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. Susan Ecks says:

    LOCK UP THIS SICK AND EVIL MONSTER AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!!!!! THESE POOR INNOCENT PUPS DESERVE JUSTICE FOR THEIR CRUEL AND HORRIFIC TORTURE FROM THIS SICK EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING!! HE NEEDS TO BE CHAINED AND KEPT AWAY FROM ALL ANIMALS SO HE CAN NEVER MISTREAT ANOTHER ANIMAL AGAIN!!!

  2. Evelyn Ball says:

    Best solution. Wrap a chain around the POS neck and dump a load of shit over him and let him sit there and rot.

    • Evelyn a great comment. “Wrap a chain around the POS neck and dump a load of shit over him and let him sit there and rot”. What this monster Trent Guthrie the vile and evl bastard MONSTER deserves.Kill it slowly.

  3. Debra Broach says:

    There obviously don’t seem to be a full extent of the law. Why do we keep hearing that? Oh wow that’s really been a deterent. These pieces of crap constantly get away with these crimes, to animals,time and time again by getting fined, community service, or probation … IF THEY EVEN GET THAT AT ALL. So I wish they would stop saying full extent of the law. Put these pieces of crap into the hands of a group of animal lovers/ welfare organizations. Let them decide the law and give them their punishment. I guarantee you they won’t think about harming another animal again. The law is a joke to these fools because they know they won’t be punished. To have to sign a petition, in the first place is a BIG JOKE!!!! please!!!!

  4. Melinda Maddox says:

    This is one sick demented bastard!!! Why would any judge allow any animal stay with him???? Take these poor animals away from him NOW so they don’t suffer any more!!!

  5. Rhonda M Hodgman says:

    ELIMINATE THIS WORTHLESS, UGLY, UNBALANCE PIECE OF HUMAN SHIT FROM SOCIETY BEFORE THIS FUGLY THING BREEDS!

  6. This low-life cold-blooded dirty rotten heartless scumbag NEEDS TO BE PUNISHED SEVERELY FOR DISOBEYING PREVIOUS ORDERS AND FOR CAUSING MUCH SUFFERING AND TRAUMA TO THESE DOGS. HE DOESN’T LEARN FROM HIS BAD BEHAVIOR AND NEGLECTFUL IGNORANT BEHAVIOR SO HE NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT A GOOD LESSON FROM THE LAW AND FROM A JUDGE. TAKE THESE DOGS AWAY FROM THIS EVIL MAN AND PROHIBIT HIM FROM EVER OWNING ANOTHER ANIMAL AGAIN FOR THE REST OF HIS SORRY LIFE.

  7. This vile, ugly, morbidly obese, pock faced severe dog abusing scumbag requires instigation of the death penalty and nothing less. A slow and agonising death is essential. All dogs and other animals that this evil cretin has dealt with must be seized and rehomed immediately!

  8. Why is this monster allowed to have any pets? Please remove all remaining pets and I agree with the person who said to chain him outside and dump #2 over him! If you can’t do that then lock away this monster.

  9. Rhonda M Hodgman says:

    ELIMINATE THIS UNBALANCED, WASTE OF OXYGEN FROM SOCIETY BEFORE IT BREEDS!

  10. Michelle Stewart says:

    That bastard deserves to be executed. He will never change, so kill him. All animals must be seized immediately and never given back. He must be banned for life from owning or going near any animals ever again

  11. Beverly Caylor says:

    How in the world can these animals still remain in the possession of this individual. Where are the feelings of our police when they encounter such an abuse. How can they go home at night with a clear conscience to allow such abuse when they have taken an oath to protect our community. I pray these poor animals are rescued and learn people can be their protectors.

  12. It is so hard to understand the law, why didn’t they take away all those unfortunate dogs from him. It is heartbreaking to know that such cases exists in whole world. I am not smart enough to understand how the law works, but I know it need’s to change. Those sick people should never have any animal in their care.

  13. What the hell is wrong with the court system that this individual still has dogs or any animal???? Why were they not taken from him at once???? The courts and judges are as much to blame. It’s time they realized people are sick of this blatant flaunting of the law by these vile individuals. Start using the full extent of the law while we work to make the laws fit the crime.

  14. He (it) must have something on the cops that he can use for blackmail that would completely ruin every aspect of their lives. Why is this monster even being allowed to LIVE!!!!! Someone, insert a bullet into his brain (or what he uses for one) I don’t want him taking any of my oxygen.

  15. transformation6891Janey says:

    Why is this allowed? all animals should be removed…Never let a man like this own animals!!! how torturous for these dogs Trent Guthrie is a criminaland and needs to be seen as such and prosecuted

  16. Just a pathetic piece of crap not worth the skin he wears. They should have taken all those babies to a loving and caring place. I don’t get what counts for law enforcement anymore……

  17. Margherita Olivieri says:

    Where is the ASPCA, PETA and all the organizations that are supposed to protect these animals? This piece of shit has been busted several times already and he still has animals in his care – and they’ve found dead carcasses on his property and he is still allowed to have animals. What a bunch of fucking assholes – someone’s not doing their job

  18. This vile and evil lowlife pos animal torturing murdering monster bastard Trent Guthrie must be brought to Justice and sentened to death. Just the look of this monsters vile and evil face lets you know what a monster this pos is. Kill it slowly.
    This lowlife pos must be eradicated from our planet before this evil monster bastard tortures and murders more defenceless and innocent animals (Sentient Beings). Kill it slowly.
    RIP the precious SOULS that were tortured to death.

  19. Don’t prosecute him and don’t lock him up. Put a bullet in the back of his and no more problems with this sub-human mother-fucker. If you have a problem with this solution, then don’t come on this site acting like you want something to happen to this prick but don’t have the balls to give him the punishment he really deserves. The poor dogs that this sonofabitch tortured and killed deserved to live much more than him. Unfortunately, he had the power to hurt and kill them and he did. I venture to say that none of the dogs he tortured and killed would have ever done to him what he did to them. He’s nothing but a worthless piece of shit that his mother should have aborted before giving birth to him.

  20. Lorraine German says:

    That guy should be sentenced to 10 years for each animal he abused and tortured.

    Also, what in the HELL took the law so long to do anything about it. Those dogs etc should have been removed on the first visit. They should never have been left in his custody not for a minute longer. The law had better smarten up and get tougher on animal abusers.

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