Justice for Dogs Forced to Live in Freezing Barn

Target: Joseph Foster, Attorney General of New Hampshire

Goal: Prosecute woman charged with forcing 22 dogs to live in freezing barn.

A New Hampshire woman has been charged with 22 counts of animal cruelty, one for each German shepherd reportedly found living in a freezing cold barn with no heat or fresh water. Thankfully, the dogs were still alive when they were discovered by the Alexandria police; owner Jennifer Choate had previously been charged with the deaths of 36 dogs in two fires on her Bristol property.

It is horrifying to think that a woman who reportedly let so many dogs die in the past would still be allowed to own others, especially given the conditions in which the dogs were forced to live. Nine other dogs were seized from the property as well, with all 31 dogs headed for the ASPCA to be evaluated and cared for. Choate is due to appear in court at the end of this month for the Bristol charges, and in February for the Alexandria charges.

This woman must not be let off lightly for her alleged crime. She has been charged with grave animal cruelty on multiple occasions; she must not only be made to face justice, but prohibited from owning any more dogs. Sign this petition to demand justice for the dogs who died as well as the ones found freezing in the barn.


Dear Attorney General Foster,

A woman has been charged twice for animal cruelty within the past year, the most recent incident involving 22 dogs found freezing in the barn of her Alexandria property. Thankfully, the dogs have all been rescued and are still alive, but the 36 dogs on her Bristol property were not so lucky, perishing in twin fires. Jennifer Choate is due to appear in court this month and next for both sets of charges.

You must ensure that Choate does not walk away from this with merely a fine or a slap on the wrist. She has been charged with repeated acts of neglect and cruelty, one of which cost many innocent dogs their lives, and she must be punished to the full extent of the law. Furthermore, she must not be allowed to own any more animals. Every dog who has been a victim of her alleged crimes deserves justice.


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Photo Credit: Garry Knight

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  1. Maureen Garney says:

    She should not be allowed to own any more animals.

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