Dogs Reportedly Forced to Live Starving in Filth Deserve Justice

Target: Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Samuel C. Arp II

Goal: Ensure suspect accused of criminal animal neglect is prosecuted to the fullest extent.

Police recently arrested a Mitchell, IN man named Trent Guthrie on counts of animal cruelty. Guthrie allegedly had been visited once before after a citizen called officials stating that he was improperly disposing of deceased animals. On the first visit, police reported finding multiple carcasses of previous pets dumped at the back of his property. He also reportedly had five malnourished dogs on the site, one chained up with no access to food or water and four forced to stand among their own feces. Police described inhumane conditions with a terrible smell.

Additionally, police state Guthrie was initially visited twice in July and warned to dispose properly of the carcasses and ensure the remaining dogs received adequate care. After allegedly failing to do so, he had one animal in failing health who was severely malnourished seized, and was subsequently arrested.

Unfortunately, the dogs appear to still be in his care. This man’s apparently clear contempt and total disregard for his animals’ health and well-being demonstrates a need to have the remaining dogs removed from his property and placed with better homes. Sign the petition below to demand that he be prosecuted with the maximum penalty for animal cruelty and that the dogs are taken from him to ensure their safety and longevity.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Samuel C. Arp II,

A man in your jurisdiction, Trent Guthrie, was recently arrested on counts of animal cruelty and neglect. He was reportedly throwing the carcasses of his deceased pets onto the back of his property to rot, where his five remaining dogs also lived. Police reports stated they were living in squalor, with no access to food or water and residing among their own feces. One dog allegedly had to be seized due to his failing health. These conditions are inhumane and no animal should be subjected to live this way.

Police also stated the accused was given two warnings to clean up his yard and properly tend to his animals, but that he failed to do so. Please do everything in your power to ensure that he be prosecuted with the maximum penalty for these charges, and that the remaining four dogs be removed from his care. The animals who reportedly died as a result of his inaction and contempt deserve justice.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office

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163 Comments

  1. Please do your job and protect the INNOCENTS! Remove the animals from this mentally deranged man ASAP! You MUST put him in prison for animal abuse torture, and cruelty. If a human could not live in these conditions how do you expect any other living being to do so! HELP THESE ANIMALS NOW

  2. Debra Goldstein Lustig says:

    Prosecute this scumbag to the full extent of the law and charge him with acts of animal abuse and cruelty. Hopefully someone will push his ugly face into a pile of his own shit.

  3. WTF! Get these dogs away from this EFFIN SCUMBAG and destroy him😡.. He obviously killed those other dogs.. What the F are u waiting for?? More dead dogs?

  4. Anne-Mari Gavin says:

    Feed this evil savage barbarian to the lions, crocs or sharks. NO JAIL!!!! WE TAXPAYERS NOT PAYING FOR THEIR UPKEEP THERE ANYMORE. WHY BURDEN US WITH THESE SELFISH SAVAGES!!!

  5. DO YOUR JOB LAW MAKERS!!!! DO YOUR JOB LAW ENFORCERS!!! WE THE PEOPLE WHO ADVOCATE FOR DEFENSELESS, VOICELESS ANIMALS HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!!! THESE ARE GOD’S PRECIOUS GIFTS TO US..OUR JOB TO PROTECT THEM!!!! AS FOR THIS INBRED CRETIN…ONE SIZE 13 WHERE THE SUN DONT SHINE, ONE SQUARE UP HIS JUNK AND AN EXTRA SIZE 13 DELIVERED BILLY JACK-STYLE RIGHT IN THAT UGLY PIE HOLE……

  6. These kinds of evil doers have no place on Mother Earth. Some time behind bars with a couple of animal lovers might sort his brain out … in the meantime the animals must be immediately removed and those who are responsible for animal welfare in this jurisdiction must be fired – today.

  7. Cathy Sunshine says:

    He doesn’t look like he missed a meal. Demon span that he is.

  8. This human animal needs to take responsiblity and be in jail for a long time, unfortunately we can’t do what he needs.With a baseball bat.

  9. Remove the remaining animals. Make sure this subhuman pieced of shit pays for all the bills to take care of these animals, then chain him in the back yard with no access to food or water. Throw him in the dumpster when done.

  10. Pamela Chattergoon says:

    Why weren’t the animals removed at once? Im not sure where Lawrence County is but many do. There is even a picture of the guy. Those dogs need removed one way or the other. People somewhere know where this is. ACT now.

  11. Anne K Capeky says:

    aafter this cretinn is arrested,and fined,his sentence should be living in thJAILEDthese innocent dogs were forced to survive.abnimal abusers should be treated severely.No slap.on the wrist,but PRISON
    !!!

  12. joanna bogdan-fyles says:

    How can there be any question? Absolute fullest legal consequences and no contact with any animals ever again. End this chain of cruelty now.

  13. Trent Guthrie, stop being a *ucking Pig! Pull it together my man!

  14. Paula Long says:

    WTF! These pets are still with him? The animal welfare authorities and law enforcement are just as guilty as this P. O. S.

  15. He should be sodomized first and then judged!!

  16. PUT THIS DERANGED BASTARD IN PRISON!!! HE IS PURE EVIL!!!

  17. Jacqueline Silverman says:

    In my area the aco would of taken all the animals. All aco’s in MA have to go thru training. I believe this is Indiana. Obviously as backwards as the south.

  18. Oziel Macias says:

    Why is the law treating such heinous crimes like this so lightly? Need better candidates that truly care for not just human welfare but animals as well.

  19. Why is this even a question? He’s grotesque. Get that animal help NOW.

  20. Wake up Indiana! You are contributing to this animal cruelty by allowing this to happen!

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