Target: Pitt County District Attorney Kimberley S. Robb
Goal: Punish a teen who allegedly cut off the ears of his pit bull.
A teenager is being held in custody after he allegedly cut off his dog’s ears. Jerome Johnson, who is 19 years old, was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty for maiming and deforming an animal.
The alleged incident occurred in Winterville, North Carolina. After Johnson’s arrest, it was discovered that he was the animal’s owner. The dog, a brown pit bull, was taken into custody and treated after a collaboration between deputies and Pitt County Animal Control. It is now in the custody of Pitt Friends, a non-profit group that works with the Pitt County Animal Shelter to help animals and find new homes for them.
Johnson is being held in custody under a $53,000 bond. Sign the petition below and demand that Johnson receive the harshest possible penalties if found guilty.
Dear District Attorney Robb,
The maiming of a dog by its owner is a cruel and savage act that deserves the harshest of penalties. The teenager who allegedly carried out this heinous act, Jerome Johnson, had a responsibility to look after the animal in his care. Instead, reports claim that he callously cut off its ears. He is now being held under $53,000 bond and has been charged with felony animal cruelty for maiming and deforming an animal.
This type of behavior warrants the harshest penalties possible under the law. This poor animal was left to suffer and will forever be deformed. I urge you to demand that Johnson receive the maximum sentence possible for this crime if he is found guilty.
[Your Name Here]
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