Punish Man Who Allegedly Hung Puppy Upside Down as “Training”

spur via pinal county animal control

Target: Lando Voyles, Prosecuting Attorney for Pinal County, Arizona

Goal: Demand harsh punishment for man accused of hanging a dog by its hind legs, causing severe injuries.

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly hanging a puppy by its hind legs and leaving it there for an extended period of time. The man claims that this abuse was some form of training, and the dog was not hurt. Despite this, animal control officers observed that the dog’s hind legs were injured so badly that it could not walk.

Authorities were alerted to the scene by a neighbor, who heard the 6-month-old Australian Cattle Dog whimpering. After looking through the fence, the neighbor claims to have seen the dog hanging upside down by a rope. When deputies arrived, they found the puppy cowering inside a horse pen, clearly injured and unable to walk.

The owner relinquished custody of the dog to animal control officers, who brought it for medical attention. Injuries documented included severe swelling and rope marks on the hind legs. The dog, now nicknamed Spur, is recovering well and could soon be adopted into a forever home.

The fact that the accused calls this torture “training” is reason enough for him to be banned from pet ownership. This man clearly does not know how to responsibly train and take care of a pet. Sign the petition below to demand that if found guilty, he is punished to the fullest extent of the law and banned from owning animals in the future.


Dear Mr. Voyles,

A man accused of hanging a 6-month-old puppy from its hind legs is facing animal cruelty charges. A neighbor investigating whimpering sounds saw the young Australian Cattle Dog with its hind legs tied up with a rope. Though the owner claims that he was training the dog and no injuries were caused, animal control officers found the dog unable to walk, with its hind legs swollen and marked by rope.

This is torture, not training, and it is clear that this man is incapable of responsible pet ownership. For the pain that he caused this innocent animal, we demand that he is punished to the fullest extent of the law. Furthermore, in order to prevent him form committing similar acts in the future, we ask that you seek to ban him from animal ownership in the future.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Pinal County Animal Control

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  1. Anther reason to end the domestic pet trade. Morons like this sack of poo do not deserve to be the guardian to animals. This guy is a mental retard, not right in the head! Sick twisted broken people who only bring sadness and suffering and deserve a long long jail sentence a stiff fine that will provide for the abused animal for the rest of its
    I’ve. That would be the justice, let this sick sadistic criminal work the rest of his life to make sure this dog he abused us cared for. Garnish his wages social security any cash he gets part should go as restitution for a sick need,ess crime. This f does not ever ever need to be around any living creatures again!

    • jo bradley says:

      I agree, anyone who can abuse an animal like this deserves harsh punishment and should be banned for life from ever owning an animal. Make the punishment fit the crime. Sick twisted scumbag hope karma catches up with him.

  2. Yes this douche should pay restitution. And he should spend many years in jail. That would stop him, if his bank account went to housing and feeding and caring for the animal he abused. And I agree no more pet trade no more breeding animals to be abused tortured used in dog fighting or abandoned I shelters or in backyards to die a sad lonely slow death.

  3. Kathleen DelCorpo says:

    Let’s be more specific and name this dirtbag

  4. Amar Taggarh says:

    I’m sick of this abuse. It pains me so much. My heart breaks for the poor dog. This Scumbag should be treated the same way so he may learn what empathy is. Furthermore the remaining animals in his care should also be removed from his care. This asshole doesn’t deserve mercy and should not be shown any. Hang him upside down till he is no longer able to walk. Harsh punishment for harsh animal crimes.

  5. Todd Fletcher says:

    This IDIOT is dumber than a box of rocks!

  6. What a moron! This is not “training”, it is animal cruelty and he needs to be punished as such. My heart goes out to this poor, innocent puppy. Let’s just hope this man doesn’t have any children!

  7. Another gang wannabe

  8. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    I’d like to hang the piece of sh!t upside down til he loses conciousness❗️?
    Signed & Shared.

  9. Linda Barnett says:

    This despicable lowlife must be receive severe punishment for carrying out such an appalling act of cruelty to an innocent dog. Added to this punishment, he must be served with a life time ban from keeping ANY animal. This disgusting excuse for a man must be made to pay for what he has done. I hope this poor creature makes a full recovery, sadly possibly losing one of his limbs, but hopefully he will receive love and care in a new home with loving guardians which he so deserves.

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