Justice for Puppies Left to Die in the Cold

Target: Al Cox, Chief of Police, Plymouth, Michigan

Goal: Find and punish person responsible for the abandonment of 19 puppies.

Nineteen puppies are being cared for at a shelter after being found outside in a urine-soaked cardboard box. The 4-week-old pit bull terrier mix puppies were left to starve or freeze to death in the cold. Fortunately, they were found by a jogger, who took them into a local animal shelter. The jogger called the scene heartbreaking, as the puppies were climbing over each other trying to escape the box. Rescuers say that it appears the animals were from different litters.

According to Wendy Welch, communications director for the Humane Society of Huron Valley, the animals are doing well so far. All 19 of the animals have been placed in temporary foster homes. They will receive booster shots before being adopted to forever homes. So far, there has been a lot of public interest in adopting the dogs. Police are currently looking for the person responsible for this cruel abandonment, and PETA has offered a $5,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information leading to the apprehension of the assailant.

Animal shelters make it easy for owners to surrender animals that they cannot or do not want to care for. The callous abandonment of these pups is a case of barbaric, deliberate, and unnecessary cruelty. Add your name to the petition below to ask authorities to do everything within their power to ensure that the person who left these puppies for dead is apprehended and punished.


Dear Mr. Cox,

Nineteen puppies were recently found in a urine-soaked cardboard box. The dogs were left by the roadside in the cold and were climbing all over each other in an attempt to escape. The 4-week-old pit bull terrier mix puppies, which appear to be from different litters, were left to either starve or freeze to death. Fortunately, they all survived and will be adopted out after receiving their shots.

This type of cruel abandonment is absolutely unacceptable, especially considering the willingness of nearby animal shelters to take in surrendered animals. It appears that this was a deliberate attempt to kill the animals, and this cruelty must not go unpunished. We, the undersigned, ask that you work diligently to apprehend and lay charges against the person responsible for this heinous crime.


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  1. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Baha’i Writings ~ “To the blessed animals, however, the utmost kindness should be exercised: the more the better it will be. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent”….” the universe of God a wonderful theatre upon the stage of which every created thing plays its part.”
    Hadith No. 557 ~ ”O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals? He replied: Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate.”
    Proverbs 12.10 ~ A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.
    Psalm 34:16 ~ The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. God created all the animals
    Psalm 50:10 ~God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psalm 104 ~ All animals belong to God.
    The Bible repeatedly affirms that all creation participates in the praise of God, and each living thing has a part in God’s purposes.
    Mahatma Gandhi ~ “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    Buddha ~ “It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.”
    Pythagoras ~ “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”
    Please find these perpetrators.

    • Thank you for the quotes. They’re a reminder to all of us of our duty to each other.

    • Excellent quotes. Here’s my favorite :

      The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but “Can they suffer?”

      From “The Principles of Morals and Legislation” – on animal rights. ~Jeremy Bentham
      English philosopher, jurist, and social reformer.

      A remarkable man, and one of my heroes.

  2. rose brooks says:

    No excuse. To abandon puppies who should never have been born is a despicable act deserving of a hard punishment. NEUTER your dogs of both sexes you idiots.

  3. “The only difference between a dog, cat, horse and dolphin and a cow, chicken, pig and turkey is perception. One is no more valuable than another. And yet in this culture, we hold the former animals in high esteem and the latter we brutalize for food. All animals are deserving of respect and freedom from violence. The way to respect others is veganism.”


  4. Wendy Morrison says:

    Find this cruel stupid person (s) who put these defenseless puppies out in the cold in a box. Put these udiot (s) in a cage and put them out in e cold and have a sign that reads “DO NOT GIVE ANY FOOD AND ANY DRINKS TO THIS CAGED ANIMAL!!!

  5. Tanya Knappman says:

    What is wrong with these people in Michigan! !! Sick,sick,sick! !!!

  6. There are way too many idiot-monsters loose in our world – — Why allow negligent idiots to get away with this crime of abuse !! — we MUST round them up & throw these imbeciles into prison — mete out severe punishments OR whatever it takes to ensure they do NOT repeat their abuses to animals — LENGTHY prison terms — along with slapping them with hefty fines — we want NO repeats of abuses to animals, EVER !

  7. THANK YOU deeply to the Rescuers — the wonderful Jogger and the fantastic staff at the local Animal Shelter — you all did GOOD!

  8. Someone who can do this to innocent puppies is a MONSTER. And someone else knows who it is. Find them, and remove them from society, how it’s done is no matter to me. Just get rid of them.
    They’re a waste of food, water, space, oxygen …

    Thank you to all who rescued these poor babies.
    I think maybe it was a bit of luck there were so many – they kept each other alive.

  9. Thank God they are safe now. & many thanks to the kind jogger and all the staff at the Animal Shelter as well.

  10. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Another p. o. s. who does NOT deserve to breathe❗?
    Signed & shared ?

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