Dog Allegedly Neglected and Covered in Tumors Deserves Justice

Target: Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney for Orange County, California

Goal: Demand the maximum penalty for a woman who allegedly denied veterinary care to a dog covered in over 300 tumors.

An 11-year old Boston Terrier named Pasha reportedly wandered into a Southern California hospital by herself, where she was found cowering in a chapel and covered in over 300 tumors. After the dog was sent to a clinic, veterinarians discovered that Pasha also had a severely ulcerated eye and had a rubber band embedded in her skin at the base of one of her many untreated growths.

Pasha’s owner, a woman named Mary Kay Sodaro, had apparently taken the dog to see a veterinarian in recent months but had denied to give Pasha any medical treatment in spite of the animal’s obvious suffering. She admitted to wrapping the rubber band around a golf-ball sized tumor on the dog’s jaw, in an apparent effort to treat Pasha’s condition at home.

Due to the extent of Pasha’s illness and the extreme pain she was experiencing, veterinarians decided to euthanize this poor dog.

Sodaro now faces animal cruelty charges as a result of her alleged severe negligence. Sign this petition to demand that she receive the maximum penalty under law and be prevented from owning animals in the future, if found guilty.


Dear District Attorney Rackauckas,

A dog suffering tremendously due to severe neglect wandered into a hospital and later had to be euthanized. The dog’s owner, Mary Kay Sodaro, reportedly denied veterinary treatment in the past and had resorted to “home remedies,” including wrapping a rubber band so tightly around one of the tumors that it became embedded in the dog’s skin.

There is no reason this dog had to suffer to this extent. We urge you to do what you must to ensure that she cannot cause any more harm to other living creatures. Please seek the maximum penalty under law and prevent her from owning animals in the future, if she is found guilty.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Put this bastard down. NO animals for life should be permit and checks to have a animals. If you cant afford or don’t care for them give them up to another person or animal welfare don’t abuse them they don’t deserve this. DONT HAVE ANIMALS IF YOU ABUSE IDIOTS.

  2. This stupid woman needs her head examined. You don’t self diagnose an animal, that’s what vets are for. If you can’t afford the care of an animal, then don’t have one.

  3. Why did the vet she took Pasha to, allow her to leave with Pasha? If Pasha was in such pain? Maybe if they had the good will forgo the fee to euthanize Pasha. Many times that is not the case. Pay or they allow you to walk out knowing your pet is suffering.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

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