Target: Knox County Judge, Stan Wojcik
Goal: Seek maximum sentence for man who starved and abandoned 15 dogs.
Recently an individual was shocked and appalled to discover 11 malnourished dogs abandoned on his or her newly purchased property in Knox County, Indiana. A county official reported that is the singular worst case of animal abuse that their area has seen in nearly 40 years.
The door to the residence had to be forcibly opened, at which point several dogs burst out and ran desperately for their freedom. Some of the animals were not as lucky and were found deceased within the home. The director of the Vincennes Animal Shelter, Laura Arial, disclosed the the animals were likely abandoned for up to two years.
Bone fragments and other remains were also discovered in the immediate vicinity both on the lawn and concealed in a plastic garbage bag. Officials later arrested a man by the name of Gary Dunt in relation to this case of abuse and neglect. He faces a total of 33 counts for these crimes, but has since posted bail. Sign this petition and urge the Knox County judge to consider this man for the maximum sentence if he is indeed found guilty of any number of these counts.
Dear Judge Wojcik,
A resident of Knox County recently discovered 11 abandoned animals on his or her newly purchased property. This is a severe case of abuse unlike any other that you have likely witnessed in your time presiding over this district. Four more dogs were found deceased and the others required life-saving care.
Gary Dunt has been arrested and charged with 33 counts in relation to neglect and abuse. Someone at one point made the commitment to take care of these dogs and until now has been able to shun that responsibility to the extreme without repercussion.
Pets do not have the ability to care for themselves and thus we urge you to set an example which will help ensure that cases of abuse, cruelty, and neglect do not have any place in Indiana or anywhere else in the country.
[Your Name Here]
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