Justice for Dogs Nearly Killed in Smuggling Attempt


Target: Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego District Attorney

Goal: Help ensure man arrested for allegedly smuggling dogs across the border in cruel conditions receives a permanent ban from owning and working with animals.

An unnamed man was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 23 dogs, mostly puppies, across the San Diego border. Authorities say that the dogs were packed in nearly airless crates and they originally thought they were dead. Multiple breeds, including shepherds, Labradors, Chihuahuas, hounds, and terriers, were rescued from the hot, humid vehicle. The suspect reportedly admitted that they hadn’t had water for over five hours. The conditions were so bad that two had to be resuscitated.

The dogs are expected to recover and will be put up for adoption, but unless these heartless criminals are stopped, more will suffer. Anyone who could trap animals in crates inside a hot and humid vehicle without adequate air or water is heartless and cruel. The law prohibits importing animals under six months meant for sale, but the punishment is hefty fines and up to a measly six months jail time. This man was most likely transporting the poor dogs in cruel conditions just for money, and chances are, he’ll go right back to this. That’s why we must demand that justice is served and this man is banned from owning animals.


Dear Bonnie Dumanis,

Twenty-three nearly dead dogs were reportedly rescued in a failed smuggling attempt. Authorities said they hadn’t had water for over five hours and were packed in nearly airless crates inside a hot vehicle. Two dogs required resuscitation.

It’s sick that people do this to certain breeds just for money. We urge you to take a stand for the innocent animals that will suffer if this man isn’t stopped. Please help make sure that he’s banned from having any contact with animals.


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Photo credit: San Diego Animal Services

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  1. Wendy Morrison says:

    Put this idiot in a crate with very little air no water and/or food for5 hours in a warm humid vehicle and see how long he lives. Do NOT resuscitate if needed! The USA doesn’t need these types of idiots living here!!!!!

  2. Please, Bonnie Dumanis don’t let this man get away with his evil deed. With millions of animals being killed in shelters every year, smuggling more into the area needs to be stopped. If people who have the power to stop this do nothing, why do you even have this job. See that this man is fined and never allowed to be near animals ever again!

  3. BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PRISON TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. This man must be made responsible for irresponsibility

  5. Bev Woodburn says:

    Leave this heartless monster in a crate and let him die from heat and lack of water. He wouldn,t be missed that,s for sure. Monsters like this heartless prick should all be eradicated from this Planet.
    I pray all the puppies were adopted into loving and caring homes.

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Hope he rots in jail & then hell!!! 🙁
    Signed & Shared.

  7. Why is this POS “UNNAMED”?! Why are you protecting his sorry ass??? ARGH!!!!!

  8. Please get tough with greedy cruel criminals who constantly disrespect the law and disregard the precious lives of innocent animals. It is so odd and wrong that this vile man’s name is not even mentioned? He should be severely punished, locked up and never be allowed to deal with animals again!

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