Target: Ramon Herrera, spokesman for Animal Services
Goal: Support the arrest of a soldier who allegedly beat a dog.
A Fort Bliss soldier living in El Paso, Texas was arrested after being caught on a neighbor’s camera allegedly beating a pit bull. When authorities decided to look into the case, the dog appeared to be part of a custody conflict between an animal shelter and a woman who lives with the soldier. Authorities were notified of the video and the person in it was identified to be Sgt. Andrew Glenn, who was a fire control supervisor with First Brigade Combat Team, in the First Armored Division.
In early September 2015, a video of a man repeatedly hitting a dog and throwing it into a wall was filmed and later shared publicly on Facebook. After authorities identified the man abusing the dog, he was soon arrested and charged with cruelty to an animal. Due to the investigation, the police declined to make the video available to the media. In Texas, hurting a non-livestock animal is seen as a state felony that is punishable of up to $10,000 in fines and up to two years in prison. The dog was taken into custody by local animal services. The Humane Society of El Paso is looking to gain custody of the pit bull and work on its rehabilitation, but cannot because the woman who lives with the soldier claims that the dog belongs to her. The Humane Society is extremely concerned for the dog’s future with these people.
Thankfully, the neighbors that witnessed the dog being abused got proof of the incident and quick action was taken to arrest the abuser. Please sign this petition to support the arrest of the soldier who allegedly beat a pit bull and to also support the Humane Society of El Paso, which is seeking to gain custody of the dog.
Dear Mr. Herrera,
A soldier was caught on camera beating a pit bull by hitting it and throwing it into a wall. As soon as authorities were made aware of the video, Sgt. Andrew Glenn was arrested on charges of animal cruelty. You and the Humane Society of El Paso tried to gain custody of the dog, but ran into some trouble when the actual owner of the dog claimed custody.
Thank you for trying to do what is best for the pit bull. No animal should ever be beaten by his or her own owners. The neighbors who caught Sgt. Andrew Glenn are heroes for acting quickly when they saw a bad situation taking place. We can only hope that this pit bull will get the help it deserves as soon as possible.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Brigitte Werner