Target: Arkansas State Police Director Stan Witt
Goal: Thank Witt and the Arkansas State Police for rescuing more than 90 animals living in dangerous conditions
In a recent action, state troopers in Arkansas took part in an operation that saved more than 90 cats and dogs who were being housed in the most atrocious of conditions. Having been tipped off by neighbors and local authorities, the troopers served an arrest warrant on a property in White County, Arkansas wherein they found the animals living in filthy conditions. In a harrowing case of extreme neglect, and without even basic care, food, and water, many of the animals were in need of urgent medical attention.
The state troopers on site to serve the arrest warrant were shocked by what they saw: animals locked in a trailer on the property with no food or water, others chained outside in severe weather with neither shelter nor shade, and some pinned down in their own feces and filth. In the aftermath of their appalling treatment, many of the dogs and cats are facing serious medical conditions including respiratory, skin, ear, and eye problems.
After appraising the extent of the emergency, the state troopers called in the Humane Society of the United States, RedRover, and Central Arkansas Rescue Efforts for Animals to assist in the removal of the animals and their transference to a safe environment. These rescue teams removed all of the animals from the property and housed them in a temporary shelter where they have undergone medical examinations and have gotten treatment, food, and water.
In the words of an animal cruelty investigator with the Humane Society of the United States, “I’m so relieved these cats and dogs can now receive the basic care that they’ve desperately needed for some time now. This is a good day for these animals—they’ll finally have a chance to get to live the lives they deserve. We’re very grateful to the Arkansas State Police for taking swift action in this case and asking for help to rescue these animals.” Please sign the petition below to join the HSUS and other animal advocates in thanking the Arkansas State Police for taking on such an important rescue mission for these unfortunate animals.
Dear Arkansas State Police Director Stan Witt,
In a recent action, your state troopers rescued over 90 dogs and cats living in deplorable conditions created by a criminally negligent owner. With the help of animal rescue agencies in the area, troopers were able to rescue and remove all of the animals and house them in a temporary shelter to feed, care for, and treat them.
I appreciate your troopers for understanding the scale and magnitude of the neglect and abuse taking place on that property, and for taking the necessary steps to save the animals in question. I thank you and your men and women in uniform for making the rescue of abused and neglected animals the priority that it should be.
[Your Name Here]
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