Justice for Dog Found Starving and Left to Die


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.


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.


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Photo credit: Richmond Animal Care and Control

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  1. Olimpia Marina says:

    Such criminals should be shot Hanged or castrared

    • Thats so true. people can be so cruel. To bad he can’t be locked in crate with no food or water. When are animals going to have rights. They only want to be loved and fed and watered .It makes me so mad at these people.

  2. Victoria Salter says:

    The dog in the picture isn’t a Boston terrier, as far as I am aware… Does anyone know how that dog is now? Was he/she rescued?

  3. Tanya Knappman says:

    This person should be in jail for alot longer than five years! !!!!Let’s treat the scum bag the same way he treated this innocent dog!!!

  4. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Felony charge, very simple!

  5. Linda Barnett says:

    This poor dog. Baker is a coward and a monster and must be prosecuted and severely punished for causing Twinkle such tortuous suffering. He must be prosecuted and served with a long, long jail sentence, and he should be banned for life from owning ANY animal. I pray and hope that this sweet innocent dog is making a speedy recovery and will be rehomed to a loving family very soon.

  6. Jail for the criminal! Starving to death was intended for the innocent HELPLESS creature. It is a LIVING being. So what it is not a human?? Repulsive deed of a repulsive barbaric man. NOTHING could be an excuse. And NO pets allowed in future for the “peoson”

  7. saugna loke says:

    Yup, this lowlife Tramell Baker does not deserve to keep a pet at all. Please throw him in jail for a long period of time to reflect so that he would never ever dare to torture another innocent life again. $5000 fine is nothing compared to the painful suffering poor Twinkle went through. Hope this beautiful dog gets adopted to a good and responsible family.

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  9. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗?

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