Dog Found Starving in ‘House of Horrors’ Deserves Justice

Target: Bruce Colton, State’s Attorney for St. Lucie County, Florida

Goal: Demand that the person accused of starving and denying medical care to a dog named Nikki, leading to the amputation of Nikki’s leg, faces the maximum penalty if found guilty.

A dog named Nikki was allegedly denied medical care and starved nearly to death. She was reportedly covered in sores and missing a paw when found by police. Demand that justice is served for innocent Nikki.

“It was obviously just a house of horrors knowing that she wasn’t provided food, water, basic necessities that she needed,” stated David Lynch, the spokesman for the Humane Society of St. Lucie County. Per veterinarians, the pit mix was starved to the point where she only weighed 20 pounds and had no body fat. Her leg will have to be amputated because one of her paws was reportedly only a stub, which made it difficult for her to walk.

The dog was taken to the Humane Society of St. Lucie and given medical care. The dog’s owner, was charged with animal cruelty. Sign below and demand that Hedgepeth receive the maximum penalty by law, if convicted.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear State’s Attorney Colton,

A dog named Nikki was reportedly starved and neglected nearly to the point of death. The dog was reportedly so emaciated that her ribs showed through her skin and sores covered most of her body. We demand that justice is served for this innocent dog.

“Every day must have been a complete struggle for her just to survive,” stated Lynch. Per reports, the dog’s back paw was only a stub and infected. Veterinarians aren’t sure how her paw got to be that way or how long she had to suffer with the painful deformity.

This horrific abuse cannot go unpunished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case, if the owner is found guilty of this tragic abuse.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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165 Comments

  1. There is no way that this owner did not know this animal needed help – this was done intentionally and almost cost this animal his life. This person should never be allowed to own an animal again and should be prosecuted and fined to the extent of the law.

  2. Cynthia Mattera says:

    This is sick! Like she didn’t know the dog had no leg, no food? Lock up this bitch! poor dog suffered while she stood by daily and did nothing!!!!

    • jo bradley says:

      Sick evil bitch, how could any sane person watch an innocent animal in pain and suffering, yet this pos left this poor dog to suffer and did nothing. There is no excuse for animal abuse, lock her up and ban her from ever owning an animal again. These monsters must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

  3. sicko. folk like her get their thrills out of seeing helpless creature suffering. Bet she stuff her guts full with food. Bastard – get rid of her – world better place without her

  4. This act must not pass unpunished. This apology for a human knew what was happening yet did not attempt to ask for help preferring instead to watch the agony she was putting the poor creature through. No feeble excuse would change the facts. Deal with her in the strictest way.Doing less is only encouraging other mindless to morons to follow her example.

  5. Mary Rollis says:

    I pray to see the day animal abusers suffer EXACTLY the same fate as their innocent victims!

  6. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    UNFORGIVEABLE AND INEXCUSABLE!!!

  7. Tanya Knappman says:

    I hope this monster gets in jail for a very long time and does not get any medical care or food!!! Let’s see how she feels!!!

  8. Put her in jail with an animal lover!Enuf said…..

  9. Selena Brooks says:

    Sick and disgusting this woman knew her dog was suffering and did nothing to help. So why should she get off from maximum punishment. She needs to be taught a lesson that this is not okay for treatment of of pet.

  10. Denise Devereux says:

    Ok USA what are you going to do about this atrocity. Law makers you are a useless no severe punishment to deter these COWARD MONSTERS! Here you have your next Serial Killer in Training. Someone who enjoys watching the suffering of others. Research states they start with animals and then move on to humans. Children first as like animals they cannot fight back.
    No wonder people take the law into their own hands. This would not happen if you did your job. To the perpetrator and enablers your worst nightmare is about to come true and hurt you where you will hurt most.
    Satan is waiting for your where you will burn in a sea of fire, be shown no mercy and your pain will be constant.

  11. Linda Evans says:

    No animal is as devoted as a loving dog. And those who persecute animals or defenseless creatures are the worst evil ever. May this woman rot in jail… maybe in a cell with hungry hyenas. In any case, prosecute her to the fullest extent possible. Earth is better off w/o her.

  12. Melanie Spell says:

    We need very strict laws and punishment for low life animal abusers! No excuse for them… GIVE “GENITA HEDGEPETH” THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT SHE IS SO VERY DESERVING OF……AND THE VERY SAME PUNISHMENT!!! Even that would not justify what she has put that poor innocent and helpless dog thru!!!

  13. Tina shurtleff says:

    Why does our justice system do nothing to these people. Anyone that tortures a living creature should be in jail. That includes hunters, fish and game. Blm workers and factory farm workers. I’m sick to death of these horrific attacks in our animals world wide. Keep up the pressure.

  14. Janice Meyer says:

    Anybody who will do this to an animal will eventually abuse or kill humans. The FBI has determined that animal abuse should now be a top level felony…not a misdemeanor. A long prison sentence will keep these ghouls off the street and keep humans safe from his deviant behavior.

  15. I don’t understand why these animal abusing pieces of crap,keep getting slaps on the wrist.Aren’t animals lives worth the same as a human life.were all Gods creatures.and therefore our lives should be respected the same

  16. Denise Baudin says:

    Bruce Colton, State’s Attorney for St. Lucie County, Florida –

    Re: GENITA HEDGEPETH, the dog’s OWNER,

    Per veterinarians, the pit mix was starved to the point where she only weighed 20 pounds and had no body fat.

    Thanks to this WORLDWIDE PETITION, we demand that GENITA HEDGEPETH, the dog’s OWNER, accused of starving and denying medical care to a dog named Nikki, leading to the AMPUTATION OF NIKKI’S LEG, faces the maximum penalty if found guilty.

    A dog named Nikki was allegedly denied medical care and starved nearly to death. She was reportedly covered in sores and missing a paw when found by police. Demand that justice is served for innocent Nikki. PUT GENITA HEDGEPETH, the dog’s OWNER, BEHIND BARS FOR 5 YEARS WHERE DOG LOVERS THERE WILL TAKE CARE OF HER.

  17. Nadine brundage says:

    Dump the low life bitch in jail, no,food or water for six months. Let’s see how she does. Since our animal cruelty laws are so weak I doubt if anything will be done. Poor innocent dog.

  18. Marisa Hutchinson says:

    Shoot her.

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