Justice for Puppy Tied to Bridge and Abandoned


Target: Lewis L. Hatcher, Columbus County Sheriff

Goal: Find and punish person responsible for abandoning a young, starving dog by tying it to a bridge.

A puppy was found tied to a bridge, abandoned and severely underfed. The female beagle mix, estimated to be about one year old, was found in Whiteville, North Carolina, tethered to a bridge’s metal post by a mixture of extension cords, wire and duct tape. Aside from being severely underfed and dehydrated, the young dog also suffered from numerous insect bites, leading rescuers to believe she had been trapped there at least overnight.

This unacceptable, cruel and malicious act must be properly investigated and severely punished. Cruelty to animals should be considered a serious crime and perpetrators must be punished to the full extent of the law to deter potential abusers and protect vulnerable animals.

Sign this petition asking local police to urgently investigate this matter in order to find and punish the person responsible for subjecting this innocent puppy to such distress and physical suffering.


Dear Sheriff Hatcher,

A young puppy was found tied to a bridge in Whiteville, NC. The female beagle mix is estimated to be just a year old and was found severely underfed and dehydrated. This crime must be treated extremely seriously and must not go unpunished.

Please ensure the person responsible for this barbaric act is found and charged with animal cruelty. Authorities have a duty to send the clear message that abusing an animal is a serious crime that is severely punishable by law.


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  1. Bev Woodburn says:

    Their must be a Animal Protection Law that will bring these animal torturing monsters to Justice and jailed for life for deliberate animal cruelty and suffering. Or eradicate these animal torturing monsters from this Planet.
    This is the solution to stop these monsters from continuing there sadism and evilness committed against the innocent.
    Innocent animals deserve the same Justice as humans and their torturers/abusers deserve to suffer the same jail time.

  2. What is it going to take for these poor animals to be protected? How cruel can humans be? Maybe, just MAYBE, if there were stricter laws protecting the innocent that can not protect themselves or speak for themselves, just maybe people might think twice before harming them? Is it because they are animals that they should be starved, tortuted, abandoned? At least a dog is loyal and protects their family!!! I wish the law would be that the same thing would be done to the ones that do ANYTHING to harm an animal.

  3. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Pieces of sh!t’s❗️😡
    They need to rot in hell❗️😠
    Signed & Shared.

  4. Linda Barnett says:

    The monster who carried out this despicable cruelty must be found and severely dealt with. This poor puppy must have been so terribly traumatised and I hope she makes a full recovery and finds a forever loving home soonest. There must be justice for this malicious act and the sooner this perpetrator is found and punished, the better.

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