Justice for Dog that was Poisoned and Beaten


Target: Angelo J. Onofri, Acting Prosecutor of Mercer County, New Jersey

Goal: Punish the woman who allegedly poisoned and beat family dog then bragged about it.

A woman is facing counts of animal cruelty and evidence tampering after allegedly attempting to poison her dog and then beating it when it wouldn’t die. Police formed an investigation after 19-year-old Michelle Wankoff was reportedly bragging about how she murdered her family dog in great detail, prompting police to search the nearby woods, where they found its body in a shallow grave.

Wankoff claims to have attempted to poison the nine-year-old mixed breed dog with medications in the house, but when it wouldn’t die she took a shovel and a claw hammer and beat it over the head. After its death Wankoff allegedly left the dog’s corpse in the mini-fridge she kept in her bedroom for a few days before taking the body into the nearby woods with a friend and burying it.

The way this dog died was brutal, and Wankoff’s alleged actions show malicious intent. After planning out and working to dispose of the pet in a painful way, it was kept around like a trophy before being left in a grave. A necropsy is being performed on the dog to determine its exact cause of death against what Wankoff was claiming she did, and the evidence gathered will be used in the trial.

If Wankoff is found guilty she would receive full punishment for both animal cruelty and evidence tampering. This was an extremely aggressive act against an animal that has no means to defend itself and it needs to be punished. Tell Acting Prosecutor Onofri that Wankoff should not get any lenient treatment for this terrible crime.


Dear Acting Prosecutor Onofri of Mercer County,

Using a shovel and a hammer Michelle Wankoff reportedly beat her dog to death then bragged about it, leading to her arrest and the uncovering of the body. This act of extreme animal cruelty should not go by with a slap on the wrist; she should receive a full punishment for horrible act.

This dog was poisoned, beaten and then held onto like a prize before disposed of like little more then trash, and Wankoff displayed no shame or regret for her actions while being proud enough to tell the story to others. If the necropsy reveals what Wankoff says to be true, she needs to be harshly sentenced.

This murdered dog deserves justice for what was so harshly done to it; nothing deserves that kind of treatment and the person responsible should not get away with it. This was an extremely harsh act performed by a disturbed individual and it needs to be treated as such.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Someone should take a shovel and hammer to this MONSTER who is posing as a human being. She deserves no mercy whatsoever. Psychopaths like her need to be locked up, forever, away from civilized society. We must seek justice for the MURDER of this precious animal !!!!

  2. Sydney,I agree with you 100%.

  3. Lilian Caughlin says:

    send her my way I have some great ideas. Get this POS off the streets for God’s sake. What more can one say. Mindboggling.

  4. I would think there is something seriously wrong with this person mentally. What person in their right mind would store a dogs dead body in a refrigerator in their bedroom after they killed it??
    This is the kind of nut that would kill another person and think nothing of it.

  5. Simon Wooliscroft says:

    Perhaps her head isn’t “screwed on” right. Maybe she is mentally ill. If so she should be removed from society and placed in a secure mental hospital until cured or for the rest her life if curing is not possible. If she is not insane or disturbed, lock her away in prison and leave her to rot.

  6. someone needs to beat and poison that bitch

  7. Whaddaya mean “IF” she’s found guilty??? She’s clearly a nut-job who needs to be isolated from society AND punished to the hilt for her crimes!! She deserves what she gave out!

  8. Mentally unstable sicko, psychopath — she’s cruel, unconscionable, merciless, immoral, irrational, insane, ruthless, hateful, callous — this idiot is a danger to society including animals — she belongs in prison or a rubber room — Think how this sweet animal must’ve suffered and FOR WHAT! — this idiot had a choice –she’s mindless — Make this savage monster pay DEARLY for her horrific crime.

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