Justice for Family Dog Gutted and Hung From Fence


Target: William J. Ihlenfeld, II, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia

Goal: Demand that the person who butchered a dog and hung him from his family’s fence receive the maximum penalty possible.

A husky dog was kidnapped, gutted, and hung from his family’s gate in a horrific case of animal cruelty. The dog disappeared from a run line just days earlier. Demand that justice is served for this innocent dog.

A West Virginia family was horrified when their 15-year-old son found their beloved dog, Ryu, hanging by the neck from their gate. The smell of his rotting flesh permeated their home. Ryu had been gutted and butchered, likely suffering considerably before his death.

The person responsible for this gruesome act is still at large. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department is investigating this case and the Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of this criminal. Sign below and demand that the person convicted of this horrific act receive the maximum penalty possible.


Dear U.S. Attorney Ihlenfled,

A dog was taken from a family and killed in a gruesome act of animal cruelty. Their 15-year-old son found the dog hanging by the neck from their fence, gutted like a deer. Take a stand against animal cruelty and seek the maximum penalty in this case.

Ryu, a 6-year-old husky, disappeared from a run line two days earlier. His body was found just 50 yards away from his family’s front door, cut from the sternum down and tied with a nylon rope.

Police are investigating but don’t have any suspects at this time. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Lynne danieli says:

    Omg, they must find the sub human piece of filth that did this, animal abuse should be taken very seriously!,,

  2. Donna Szlosek says:

    Find the sicko that did this and gut and hang him —

  3. OMG! WTF is wrong with some people… This almost made me physically sick…why the hell would anyone do that to an innocent animal! People who do this need to be held accountable! the government need to make laws more strict and not let people get away with his shit…


  5. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    I hope the mutha fckr dies a horrible painful death AND rots in hell❗️😠
    Signed & Shared😡

  6. The family has asked that people not make or sign any petitions, and for those that have been made to be taken down. Join the “Justice for Ryu” Facebook group to stay updated.

  7. renate botzler says:

    Special candle for you 👼 my friend
    Nature treats back now 💪 Monsters
    Take responsibility for your cruelty
    Live your nightmare now 💪
    Higher Justice works now 💪

  8. Cynthia Mattera says:

    When they find the person who committed this vicious act, I say do what they used to do to criminals back in the day….
    Hang, drawn, and quarter him!!!!!

  9. Society MUST take crimes against animals seriously — arrest the monster-idiot & throw him into a rubber room AND do NOT let him/her out — what’s more, slap the monster with a $20,000 fine — WHO do they think they are?! — these imbecile-monsters do NOT have the RIGHT to abuse nor kill animals — society does NOT want repeats of such crimes against animals — I repeat, punish the imbecile severely — I guarantee you, they’ll never even think about abusing & killing animals ever again.

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