Dogs Allegedly Victimized By Serial Abuser Deserve Justice

Target: Mary Robnette, Prosecuting Attorney for Pierce County, WA

Goal: Punish man who allegedly abused and endangered 100-plus dogs if he is found guilty.

A Washington man has been charged with 75 counts of animal cruelty and counting. Elmer Givens, Jr. first caught the attention of authorities in 2019 after someone reported seeing six starved, shivering pit bulls on his property. When police later visited Givens’ residence, they documented apparent evidence of dogs being kept in deplorable conditions, many with visible dog-fighting scars. The alleged cruelty did not end here, however.

While dogs were seized on this initial stop, authorities were called back to the premises a month later. During this investigation, they reported discovering up to 48 more dogs with signs of scarring and neglect so severe many of the animals could not even walk. Apparent evidence of a large-scale breeding and dog-fighting operation was also uncovered. Yet again, the dogs were seized while Givens remained largely unpunished.

Fast-forward several months, and police once again converged on the property after a neighbor submitted video evidence of Givens allegedly throwing objects at dogs entrapped in kennels. When confronted with these latest allegations and a warning to stay away from dogs, the defiant man reportedly replied, “as long as you ain’t charged me and convicted me, I’m gonna do whatever I want.'”

Unfortunately, Givens’ proclamation has a ring of truth. For two years, this accused criminal has been allowed to flaunt the legal system and escalate his alleged cruelty because no one will hold him accountable. Sign the petition below to demand justice at long last and punish an unrepentant seeming serial animal abuser.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Robnette,

Two years ago, six seemingly suffering dogs helped kickstart an animal cruelty investigation against Elmer Givens, Jr. When the first batch of dogs reportedly victimized by illegal breeding, dog-fighting, and horrendous neglect were rescued from the premises of the accused, decisive action could have been taken. Instead, Mr. Givens got the legal equivalent of a hand-slap and a warning.

In just one month’s time, this man once again found himself charged with cruelty against dozens of dogs. And once again, he faced no real legal repercussions. Now, 23 more of his alleged victims are up for adoption, where they will hopefully at last find security and peace. Mr. Givens, for his part, has reportedly vowed “I’m gonna do whatever I want.” This flagrant arrogance appears to be the attitude of a man who has every confidence he will never be held accountable.

Previous incidents seem to have proven him right. Please do not let this miscarriage of justice happen again, putting more innocent living beings in potential danger. Make this time the last one. Prosecute this case with diligence, seek punishment to the fullest extent of the law if a guilty verdict is returned, and secure real justice for over 100 defenseless animals.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pierce County Sheriff’s Department




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12 Comments

  1. joanne bradley says:

    Maximum punishment for this animal abuser, he needs to be locked up as he will always be a danger to animals.

  2. Paula Morgan says:

    I am weary of saying this so often but we need laws for the country, not state to state, protecting animals from abusers. This man is only a good example in torture, abuse, neglect, and horrid action , or lack there of. This man needs to have no animals in his life every again. He need to be on a regeristy of abusers and spend a lengthy time in prison. What a horrible excuse for a human being.

  3. MARY C SEDILLO says:

    “AS LONG AS YOU AIN’T CHARGED ME”. THIS SUB-HUMAN NEEDS A GOOD ENGLISH CLASS TO SPEAK CORRECT GRAMMAR. OOPS. MY BAD. AN ANIMAL ABUSER. THAT MAKES HIM AN IDIOT. PLEASE CHARGE THIS MAN AND CONVICT HIM……THEN HE CANNOT DO WHATEVER HE WANTS.

  4. Arrest and throw this scum in jail. What is the problem?

  5. THIS NEANDERTHAL LIZARD BRAINED BLACK PIECE OF USLESS TRASH LIVES RIGHT IN MY FORMER NEIGHBORHOOD AND THIS USELESS SOULLESS WASTE OF AIR SHOULD BE MADE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF AND LOCKED UP WITH FELONY CHARGES OR BE SERVED STREET JUSTICE!

    • Rena Van steele says:

      ABSOLUTELY U ARE BANG ON IN YOUR ASSESSMENT. BUT PEOPLE ARE MISSING THE BIG PICTURE. OF COURSE IT GOES ON IF THERE IS NO CHARGES,…NO PROSECUTION,….NO ACCOUNTABILITY,….NO DETERRENT,….NO FOLLOWUP,…NO NOTHING BY THE AUTHORITIES. IF THESE ABSOLUTELY IDIOTIC BRAINLESS AUTHORITIES BEING POLICE,…PROSECUTER’S, JUDGES, LAWMAKERS (WHAT AN ABSOLUTE JOKE THIS ONE IS),…..DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING,…..OF COURSE IT CONTINUES. SO HARD TO COMPREHEND THESE PEOPLE BEING SO BRAINLESS AND SO USELESS AT THEIR JOBS. IT’S MIND BOGGLING REALLY. FIRE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • All animal abusers deserve to burn in hell. So do racists, so fuck you too.

  6. I am ashamed of my state for allowing this BS to continue and for turning a blind eye to this depraved and abusive ‘person’. Animal abuse has to be stopped and this is tantamount to encouraging it! Arrest this loser and ban him form animal contact for life!

  7. I agree with everyone who said put him in prison. What is the matter with the legal system? I’m sure that there is a law against dog fighting! So why is this man still out abusing more dogs?! It seems that there is concrete evidence of a fighting ring, and the dogs themselves show enough evidence, considering what shape they are in.

  8. RENA VAN STEELE says:

    THIS IS A COMPLETE FAILURE OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. UTTER AND DIRE INCOMPETENCE WHICH IS BLATANT HERE. COMPLETE FAILURE TO PROTECT THESE ANIMALS AFTER 2 YEARS???? NO FOLLOWUP,…NO PROSECUTION,…NO ACCOUNTABILITY,….YES THERE ARE PUTRID THINGS LIKE THIS SOMETHING IN THE FORM OF A HUMAN BEING,…BUT IT IS THE JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT IS TO BE HELD 100 ACCOUNTABLE HERE. HOW MUCH MORE BLATANT IS IT AND HOW MUCH DO THEY NEED TO ACT. TO PUT THESE MONSTERS IN JAIL. PIERCE COUNTY,…U ARE A COMPLETE FAILURE,..COMPLETELY INEPT,…COMPLETELY ERROGANT OF YOUR MANDATED JOBS,…AND COMPLETE FUCKING MONSTERS TO LET THIS GO ON,…AND ON,…..AND ON. WHAT THE HELL ARE U WAITING FOR. AS THE THING SAID,…IF U ARN’T GONG TO CHARGE ME,….HE WILL DO WHAT HE LIKES. THIS CONDONED AND APPROVED ANIMAL CRUELTY IS ABSOLUTELY PREPETUATED BY THE PIERCE COUNTY THINGS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US AND ANIMALS. COMPLETE FAILURES!!!!

  9. All animal abusers must have the death penalty performed. A slow and agonising death for these evil cretins is essential!! OH YESSS!!!!

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