Charge Man Accused of Binding Dog’s Mouth With Rubber Bands

Target: Joyce E. Dudley, District Attorney for Santa Barbara County, California

Goal: Demand that the man who allegedly bound his dog’s rear legs and muzzle with rubber bands receive the maximum penalty under law.

A dog was reportedly bound with rubber bands and trapped under a heavy box. Firefighters rescued the dog from a house fire, during which he could have died. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

Lompoc firefighters reportedly entered Edward Kyle Joseph Fuentes Vantassel’s home in response to a devastating house fire. When they arrived, Vantassel told them that his dog, Pooh, was inside of his house on the second floor. Firefighters reportedly found Pooh trapped under a heavy box and his rear legs and muzzle were bound with rubber bands.

Pooh was freed and transported to a local veterinarian for treatment. He is expected to fully recover. Vantassel was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty. Sign below and demand that Vantassel receive the maximum penalty under law, if convicted.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear District Attorney Dudley,

A dog could have died when he was bound with rubber bands and trapped in a house during a fire. Firefighters rescued the dog just in time. We demand justice for this innocent dog.

Firefighters allegedly found Pooh trapped under a heavy box when they entered the fiery home. Reportedly bound at the muzzle and back legs, he stood no chance of saving himself from the dangerous situation. This isn’t the first time that his owner, Vantassel, has been in legal trouble. Per police, Vantassel was found waving an unloaded pistol around on the La Cumbre overpass and was charged with stalking actor Tom Cruise in 2008.

This horrific cruelty cannot go unpunished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Lompoc Police Department

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21 Comments

  1. KatWrangler says:

    Bind this POS’s legs together, duct tape his mouth shut, and save the rubber bands for a body part a bit more sensitive. Then set the room ablaze. That should get this a-hole’s attention real quick.

    This is exactly why we need a National Animal Abuser Registry.
    Just another loser POS we need to keep animals safe from.

    We’ve have had just about enough of signing to bring justice to defenseless animals. Someone, someday, is going to snap and do some Instant Karma on these monsters. I just pray they never get caught.

  2. Jaime Perez says:

    What a disgusting monster this piece of garbage is. He deserves the same treatment! Poor Pooh, I’m glad he was rescued.

  3. Eva Cantu says:

    THIS MONSTER’S LEGS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TIED AND HIS MOUTH TAPED SHUT WITH DUCT TAPE AND LEFT THERE TO BURN.

  4. THIS Brutality AND INHUMANE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY DEMAND FOR PUNISHMENT IN PRISONMENT FOR LONG PERIODS OF YEARS.BRUTALITY of INNOCENT DEFENSELESS and VOICELESS CREATURES FROM GOD IS unacceptable AND DANGEROUS IN WORLD SOCIETY. SIGNED TO END CRUELTIES OF INNOCENT DOGS. SIGNED.

  5. Czerny A. Czerny A. says:

    From his history, this POS is a walking time bomb who craves attention–why else do this to his dog only to tell the firefighters about it. It’s just a matter of time before something really bad happens. Maybe something really bad will happen to him first….

  6. Maximum penalty. The terror that this dog and others face should be felt by people who abuse them. Animals aren’t just something to own. They’re sentient beings. Treat them with the same respect you demand.

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