Don’t Allow Accused Dog Hoarders to Own Pets Again

dog-by-cairomoon

Target: Christopher Gramiccioni, Prosecutor for Monmouth County, New Jersey

Goal: Don’t return dogs to home where over 250 neglected dogs were allegedly found.

A couple accused of the worst dog hoarding case in Monmouth County history are seeking to be allowed to own pets again. The couple is insisting that a stipulation allowing them to own pets is worked into their plea deal, says Thomas Nuccio, the MSCPA’s lieutenant of Humane Law Enforcement. While investigating animal welfare officers are seeking a permanent ban, they say that a judge may allow them to have pets again pending completion of a psychiatric evaluation.

The couple, Joseph and Charlene Handrik, were allegedly in possession of over 250 dogs at the time their home was raided. According to rescuers, the scent of feces was so bad in the home that even masked staff couldn’t stay in the home for long periods of time. The home was set up with tubes running through the walls like a giant hamster cage.

Upon rescue, many of the dogs required veterinary care. Most of the dogs were poorly socialized and skittish around humans. While most have since been adopted, some are still undergoing behavioral therapy even six months after removal from the home.

The poor conditions and suffering that these dogs had to endure is tantamount to torture. In order to protect other dogs from similar distress, it is imperative that the accused are not allowed to own pets. Sign the petition below to ask the prosecutor to take pet ownership off the table for at least five years.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Gramiccioni,

A couple facing serious animal cruelty charges after over 250 neglected dogs were found in their home is seeking to own pets again. As part of a plea deal, the couple insists that they be allowed to keep dogs in their home once again. The MSPCA, the organization that rescued the animals, is strongly against returning the dogs to the home, which was filthy and filled with tubes so that the dogs could get around like a giant hamster cage.

In order to protect animals from similar abuse, the owners of these dogs must not be able to own animals again so quickly. We, the undersigned, ask that you take pet ownership off the table for this couple for at least another five years.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    Yes, at the very least, keep animals out of the possession of these degenerates! DON’T EVER LET THEM HAVE ANIMALS AGAIN…..PLEASE!!!

  2. Wendy Morrison says:

    This couple should NEVER be allowed to own anymore dogs by adoption or any other means of getting a dog and/or any other animal too!!!

  3. Wendy Harris says:

    This is a very sad story. I’m thinking their intentions were good but everything got badly out of hand. A shame they didn’t admit they had a problem and got some help before it reached these proportions. The ruling should stand until they can show that this would never be repeated.

  4. NO, ESTO NO ES JUSTO; NO QUEREMOS QUE DEVUELVAN A LAS MASCOTAS A ESTA GENTE ENFERMA!!!! NO PUEDE NINGUNA CORTE REGRESAR A LOS ANIMALES A ESTA VIDA DE INFIERNO DE DUEÑOS ENFERMOS QUE NO TIENEN SOLUCIÓN Y NUNCA VAN A DEJAR DE MALTRATAR. ESTOS ENFERMOS NO CAMBIAN SU FORMA DE SER TERRIBLEMENTE CRUEL NUNCA!!!!!! NO EXPONGAN A LOS ANIMALES A ESTOS INDIVIDUOS PRIMITIVOS!!!!! UN ESTUDIO PSIQUIÁTRICO NO TIENE NINGÚN VALOR COMO CRITERIO PARA PERMITIR A UN SER VIVO BAJO LA CUSTODIA DE UN ENFERMO!!!!

  5. Linda Barnett says:

    This the outrageous! Serve a LIFETIME ban on these two ignorant and abusive individuals. Yes, they may have had good intentions initially, but due to their ignorance these poor creatures suffered unimaginable cruelty. They must NEVER EVER have ownership of ANY animal.

  6. Whatever problems psychiatric or otherwise, human beings have, animals should not be bearing the brunt of it. These people are not capable or responsible to have let this happen to animals in their care in the first place. This is not justice for the TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY animals which did not have a choice regarding their situation. Psychiatric evaluations are not always reliable and should not be allowed to risk other innocent animals’ lives. Passive cruelty is still cruelty.

  7. Why would anyone even think of giving these people back the same poor animals that they have already abused and harmed because they can’t seem to care for them properly?? What in CAN’T do the authorities have a problem with that think that they will care for them now?? UNFORTUNATELY THE NEXT TIME THE ANIMALS WON’T LIVE TO TELL THE STORY OF THEIR ABUSE!!

    DO NOT GIVE THESE MONSTERS THE CHANCE TO KILL THEM THE SECOND TIME!!!!FIND THEM ALL NEW LOVING AND CARING HOMES AS THEY DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE NOT TO BE KILLED OFF BY THESE MONSTERS!!!

  8. Bev Woodburn says:

    A couple accused of the worst dog hoarding case in Monmouth County history must not be allowed to own innocent dogs or any helpless animals for the rest of their miserable lives. They will continue the abuse and cruelty committed if allowed to own precious and innocent animals again.
    Please do not allow them to own precious and innocent dogs or any animals again?

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    OMG❗️😳
    Bitchslap these idiot assholes all the way out to planet Pluto❗️😠
    Signed & Shared 😡

  10. Yolanda Bernhard says:

    Never, never, never more animals.
    Not 1, not 10 – no more animal
    I still have 2 cartridges for these 2 monsters

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