Do Not Return Dogs to Owners Charged With Animal Cruelty

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Target: District Attorney Kenny Wright, Delaware County, Oklahoma

Goal: Overturn decision to return animal victims to their alleged abusers.

Fifteen dogs have been returned to a home from which they were previously removed under suspicion of animal cruelty. After 40 dogs were removed by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office , the owners were charged with 10 counts of felony animal cruelty. The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, which spent over $30,000 rehabilitating the dogs after their removal from the home of Chris and Clare White, is concerned for the well-being of the dogs and cannot understand why they are being returned to owners who are still facing charges of animal cruelty.

When they were rescued, one of the dogs had an untreated mammary tumor, several had mange, and three were so unhealthy and in such pain that they had to be put down on the spot. Additionally, an Oklahoma statute requires that before a defendant can request the return of their animals, they must have a bond hearing within 10 days of their arrest, pay that bond to cover boarding and medical care for the animals, and be found “not guilty” in a court of law. None of those requirements were met by the Whites, so it is not only immoral but unlawful for these dogs to be returned to their alleged abusers. Sign below to demand that this decision be overturned.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear District Attorney Wright,

The decision made by Judge Alicia Littlefield to return 15 dogs to their alleged abusers is unjust and dangerous for these animals. The owners, Chris and Clare White, still face 10 felony charges of animal cruelty, and these dogs are being put at risk by this ruling.

The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals has spent over $30,000 rehabilitating these animals from conditions that resulted in mange, tumors, and the necessity to euthanize three of the dogs on the spot because they were in such bad condition upon their rescue. Returning dogs to these conditions is immoral, and it does not comply with the Oklahoma statute that requires a bond hearing, payment, and a “not guilty” verdict in a court of law for a defendant to request the return of their animals. Please uphold the law and do not allow these dogs to suffer any further. I urge you to overturn Judge Littlefield’s decision to return these innocent and helpless animals to their alleged abusers.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Karen Arnold

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29 Comments

  1. THE CITY DOES NOT WANT TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THESE DOGS, THESE IDIOTS POCKET THE MONEY THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED TO CARE FOR THESE ANIMALS. IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THESE DOGS THEN THESE FOOLS NEED TO FIND ANOTHER JOB THAT DOES NOT INVOLVE ANIMALS.

  2. ANNEMIE KRUGER says:

    Whaaaaaat????

  3. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Im confused….abused and neglected dogs will be given back to the owner? Please over turn Judge Alicia Littlefield’s decision to return these poor dogs to the “hell hole” they came from. PLEASE help them!!!

  4. Jaime Perez says:

    What in the hell is wrong with this stupid judge? How can she sleep at night knowing she has just sentenced 15 dogs to hell!! The owners need to lose all the dogs and do some serious jail time and pay huge fines for this atrocity.

  5. Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    Kenny – Although it’s anybody’s guess why Judge Littlefield would return these dogs to their abusive owners, I urge you to overturn her decision if it is within your power to do so. The Animal Kingdom are citizens of this Earth and they deserve our respect and protection. Judge Littlefield’s decision has stripped these dogs of that protection and it is up to you now to save their lives…

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    THIS IS SOME FCKN BULLSH!T❗️😠
    Signed & Shared 😡

  7. The Whites must be put down themselves….

  8. Bloody hell!!!!!! it’s not rocket science!!!! how fucking dumb are these judges????? Abused Animals SHOULD NEVER BE GIVEN BACK TO MORONS THAT WILL END UP KILLING THESE POOR ALREADY ABUSED ANIMALS.
    WAKE UP ALL YOU STUPID, VOID OF ANY EMOTION JUDGES!!!! DON’T GIVE ANIMALS BACK TO BE TORTURED, ABUSED & SLAUGHTERED!!!!!!!!!!!! BY EVIL OWNERS!!!!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU ALL????? REALLY HOW CAN YOU DO THIS??????????? YOU ARE SUPOSSED TO BE THE EDUCATED ONES IN OUR SOCIETY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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