Target: Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles District Attorney
Goal: Seek justice for puppy that was tied up and drowned.
A small puppy was recently found tied to a blue shovel at Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey. It was found one morning by boaters who were surprised to notice a shovel in the water. As they got closer, they were shocked to find a puppy tied to it.
There is no question that this puppy was purposefully tied to the shovel, as the rope was knotted around its neck. Officials believe that the puppy was tied to the shovel on land, but as the tide came in, it swept up the weak puppy with its strong waves. The puppy was found to have identification tags around its neck and officials are currently working on finding the owner.
This situation presents behavior that is disturbing and reckless to say the least. There was no reason for the puppy to be tied up for so long that the owners did not notice that he had actually washed away with the tide. The people allegedly responsible for neglecting this puppy should be charged and serve the maximum penalty for their callous disregard for life. Please sign this petition urging the Los Angeles District Attorney to seek the maximum possible penalty for those responsible for tying this puppy to a shovel.
Dear Ms. Lacey,
I am writing this letter to encourage you to seek the maximum penalty for the person(s) responsible for allegedly tying a puppy to a shovel, which resulted in its death.
As you know, a terrier mix puppy was found recently in the water near Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey–drowned after being tied to a shovel by a rope around its neck. Needless to say, the act of tying the puppy to the shovel was purposeful and deliberate. Although the person may not have meant for the small dog to wash away with the tide, the owner should have been responsible for keeping track of their pet during long periods of time.
This type of behavior should not be taken lightly as it may act as a warning sign for similar actions. Owning a pet comes with responsibility and accountability, both of which the owner should have to accept, especially when it comes with irreversible consequences like these. Please make sure that after the perpetrators are found, they are punished to the fullest extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
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