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


163 Comments

  1. eleanor dunkavich says:

    Why don’t they do some thing like take the animals away from this sick bastard He belongs in jail

  2. Maria Bertrand says:

    OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! WHY WAS THIS ALLOWED TO GO ON AFTER THE FIRST F…..ING VISIT. DO YOUR JOB. DON’T EVER LEAVE ANY LITTLE ANIMAL IN THIS KIND OF DISTRESS!!!!!!!!!!!! DO YOUR JOB.

    Trent Guthrie THIS BEAST MUST BE CHARGED WITH AS MANY COUNTS OF MURDER FOR EACH ANIMAL HE TORTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY FOUND CARCASSES ….HOW LONG DID THIS GO ON FOR ….WHY IS THE LAW TURNING A BLIND EYE.!!!!!!! WHY WAS HE ALLOWED TO GET OTHER ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BAN HIM FOR LIFE FROM ANY ANIMAL…TAKE ALL ANIMALS AWAY AND FIND THEM A FOREVER HOME HAPPY HOME. PLEASE PLEASE SAVE ALL THE ANIMALS ON HIS PROPERTY NOW!!!!!!!!!

    • Diane johnson says:

      I’m with you Maria!!!! ALOT of WHYS by the justice system. States need to step up and hold these POS accountable…DO THE RIGHT!!! FELONY CHARGES on ever carcass found!!!

    • Absolutely agree!!!carcasses were found and they still leave these animals with this sick twisted bastard ‼️🤬that’s the same fate for them if left there wth is wrong with people this bastard needs to be tied up and starved treat him like he’s treated the poor souls that died ‼️😡so sick of the injustice

  3. This is why ALL States need better animal abuse laws and the means to enforce them.

  4. Trent Guthrie must have the full force of the law thrown at him !!

  5. Joy Sperry says:

    Why in the world is this piece of garbage still allowed to have animals?! Those dogs should have been removed immediately, and he should be removed from society. Prosecute him to the max,please!

  6. what is wrong with these cops? do they have no heart. get those dogs away from this piece of crap.

  7. Debra D Gaddy says:

    You don’t need signatures to prosecute this sick individual for animal cruelty. It is obvious that he doesn’t love them. Please remove the remaining dogs immediately before they die too. If he had been charged the first time, this wouldn’t have happened again. Once again, please charged him and fine him as well.

  8. I’m sorry – why the hell does he still have dogs!!!!!!! Are the authorities waiting for them to die. They told him dispose of the other caresses!!!!! Hello big red flag. He’s an idiot!!! These dogs lives and future dogs lives are hanging in the balance. Remove the dogs, and get on this guy for real. Help the animals for a change and not the bastard.

    • Donna Bell says:

      Absolutely, they are more interested in the carcasses of dead animals being left there. Unbelievable.

    • Unborn isn’t it find it utterly disgusting and makes me puke thinking how this putrid heartless soulless pos person watch as his dogs slowly waste away and die this maggot needs to reap his own kindness ‼️🤬

  9. Jaime Perez says:

    Chain this ugly freak up in his own waste with no food or water…see how he likes it. He needs to pay all vet bills for the care and rehabilitation of the dogs and then go to jail for a very long time! There us no excuse for the mistreatment of animals.

  10. Shamona Phillips. says:

    STOP GIVING THIS FUCKING IDIOT A SLAP ON THE WRIST!! IT MAKES YOU LOOK INCOMPETENT AS POLICE OFFICERS WHEN YOU KEEP GIVING ANIMAL ABUSERS RIGHTS!!

  11. Why is there even a discussion on whether this prick should still have the animals in his possession. Remove them now and then give the same god damn treatment to this piece of shit that he gave to his animals. OMG I just can’t believe this is out there as a question as to whether he should still have these dogs – of course the bastard SHOULD NOT HAVE THE DOGS. He should be dead for all of this abuse.

  12. Rose Coffey says:

    Why do we even bother to have laws in this country? This jerk not only needs to have the dogs taken away from him but he also needs to be locked away for serious psychiatric care before he harms more animals – or even eventually people. Please Lawrence County – get with it and give this creep the punishment he deserves.

  13. Tammy Rossetti says:

    Law enforcement is a neutered poodle. Do something you useless tits!!

  14. Lock this piece of shit up with no food water or a toilet and ket him rot!!!
    People like this don’t deserve to live!!

  15. WHAT A MONSTER. DO THE SAME WITH HIM. LOCK HIM UP IN A DIRTY JAIL AND GIVE HIM NO FOOD OR WATER. THAT HE MAY FEEL WHAT HE HAS DONE WITH THOSE POOR DGOS.NO MERCY AT ALL. RITA FROM BELGIUM/EUROPE.

  16. WHAT ARE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OF THAT COUNTY WAITING FOR ????????

    ARREST THIS BASTARD FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE DO YOUR JOB AND GIVE THIS BASTARD JAIL TIME AND MOST OF ALL DON’T ALLOW HIM TO HAVE ANY MORE INNOCENT ANIMALS IN HIS POSSESSION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would love to have 10 minutes and a baseball bat with him handcuffed !!!!!!!!!! I would love it !!!!!

  17. Why in the WORLD does he still have these animals? What is wrong with society???

  18. MICHAEL BAVARO says:

    LOCK THIS MORON UP IN A FILTHY JAIL CELL WITHOUT ACCESS TO BASIC NECESSITIES. LET HIM ROT THERE UNTIL HE DIES.

  19. back in my day kids wouldn’t have thought of do this to a animal , young ppl are sick any more , they don’t have to face no consequences just a slap on the hand , this is out of control, there should be harsh punishment for ppl that abuse a animal

  20. Trenth Githries poor Dogs Must be removed from him ASAP! What kind of backward ignorant third world laws does Indiana have. The officials that gave a warning only should be held accountable as well. This is a dosgrace. And the fact that they allowed this subhuman Trent Githrie to still own those dogs is unbelievable!
    Arrest and take those dogs away.

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