Sick Chihuahua Callously Abandoned to Die Deserves Justice

Target: Candice Hooper, District Attorney of San Benito County, CA

Goal: Prosecute animal abandonment case that led to death of small dog to fullest extent.

Last year, dozens of chihuahuas were mysteriously abandoned around Hollister, Missouri. The case raised questions about how and why the animals were left and prompted renewed discussion about the responsibility pet caretakers have to their animals. A similar situation recently unfolded when a chihuahua was dropped off overnight at a pet shelter in Hollister, California. While this Hollister is in another state, the same basic questions and debates remain.

The latest case, tragically, did not have a positive ending. The abandoned chihuahua was reportedly in such bad condition that the animal had to be euthanized. This type of incident is not new for the shelter. Just a few months prior, a suspect allegedly confessed to abandoning nearly two dozen dogs at the Hollister Animal Shelter’s overnight kennel. The person in that case faced a criminal citation, and the incident involving the chihuahua should be no different.

Sign the petition below to demand appropriate charges be filed when the party responsible for this deadly and neglectful act is identified.


Dear DA Hooper,

When the Hollister Animal Shelter discovered 23 dogs at its overnight kennel in recent months, the operation had to remind the public that abandoning animals is unlawful. Unfortunately, not everyone got the message. The shelter recently found another small dog in its kennel, and this animal tragically died because of poor health. The only way to begin preventing future acts of passive and lethal cruelty is to send a decisive legal message.

When a suspect is identified in this latest case, please pursue the maximum possible charges. Help stop another vulnerable animal from dying in vain.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Nishizuka


  1. Ever hear about an animal shelter? Don’t abandon them, man up and take to a shelter.

  2. Manitou CalmStorm says:

    People who abuse animals are the very worst kind of useless scum.

    They only deserve what they did to those innocent animals. I mean, seriously, who the hell do they think they are?

    I don’t give two shits if its a 5 year old kid or a 80 year old person. ANY one who is so spineless as to abuse an animal, well, I hope the same thing happens to you.

  3. Maria Lavorato says:

    What a callous/cruel way to leave an older and sick family member! … This little dog suffered needlessly on its own when it needed care more than ever! His death could have been prevented! You don’t leave a sick animal overnite where there is no one to start immediate care!!

    Would you like that done to you or would you do that to an older human family member!?

    The person should be charged to the maximum with animal cruelty and neglect. …and fined.

  4. Maria Lavorato says:

    ..sick dogs should never be abandoned…that’s when they need us the most!

  5. Laura Rolder says:

    I pray karma gets the heartless POS soon. No animal deserves anything but love, kindness and care.

  6. Torri Torrence says:

    Punish to the fullest extent. Good of feeling humans.
    Worthless to the world
    . This is how I feel about someone like that. Most likely never were okay. Druggies or alcoholics. Useless.
    Lock them up!Torri

  7. Please find who did this and punish them (I would prefer them to be tortured!).

  8. Find this heartless devil and give them pain, arthritis and tooth pain that this dog had!! He could have done more!!

  9. My hope for the irresponsible pos is to find out what abandonment means when they are most in need…

  10. Shirley Lemieux says:

    There really needs to be consequences for abandoning pets in this manner. Clearly in this case, the dog was in such bad shape that death followed the abandoning of this defenseless animal. I will never understand why people get a pet and then when they need Veterinary care and attention, they dump them on a shelter. Such irresponsibility needs a response. Hopefully they find this person who is responsible for the death of this dog because this should not happen.

    • I understand why! Because they are spineless bastards who treat animals like shit because they do not fight back. And think it is their right to do what they want with them!
      Hence this vulnerable little dog.
      I really hope that some animal activists find this shitbag and thrash the crap out of him. Or her if it applies.
      If animals had the power and know how to band together then humans would not stand a fucking chance and serve the bastards right.
      The only use these asswipes are is when the fuckers are DEAD.

  11. Pamela Garlisch says:

    The laws in this country are no way strong enough for this type of crime, it should be right up there with murder. Then the judges have to uphold the laws instead of just giving a slap on the wrist!

  12. How much longer do we have to wait until these monsters get their just punishment? What is wrong with this world who can treat animals so cruelly and not even blink an eye? Please punish these monsters as they so desperately deserve to be punished.

  13. Brenda Collins says:

    Whoever did this needs to be found & removed from this earth!! Scum like this doesn’t deserve to live! Makes me sick that POS like this – if found – will just get a slap on the wrist & then just go about living their meaningless lives. Kill them & be done with it! They are nothing but a drain on society! This world could use A LOT LESS scum in it!!!

  14. Nadine brundage says:

    So if you commit animal cruelty all you get is a citation, isn’t that nice. What the hell is wrong here? I’m sick and tired of the low life scum getting away without consequences. Hope the evil bastard who dumped that sick, senior dog drops dead as they won’t be missed. Someone like them would think nothing of dumping their elderly parents,. No heart, no brains , waste of space piece of useless shit.

  15. Joseph Kenosky says:

    The people that did this should be euthanized.

  16. Jon White, I SO agree with you!!

  17. Julia Edinger says:

    Soo very heartbreaking!!! r.i.p. poor precious lil soul 🙁
    you didn’t deserve be be neglected and suffer because old lady with her grandson was cruel,,,,karma to evil beings fr not reaching out to a Vet,neighbor or church to get help…..

  18. Porcherie umane meglio disumane meritano di bruciare all inferno!!!!

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