Dogs Allegedly Forced to Live Starving in Filth Deserve Justice

Target: Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Samuel C. Arp II

Goal: Ensure suspect accused of criminal animal neglect is prosecuted to the fullest extent.

Police recently arrested a Mitchell, IN man named Trent Guthrie on counts of animal cruelty. Guthrie allegedly had been visited once before after a citizen called officials stating that he was improperly disposing of deceased animals. On the first visit, police reported finding multiple carcasses of previous pets dumped at the back of his property. He also reportedly had five malnourished dogs on the site, one chained up with no access to food or water and four forced to stand among their own feces. Police described inhumane conditions with a terrible smell.

Additionally, police state Guthrie was initially visited twice in July and warned to dispose properly of the carcasses and ensure the remaining dogs received adequate care. After allegedly failing to do so, he had one animal in failing health who was severely malnourished seized, and was subsequently arrested.

Unfortunately, the dogs appear to still be in his care. This man’s apparently clear contempt and total disregard for his animals’ health and well-being demonstrates a need to have the remaining dogs removed from his property and placed with better homes. Sign the petition below to demand that he be prosecuted with the maximum penalty for animal cruelty and that the dogs are taken from him to ensure their safety and longevity.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Samuel C. Arp II,

A man in your jurisdiction, Trent Guthrie, was recently arrested on counts of animal cruelty and neglect. He was reportedly throwing the carcasses of his deceased pets onto the back of his property to rot, where his five remaining dogs also lived. Police reports stated they were living in squalor, with no access to food or water and residing among their own feces. One dog allegedly had to be seized due to his failing health. These conditions are inhumane and no animal should be subjected to live this way.

Police also stated the accused was given two warnings to clean up his yard and properly tend to his animals, but that he failed to do so. Please do everything in your power to ensure that he be prosecuted with the maximum penalty for these charges, and that the remaining four dogs be removed from his care. The animals who reportedly died as a result of his inaction and contempt deserve justice.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office


8 Comments

  1. Starve that hideously ugly piece of worthless stinking garbage, make him suffer horribly. He damn sure deserves it. **** the scumbag.

    • If you can do that to a human being, how much easier it is to do it to an innocent animal. I do see how these hate and violence filled comments help animals at all.

  2. What an ugly, inbred evil POS.
    Why does he still have animals? I don’t get it.

  3. This vile, ugly, mentally deranged dog killing scumbag must have the death penalty performed. A slow and agonising death for this evil cretin is essential.

  4. patricia schwartzman says:

    … and that the remaining four dogs be removed from his care.

    IS THIS A JOKE? THE POOR DOGS WERE LEFT BEHIND? WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH WHOEVER LEFT THE DOGS ON THE PROPERTY AND DID NOT TAKE THEM TO A SHELTER? IS HE NUTS OR A SISSI … IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE, DOES IT?

  5. Linda Cummings says:

    Why weren’t the animals removed in JULY?????!!!!! from this soulless moron asshole!!!!????? What the hell is wrong with people and the so called protective authorities there???!!!! Is this just business as usual for people there? It masks me want to route for covid!

  6. Loraine Pretorius says:

    Yet another scumbag that walks this earth. Punish him severely and lock him away for life. He is mentally deranged and a danger to animals and humans.

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