Demand Justice for Dog and Horse Allegedly Starved and Neglected

Target: Bill Montgomery, Prosecuting Attorney, Maricopa County, Arizona

Goal: Punish woman accused of neglecting a dog and a horse to the point that the horse needed to be put down.

A dog has been rescued from its owner after suffering what officials are calling “years of neglect.” Lillie, a cocker spaniel, was found filthy, with extremely matted fur. The dog had trouble walking and she appeared skinny.

Police also found a dark brown horse, named Santos, at the scene. He was so emaciated that his bones were showing. His body was covered in parasites and he had a severe heart murmur. Due to the extent of the neglect he faced, Santos had to be euthanized.

The owner admitted that the animals had not received veterinary care in years. She also said that, due to her declining health, she was unable to care for the animals. Despite this, she allowed them to languish and live in pain instead of asking a neighbor or family member for help or surrendering the animals to a qualified shelter.

Fortunately, Lillie is expected to recover. A veterinarian removed the large clumps of mats from her fur. While her condition is improving, the Sheriff’s Office says it is not clear when or if Lillie will be healthy enough for adoption.

This alleged neglect was one of the most severe cases that the veterinarian had seen in 21 years. It’s important that, despite the owner’s declining health, justice is served for these animals. Sign below to ask the prosecutor to seek a ban on animal ownership, which will ensure that no more animals are subjected to this alleged cruelty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Montgomery,

A woman is accused of animal cruelty for allegedly starving a dog and a horse and denying them medical care. The dog was found with large, clumped mats and filthy fur while the horse was so thin that its bones were showing. The horse had parasites covering it as well as a severe heart murmur, and had to be euthanized due to the poor state of its health. Both animals had trouble walking, per reports.

While the owner was sick, this is no excuse. There are several shelters in the area that could have been called in to remove the pets. In order to ensure that no more animals are subjected to this treatment, we ask that you seek to ban this woman from pet ownership for life.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Diana Baker

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20 Comments

  1. Lily,the cocker spaniel dog MUST be re-homed.DO NOT send her back to live with this repulsive animal abusing bitch.

  2. Lillie,the cocker spaniel dog MUST be re-homed.DO NOT send her back to live with this repulsive animal abusing bitch.

  3. I don’t fucking care if that bitches health is declining, that bitch obviously didn’t give a fuck about her animals health! And the petition said those poor animals have been neglected for years. I have NO compassion for anyone who would rather let their animals suffer for any amount of time than to ask for help. I hope that old hateful POS dies. Her poor horse did because of her lack of decency!

  4. Find and hang up these goddamd animal torments
    Take away all the poor animals – forever
    to hell with this human scum animal cruel treatment

  5. Margaret Melnick says:

    Don’t let this bitch away with using the excuse of her health. She did own a phone and could have called anyone for help. In fact if she had even called the police with her problem they would have aimed her in the right direction to get help. She is an animal abuser and nothing more. Proscute to the fullest extent of the law.

  6. Diana Grimshaw says:

    Prosecute this disgusting woman and make
    her accountable for her neglect and cruelty
    to those poor animals. To hell with her excuses
    of ill health … she could have sought help to
    have them taken out of their misery by
    responsible people who would have cared
    for them and saved them from the suffering
    they were being forced to endure at the hands
    of this animal abuser. Give those poor animals
    justice and prosecute this heartless excuse
    for a human being to the fullest extent.

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Starve their bitchass❗️😠
    Signed & Shared😡

  8. Ill Health is NO excuse for this if you are unable too care for animals you share your life with you get help you do not stand by & watch them suffer just because you are to lazy & heartless too get off your selfish butt. This woman is totally responsible for this neglect no matter how ill she is.

  9. lynn woods says:

    if her health was bad why didn’t she phone someone for help no she let her poor animals suffer throw in a cage and leave her that’s all she deserves get these animals away from her and don’t let her have anymore animals

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