Justice for Multiple Animals Allegedly Tied Up and Left to Suffer

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.


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  1. This woman is an EVIL BITCH It’s pos like her that make me ashamed to be part of the human race! I hate her!

  2. Vendetta Holman Dressel says:

    This so called woman should be banned from ever being near another animal ever again! If the proper authorities do nothing then they are just as guilty!

  3. Horrible, People are cruel Cowardly acts, Unacceptable!Animals deserve Respect Proper Care they were put here with us for a good reason. Never should be harmed in any way! Stop the Abuse and Neglect

  4. What an EVIL woman! She should never be allowed near animals again.
    Animals are sentient beings, they feel all the emotions that we feel.
    It’s about time that people were prosecuted the same as if they’d been cruel and harmful to another human being.
    Only when the law regarding animals comes into line with the law regarding humans will animals get a fair deal.

  5. dee winters says:

    Judges just don’t consider animals important. I hope KARMA catches these people and takes them down. HELL awaits them!!!

  6. Cynthia Mattera says:

    A slap on the wrist for deliberately starving animals to death? Are you kidding me? I am so tired of animal abusers getting away with a plea deal. This is very wrong? Set an example, and send this woman to jail. What she did was truly sick and disturbing. These poor animals suffered fro a long time under care and then died!

  7. SHAME ON YOU AMERICA!!!…you /govt.of America are giving thee evil people the green light to abuse animals because they know they can get off easily….how long will this continue USA..if you fine a person heavily $10,000 for each offence and put them in jail for more than 5 ears and confiscate their property …then the abuse/cruelty/starving/killing of animals/dogs/cats will stop ….INCREAS THE PENALTY AND FINE PRES.TRUMP FOR ALL ANIMAL ABUSERS..

    • KatWrangler says:

      Agreed. Hit these POS monsters where it hurts.

      But please understand – and read petitions and stories – that this is a world=wide problem, not just and American one. Too many governments turn a blind eye to animal suffering.

  8. KatWrangler says:

    ANOTHER REASON to have a National Animal Abuser Registry.

    I keep asking the seemingly futile question – when are our law enforcement officers, police AND the DA’s office, going to take these CRIMES seriously?

    What kind of monster could do this, all the while aware of the suffering? It’s someone I don’t want walking the streets with me, or those I love. The people paid to protect us and our families better, start taking action. These people are dangerous.

    • Rosslyn Osborne says:

      Kat, you’re so right I wish every country would collaborate on a Register so that these perpetrators can be stopped in every country.
      As for this vile person, she should never ever be allowed to be near animals of any species again. She should also be on the Police Watch List!

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