Target: Allen Telgenhof, Charlevoix County, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney
Goal: Seek the maximum penalty for man allegedly caught holding a dead cat by the neck after killing it.
A man in Michigan is believed to have killed a cat who belonged to a little girl. Thirty-year-old Justin Fazio was reportedly holding the dead cat by the neck when his girlfriend arrived home and witnessed the horrifying scene. The girlfriend had been caring for the cat, who, according to reports, belonged to her niece. When officers showed up, they found the dead cat inside a box in the garage. The details of how the cat died are still unknown, but Fazio was charged with animal cruelty.
There has been speculation that the cat may have been strangled. Whatever happened, it appears that the innocent creature was the victim of senseless violence and animal cruelty. Murdering helpless animals, like cats, is a major warning sign of a person with dangerous tendencies. This is especially alarming considering the cat was reported to have belonged to the young niece of Fazio’s girlfriend. The justice system too often fails to actually punish convictions of animal cruelty, or do anything to prevent repeat offenses. It is imperative that we put pressure on the authorities to make sure that this man, if guilty, isn’t ever able to harm another innocent creature. Please sign the petition below to demand that he receive the maximum possible penalty and a permanent ban from owning animals, if guilty.
Dear Mr. Telgenhof,
A man was reportedly found holding a dead cat by the neck after allegedly killing it. His girlfriend walked in, according to reports, to find her niece’s dead cat in his hands. Officers found the animal stuffed in a box in the garage, as if it were being hidden.
This appears to be a case of brutal violence against an innocent animal. We are calling on you to bring this harmless animal, and the grieving young owner, justice. Please seek the maximum penalty and a permanent ban from owning animals, if this man is guilty.
[Your Name Here]
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