Target: Michael Ramos, San Bernardino District Attorney
Goal: Prosecute people involved with stealing dog and trying to sell it back to owner.
An English bulldog was taken during a robbery and almost sold back to the owner at a high price after being listed on Craigslist for sale. We need to take action to better ensure pets will be safe in the future.
It is alleged that the thieves had listed the dog for sale at the price of $2,500. While police cannot positively say who kidnapped the dog, it was reported that Jamill Slaughter and Carla Martinez tried to sell the dog back to its original owners after undercover policemen escorted them to where the transaction was scheduled to take place.
Most pet owners likely deal with a great amount of grief when they learn their animal has been stolen. Although it may seem like a lucky find when owners find their dogs listed for sale, the owners oftentimes give up hope of ever getting their dog back since they don’t have the money that the seller is requesting. Police don’t always investigate these types of cases because there is not enough evidence to prove that the dog listed for sale actually belongs to the person who is trying to retrieve it.
Sign this petition and demand that the people responsible for stealing and trying to sell this dog be held legally responsible for their actions. No pet owner deserves to have to go through this type of agony.
Dear District Attorney Ramos,
A dog was reportedly stolen and listed for sale on Craigslist. It is important that anyone involved with this crime be prosecuted in order to better ensure that people’s pets will remain safe.
The dog was allegedly listed for $2,500. Although police do not know exactly who stole the dog from the residence, Jamill Slaughter and Carla Martinez were supposedly caught trying to sell the dog back to the owner when police accompanied the dog’s owners to a parking lot where the sale was supposed to transpire.
Even though these people were able to get their animal back, not everyone put in the same situation is so lucky. In fact, police do not give such cases precedence if they feel there is not enough evidence to support that the stolen animal belongs to the person or people trying to retrieve it. Therefore, if the responsible parties are not penalized under law, it only sends the message that it is not difficult to get away with committing these types of crimes.
I therefore urge you to strongly encourage that whoever is involved with this crime be legally punished. Good pet owners don’t deserve to be put through this type of stress and no dog deserves to endure such callous abuse.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office