Animals Reportedly Rescued From Cockfighting Property Deserve Justice

Target: Mr. David Yost, Attorney General of Ohio

Goal: Investigate and ensure strict penalties for individuals allegedly responsible for the abuse and mistreatment of animals, and enforce stronger animal welfare regulations.

The Humane Society of Delaware County in Ohio is investigating a disturbing case of alleged animal abuse and potential cockfighting at a residence in Sunbury. Following complaints from neighbors about an injured dog, society staff and Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 9442 Todd Street Road. Jana Cassidy, the executive director of the Humane Society, reported that several dogs in need of veterinary care were found on the property, along with evidence suggestive of cockfighting.

The individual responsible for the animals, who has not yet been charged, voluntarily surrendered 90 animals, including nine dogs, six rabbits, and various birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys, doves, and parakeets. The 11-acre property is owned by Efrain and Maria Quezada but was leased to a self-employed construction worker. While some animals were receiving care, many were apparently breeding without control.

Cassidy emphasized the necessity for all animals to have adequate food, water, and shelter. The Delaware County Dog Warden and a team of volunteers have since housed the rescued animals. Take stringent measures to hold individuals accountable for alleged animal neglect and cruelty, ensuring the well-being of all animals involved.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. David Yost,

A recent case in Sunbury, Ohio, has brought to light a deeply disturbing instance of alleged animal abuse and potential cockfighting. The Humane Society of Delaware County, in coordination with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at a residence following complaints about an injured dog. They reportedly found several dogs in need of veterinary care and evidence suggestive of cockfighting. The individual responsible for the animals voluntarily surrendered 90 animals, including dogs, rabbits, and various birds.

This case underscores the urgent need for strict enforcement of animal welfare laws. We urge you to ensure a thorough investigation and hold those allegedly responsible accountable. Immediate action is necessary to prevent such cruelty and protect the welfare of animals in our community.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Wilfredor


One Comment

  1. We read about cockfighting yet it is reported as if it were news. It’s not news it goes on all the time. It is against the law. No excuse and no reason can remove the sin of doing this to animals. As it is against the law there need be no questions as the parties involved need to await their court date in jail and then when convicted they will go directly to prison. No one cares who owns the land and who is renting as it is what they are doing on the land which is illegal. Take the land owners and the renter and treat them the same. They are both guilty of killing animals which for the last time … is against the law!

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