Demand Justice for Dog Killed in Animal Trap

Target: The community of Hebron, Indiana

Goal: Find and punish the person responsible for deliberately killing a pet dog in a groundhog trap

A woman in Hebron, Indiana recently witnessed one of the worst imaginable sights–her pet dog dying slowly inside a metal animal trap. Upon finding her trapped dog, the pet owner struggled to free him from the metal jaws of the trap, but to no avail. She was forced to watch her dog suffocate to death before police could arrive on the scene.

Although the trap was set on the woman’s own property, the perpetrator remains unknown and at large. But one thing is clear: the trap (the kind usually used to catch groundhogs) was set deliberately for the dog. Hebron Police Chief Steven Sibbrell says that noise complaints about the dog’s barking had brought him to the woman’s home in the past. Both he and the pet owner believe that the same person who called about the dog’s barking took matters into his or her own hands by deliberately and brutally murdering the innocent animal.

This reckless disregard for animal life cannot go unpunished. No living being deserves to die as a result of neighborly bickering. The person responsible for the death of this dog must be brought to justice and given the highest possible sentence for animal cruelty. Call on the police department and community of Hebron to seek out the culprit and press appropriate charges.


Dear community of Hebron,

Recently, a passive argument between neighbors culminated in a horrific act of violence. One Saturday morning, a member of your community went out into her yard to witness an unthinkable sight: her pet dog dying slowly in the jaws of a steel animal trap.

While this pet owner struggled to free her companion from his confines, she was unable to release the trap. Unfortunately, help arrived too late. By the time police were on the scene, this woman’s dog had already suffocated to death.

Police report that neighbors had called in noise complaints about the dog’s barking in the past. It seems as though a neighbor took matters into his or her own hands by setting an animal trap on the dog owner’s property. Regardless of whether the dog’s barking was a public nuisance, no living creature deserves such a brutal and untimely death as the result of a neighbor’s disagreement. The person responsible for this crime must be brought to justice. I urge you to seek out the perpetrator and ensure that he or she receives the strictest punishment for this heinous act of animal cruelty.


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  1. No matter what the species, these and all inhumane traps must be banned and their use abolished. No place for trapping in today’s society, local and global.

  2. SUE GRIFFITHS says:

    Sue Griffiths · Top Commenter · University of Life
    I agree with Yvonne LeBris, all traps should be banned. They are inhumane and absolutely no animal should be trapped. How dare people call any wildlife pests. They are on this earth for a reason and no one has a right to take its precious life away.

  3. Malcolm Sinclair says:

    Why are these hideous traps allowed to be used on
    any species?

  4. If traps are banned this wouldnt have happened? Ok wow. I say ban all stupid people NOW. They murdered a dog do you think they wont break a simple law by obtaining an animal trap. What if they shoot it or poison it?

  5. Suzanne Horsburgh says:

    Of all the animals in the kingdom, humans can be the most cruel….

  6. Please sign this petition.

  7. why should be killed. indeed unfortunate fate of the dog

  8. Yes not only humans that animals also need justice.

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