Dog Found Chained Outside for a Month to Freeze to Death Deserves Justice

Target: Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy

Goal: Increase penalties for owners who leave their pets out in the cold.

A dog in Connecticut was found frozen to death in their doghouse on New Year’s Day. Police suspect the animal was chained outside for a month while their owner spent months in jail on drug charges, claiming to have made arrangements for the dog’s care. Instead, the poor dog was found lying in their own fecal matter, which had frozen to their body.

Recently, laws were passed to combat people leaving their animals out in the cold, but these atrocities continue to take place. This innocent dog likely suffered a great deal, starving and freezing as they waited for their owner or somebody to rescue them, only to die a painful and lonely death in the end. And this dog is not the only one; reports of animals left out in the cold still run rampant. Currently, owners who commit this crime are only punished via paying large fines, but the punishment must go further than that.

It is too late to save this poor dog, but not too late to save many others from the same fate. The dog’s owner must face justice for the alleged cruelty, and not only be fined but put on trial and prosecuted to the full extent of the law; furthermore, punishments must be increased for future cases such as this one. Sign this petition to demand justice for this dog and to increase punishment for neglectful owners.


Dear Governor Malloy,

A dog was found frozen to death after reportedly being left chained outside for a month. The dog’s owner reportedly claimed to have arranged for the dog’s care while in prison for drug charges, but instead the dog was found lying in their own feces, which were frozen to their body. Worse, this is only one instance among many of dogs being left out in the cold this winter.

Currently, your state only requires owners to pay a fine for leaving their animals alone in extreme weather conditions, but that is not enough. The fine should only be the first step, followed by an even stronger punishment such as jail time or community service. Animals deserve better than to die frozen and alone, and while it is too late to save this particular dog, you can still save many others from the same fate. Strengthen your laws so that neglectful and cruel owners will be punished more severely.


[Your Name Here]

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  2. michelle taylor says:

    Animal abusers must pay the price and this is an eye for an eye. Re-instigate the death penalty for any scumbag who abusers and neglects an animal.An eye for an eye.

  3. Jacqueline Adams says:

    Do People have a Heart let alone a Brain???? This Idiot won’t let his dog inside inFreezing weather???
    Where were the neighbors, animal patrol for these scuzzy neighbourhoods with dogs out hot or cold weather to report or take him???
    He Goes to prison to die.

  4. Dawn Pettinger says:

    Why did nobody see this poor dog and call the police. This dog suffered awfully starving, and alone, and for all for nothing. Why did no one feed it and take it away. The public have become de sensitised, if you were on fire they would look the other way. It must have barked, howled and cried in desperation. How could they have ignored those sounds, I hope it haunts them for the rests of there lives.


  6. To all the neighbors on Adams Street in Hartford, SHAME ON YOU!! How could you not do the right thing and report this horrific cruelty????

  7. simon hooper says:

    I cant think why these cruel us bastards can leave a dog outside anyway, when you see these us animal police programs and they call at the house its usually some fat black person who should never have a dog and I always pray they have a painful and terrible death because that’s what they should have the cruel bastards.

  8. Jacqui Skill says:

    Put the dehumanized monster who did this in prison for life! !

  9. Eileen Goodman says:

    Whoever did this should get the same treatment….left outside until, well, he dies.

  10. 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
    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi

  11. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    So he has done wrong and is in prison, but TRUSTED someone to look after his dog….Where is the perpetrator and the neighbours??? They are such lowlifes to allow this animal to suffer in this manner!Each one of you will be judged on this death.
    Baha’i Writings ~ “To the blessed animals, however, the utmost kindness should be exercised: the more the better it will be. The physical sensibilities and instincts are common to animal and man.
    Man is, however, negligent of this reality and imagines that sensibility is peculiar to mankind; therefore he practices cruelty to the animal….. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent. Educate the children in their infancy in such a way that they may become exceedingly kind and merciful to the animals…
    Hadith No. 557 ~ ”O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals? He replied: Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate.”
    Proverbs 12.10 ~ A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.
    Psalm 34:16 ~ The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. God created all the animals
    Psalm 50:10 ~God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psalm 104 ~ All animals belong to God.
    The Bible repeatedly affirms that all creation participates in the praise of God, and each living thing has a part in God’s great purposes.
    Mahatma Gandhi ~ “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    Buddha ~ “It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.”
    Pythagoras ~ “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”

  12. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😠

  13. This is so horrifying, I want to cry and scream from rage!
    I can’t imagine how much that poor dog suffered!
    Where were the neighbors? It doesn’t take long (for anyone with half a brain and/or the slightest bit of concern and compassion) to see how much this sad, terrified creature was suffering!

    Everyone involved in neglecting to protect and care for this dog, allowing immense cruelty, needs to pay a great deal–not just fines, either! Animal abuse punishments must be more severe and must be strictly enforced. NO living being should EVER endure what this animal experienced!

    • I agree with you and I hope these evil, wicked retards get a good beating and get left out in the cold to rot – why didn’t the neighbours ring an animal rescue? They should be shot at dawn or Sooner. JUSTICE FOR ANIMALS


  15. Alice Knight says:

    If one cannot take of oneself, what makes one think they can take care of another? We all have to be accountable for our wrong-doings. Did anyone in the community notice the dog outside from the morning and into the night? This dog suffered tremendously. Our animals depend on us to take care of them, keep them safe, healthy and loved. If you cannot provide these simple requirements, please, don’t own any a pet.

  16. Here is a simple punishment, only minor cost to the tax payer:
    Fly him up North and drop him naked in the Arctic.

  17. Where were the fucking cops in all this? How about neighbors, didn’t anyone do anything about helping this poor pooch??? JUST TAKE THEM ALL OUT BACK AND SHOOT THE FUCKERS! I can’t even envision how much this dog suffered, all because of the stupidity of the cretins listed above! MAY THEY ALL ROT IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. When you see things that don’t look right, speak up, get involved! Animals deserve to have legal protection from neglect & abuse. I don’t understand how or why some people even aquire an animal if they don’t care about it. It’s heartbreaking and criminal.

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