Justice for Dog Allegedly Held Underwater by the Neck

Target: Eugene A. Vittone II, District Attorney for Washington County, Pennsylvania

Goal: Demand that the man who allegedly abused and neglected 11 animals and forced one dog’s head underwater receive the maximum penalty under law.

Eleven dogs, including three suspected wolf hybrids, were allegedly neglected and abused in a shocking case of animal cruelty. Video footage reportedly showed one dog being held under water by the scruff of the neck. Demand justice for these innocent animals.

Washington Area Humane Society police arrested Frederick Frameli after a concerned neighbor recounted the alleged abuse and neglect of his 11 animals. Video footage reportedly showed Frameli grabbing a dog by the neck and dragging the animal into a bathtub full of water. Per police, Frameli then forced the dog’s head under the water. Another incident allegedly involved Frameli violently slamming another dog onto the ground. The animals were reportedly malnourished and lived in unsanitary conditions.

The dogs were seized by the Humane Society and are recovering. The three suspected wolf hybrids were taken to the Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania. Frameli has been charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty for physical abuse, failing to provide adequate food and water, and keeping animals in unsanitary conditions. Sign below and demand that Frameli receive the maximum penalty under law, if convicted.


Dear District Attorney Vittone,

Eight dogs and three suspected wolf hybrids suffered when they were allegedly abused and neglected. The animals reportedly sustained brutal physical abuse at the hands of their owner and lived in an unsanitary environment. We demand justice for these innocent animals.

Video footage reportedly showed Frederick Frameli grabbing a dog by the neck and forcing the dog’s head into a bathtub full of water. Per a concerned neighbor, Frameli also violently slammed a different dog onto the ground. The animals were reportedly underweight and did not have access to adequate food and water. Frameli was charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty, and the animals were removed from the home.

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


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Sonja Beyer says:

    Maximum punishment and never to be allowed to keep ANY animal again!!!

  2. Maximum punishment and never to be allowed to keep ANY animal again.what is wrong with people today.our justice system is not protectining our animals at all.please change your laws and start protecting them please they deserve it .
    please start protecting them.

  3. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    Petitions like this (and many others) make me feel like I am reading about the evil un-dead, or zombies, or science fiction monsters except for the fact that these MONSTERS are REAL!!! We need Federal laws about animal abusers, LONG AGO!!!

  4. Awww, did he have a bad day and he couldn’t find a better way of taking out his anger,but his poor dogs that was there and couldn’t do anything back to him but just take it!!!! Was he a big man for doing this to all of them this P.O.S. needs more then just put in a room without any windows, put him in a hole about 15 foot deep!!!!!! NO WAY OUT ASSHAT …

  5. these fucking bastards really do need to be wiped of the face of this earth. why are they allowed to carry on all over the world just torturing killing hurting any animal they like, for pities sake the law needs to get up to date, and make them suffer badly.

  6. he’s charged with 24 counts what’s he going to get a slap on the wrist it seems humans can do anything they want hurt torture and kill innocent animals and get away with it I hope these animals were taken away from him and he can’t ever own another what’s the matter with the laws in society doesn’t anyone care about god’s creatures

  7. Cynthia Mattera says:

    What a scum bag!!!! Lock him up and throw away the key. Thank you to whomever reported this MONSTER!


  9. Punish this worthless piss poor excuse of a human the exact same way in which it hurt its dogs! It won’t abuse animals anymore that’s for shore!!

  10. PRISON TIME FOR THIS BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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