pleasure I get from watching her whimper in pain and cry out for help as I shove Drano and bleach down her throat is like no other.”
Currently, if she is successfully convicted of all charges brought before her, she stands to face up to 5 years in prison and $30,000 in fines. With all the abuse and torture that Mary endured for months leading up to her horrific death, Janas should receive the harshest punishment for her premeditated actions. Wisconsin needs to strengthen their laws against animal cruelty and make sure dogs like Mary never have to experience such atrocities ever again.
Dear Honorable Gregory E. Grau of the Marathon County Circuit Court:
Sean D. Janas committed violent premeditated crimes against a helpless living being for months before she brutally murdered her. Actions like these should not be taken lightly because the living being isn’t a human. Mary was a dog—an intelligent dog who can not only think but feel pain like any other person. Please do not let Janas get away easily from her grotesque crimes. Mary, as well as other dogs that have faced such atrocities, need justice so that these criminal acts of violence will never happen again.
The entire story of Janas and Mary is disturbing but the most troubling aspect is the documentation of Janas’ cruel treatment of Mary. She seems to relish in the dog’s pain and anguish as she states that it is “so funny” and she enjoys “watching her whimper in pain and cry out for her help as [she] [shoves] Drano and bleach down her throat.”
For months, poor Mary had to endure all these violent acts without being able to communicate to anyone. It is time for us to defend our vulnerable, weak, and helpless. No individual should be able to take an animal’s right to live happy and healthy lives. Please ensure that Janas receives the harshest punishment possible. Her trial can set an example for all future hearings and hopefully it will show monsters like Janas that animal cruelty and murder will not be taken lightly in the face of justice and law.
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