Target: Perry Stout, County Attorney of Johnson, Tennessee
Goal: Dog groomer who allegedly starved multiple animals to death must be banned from owning or working with animals as part of her punishment.
A multitude of animals, including, dogs, cats, and rabbits, were reportedly found starving, some of them dead, in the home of a dog groomer. The conditions were so bad that the neighbors could smell an odor of death coming from the home, which was referred to as a “house of horrors” by the animal rescue workers. Deputies said the home was littered with animal carcasses both inside and outside. They found numerous live dogs as well, some of them tied up outside the house, and others kept inside.
Caroline Miller, who ran a dog grooming business, was charged with nine counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and six counts of cruelty to animals. Despite the horrific amount of suffering these animals faced, Miller was allowed to escape justice. She was given a plea deal where her only punishment is probation, and forfeiture of her animals — a slap on the wrist. Anyone who would allow this many animals to suffer and starve to death should not be trusted to own animals or even work with them in the future — but with such a minor punishment, it seems likely that animals will be put at risk again by this woman. Please sign our petition demanding that this injustice be reversed, and that a permanent ban from owning animals be part of Miller’s punishment.
Dear Mr. Stout,
A dog groomer, Caroline Miller, was charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty after numerous animals were found tied up and starving inside her home. Animal carcasses littered the inside and outside of the house, according to deputies. A rescue worker even went so far as to call it a “house of horrors,” adding that he’d never been to a place that was this bad.
The innocent animals that allegedly suffered due to this woman’s negligence received no justice, and more creatures may be put at risk in the future, as the only punishment Miller received was probation. We are calling on you to reverse this disgusting injustice and see to it that, at the very least, this groomer receives a permanent ban from ever owning or working with animals.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Eileen McFall