Punish Deputy Accused of Locking Dogs in Hot Shed, Leading to Their Deaths

Target: Alisha Johnson, District Attorney of Rockdale County, GA

Goal: Prosecute animal cruelty case involving three deceased bulldogs and a police dog to the fullest extent.

With extreme temperature swings as the new norm, cases of animal cruelty involving either sweltering or freezing conditions will tragically rise as well. Three American bulldogs in Georgia reportedly became victims of such a tragedy. Storm, Luke, and Lala were apparently found dead inside a 95-plus degree shed. And the man allegedly responsible for leaving them to this agonizing fate is a local law enforcement officer.

A grand jury indicted sheriff’s deputy Eric Tolbert on animal cruelty charges in connection with the aforementioned deaths, as well as the case of a police dog also under Tolbert’s care. The latter animal, named Aegis, was apparently discovered at the deputy’s residence inside a hot pen and in a neglected state. Fortunately, Aegis was alive, unlike the other reported victims.

Tolbert’s case only came under review after significant protests and calls for action from PETA. Sign the petition below to help ensure continued calls lead to a full and vigorous prosecution.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear DA Johnson,

Sheriff’s deputy Eric Tolbert’s badge should not shield him from responsibility for the three innocent animal lives that were allegedly ended under his watch. Each of the dogs in this animal cruelty case experienced a likely horrific and painful death in a shed that was said to be akin to being inside an oven. Worse yet, a police dog also reportedly almost fell victim to this seeming neglect.

It took pressure from PETA to help secure an investigation and a grand jury indictment. Please see this case through and pursue the maximum possible penalty in the event of a conviction. Do not plea the case out, and do not rebuff requests to make a permanent ban on pet ownership for Tolbert part of the penalty. Show that the life of every living being matters.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Emerald City American Bulldogs


78 Comments

  1. Teresa Hewett-Hicks says:

    Until the same laws apply for the ABUSE or MURDER of non-human SENTIENT beings as for humans, the perpetrators of such HEINOUS crimes as this, will continue to walk free! Those who abuse other species are a DANGER to any VULNERABLE being. Let’s hope this case is not dealt with leniently, an officer of the law should not be above the law.

  2. Michelle Stewart says:

    That bastard must be fired from his job. He must be charged with 4 animal cruelty felonies, he must spend 8 years in prison with no early parole, me must pay a $400,000 fine, and be banned for life from being a cop and from owning or going near any animals ever again. Real justice would be if someone killed him while he’s in jail/prison.

    • Carol Pearce says:

      WELL said Michelle, definitely.

      • Bev Woodburn says:

        Well commented Michelle Stewart.

        “That bastard must be fired from his job. He must be charged with 4 animal cruelty felonies, he must spend 8 years in prison with no early parole, me must pay a $400,000 fine, and be banned for life from being a cop and from owning or going near any animals ever again. Real justice would be if someone killed him while he’s in jail/prison”.

        Kill the vile and evil lowlife monster human bastard immediately.

  3. Irene Wynne says:

    This man needs to be out of law enforcement and in jail – this was not an oversight.

  4. JOSEE DEFOSSE says:

    A deputy ? No he is a animal abuser. He needs to be out of law enforcement and in jail for live for murder of 3 innocent animals !. The punishpent can not be hard enough for such people that are suposed to defend all life on earth. Just outrages.

  5. Agree all comments kill this bastard

  6. Uncommon Sensesc says:

    Why and how in the hell do cops get by with killing innocent dogs? Our cops don’t get held responsible for animal abuse no matter what – I saw a video where a cop (I think he was in Las Vegas) beat his dog and it was on video! I think the evil SOB should be tied to a tree and beat every day with a Karma bat until all he’s good for is buzzard food. Other cops, prosecutors and judges all let cops get away with major crimes.

  7. NICOLE DAVIS says:

    DISGUSTING EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN…YOU KNEW EXACTLY WHAT YOU WERE DOING AND PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO RESPECT YOU…I DEFINITELY THINK NOT!!
    YOU SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, PUNISHED TO THE HIGHEST DEGREE AND FIRED AND NOW|!!
    NASTY PIECE OF WORK!!

