Police Dog Allegedly Left to Overheat in Closed Car Deserves Justice

Target: Ms. Betsy Coffey, Doddridge County Prosecuting Attorney, West Virginia

Goal: Investigate and prosecute individuals allegedly responsible for animal cruelty and enforce stricter animal welfare laws.

In a deeply troubling incident, Pennsboro Police Chief Travis Ray Snuffer is accused of leaving his police dog, Judge, in a closed police cruiser without ventilation, resulting in the dog overheating. West Union Police Chief C.K. Garner alleges that when outside temperatures ranged from 85 to 90 degrees, Snuffer left the dog in his 2009 Dodge Charger with all windows up and no air conditioning while he went to Clarksburg, Harrison County.

Charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty, Snuffer was released on a $6,000 bond and has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he faces jail time and a ban on being around animals for five years. Pennsboro city officials are investigating the allegations, but no action has been taken regarding Snuffer’s job status as of now.

This incident underscores the urgent need for strict enforcement of animal welfare laws. Prevent such alleged abuses and ensure the well-being of animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Betsy Coffey,

A recent case in West Union, West Virginia, has brought to light a deeply disturbing act of alleged animal cruelty. Pennsboro Police Chief Travis Ray Snuffer is accused of leaving his police dog, Judge, in a closed police cruiser without ventilation, causing the dog to overheat. On a day with temperatures between 85 and 90 degrees, this alleged act of negligence highlights the urgent need for strict enforcement of animal welfare laws.

Snuffer has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty and has pleaded not guilty. We urge you to ensure a thorough investigation and prosecution for this alleged act of cruelty. Immediate action is necessary to prevent such incidents in the future and protect the animals’ welfare in our community.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Emre Ezer


One Comment

  1. There is no excuse for stupidity. That person wouldn’t sit a an enclosed car in the heat. Probably shouldn’t be a policeman either

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