Target: Broward Sheriff Scott Israel
Goal: Condemn man for shooting and killing his neighbor’s dog
A man in Dania Beach, Florida recently shot and killed his neighbor’s pet dog. After shooting the dog, Franklin Davis drove the animal, still alive, to a trash bin a short distance away. The one-year-old pit bull died before being found by his owner. This senseless act of violence toward an animal should not be tolerated. We must urge authorities to prosecute this abhorrent act of animal cruelty to the fullest extent of the law.
Gerald Wise, the owner of the dog, was out looking for his beloved pit bull, Diesel, who had gone missing over the weekend when he heard two shots being fired. He later discovered that the shots he heard were those of his dog being shot to death by his neighbor, Franklin Davis. According to Davis, he shot the dog to defend his daughter. However, rather than finding medical assistance for the injured animal or reporting the incident to the authorities he dumped the poor dog in the trash. The dog was left to slowly die before being found
Diesel was a beloved family pet. He was not an aggressive animal and according to his owner, “would not hurt a flea”. Franklin Davis, 51 was arrested after the incident was reported. He was charged with animal cruelty and the unlawful discharge of a firearm, and is currently out on bail. We must tell authorities to prosecute this act of cruelty to the full extent of the law.
Dear Sheriff Scott Israel:
In a barbaric act of cruelty, Franklin Davis recently shot and killed his neighbor’s dog, Diesel. Instead of obtaining medical attention for the injured dog he threw the animal in the trash and left it to die. The dog was alive when he was left in the trash, but unfortunately died before he was found. Diesel was a beloved family pet with no history of aggression. Mr. Davis stated that he was protecting his daughter from the dog, but this claim is not supported by the facts.
The dog’s family has been deeply saddened by his loss. This type of unprovoked violence toward animals must not be tolerated. We must treat crimes such as this seriously. I am writing to encourage you to make sure that Franklin Davis is prosecuted to the full extent of the law for this cruel and inhumane act.
[Your Name Here]
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