Target: Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper
Goal: Demand maximum punishment for woman who drowned puppies in toilet
Ginger Hartson plead not guilty after drowning four puppies in a household toilet before throwing them away in the trash to get rid of the evidence. This happened after her landlord discovered that there were dogs in Hartson’s home and demanded her to get rid of them or face eviction. Although she managed to find homes for two of the puppies, she was unable to sell the remaining four and decided to drown them in the toilet one by one. According to a probable cause affidavit, Hartson removed the lid from the back of the toilet and held each puppy underwater in the tank for a lengthy period of time to ensure they died. Hartson’s roommate, who was shocked to learn of the incident, stated, “All she had to do was tell me what she was going to do and I’d have found an option. I’d have taken it upon myself to find a home for them.”
Prosecutors announced that Hartson had written a statement claiming that she did not kill the puppies for “glee or pleasure” but because she believed she had no other choice since she assumed that the puppies would be euthanized at her local animal shelter anyway. Pierce County Prosecuting attorney Mark Lindquist expressed his disgust with the incident, stating, “Most of our animal cruelty cases involve some level of negligence. This was deliberate and it was cruel.” It was also revealed that Hartson has a previous history of animal abuse.
Please sign this petition to ensure that Ginger Hartson receives the maximum penalty for drowning four helpless puppies in the toilet and then trying to hide the evidence in a trash can.
Dear Judge Culpepper,
Ginger Hartson recently plead not guilty after admitting to drowning four puppies in a household toilet. This was a senseless crime, since there were so many different alternatives to getting rid of the puppies. These young, helpless animals did not deserve to be killed so cruelly and maliciously. Since Hartson has a history of animal abuse, she should never have been allowed to own any animal in the first place. Anyone who can kill harmless puppies in such a horrific way should be severely punished.
I urge you to do everything in your power to ensure that Hartson receives the maximum penalty for her horrific crimes and prevent her from owning any animals in the future.
[Your Name Here]
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