Target: New Port Richey authorities
Goal: Ensure that the man responsible for punching his dog to death receive the maximum sentence allowed for animal abuse
Recently, a dog became the victim of an extreme act of animal cruelty. This dog was rescued from an animal shelter only to be punched to death by his new owner. Ensure that this man does not get away with his crime.
Gipper, a four-year-old Rottweiler, was in danger of being euthanized. He was adopted and was thought to have a second chance at life. Unfortunately, Gipper’s story did not have a happy ending. Four days after he was “rescued”, Gipper was punched repeatedly in the face by his new owner. Gipper did not survive the attack. His body has yet to be found; his owner refuses to tell the police where he has buried it.
Gipper’s new family claimed that he was “violent” and they were trying to protect the neighbor’s dogs. Witnesses reported that Gipper indeed ran to the neighbor’s yard, but he was only barking at the dogs. Police arrived at the scene and came to the conclusion that Gipper was not attacking anyone and was not a threat. He died an unnecessary death at the hands of someone who was supposed to take care of him and give him a new life.
Gipper’s death was very shocking not only to the animal rescue organization that placed him with his new family, but also the family’s neighbors. Gipper’s new family was considered to be a “dog loving family.” They had passed all the required background checks and even brought their other dog with them to meet Gipper.
While his story should have ended happily, Gipper’s story is a tragedy. Sign the petition below to demand that his owner receive the maximum punishment allowed for animal abuse and cruelty.
Dear New Port Richey authorities,
Recently a man in your community punched his dog to death. The dog, Gipper, was adopted before the was euthanized; he was killed at the hands of his new owner only four days after his adoption.
This man’s crime is completely unacceptable. Police that arrived at the scene came to the conclusion that Gipper was not dangerous and not a threat. Gipper did not have to die, especially in such a painful and horrific way.
Gipper was a 86 pound Rottweiler. His owner killed him with his bare fists. Extreme force was exerted on Gipper if he did not survive this attack. I am urging you to give Gipper’s owner the maxium sentence allowed for animal abuse and cruelty.
[Your Name Here]
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