Target: David Mimun of Start Corporation
Goal: Terminate employee allegedly responsible for animal brutality.
Home surveillance equipment recently captured a Start Corporation employee appearing to brutally strike a family pet in the face with a pipe wrench.
Unbeknownst to the Willcox family, a contractor entered their property apparently unscheduled and unannounced. They did not discover the man’s presence until after he had left their dog beaten and bloody. He claimed to be there to check their power meter, but refused to identify himself by name. One of the Willcox family members reported offering to bring both of their dogs inside, but the man assured them that it was okay to leave them in the yard. It wasn’t until he was leaving their property that the family noticed that Flash, an 8-year-old Weimaraner, was bleeding profusely and missing a tooth. The video would later reveal multiple violent actions taken on both of their dogs by the contractor.
Flash has an upcoming surgery because of this incident and the family estimates the costs to exceed $2000. His owner, Mike Willcox, reported that Flash has never been violent and is a very friendly pet. He went on to say, “It was like the guy was swinging to kill.”
The president of Start Corporation, David Mimun, was interviewed regarding the incident. He started by stating that his employees do thousands of these jobs every day but then went on to say, “In a situation like this, you don’t know that there’s a dog in the yard, so you can’t be prepared to avoid a situation like this.”
If it is true that Mimun’s employees perform this job innumerable times each day, it only seems appropriate that the employees would be properly trained to handle family pets by nonlethal means. Sign this petition and urge the employer to not allow this man to commit further violent acts on any animal.
Dear Mr. Mimun,
Due to a recent incident involving one of your employees at a Kingwood residence in which said worker is alleged to have savagely struck a dog in the skull with a pipe wrench, we urge you to take steps in terminating the worker’s employment by the Start Corporation. Actions such as these are unacceptable and against your own policy.
To not terminate this man would be sending a message that violent actions against animals will be tolerated within your company. We urge you to send a better message that indicates unwarranted animal violence will not be tolerated, especially when on a private residence.
[Your Name Here]
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