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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  1. Death penalty for bastard killer, justice for thw dog! RIP

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