Justice for Allegedly Starved and Neglected Pet Store Animals

Target: Pat Melton, Franklin County Sheriff

Goal: Charge store owners who allegedly neglected dozens of animals at Backwoods Pets.

A pet store in Kentucky was shut down and approximately 20 animals were confiscated from them due to apparent neglect. A customer reported the store to law enforcement after noticing the animals inside didn’t have food or water. Most of the animals were pocket pets, including rats, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, and gerbils. Some were mislabeled, implying a general lack of knowledge when it comes to small pets. Pet stores are entrusted with the safety of hundreds of animals at any given time, and the neglect in this case is appalling.

The local humane society is now overwhelmed with the amount of new arrivals, though most luckily seem to be healthy despite their abysmal living conditions. Witnesses even say they saw a dead rodent being eaten by the remaining animals in its enclosure. Cannibalism among adult rodents is not normal, and usually is a result of starvation. The animals are not available for adoption since they are part of an active police investigation. Sign this petition to punish those responsible for the horrible abuse of hundreds of defenseless animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Melton,

The recent bust of Backwoods Pets in Franklin County is alarming to say the least. The fact that so many animals apparently had to endure gruesome neglect is unfortunate, but now that they are safe the important thing is getting justice for the innocent creatures forced to go through immense suffering at the hands of their caretakers. According to reports, many of the animals had no food or water, and some of them even had to resort to cannibalism just to survive. The local humane society is now overwhelmed with the new addition of hundreds of small animals, something no one could really be prepared for, especially not a shelter that usually houses only dogs and cats.

Officers reported an odor of ammonia, likely coming from accumulated animal waste. An individual living nearby stated that they hadn’t seen anybody enter or leave the store in about a week. Please make sure the people allegedly responsible for neglecting hundreds of animals are punished to the fullest extent of the law. This is criminal neglect and falls under Kentucky’s legal designation of cruelty to animals in the second degree.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Karsten Paulick

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6 Comments

  1. kay allan says:

    I REALLY HOPE THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE MADE TO SUFFER FOR THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE TO HELPLESS CREATURES, BUT ARE ALSO NEVER ALLOWED TO OWN OR OPEN A PET SHOP AGAIN, WHAT EVER THE EXCUSE I NEVER WANT TO HEAR IT, SICK BASTARDS.

  2. Doris Khong says:

    This serves as a GENTLE REMINDER for HUMANS to BE KIND, THINK RIGHT and DO GOOD!!! Always REMEMBER that GOD IS WATCHING and that KARMA does exist as What Goes Around Comes Around!!! Blessings to ALL THOSE KIND SOULS who are ALWAYS there to SUPPORT and to VOICE for all the voiceless, helpless ANIMALS that were created for us to respect, to love, to care and to protect them and NOT otherwise!!! Let there be LOVE and PEACE on earth so that every living being can live peacefully thus happily!!! PLEASE LOVE ALL ANIMALS and EVERY LIVING BEING; and you will be blessed abundantly!!!

  3. KatWrangler says:

    I PERSONALLY believe that anyone who thinks that animal life does not matter, and they do not suffer pain and fear, doesn’t deserve the oxygen, space, and food, water, and space on the Earth.

  4. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    “Ye must not only have kind and merciful feelings for mankind, but ye should also exercise the utmost kindness towards every living creature.
    The physical sensibilities and instincts are common to animal and man.
    Man is, however, negligent of this reality and imagines that sensibility is peculiar to mankind, therefore he practices cruelty to the animal…..
    In reality what difference is there in physical sensations! Sensibility is the same whether you harm man or animal: there is no difference. Nay, rather, cruelty to the animal is more painful because man has a tongue and he sighs, complains and groans when he receives an injury and complains to the government and the government protects him from cruelty; but the poor animal cannot speak, it can neither show its suffering nor is it able to appeal to the government.
    If it is harmed a thousand times by man it is not able to defend itself in words nor can it seek justice or retaliate…..
    Therefore one must be very considerate towards animals and show greater kindness to them than to man…. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent; unquestionably one must be more kind and merciful to the innocent”. Baha’i Faith Writings
    God bless the Humane Society for stepping up to assist these precious critters. Please find these perpetrators and give them a jail sentence of one year per abandoned animal!

  5. Jaime Perez says:

    What monsters to let these poor little animals suffer. It’s a good thing someone reported this. The name and state say it all… backwards hicks, animals mean nothing to them.

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Hope the piece of sh!ts get starved to death❗️😠
    Signed & Shared😡

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