Justice for Pregnant Dog Left to Die in a Ditch

Target: Jason A. Simmons, Chief of Police, Alton, Illinois Police Department

Goal: Find and punish person who abandoned a pregnant and suffering dog.

Police are looking for the owner of a dog who was found in a ditch heavily pregnant and with a severe infection. The pit bull, now named April, was originally brought in to Hope Animal Rescues, barely alive and unable to move. According to the person who found her, April reeked of infection and was on death’s doorstep.

Staff at Hope Animal Rescues cancelled their morning of surgeries to perform an emergency c-section on April. Unfortunately, all of her puppies were dead. Veterinarians suspect that she had been trying to give birth for two days, but was unable to. According to Jackie Spiker, co-founder of the rescue, the decomposing bodies of the puppies who had died inside of her had caused April to get sepsis.

Thankfully, April pulled through after the surgery. She had to recover from a heart condition brought on by the stress and required additional surgeries to repair lesions inside of her body.

Another local rescue saw the story on Facebook and contacted Spiker with information on the dog’s owner. Apparently, the owner was seeking an emergency c-section, but the rescue only agreed to do it if the dog was sterilized afterward to prevent another pregnancy. The owner, now identified as Stephanie Watson, allegedly declined and allowed the dog to continue to try to give birth for days before finally abandoning her.

Denying an animal veterinary care is a crime in the state of Illinois. Not only was this a crime, but a heartless act of cruelty to allow a dog to suffer for days before abandonment. Sign the petition below to demand that the person responsible is found and charged in order to protect more dogs from the same treatment.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Simmons,

A dog was recently found in a ditch, pregnant and suffering from sepsis so severe that she was immobilized. According to a local animal rescue, the dog was likely abandoned after the owner declined a c-section because it would mean that the dog would need to be sterilized.

This cruel abandonment was not only heartless, but illegal. In order to ensure no more dogs are subjected to the same treatment, the person responsible must be punished. We, the undersigned, ask you to dedicate extra resources to finding and charging the person responsible.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Hope Animal Rescues

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24 Comments

  1. tra tukey says:

    Just money hungry evil witch…want more puppies /more blood money at the life of this poor dog…throw this woman/man in jail for neglect.

  2. Dear Mr. Jason A. Simmons, Chief of Police, Alton, Illinois Police Department

    You must push your county attnoreyto punish Stephanie Watson who abandoned a pregnant and suffering dog.
    You must realize that this person is a cold and heartless person and should never be allowed to own another animal. And must have the severest punishment possible because she is so callous. And if Ms. Watson has children they should be removed from her home permantly so as not to rasise children with the same mindset as their mother.
    Mr. Simmons, we animal lovers are watching you from all over the country.
    Remember this poor innocent dog did nothing except get pregnant at Ms.Watson’s hand.
    Thank you
    Love and Peace to all the animals of the world

  3. ANYTIME A HELPLESS AND DEFENSELESS ANIMAL IS HURT, ABUSED OR KILLED THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE SHOULD BE FOUND SIMPLY BECAUSE THIS PERSON IS DANGEROUS TO SOCIETY! ANYTIME SOMEBODY HURTS, ABUSES OR KILLS AN ANIMAL IT MEANS THERE IS AN ABUSER OR KILLER SOMEWHERE! IF A PERSON CAN HURT, ABUSE OR KILL AN ANIMAL WHAT MAKES YOU THINK IT WILL NOT BE DONE TO AN ADULT OR CHILD! I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT A PERSON WHO IS SICK & HEARTLESS ENOUGH TO ABUSE AN ANIMAL WILL DO THE SAME TO A HUMAN! TO HURT AN ANIMAL IS INHU8, RUTHLESS,INSENSITIVE & INCONSIDERATE! THEY LACK LOVE & COMPASSION IN THEIR HEARTS! THEIR HEARTS ARE COLD AS ICE & HARD AS STONE! DEFINITELY YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT A PERSON’S CHARACTER IN HOW THEY TREAT ANIMALS! SHAME ON THOSE WHO TURN & IGNORE THE CRIES OF AN ANIMAL! EVERY ANIMAL HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE JUST AS MUCH AS A HUMAN!

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    This dumb fcktard Cretin c•unt needs to be bitch slapped all the way out to planet Pluto❗️😠
    Signed & Shared😡

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