Eleven Dogs Allegedly Abused, Neglected, and Left Outside in Cold Deserve Justice

Target: Peter Kilmartin, Attorney General for Kent County, Rhode Island

Goal: Demand that the man who allegedly abused and neglected 11 dogs and left them outside in the freezing cold receive the maximum penalty by law.

Eleven dogs suffered when they were allegedly abused, neglected, and left outside in freezing temperatures. Witnesses reported hearing the dogs barking in the woods near the suspect’s home when temperatures reached only 20 degrees. Demand justice for these innocent dogs.

Rhode Island State Police visited Eugene McQuade’s property after they received complaints of dogs left outside in frigid temperatures. Police reportedly found three pit bulls living in squalid conditions inside of one of McQuade’s properties. Eight more pit bulls were found in McQuade’s second property, police stated, and one more had been abandoned inside of a truck.

The dogs were taken to the Exeter and Coventry animal shelters. Though the dogs’ conditions are unreported, they all required veterinary care. Police charged McQuade with 11 counts of unnecessary cruelty to animals and 11 counts of mistreatment of animals. Sign below and demand that McQuade receive the maximum penalty by law, if convicted.


Dear Attorney General Kilmartin,

Eleven dogs were reportedly abused, neglected, and left outside in the cold in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The dogs lived in squalid conditions on the suspect’s property, police stated, and they showed signs of neglect. We demand justice for these poor dogs.

Rhode Island State Police charged Eugene McQuade with 11 counts of unnecessary cruelty to animals and 11 counts of mistreatment of animals after he allegedly kept 11 pit bulls in squalid conditions. Split between two properties, the dogs reportedly showed signs of neglect. One dog was also found abandoned inside of a truck, police stated. The dogs are receiving veterinary treatment at the Exeter and Coventry animal shelters. Per court records, McQuade previously faced charges of mistreating animals and control of vicious dogs. He has bonded out of jail.

This suspect’s record indicates that he is a danger to animals and must be punished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


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  1. How can we get the Courts to serve justice to these monsters by doing the same things to them that they are guilty of? Put this guy outside, chained up, without a jacket in 20 degrees to spend the night. Perhaps he should spend one night per dog. Eleven nights in the cold. Believe me, next time he would think about what he is doing. It is as simple as that!

  2. put this bastard away for a long time and make sure he never owns another animal ever

  3. Attorney General Kilmartin – BAN LIFETIME OWNERSHIP OF ALL ANIMALS. He has proven he cannot care for animals. Serious crime and must be prosecuted!

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