Justice for Puppy Who Lost Leg in Alleged Abuse

Target: Stephen A. Zappala Jr., District Attorney for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Goal: Demand the maximum penalty for the man who allegedly broke a puppy’s leg, leading to the amputation of the leg.

A puppy’s leg had to be amputated after it was broken in an alleged act of abuse. A man allegedly kicked the puppy in the leg, breaking it beyond repair. Demand justice for this innocent puppy.

“He was whimpering, limping. His leg was dangling. He couldn’t walk very well,” stated Jess Horvatin, a local animal rescuer. The puppy’s owner’s boyfriend reportedly kicked the puppy in the leg in a fit of rage. The puppy had torn up the house, reportedly triggering the man’s anger.

The puppy was removed from the home, but veterinarians were unable to save his leg. Animal cruelty charges are pending in this case and the suspect has not been named. Sign below and demand that the suspect receive the maximum penalty by law if convicted.


Dear District Attorney Zappala,

A puppy suffered tremendously after he was allegedly kicked in the leg. Veterinarians had to amputate the leg due to the severity of the injury. We demand justice for this innocent dog.

Cell phone video showed the puppy wagging his tail, even though he was unable to walk due to severity of his injury. This trusting, defenseless animal did not deserve such horrific abuse, and the perpetrator must not go unpunished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


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  1. This is disgusting and this cruelty just promotes violence and hate between us. We need to evolve and be a better human beings.this is enough!!!! We need laws that work with determination. We need to stop the cruelty!!!!

  2. I hope the girlfriend left the boyfriend after that. He should be punished for animal abuse just as if the puppy were a child.

  3. If he badly injured an innocent animal to the point of a leg amputation, what will he do to you? Leave him fast!
    This man needs to be put in prison and not be allowed to own animals forever. He is dangerous. We need stricter laws for animal abuse as well.

  4. Caryl Sawyer says:

    Let’s see how Mr. Zappala handles this. As in, will he just sit on his butt or will he aggressively pursue this?

  5. Andrea Polden says:

    This couple were obviously unsuitable to care for a puppy and had no idea what the poor creature needed in the way of care. If he trashed the house, he had probably been left on his own for too long. Why blame the puuppy for what was caused by their ignorance?

  6. Ruth Tranquillo says:

    Can only pray this savage spends a long time in jail!! Maybe someone will break his legs!!! My heart goes out for that poor dg!

  7. Name and shame him !!!!

  8. abuse of any kind to anyone does spill over into child & animal abuse…Get away from this guy before he kills! This guy is a loose cannon ball. lock him up. He needs anger management.

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