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. THE GUY’S FUCKING WHITE TRASH. THAT’S HOW WHITE TRASH TREATS THEIR ANIMALS!!!
    💪🇺🇸 RENEE CARIGLIA

  2. Naila Johnston says:

    Murder is murder be it human or animal!! Death to this POS!! Now!!

  3. Looks like a real sick bastard from the word go!
    It really is a shame that the olden day laws are not still with us. Chopping of a hand for stealing etc.
    This obnoxious fucker needs the same treatment as he forced on his animals. Hopefully someone or some group will find this tosser one dark night and beat the shit out of him!

    Better still, terminate the arsehole. These shitbags are not wanted on our planet.
    Bastards all of them.
    Power to any animal vigilante groups who could terminate these wankers anonymously.

    Jonny W.

    • Couldnt have said it better myself Jon.
      These fuckers need to get off this earth and to hell where they belong. This is why we have this virus, all the animal cruelty on this planet, it will never get better till humans change their evil ways. In other words, never!

  4. I HOPE HE ROTS IN JAIL AND IN HELL!

  5. Janice Rossi says:

    Leave this ahole in his own shit, with no food or water, and see how he likes it!! Jail him and throw away the key!!

  6. One also has to wonder why in HELL the officers did nothing but warn this SOB about his crimes, after multiple visits to his house, seeing the abuse these poor dogs were going through, and yet STILL left them there to suffer more abuse? Warnings??? Thanks to the inactions of those who were supposed to insure the safety and wellbeing of these dogs, they are now probably all dead or at death’s door by now. As far as I’m concerned, they are as guilty as that damn POS who caused their suffering in the first place!

  7. Steve Baer says:

    While my first response is ire towards this man-child, I question how he came to acquire so many animals, what his parentage was like (was he abused?), what the mindset of his community and peers are (do they support the abuse of animals?, do they kill and eat animals?, etc.), who is now caring for the animals (why weren’t the animals brought to shelter and the man-child given an order to stay away from animals). I wondered if the man-child requires psychological help and rehabilitation before he is capable of understanding the harm he has caused.
    In the interim, all animals need to be kept away from him.
    And if he is incapable of being rehabilitated, because he lacks compassion for others, the factory farm slaughterhouses can take him and use him to feed others like him who have no issues with eating flesh.

  8. That ugly, chubby shudder doesn’t look like he has missed any meals. I really wish he could be locked up and line the outside with really good smelling foods, allow others to eat, and let him there until his death!

  9. ABSOLUTE DISGUSTING, DISGRACEFUL EXCUSE FOR A `HUMAN BEING`. EVIL, WICKED, CRUELTY WHICH HE CLEARLY FOUND SO EASY TO DO TO INNOCENT ANIMALS. PUNISH HIM AND ENSURE HE NEVER HAS ANY ACCESS TO ANY ANIMALS EVER, EVER, EVER AGAIN. KARMA WILL ALWAYS FIND HIM. POOR ANIMALS, JUST PUT HIM AWAY AND DEAL WITH HIM.

  10. Nadine Brundige says:

    So, this evil nut case has Committed horrific cruelty in the past and arrested. Why wasn’t the asshole checked on to see if he was collecting innocent animals again? This subhuman needs the nearest mental institution and no one is safe with this monster walking the planet. He needs to go.

  11. Let’s not forget that many serial killers have a past history of animal abuse.

  12. Cathy McCormick says:

    Please do something about this POS gutter-slime! Time and tine and tine again, he abuses and kills animals! Throw the scum of the Earth into a dirt-floor, dark, & dank prison. Oh, and be sure not to give him any food or water! An eye for an eye, dude!

  13. Stephanie Geyser says:

    From his mug shot, this piece of garbage looks like he really enjoyed stuffing his fat cake-hole, while his animals starved. Perhaps some weeks of starvation would help trim him down to a healthier shape – and teach him a lesson too.

  14. Kathleen I Nagy-DeRosa says:

    How many more animals will have to suffer at this deviant’s hands before you remove ALL animals from his residence? What are you waiting for? If you found dead carcasses and sick animals in his care, isn’t that evidence enough that these animals are being abused and mistreated? If stupidity would hurt some people would scream day and night. Sickening and disturbing.

  15. THIS HUMAN WASTE DESERVES DEATH, NOTHING MORE!

  16. Jeanne M Lafont says:

    The article mentions the dogs were still in “his care”.What the hell!The authorities have totally failed and I seriously believe these horrors are routine.When they asked him to remove the rotting carcasses of his latest victims, they had to return to make him do it.If he doesn’t get at least a year in jail and 10 years probation it will be an injustice to the many animals he tortured and the ones still in “his care”.What in the hell????!!

  17. LEAVE THAT MONSTER IN JAIL FOR AT LEAST 1 MONTH IN HIS OWN FECCES. AND THEN LET HIM CLEAN THAT JAIL. NO MERCY. OR BETTER LET HIM EAT HIS OWN DIRT.

  18. Someone needs to put this low life sick monster out of society. What is wrong with the useless inept authorities to stop this hateful cruelty to innocent animals?

  19. Hang the sick freak that did this!!!!!!

  20. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    IMMEDIATELY seize all animals from this monster! BAN him from ever purchasing, owning, caring for or working with any animals ever again. Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law for multiple counts of of egregious animal abuse and cruelty and MAKE HIM PAY all vet bills to restore surviving animals to full health, and for proper disposal of those who died.

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