Punish Owner of Shelter Apparently Found With Feces-Caked Walls, Raw Sores, No Water, and Puppy Carcasses

Target: Rachel Mitchell, Prosecutor for Maricopa County, AZ

Goal: Prosecute woman charged with 77 counts of animal cruelty to fullest extent.

A disturbing case involving dozens of special needs dogs recently created quite a stir on social media. The animals were reportedly found in deplorable conditions at the residence of April McLaughlin, who operated a supposed rescue shelter called the Special Needs Animal Welfare League. Investigators reported the following: exposed ribs, urine and feces-caked walls, raw sores, immobile limbs, no water, and puppy carcasses. Several of the dogs were apparently in such a deteriorated state that they had to be euthanized. The Arizona Humane Society said in a statement, “these dogs were suffering horrifically.”

After prolonged pressure from local activists and the discovery of the animals by police, charges were brought before the prosecutor’s office but were seemingly dropped until a more thorough investigation could be completed. Now that this police investigation is done, McLaughlin is once again facing animal cruelty charges totaling 77. The case also compelled needed reforms in the locality’s cruelty laws.

But true justice will not be served for these animals if prosecutors once again fail at the job. Sign the petition below to demand full legal consequences for this suspect if she is found guilty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prosecutor Mitchell,

You asked Chandler police to deliver more evidence against Special Needs Animal Welfare League operator April McLaughlin, and they have apparently done the job. Even local leaders are in the process of amending laws to better protect at-risk animals. Now the responsibility rests with you to close this sad chapter in a meaningful way by holding this suspect fully accountable for any crimes of which she is found guilty.

The 55 animals involved in this case are among the most vulnerable, and their lives matter. Please prosecute this case with vigilance and seek the maximum possible penalty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Arkay


61 Comments

  1. Lock the abuser away and let her starve to death…

  2. Paula Grabow says:

    No animal should be treated in this manner.

  3. This creature needs to suffer the same fate as these innocent pups.

  4. FELONY Animal cruelty laws need to be passed NATION WIDE!!!!! Not just by County or State where they do whatever the hell they feel like doing!! Animal cruelty is serious and has been proven that an abuser can also inflict such cruelty and violence on humans!!!!

  5. worthless fucking human should be put in the cage with full of shit and locked in no water no food

    • Have to agree. Let her live in filth & excrement while she is starved & beaten each day then has no access to water so she slowly dies. I cannot stand people.

  6. Prosecutor: DO YOUR JOB AND SEND THIS MONSTER TO PRISON! They provided the evidence necessary to convict, so what are you doing?! This April person will be visited by animal lovers unless you lock her up!

  7. An eye for an eye! Let her succumb to the same torture that these poor animals had to endure. Put her away in prison to deal with the animal lovers. Karma’s a b*tch!

  8. I am so tired of these POS animal abusers & murderers getting away with a slap on the wrist. Put them in prison. No animal should be abused.

  9. Disgusting send this sicko to jail

  10. Maximum punishment please. Also, she needs a lifetime ban from owning or residing with ANY animal, in ANY state or location. She must not be allowed to move to another state and set up a fake rescue and rake in donations all over again. She also needs to pay back all costs for all veterinary care from the animals who have suffered. Thank you.

    • She don’t really need any of these suggestions above.
      This arrogant ‘non’ caring bastard woman needs to be seriously DEAD.
      Then the twat will never do anything like this EVER AGAIN.
      Would I do it——— Yes, I bloody well would and would have no remorse afterwards! Enough is enough. Just another person found dead under suspicious circumstances.
      A stand has to be taken against these animal torturing and abusing pieces of SHIT that call themselves humans! Absolute POWER to anyone who feels the same!!!

      J. W.

  11. Father Douglas M Bilyeu, M Div., MA says:

    As stated animal abuse is rampant and we as a nation should have federal government laws protecting all animals.
    We are failing as our country has not done its duty to protect our animals from these inhumane bastards and bitches.

  12. THIS IS SO DISTURBING. I’M SO SICK & TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT ALL THESE POOR INNOCENT ANIMALS BEING ABUSED AND TREATED SO HORRIFICALLY THAT THEY HAVE TO BE EUTHANIZED. WHY DOESN’T THE GOVT STEP IN & CREATE STRICTER RULES AGAINST ANIMAL ABUSE, OMG, ESPECIALLY WHERE SPECIAL NEEDS ANIMALS ARE CONCERNED.

  13. This is so very sad

  14. STOP GIVING THESE SHITTY SHELTERS YOUR DOGS!!

  15. This piece of garbage should be trapped in a vat of acid

  16. The county inspector needs to be fired for neglect and failing to do their job.

  17. Just keep letting theses asshole off the hook & the animals keep suffering! You all are doing a great job protecting animals!

  18. Animal cruelty is a FELONY with fines and imprisonment of up to 7 years per case. charge her all 7 years per Account and put her away for life saving lives of animals in the future. Her fines are to pay for all the care of those animals seized

  19. The perpetrators must be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Justice for these innocent creatures.

  20. Let this demon scumbag bitch rot in jail…very slowly…then let her rot in hell!

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