Demand Justice for Dog Allegedly Struck and Choked by Walker

Target: Beth Heckert, District Attorney of Jackson County, Oregon

Goal: Prosecute the individual responsible for the alleged abuse of a dog to ensure justice and prevent future cruelty.

In Medford, Jackson County, a disturbing incident involving alleged animal cruelty has sparked outrage and demands for justice. According to reports, a dog walker, identified as Frederick Ingrando, was arrested after being seen striking a dog multiple times in the head and lifting it off the ground by its collar during a morning walk. This act, witnessed and reported by a concerned individual, highlights a severe abuse of trust and raises significant concerns about the safety of pets under the care of professionals.

Further details reveal that the incident occurred near Fellsway West and Sheridan Avenue, where police were alerted to the situation. Upon investigation, officers received video evidence appearing to substantiate the claims against Ingrando. The affected dog was immediately taken to a veterinarian for evaluation, emphasizing the seeming seriousness of the injuries inflicted. Meanwhile, the other dogs in Ingrando’s care were moved to a safe location, awaiting their owners’ pickup, underscoring the potential risk to multiple animals.

This alleged act of cruelty cannot go unpunished. The safety and well-being of our pets, who depend entirely on human care and compassion, must be a priority. Demand that the District Attorney of Medford take immediate and decisive legal action against Frederick Ingrando for his alleged cruelty.


Dear DA Beth Heckert,

In a recent, deeply troubling incident, a dog walker in Medford, Frederick Ingrando, was allegedly caught in an act of severe animal cruelty. He is accused of striking a dog multiple times in the head and lifting it off the ground by its collar. This alleged abuse, witnessed by an individual and supported by video evidence, constitutes a clear violation of trust and a blatant disregard for the well-being of animals.

The seriousness of this matter was further underscored by the immediate medical attention sought for the dog, highlighting the potential for significant harm resulting from such actions. Furthermore, the precautionary measures taken for the other dogs in Mr. Ingrando’s care reflect the overarching concern for the safety of animals entrusted to professionals. It is imperative that these allegations are thoroughly investigated and, if substantiated, result in appropriate legal consequences.

We urge you to take swift and decisive action in response to this alleged incident. Prosecuting Frederick Ingrando to the fullest extent of the law is not only about justice for the affected dog but also about sending a strong message that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in our community. We count on your commitment to justice and animal welfare to ensure that this alleged act of cruelty is addressed appropriately, safeguarding the well-being of all pets in Medford.


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