Opossum Allegedly Trapped and Drowned Deserves Justice

Target: Donald W. Kleine, County Attorney for Douglas County, Nebraska

Goal: Demand that the man who allegedly trapped an opossum in a cage and drowned it in a trashcan receive the maximum penalty under law.

An opossum was reportedly trapped in a cage and drowned in a flooded trashcan. An employee at the ServiceMaster cleaning company is allegedly behind the shocking case of cruelty. Alison Bishop, the Manager for Corporate Communications for ServiceMaster, stated, “We take this matter seriously and are investigating it thoroughly. We do not condone any mistreatment of animals.” Demand justice for this innocent animal.

“I had tears running down my face as I was recording that. It was horrible and I’ll never get that out of mind,” said Sheryl Spain of Community Cats of Omaha. Spain recorded herself removing the cage from the flooded trashcan. The opossum was still inside and appeared dead. The gruesome video was viewed over 66,000 times on Facebook.

Jorge Artolasoliz was charged with one count of animal cruelty and has reportedly been fired from ServiceMaster. Sign below and demand that Artolasoliz receive the maximum penalty under law, if convicted.


Dear County Attorney Kleine,

An opossum suffered an agonizing death when a cleaning service employee allegedly drowned it in a trashcan. Shocking video footage showed the opossum dead in the cage, still submerged underwater. We demand justice for this poor animal.

“The reality is that drowning wild animals is a torturous death. It was a horrible death for the animal in this case and it was completely unnecessary,” stated Laura Stastny, a representative of Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. This isn’t the first animal cruelty accusation against ServiceMaster. Multiple cats have reportedly been trapped on the property, but it is unclear if they were injured.

This horrific cruelty cannot go unpunished. We demand that Artolasoliz receive the maximum penalty under law, if convicted.


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  1. Ruth Tekell says:

    Do you think people who do this stop with animals?! NO, they don’t.

  2. Daimon Evans says:

    Evil is alive and well

  3. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Hope his ass gets drowned some day soon❗️?
    Signed & Shared?

  4. Dawn Kuiper says:

    I will never understand why human beings are so cruel to helpless & defenseless animals. It breaks my heart whenever I read a story about how an animal has been abused, tortured and/or killed (murdered). We need to have stiffer laws and then actually follow through on any charges that are brought against any person(s) who is/are found guilty of any crime against an animal. For punishment I wish we could treat the offender exactly as he/she treated the poor animal. Or maybe we should find a remote island with no access off and let them suffer & die a slow death.

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