Target: Chief of Police Frank Fernandez and the Hollywood Police Department
Goal: Thank police department for arresting a man who strapped fireworks to his dog
A forty-one year old Hispanic man from Hollywood, CA was suspected of strapping fireworks to his pet pitbull’s legs and lighting them on fire before abandoning the injured dog in an alleyway to suffer all alone. Earlier this week, he was finally identified and charged for the crime he committed.
The man was identified as Carlos E. Duarte, and he was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty for the stunt that he pulled on Independence Day, which left the poor animal with severe burns all over the back of its body. The canine suffered severe burns to its legs, paws, and stomach area. The police were able to identify the man and his car through surveillance camera footage showing him abandoning his dog in the dark alleyway.
A person found the dog in the alley and brought it to an animal hospital where it was cared for and nursed back to health. Los Angeles Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Task Force worked hard to find him and charge him for what he did. The canine was determined to be 3 years old and was nicknamed “Indy.” Luckily, Indy has made a full recovery and is now in training to become a therapy dog. Please sign this petition to thank the chief of police and his department for saving Indy and putting Duarte in jail.
Dear Chief of Police Frank Fernandez and the Hollywood Police Department,
Indy the pitbull experienced something that no canine should have ever experienced. His body was strapped to explosive fireworks, lit on fire, and then left in an alleyway to die. This incident was beyond cruel. To know that an adult male did this on purpose makes us sick to our stomach.
Thank you, Chief of Police and the rest of the Hollywood Police department for all of your help in finding this man. He deserves to be punished for the crimes that he committed against Indy. If he was capable of hurting a canine in this manner, then he was capable of doing a lot more harm to himself and others.
Please make sure that he serves time for what he has done and is put into a program to teach him that animal abuse is wrong. This act was cruel and vicious and should never happen again.
[Your Name Here]
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