Target: Erika Dolcetti, Manitoba Crown Attorney
Goal: Punish person who posted a video of himself throwing a dog and laughing.
A puppy was found partially paralyzed after being thrown to the ground. A disturbing video of the incident showed the small German Shepherd being thrown through the air. When the dog, nicknamed Asha by rescuers, lands on the hard ground, she is seen whimpering and howling in pain. The man in the video was then shown laughing.
Asha was rescued by the Easterville Rescue Network, and was later handed off to Manitoba Underdog Rescue for extra care. Veterinarians found that she has a fractured pelvis and an injured front paw. While she is still unable to move her hind legs, the fact that she can still wiggle her tail gives rescuers hope that she may recover from her spinal injuries. She is expected to take several months to recover, and will not be able to be adopted until then.
An 18-year-old man, Jesse Young, has been charged in connection with the video. He is accused of causing unnecessary pain and injury to a dog and breach of undertaking. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison.
In the video, the offender seems to take great pleasure in the pain he caused. In order to bring justice to Asha and ensure that both animals and humans are safe from this violent offender, he must be punished for his intentional cruelty. Sign the petition below to ask teh prosecuting attorney to seek the harshest possible punishment under the law for the person convicted of this crime.
Dear Mrs. Dolcetti,
A dog is facing severe injuries after being thrown on the ground by a cruel offender. The offender was caught on film throwing the dog into the air, allowing it to land on concrete, and laughing as the dog whimpers and screeches. The dog, now nicknamed Asha by rescuers, is currently unable to move her hind legs and has a fractured pelvis and an injured front paw.
This act showed deliberate malice and a complete lack of regard for the well-being of this innocent puppy. In order to protect both animals and humans from this type of violence, it is imperative that the person responsible is taken off the streets. We, the undersigned, ask you to seek the harshest possible punishment for the person responsible.
[Your Name Here]
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