Target: PA State Board of Veterinary Medicine
Goal: Revoke Clyde Shoop’s veterinary license after several abused and dead animals were found on his property.
A veterinarian is facing nearly a dozen animal cruelty charges after the discovery of a dead horse and several abused animals on his property, Poco West Mobile Equine Service, led to an in-depth investigation. The investigators discovered 16 horses, 20 sheep, 10 dogs, a calf, a racoon, a wild turkey, a pair of alligators, a boa constrictor, and birds in the possession of Clyde Shoop, a Carbon County veterinarian. Both he and his wife, Kimberly A. Shoop, have been charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty.
The police didn’t find any water troughs or hay bails in any of the veterinarian’s pastures. The police also found the decomposed remains of a horse out in a pasture, three horses’ remains under a pile of pallets and the remains of another horse under a partially burned mattress.
Of the living horses, nine of them were considered to be in critical condition and the police seized the five most critical horses, which were dangerously thin. The police also removed the remaining horses, which Clyde Shoop claimed were not his, a few days after the initial search. The wife of the veterinarian voluntarily surrendered six of the dogs, all while denying ownership of them as well.
All other animals were eventually removed from the couple’s custody and sent to animal ranches for treatment and relocation. Sign the petition below to demand that this man’s licence be revoked.
Dear Board of Veterinary Medicine,
Clyde Shoop has abused and even killed animals left in his care. Volunteers who helped with the removal of the animals described the scenario as the worst case of neglect they have ever seen. The Last Chance Ranch, a Bucks County animal rescue, stated that: “The volume of animals and the number of dead horses on the property was astounding.”
Clyde Shoop even had a pit with six dead animals inside on his pastures. This sort of monstrous behavior shouldn’t be accepted and should be reprimanded. Not a single water trough or hay bail was found on the land. Five horses were near death, and the horses that had died were either left out in the pasture to rot or were covered up in a lazy manner. Clyde Shoop and his wife do not have to enter a plea in the charges filed against them, but I demand that you revoke his license.
[Your Name Here]
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