Demand Justice for Dog Allegedly Struck and Choked by Walker

Target: Beth Heckert, District Attorney of Jackson County, Oregon

Goal: Prosecute the individual responsible for the alleged abuse of a dog to ensure justice and prevent future cruelty.

In Medford, Jackson County, a disturbing incident involving alleged animal cruelty has sparked outrage and demands for justice. According to reports, a dog walker, identified as Frederick Ingrando, was arrested after being seen striking a dog multiple times in the head and lifting it off the ground by its collar during a morning walk. This act, witnessed and reported by a concerned individual, highlights a severe abuse of trust and raises significant concerns about the safety of pets under the care of professionals.

Further details reveal that the incident occurred near Fellsway West and Sheridan Avenue, where police were alerted to the situation. Upon investigation, officers received video evidence appearing to substantiate the claims against Ingrando. The affected dog was immediately taken to a veterinarian for evaluation, emphasizing the seeming seriousness of the injuries inflicted. Meanwhile, the other dogs in Ingrando’s care were moved to a safe location, awaiting their owners’ pickup, underscoring the potential risk to multiple animals.

This alleged act of cruelty cannot go unpunished. The safety and well-being of our pets, who depend entirely on human care and compassion, must be a priority. Demand that the District Attorney of Medford take immediate and decisive legal action against Frederick Ingrando for his alleged cruelty.


Dear DA Beth Heckert,

In a recent, deeply troubling incident, a dog walker in Medford, Frederick Ingrando, was allegedly caught in an act of severe animal cruelty. He is accused of striking a dog multiple times in the head and lifting it off the ground by its collar. This alleged abuse, witnessed by an individual and supported by video evidence, constitutes a clear violation of trust and a blatant disregard for the well-being of animals.

The seriousness of this matter was further underscored by the immediate medical attention sought for the dog, highlighting the potential for significant harm resulting from such actions. Furthermore, the precautionary measures taken for the other dogs in Mr. Ingrando’s care reflect the overarching concern for the safety of animals entrusted to professionals. It is imperative that these allegations are thoroughly investigated and, if substantiated, result in appropriate legal consequences.

We urge you to take swift and decisive action in response to this alleged incident. Prosecuting Frederick Ingrando to the fullest extent of the law is not only about justice for the affected dog but also about sending a strong message that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in our community. We count on your commitment to justice and animal welfare to ensure that this alleged act of cruelty is addressed appropriately, safeguarding the well-being of all pets in Medford.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ed Yourdon


  1. Thanks to a person who observed this action and called for help, the dog in question may have survived. Hopefully the dog did survive. This man was supposed to be a professional but obviously he wan’t. However, anyone who would injure a dog in this manner under his care needs mental evaluation but with the evidence mounting against him, this man needs to face the law and hopefully go to prison. The question is always … would you want o be treated this way? The answer us always no. Yet what happened here that disturbed common sense, compassion, and any sense of ethics and morals? This man needs to spend many years in prison.

  2. Sherry Akridge says:

    “Frederick Ingrando, 33, was released on personal recognizance and is still able to work with animals, but not the ones involved in the case.”
    ARE YOU SERIOUS? This is absolutely why animal abuse keeps happening every day, every where. These abusers know that they will get off, what ever they do! Disgusting! The legal system is a JOKE!!

  3. What is wrong with the judge??? This is a serious case, the sentencing should be harsh! Frederick Ingrando is obviously an animal abuser and not fit to work with animals. Why didnt the parents of these abused pets demand for a retrial?! Vile people like him will take the law leniently and continue to hurt more animals in future!

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