Dehydrated Cats and Dogs Reportedly Trapped in Scorching Hot Truck Deserve Justice

Target: Al Hadeed, County Attorney of Flagler County, Florida

Goal: Punish suspects accused of entrapping 17 animals inside of blazing hot U-Haul without access to food or water.

U-Haul trucks usually signal new beginnings, but for 17 animals one of these trucks allegedly almost became the end. Four cats and over a dozen dogs were reportedly discovered in the back of one of these vehicles. Because of the sweltering conditions, authorities claim the animals may very well have died if they were not rescued. Their health conditions apparently included matted, feces-covered fur, and dehydration so severe the animals were panting.

Two suspects, Jason Donellan-Sparks and Shawna Doud, were arrested. In body cam footage, an officer who responded to the incident can seemingly be seen liberating the animals and telling the couple: “they’re dying, do you understand that? Do you understand that?” The couple apparently told the authorities that they were moving the pets and that they did not know where food or water for the animals was located.

If a good Samaritan had not allegedly heard the panicked pleas of these animals and reported the case, their fate could have been far worse. Sign the petition below to urge an appropriate penalty for these suspects if they are found guilty and appropriate medical treatment if they are deemed mentally unfit.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hadeed,

Jason Donellan-Sparks and Shawna Doud face charges that they nearly subjected 17 cats and dogs to possible heat-stroke, dehydration, and starvation. These animals were reportedly discovered in the back of a U-Haul by authorities with no food or water and in sauna-like conditions. If these accusations are true, the animals who could have lost their lives were the very reason the good Samaritan statute for animal cruelty was signed into law.

Whether the suspects were experiencing diminished mental capacity or whether this alleged act was intentional, proper repercussions need to happen. Please ensure this case is prosecuted to the fullest extent and that appropriate penalties or mental health treatments result.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Sainandini Mishra

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97 Comments

  1. If these fools can drive and can rent a U haul then they understand that living creatures need water and food. These fools should be put in jail and not be allowed to ever own pets or any other animals afain

  2. I strongly agree that this couple sounds ignorant. This is not a good way to transport animals. A u-haul is for furniture.

    They need to be punished. Thank goodness those poor animals were rescued in time.

  3. It is essential that all animal abusers globally are exterminated!

  4. transformation6891Janey says:

    I agree ignorance not an intent to harm more likely here, situations like this do bring out that people do not know how to look after animals in transport, its relatively new for us to move with our pets in extreme temperatures. Information needs to be on TVs and social media so people know that they should only travel at night or on a cool day and check their pets regularly preferably have them crated with water bottles. if must travel in heat, spray them regularly with rainwater preferably. Really essential they are in a more open truck with tarpauleins on top but sides open to air flow. These people need to be punished but they also have been and will have to live their lives knowing that they almost killed their beloved pets.

  5. These stupid, ignorant mother-fuckers shouldn’t be breathing free air. Hang’em both on the spot and you wouldn’t ever have to hear of them abusing another animal ever again. But you could never do that. The fuckin’ liberals would be screaming their fuckin’ lungs out. That’s why nothing ever gets done to animal abusers. Too many bleeding heart liberals that take up for these pieces of shit that hurt animals. Start killing these worthless mother-fuckers and let the word get out that if you hurt and abuse an animal, you’re gonna die. That’s the only language these bastards would understand. You really wouldn’t have to kill very many of them before the word would get out and I would bet the abuse would be cut down considerably, if not stopped altogether.

    • I’m a liberal. I eat a vegan diet. U’d be surprised how many of us are like you (and me). A LOT of folks appreciate animals more than humans and in the trolley question for ex, the human would die over the animal every time, no 2nd thoughts, OH WELL.

      Side note: never seen a “save the humans” poster lol

  6. PUT THESE TWO MOTHER FUCKING MONSTERS IN THE BACK OF A U-HAUL TRUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF A DESERT WITH NO FOOD OR WATER, THEY WON’T BE MISSED!

  7. Janette Lands says:

    Eva Cantu, well said. And to everyone: your comments said it better than I could. Atm I can only manage a tirade of swearwords.

