Justice for Dogs Allegedly Poisoned, Doused with Acid and Mutilated

Target: John Mullen, City Attorney of Oceanside, California

Goal: Seek the maximum possible penalty for man who allegedly poisoned and maimed his neighbors’ dogs.

A man allegedly poisoned and maimed his neighbors’ dogs by dousing them in acid and even gouging one dog’s eye out. The acid left the poor animals with burns on their faces and bodies. Police believe that David Herbert went to his next-door neighbors’ home and mutilated the two huskies. He’d reportedly been torturing the animals and their owners for a period of months.

The members of the family say they suspected an intruder wanted to force them from the home because he’d been torturing them for months. On one occasion, their tires were punctured, and another time, their home was invaded and robbed. The family moved, but the dog belonging to the new tenants went missing. Police believe that Herbert attacked and killed or injured their dog as well. The DNA of at least one dog was found in David Herbert’s vehicle, police say.  Herbert was charged with animal cruelty and burglary, among other crimes. Please add your signature to the petition below to demand that this man receive the maximum possible penalty, if he is found guilty.


Dear Mr. Mullen,

A man reportedly maimed and tortured his neighbors’ dogs after dousing them in acid and gouging one dog’s eye out. When the family finally moved from the home, police say the new tenants’ dog went missing, and they believe the same man attacked it.

These innocent animals were reportedly tortured in the most heinous, disturbing way. We, the undersigned, demand that this man be given the maximum sentence possible so that no more animals are hurt.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. He is a waste of air and space. I hope he dies a slow horrible death.

  2. We need much better laws so we can get rid of jerks like that.

  3. I say pour acid in both his eyes, castrate him and cut his penis off so he can procreate. This sob doesn’t deserve to live any kind of a decent life on this earth. Let him suffer until he takes his last breath. What a rotten Mo Fo.

  4. Tina shurtleff says:

    If he did this to my animals he would not be alive anymore period. If law enforcement does not stop treating these sociopaths with Kidd gloves then we will act.

    • Diane Petrillo Diane Petrillo says:

      Right on Tina! You bet your ass we will! There’s too much hemming and hawing, just put him in front of a firing squad comprised of all of us. A real psycho who should not be allowed to live.

  5. This POS needs to be tortured then torn limb from limb, he’d better hope an animal lover never gets a hold of him!

  6. I say put this psychopath in jail for a long time —hope he get same in jail what he did to these poor dogs.

  7. Marlon Zmuda says:

    What is needed for individuals like him is a Charles Bronson type character as portrayed in “The Mechanic”.

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