  8. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    WHAT in God’s name is wrong with some people? Animals have to BREATHE and have the same conditions to live as a young child,
    because they are living, sentient beings. Basics like AIR, FOOD, WATER, PROPER SHELTER FROM THE ELEMENTS – the same requirements that a tiny baby or child has! This moron must be adequately punished or he’ll just repeat these heinous acts!

  9. Vincent and Barbara Smolinski says:

    Eric Tolbert needs to be locked in a shed and left to die just as he did to these dogs. HOW can this criminal be in law enforcement with crimes like this? Pis- poor example of a person who is suppossed to uphold the law.

  10. WHY HASN’T THIS CUNT BEEN FIRED, PROSECUTED, AND GOTTEN HIS ASS HANDED TO HIM YET?!?!?!??! THIS HAPPENED QUITE A WHILE AGO, AND I’VE SIGNED EVERY DAMN PETITION OUT THERE!!!!!!!! THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE ENTIRE NATION IS A FUCKING JOKE.

  11. Wendy+Morrison says:

    LOCK THIS CRUEL & ABUSED SHERIFF DEPUTY IN A METAL SHED AND THROW AWSYBTHE KEY!!!! DO NOT LEAVE ANY FOOD, LIQUIDS OF ANY TYPE,AND LEAVE ABSOLUTELY NO ANY TYPE OF FOOD TOO!!!!! DO NOT HELP HIM IN ANY WAY IN GETTING OUT!!!

  12. HOW STUPID IS THIS MAN???

    VILE AND CALLOUS. OBVIOUS DISREGARD FOR THESE POOR ANIMALS.

    TRY LOCKING HIM IN 100 DEGREE HEAT.
    THE PERFECT ANSWER….
    PLUS OF COURSE JAIL TIME.
    ROTTEN MAN

  13. Bev Woodburn says:

    A grand jury indicted vile and evil lowlife sheriff’s deputy Eric Tolbert on deliberate and heinous animal cruelty charges in connection with the aforementioned deaths, as well as the case of a precious and innocent police dog also under Tolbert’s care. The latter animal, named Aegis, was apparently discovered at the deputy’s residence inside a hot pen and in a neglected state. Fortunately, precious and innocent Aegis was alive, unlike the other reported precious and innocent victims.

    This vile and evil lowlife monster bastard Eric Tolbert must be brought to Justice and sentenced to death.

    Eradication from our Planet is a must of this vile and evil lowlife monster bastard sheriff’s Eric Tolbert. Fortunately, Aegis was alive, unlike the other reported victims.Kill the vile and evil psychopathic monster bastard immediately.

  14. Mary Hirose says:

    A lifetime ban is needed: from owning, caring for, possessing, and from residing in any house where ANY animal is present.
    He needs to forfeit any animals currently in his possession, and also pay back costs for all veterinary care if applicable. Let’s be serious about saving animals’ lives. Thank you.

  15. Shirley Lemieux says:

    The deaths of these dogs by this Deputy is tragic. Members of Law Enforcement can not have the publics trust after incidents like this. Let us hope that there is no special treatment to this Deputy for this crime.

  16. A dog killer! He needs locked up , severe fine, pay all vet bills, never have dogs or any animal for the rest of his rotten life , and fired . He does not need to be in law enforcement. His name needs to be public so society will know this vile animal abuser .

  17. Nadine+brundage says:

    This person needs to be held accountable for thé deaths of these innocent animals under his care.

  18. Debra Goldstein-Lustig says:

    A COP?? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HIM. JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT A MAN OF THE LAW IS NO BETTER THAN A CRIMINAL. STRIP HIM AS A POLICE OFFICER AND PROSECUTE TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW.

  19. Cynthia A Pisarcik says:

    THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS STUPIDITY !!!!!!!!!!!!

    This man should be fined and given JAIL time !!!!!!!

    These innocent dogs should not have died !!

    law enforcement DO YOUR JOB !!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

  20. He calls himself a DEPUTY – he is a useless piece of shit. As along a these abusers get away with this abuse the worse they are. There needs to be harsh penalties because as long as we allow them to do this abuse it will never end. We need to stop all of the bullshit excuses about the person has this problem or that problem – I don’t care what the hell their problems are – once an animal abuser – always an animal abuser. The cycle needs to end and there is one easy way – it will end it forever!!!

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