German Shepherd Apparently Brutally Beaten by Owner on Video Deserves Justice

Target: Henrico County, Virginia Commonwealth Attorney Shannon L. Taylor

Goal: Give man prison sentence for allegedly beating dog and do not allow him to own pets.

Thomas Edward Grant was arrested on two counts of animal cruelty after he allegedly beat his German shepherd named Ginger. It is important he receive the maximum penalty so that other animals will be less likely to suffer if he is found guilty of this horrible crime.

Police said they discovered video evidence of the event after neighbors posted footage on social media. According to reports, the dog can be heard yelping loudly while the episode is taking place. Reports also indicate that authorities had previously been called to Grant’s home for similar accusations.

Grant is currently being held without bond, and Ginger as well as a cat were removed from his home. Grant may get his animals back if the current charges are dropped. Sign this petition to demand Grant be given the most time behind bars possible and to further insist he no longer be legally allowed to own animals if he is found guilty of these unthinkable acts.


Dear Commonwealth Attorney Taylor,

Authorities arrested Thomas Edward Grant after it was reported he repeatedly beat his German shepherd. Grant should not receive any mercy under the law if he is found guilty of such vile animal cruelty.

Neighbors said they witnessed Grant hit Ginger on many occasions. However, evidence was needed, likely because of Grant not being arrested for similar alleged tragedies. One of his neighbors, Kennon Joyner, therefore taped Grant while he was reportedly hitting and kicking Ginger and then posted the video on social media.

The dog was temporarily placed at the Henrico County Police Animal Shelter. However, if Grant’s case is not taken seriously, he may be given permission to take Ginger and his cat home and not be required to pay fines or spend time in jail. I therefore demand you seek the toughest sentence possible for Grant and that you further tell the judge he should not be legally allowed to have pets if he is found guilty of this needless abuse.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jacub Halun


  1. Dieses Monster darf nie wieder Tiere haben, wie kann man überhaupt in Erwägung ziehen diesem Stück Scheiße diese Haustiere zurück geben zu wollen? Er soll vom Blitz gerettet werden. Abschaum.

  2. Under NO circumstances should this “man” get his pets back and certainly under NO circumstances should be go unpunished!!!!! We need to start cracking down on jerks like this; they think they are big and powerful. I think they’re stupied idiots who are bullies and deserve to receive some of what they dish out.

    • Naila Johnston says:

      Absolutely correct! This is a violent crime! A heinous act!! IF I WERE THERE THIS ATTEMPTED-MURDERER WOULD BE DEAD!!

  3. Just awful. Bring him to justice.

  4. Shannon – This is not the first time authorities have been to Thomas Edward Grant’s home because of animal cruelty allegations. Please do the job you were hired to do and put this uneducated piece of shit behind bars! Please!

  5. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Immediately seize this dog and DO NOT RETURN her to the perpetrator. Prosecute this monster to the fullest extent of the law for egregious animal abuse and BAN him from ever purchasing, owning, caring for or working with any animals ever again.

  6. Therese+Kutscheid says:

    What a rat bag. He should never ever be permitted to own any animal in his life and he should get lengthy jail sentence and get his own medicine back, he should get beaten from other inmates

  7. Julia Edinger says:

    I AGREE WITH “Evan Jane Kriss November 20, 2021 at 11:32 am
    Immediately seize this dog and DO NOT RETURN her to the perpetrator. Prosecute this monster to the fullest extent of the law for egregious animal abuse and BAN him from ever purchasing, owning, caring for or working with any animals ever again.”

  8. What an evil, vile so called human being. To do this to any animals, is and will never be acceptable. This wicked person must never be allowed ANY animals and MUST BE PUNISHED TO THE FULLEST DEGREE.



    This poor, gentle trusting animal must be cared for properly.

  9. This EVIL, CRUEL, DESPICABLE, punk needs to suffer the same abuse, but on a daily basis. He must be removed from society as he is a menace to animals and humans alike. IN MY OPINION

  10. IT IS NOT ALLEGED! There is video footage!!!! Animal abuse is a felony and yet this Angel was beaten before and they are still using the word ALLEGED! Put the POS in jail now! Lawyers and judges you have to have a spine and sentence these monsters. If not you support the abuse!!!!


  12. Cindy+Miller says:

    There is a video so there is no alleged! Hey judge, how about doing ur job & stop putting animals through the abuse & tortured! Why in the hell would u ever give this asshole his dog & cat back? If u give them back u have absolutely no heart!!

  13. DEBBIE Walker says:

    What had this poor dog done to deserve this treatment.German Shepherds are the most loyal of dogs and protect their human owner with their lives!They are highly intelligent, sensitive and brave and deserve the utmost respect and love from their owner.
    Throw this bastard in jail and rehome his animals to a loving,caring and responsible home.Hopefully justice will prevail when inmates hear what he’s done and give him a dose of his own medicine!!!!!

  14. Jacqueline “Beat and kick this***” says:

    Why wasn’t Ginger and the cat not Removed before??

    Do your job and put this s**t in prison with animal lovers to punish him!!

  15. Stephanie Geyser says:

    If you hate your pets as much as this piece of garbage obviously does, then why did he get them in the first place? And if these ones are removed from his possession, then what is going to stop him from getting replacement pets to continue the cycle of his abuse?

  16. Monstrous and evil to the extreme. This individual is a danger to society and should be locked up. As to owning pets, the system has failed massively if the animals are returned to this dangerous perpetrator. Such a possibility is sickening. The system needs some serious repair and overhaul if this is the end result. This is completely outrageous and unconscionable!

  17. eleanor+dunkavich says:

    put the creep away for GOOD

  18. He needs to be imprisoned where hopefully he’ll be beaten and tortured

  19. Lock up ABUSER-Thomas Grant & throw away the key — something is wrong with him — his sentence is too lenient — Crimes against Animals MUST be taken seriously — PSYCHO-Grant will repeat — do NOT let IDIOT-Grant get away with cruelty to Dog Ginger — Ginger NEEDS a normal life with loving People — ensure IDIOT-Grant never again adopts — ensure Thomas Grant comes nowhere near Animals — he’s dangerous to Society.

  20. Vile, animal abusing scumbags must have the mandatory death penalty implemented.I am ready,willing and able to help perfom this procedure!~!

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