Justice for Dog Found Starving and Left to Die

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Target: David W. Prater, Oklahoma County District Attorney

Goal: Punish owner of dog found starving to death in a crate.

A dog was recently found starving, near death, and locked in a crate. The dog, a Boston Terrier named Twinkle, was found by a maintenance man who had entered the owner’s apartment to change light bulbs. According to authorities, there was no food or water left for the visibly emaciated dog, and there was a blanket put over her crate to keep her quiet.

Though authorities have not yet determined how long the dog was locked in the cage, they say that the signs of abuse were immediately apparent. The dog was reportedly confined for so long that she couldn’t walk properly. She had nails so overgrown that they were bending sideways, as well as open sores on her paws and joints from standing on wire for so long. Her fur was also covered in urine and feces, reports say.

According to the dog’s owner, Tramell Baker, he “had just not been taking very good care of the animal.” According to investigators, this looks more like willful neglect. Authorities are recommending that animal cruelty charges be laid against the owner. This would be a felony charge punishable by up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. Sign the petition below to ask that charges are brought in this case.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Prater,

A dog was recently found starving to death in a crate. A maintenance man entered the apartment of Tramell Baker, where he found a Boston Terrier left without food or water. The dog was visibly emaciated and showed signs of being left in the crate for a prolonged period of time, including injuries to the feet and joints from standing for so long. It was also reported that the dog, named Twinkle, had nails so overgrown that they were bending sideways, and her fur was caked with urine and feces.

While the owner admitted that he was just “not taking good care of the dog,” animal welfare officers say that this is much worse than that. This alleged willful neglect must not go unpunished. We, the undersigned, ask you to seek justice for this dog by ensuring that its owner is proportionately punished.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Richmond Animal Care and Control

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22 Comments

  1. do the same to this asshole but dont rescue this mindless cretin, just let him die

  2. Mary Morris says:

    Prosecute this man under the max felony charge that applies, try him and incarcerate him. Never let him have another animal. DO NOT let him go unpunished or plead out to a lesser felony or the next time you see him, it will be as a defendant in a first degree or capital felony case. That is the sick progression of these matters.

  3. jim and pat says:

    DEFINITELY WILLFUL CRUELTY AND ABUSE VERY EVIL AND DEMONIC STARVATION AND SEVERE NEGLECT….THEY WERE STARVING AND ABUSING THIS POOR HELPLESS DOG ON PURPOSE. NO MERCY FOR THE ABUSER. MAXIMUM JAIL TIME, FINES AND NEVER ALLOWED TO EVER OWN ANY ANIMAL….THEN 1000 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

  4. kory chatelain says:

    People who do this should be shot. Sociopaths with no emotion or empathy.

  5. Cynthia Pisarcik says:

    I honestly think the same thing should be done to this bastard!!!! If more harsh penalties were given to these
    things (don’t deserve to be called humans) animal cruelty would be a thing of the past. Something needs to be done to people who do these things.
    and
    not just small fines and a little jail time!

    please give this sweet looking dog justice.
    where is this dog now?

  6. Worthless POS. Shouldn’t breathe the same air the rest of do.

  7. Colleen Geno says:

    this tramell baker is a baldfaced liar! He left the poor and innocent dog Twinkle in the crate UNDER A BLANKET to starve to death and hoped he would get a clean getaway before she was found!! That is attempted murder and this thing named tramell baker is a cold and calculating maggot that is found under a pile of rat shit!! I hope it gets 30yrs hard labor in a maximum security prison! Unfortunately that more than likely wont happen, but it could still get a big mean and scary goon who loves dogs for a cellmate, right?!!

  8. Margrit Simons says:

    It is beyond frightening that human beings exist who are so evil!

  9. annie vallet says:

    this owner is a killer

  10. rose brooks says:

    No excuse here. There are animal welfare groups who will step in if someone is not able to care for an animal but this monster did not even try. His actions were subhuman and calculating and he deserves to suffer. This will not happen because of pathetic and useless animal protection but hit him as hard as you can and make an example of him.

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