Target: New York District Attorney Cy Vance
Goal: Denounce woman who threw away her abused dog in a shopping bag
Alsu Ivanchenko, a 34-year-old woman from New York, has been arrested on charges of animal cruelty after her dog was found emaciated and barely clinging onto life in a discarded shopping bag. The dog, a white Maltese Shih Tzu named Snowflake, was thankfully discovered by a passerby and rushed to the South Shore Animal Hospital for examination. Aside from being starved, Snowflake had also sustained fractures to her skull and right leg.
Snowflake’s owner was unknown until news of the incident reached the Animal Health Veterinary Group, which told police that the battered pup had previously been brought to them by Alsu Ivanchenko for treatment. They had given Ivanchenko the option of paying for treatment or euthanasia, but she had declined both. They immediately contacted the police with information about Snowflake’s abusive owner.
Snowflake has since been renamed Charlotte and is currently recovering at the South Shore Animal Hospital, whose staff released a video of her moving in a blanket. The staff fears that her severe injuries might worsen if she is handled too much, but the hospital reports that she is, slowly but surely, recovering.
Ivanchenko is now facing charges of aggravated cruelty, which includes injuring and intentionally starving an animal, torture, neglect, and abandonment of a disabled animal. Please sign this petition to denounce Alsu Ivanchenko for abusing and battering a puppy to the brink of death and praise law enforcement for acting quickly to punish her inhumane actions.
Dear District Attorney Cy Vance,
Thank you for bringing Alsu Ivanchenko to justice. This cruel woman needs to face maximum punishment for the pain she inflicted upon a harmless animal who deserves nothing but love and compassion.
It sickens me that people think lightly of animal abuse. Although Ivanchenko will pay the price for her crime, there are too many other cases in which animals are abused in private and never rescued. I hope that you will continue to punish animal abusers and help them to realize the disgusting nature of their actions. I also hope that Charlotte will recover swiftly and find a home that will love and cherish her.
[Your Name Here]
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