Justice for Dog Shot in Face and Left to Choke to Death

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Target: Darrell Foster, Ford County Animal Control Officer

Goal: Investigate and punish owners of severely neglected dog that was found beaten, shot, and tied to a post with its mouth taped shut.

In a shocking case of animal cruelty, a nearly-dead dog was found choking and left to die. The dog was affixed to a post by a short leash and choke chain with no room to move without cutting off its air. The dog, which was found by a man walking his own dog, was struggling to breathe. The chocolate lab, named Bear, had his mouth tape shut so that he could not bark and attract any help. His eyes were swollen shut from being shot in the face and severely beaten.

Bear’s injuries were so severe that he had to be transported to the University of Illinois veterinary clinic. He has multiple fractures in his jaw and will require extensive surgery to remove bone fragments, though the damage is so extensive that surgeons will not be able to repair the jaw. Veterinarians think that he will never be able to eat hard dog food again. He suffers a host of other medical conditions, including mange, dehydration, and eye infections. His thyroid levels are currently so low that he will have to wait for his much-needed surgery.

While the owners of the dog have been found, they claim that Bear ran away one day prior to being found tied to a post. However, dehydration, mange, and infection suggest that the dog had been neglected for a long time. Sign the petition below to demand that the animal’s owners are investigated and charged for their role in this heinous tragedy.


Dear Officer Foster,

A chocolate lab named Bear was recently found tied to a post and left to die. The dog was beaten, shot, and had its muzzle taped shut so it wouldn’t be able to bark and attract help. The dog also suffered from dehydration, mange, and eye infections, suggesting ongoing neglect.

While Bear’s owners claim that he ran away the day before he was found, the evidence suggests that they are guilty of neglect at the very least. We, the undersigned, demand a thorough investigation into this shocking case and that the people responsible are punished to the fullest extent of the law.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ford County Animal Control

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  1. Domenica Mondo says:

    Thus family should all burn in hell for eternity! Clearly they are psychotic!

  2. Yolanda Bernhard says:

    those goddamn animal abusers, no matter in which country, should be eliminated.
    all animal abusers to rot alive corporeal

  3. Nicola Richardson Nicola Richardson says:

    Does anyone know the status of Bear’s condition to date? When did this occur? as we are looking to help him / her.

  4. kim jackson says:

    The LOWEST OF THE LOW and the BIGGEST COWARDS OF ALL abuse defenceless animals. We despise and loathe all PATHETIC, WEAK, SICK AND SADISTIC BASTARDS LIKE THIS!!


  5. Fucking bastards to do that to a innocent defenseless animal, it so heartbreaking . They should have the same thing done to them. Psycho assholes

  6. Rubens Jean-louis says:


  7. Rebecca Martello says:

    RECENT UPDATE Sept 2016. Still no justice for Bear although he is in a new home.


  8. Thank you to the wonderful Rescuers, from Man walking his own dog to Transporters to Vets — THANK YOU FOR SAVING BEAR’s LIFE — let’s hope sweet dog Bear will recover to lead a happy life with wonderful people. — As for my next point — CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY — We must ensure that idiot-abusers are held accountable for their crimes — their depraved negligence & attitudes inflicting torturous suffering on their dog Bear is telling of unconscionable, cruel, irrational, insane, immoral & merciless humans — We love & care about our animals — they have value & RIGHTS — PUNISHMENTS & PENALTIES MUST BE SEVERE!! — We do NOT want repeats of these crimes! — EVER!

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