Leashed Dog Reportedly Shot by Neighborhood Teens Deserves Justice

Target: Robert Wilters, Baldwin County District Attorney, Alabama

Goal: Seek the harshest possible punishment for teens accused of shooting a dog using a stolen shotgun.

Three teens reportedly approached a woman walking her two dogs in her yard and without explanation opened fire on one of her pets using a stolen shotgun. The injured dog, named Major, died shortly afterward. This is an unbelievable and shocking act of cruelty, and this dog deserves justice.

The reasons behind the dog’s alleged shooting are not known at this time, although it is known that the three boys stole the weapon used from a home, along with a rifle. The woman had questioned the boys when she had seen them wandering the area with the weapon, before she claimed that they opened fire. Both of the owner’s dogs were leashed at the time and standing close to her, so it is remarkable that only the one dog was injured, considering the proximity of the shotgun blast.

All three teens now face animal cruelty charges, but due to their ages they may not be tried as adults and may receive a more lenient sentence. Given the cold and heartless behavior they allegedly demonstrated, we must demand that they be given the harshest possible penalty and that these boys be given psychiatric evaluations, if found guilty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear District Attorney Wilters,

A dog was allegedly shot and killed in front of his owner in a shocking case of animal cruelty. According to the dog’s owner, she was approached by three teens, one of whom was carrying a stolen shotgun. Without explanation, the oldest teen reportedly opened fire, fatally wounding the dog. The dog’s owner and another animal were standing nearby, and it is fortunate that they were not wounded as well.

This is a shocking act of cruelty that must be taken seriously. Given the heartless nature of this crime, we demand that you seek the most severe penalty under law in spite of the ages of the suspects, if they are found guilty. We also ask that they be given appropriate mental health screenings and treatment to prevent future acts of violence against animals or people.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jacqueline Reed

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15 Comments

  1. IF YOU CAN FIRE A GUN TO INFLICT MURDER YOU ARE AN ADULT THINKER AND MUST BE TRIED AS AN ADULT—SUPPOSE THEY HAS HIT THIS POOR WOMAN IN HER OWN YARD—THE LAW ENFORCEMENT /POLICE/AUTHORITIES ARE GIVING ABUSERS MORE POWER TO HURT/MURDER DOGS AND IT TRANSGRESSED TO MURDER OF PEOPLE —-POWER CONTROL AT AN EARLY STAGE WILL AND MUST LEAD TO MURDER IN THE FUTURE—SO POLICE/JUDGES TEACH THESE ADULT KIDS A LESSON —GIVE THEM LONG TIME IN JAIL…THIS POOR DOG DESERVE JUSTICE!

  2. Mrs J V Cañez says:

    If they can walk up and shoot and kill this poor dog for doing nothing what do you think they will do to a human being? These kids are not kids any longer when holding a gun and knowing what they’re doing is completely wrong they took a life regardless if it was a dog it doesn’t matter a life is a life they shot that gun knowingly what would happen they are not scared of the justice system because are justice system is broken and needs to be fixed we need strong punishment in all animal cruelty cases you need to send a strong message saying we will not stand for this I don’t care how old they are! old enough to steal they knew that was wrong old enough to shoot and kill a defenseless dog you slap these kids on the hand what are you telling them in the future it’s okay to kill? you’re sending a wrong message if you allow them to get off. CRIMES DESERVES PUNISHMENT!! JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED!!

  3. WHAT THE HELL!!!! THESE PUNKS MUST BE CAUGHT AND SEVERELY PUNISHED. THAT MEANS NO SLAP ON THE WRIST!!!PUNISH THESE SICKOS BY JAILING THEM FOR AT LEAST A YEAR(IF THEY CAN SHOOT TO KILL THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BE SEVERELY PUNISHED FOR THEIR CRUEL ACTIONS), BAN THEM FROM EVER HAVING OR OWNING A FIRE ARM,PERMIT OR LICENSE, BANNED FROM EVER HAVING ORE BEING AROUND ANIMALS, FINE THEM A HUGE FINE AND DEMAND THAT THEY ALL GET PSYCHIATRIC COUNSELING AS THEY ARE MORE THAN JUST SICK!!

    GET A GOOD ATTORNEY AND IF YOU NEED ONE CALL ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE, BEST FRIENDS & LEXUS PROJECT. GOOD LUCK IN MAKING SURE THESE MONSTERS GET THEIR SEVERE PUNISHMENT AND YOUR DOG RIP AND GETS JUSTICE FOR HIS HORRIFIC AND UNNECESSARY MURDER BY THESE THUGS.

  4. masayuki tanaka says:

    Cut off their dicks and force them to eat it, now that’s a fun punishment!!

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