Target: Jack Roady, District Attorney for Galveston County, Texas
Goal: Punish man accused of tying a puppy up and dragging it behind his truck.
A puppy was left with serious injuries after being dragged behind a truck. According to witnesses, the puppy was tied up with a rope and dragged down a paved street for a significant distance. The animal suffered serious injuries, including patches of missing skin. Fortunately, the dog survived, and is currently under the care of Galveston County Animal Control.
Raymond Roy Hall of Santa Fe, Texas is currently facing charges in relation to the incident. He has been arrested after a nearly two-month-long investigation sparked by a police report made by a concerned citizen. He was charged with cruelty and torture to a non-livestock animal and is currently being held on a $20,000 bond. The charges laid against the accused currently amount to felony charges punishable by jail time, but could be moved up to more serious third degree felony charges if he has prior convictions.
Dragging animals behind vehicles is an unfortunate but common method of torture. This type of cruelty can cause lifelong disability and even death. All things considered, this poor dog was lucky to escape with its life.
By opening an investigation and laying charges, it seems that the police force is taking this situation seriously. Further, the large bail shows that law enforcement isn’t going easy on this alleged offender. Sign the petition below to ask the prosecutor to seek the maximum possible penalty in this case.
Dear District Attorney Roady,
Raymond Roy Hall of Santa Fe, Texas is currently facing charges of torture of a non-livestock animal for allegedly tying up a puppy and dragging it behind a truck. The puppy sustained serious injuries but fortunately survived, and is currently being cared for by Galveston County Animal Control. Cases like these can often result in death or permanent disability, so the puppy was lucky to escape with its life.
This type of cruelty must be taken seriously in order to deter potential offenders from committing similar acts in the future. So far, the police have done a great job of tracking down the person allegedly responsible, and the high bail set by the judge suggests that the crime is being taken seriously. We, the undersigned, ask you to join your colleagues in their defense of this helpless animal by seeking the maximum possible penalty in this case.
[Your Name Here]
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