  8. PUT THOSE MONSTERS IN JAIL FOR SEVERAL DAYS WITHOUT WATER OR FOOD. NO MERCY AT ALL.

  9. Serena Edwards says:

    Jason Donellan-Sparks and Shawna Doud should be fined $5,000 CASH NO Credit, PER ANIMAL. Jailed for 25 years in Solitary with no iPhone or Internet access. Just have their horrible meals shoved under the door. Il Def would be better in France. Not to know where food and water were located, Balderdash! U-Haul should be fined $25,000 for renting it. As a multi-user of U-Haul, the staff are very explicit as to what can and can not be placed.

  10. Jason Donellan-Sparks and Shawna Doud seem to lack common sense although I am sure that they both were kept comfortably cool with the ac on in the front of that U-Haul truck. I am happy that they were arrested. Keeping animals inside a vehicle where there is no means of staying cool is cruel to say the least. It is in fact intentional torture with intent to kill regardless of the mental capacity of the people who commit these crimes.

  11. These lowlife bottom feeding pieces of garbage need to be tossed in the container… Van whatever. And shut the door for no less than 3 days. If course being the decent humans we are a doctor has to monitor them so the effers don’t die.. Darn. Then jail time. minimum 5 years. And a hefty fine.

  12. severe high temperatures, such as these
    animals endured, may have caused neurological damage to them.
    Please have all of the animals examined
    by Vets and observed for a week or two.
    There is a lot of anger towards these morons BUT people if YOU don’t do something to make your states laws protect animals then don’t expect the
    courts to do much more then a slap on the wrist.

  13. Debra Goldstein Lustig says:

    THIS HEINOUS ACT OF ANIMAL ABUSE AND CRUELTY MUST BE STOPPED AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW

  14. Julia Edinger says:

    THEY FREAKING KNEW LIVE ANIMALS WERE IN THAT HOT BOX‼️ THEY HEARD THEM ,,,, JUST LIKE THE ANGEL HUMAN HEARD THE BABIES CRY’S FOR HELP‼️ FREAKING EVIL DEMONS DESERVE TO BE LOCKED UP IN THAT SAME U-HAUL TRUCK FOR SEVERAL DAYS ,,, THAT WOULD FIT THE “CRIME OF TORTURE AND MURDER” THEY ARE COMMITTING‼️

  15. MAX JAIL or DEATH PENALTY for these extremely EVIL MONSTERS! I lack words to express my indignation and anger at these DESENSITIZED, DEHUMANIZED and SADISTIC shitheads! How can someone INFLICT such EXTREME SUFFERING on innocent and defenseless dogs and cats. Suffering these animals went through was of DEVILISH DIMENSIONS!! These poor creatures deserve JUSTICE.
    ANIMAL NEGLECT shall be treated as any human neglect.
    Animals SHALL NOT BE VICTIMS of human psychopaths — and they deserve JUSTICE just like YOU and ME!
    MAX JAIL OR DEATH PENALTY for these human MONSTERS!

  16. MICHAEL BAVARO says:

    LOCK THESE MORONS IN TH BACK OF A TRUCK AND LEAVE TO COOK TO DEATH IN THE HOT SUN.

  17. There needs to be ZERO TOLERANCE, & MEANINGFUL JUSTICE for those poor, precious, very vulnerable dogs & cats!!! Both of those CRUEL BASTARDS were completely AWARE of what they were doing & MUST be held accountable. They deserve to be HAMMERED with the most maximum sentences the law will allow & then some!!! Should include a lifetime BAN prohibiting them from ever owning animals of any kind, including birds. HOPEFULLY all of the animals will be able to make a full recovery & be well taken care of in loving, nurturing & SAFE furever homes.

  18. THANKFULLY these animals were discovered, & rescued in the nic of time!!! If only the DESPICABLE animal ABUSERS could be severely punished with sentences that mirror their EGREGIOUS & UNFORGIVABLE CRIMES of CRUELTY!!! ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!!!!!!

  19. They are f—-‘king liars!! Lock them in a back of a semi and leave it!! Let them know the pain and suffering!! Low life scum bags!!!

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