Over 100 Animals Kept Outside in Freezing Cold Deserve Justice

Target: Colonel Ann Claire Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police

Goal: Ensure the man who allegedly abused more than 100 animals and left them living in squalor in the freezing cold face the full sentence for his crime.

More than 100 animals were rescued from a home in Exeter, Rhode Island, where they were reportedly living outside in freezing and inhumane conditions. According to officials, they found “approximately 24 dogs, several newborn puppies, as well as approximately 40 ducks, chickens and roosters, 40 rabbits and 10 goats” in “deplorable and inadequate living conditions for animals.” Their water bowls were reportedly frozen or empty when police arrived, there were feces all around the area, and the animals had mere boxes—without bedding or insulation—as shelter from the brutal winter.

This is Rhode Island’s largest animal cruelty case of the year. The suspect, 59-year-old Carlos Alves, only faces two misdemeanor charges of animal mistreatment and cruelty. These offenses carry a penalty of up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine, but it is likely that this man’s sentence will be much lighter. This is unacceptable considering the alleged neglect and cruelty with which he treated these innocent animals, who were depending on him to survive. Sign below to demand that these abused animals receive the justice they deserve, and that their alleged abuser face the maximum penalty for his actions.


Dear Colonel Assumpico,

The Exeter animal abuse case, in which over 100 animals were rescued from freezing cold and squalid conditions, is the largest animal cruelty case in the state this year. It is unacceptable for the alleged abuser not to face maximum penalties for his cruelty.

These innocent animals were kept in little more than boxes—without insulation, bedding, or basics like water they could drink—in the frigid winter. They deserve justice. I urge you to ensure that the suspect is faced with maximum charges for these despicable actions, if found guilty.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: RISPCA

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  1. Animal cruelty is a mortal sin

  2. Are you freak in kidding me 2 MISDEMENORS for over 100 animals that were exposed to chilling elements and starved. Possible a lighter sentence will be issued to this fuck tard ? I ask where is the justice in this… ANIMAL ABUSE IS ANIMAL ABUSE , hold this idiot accountable to the fullest degree of the law….ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

  3. … and I bet you that this miserable made a living off those poor things …
    He should be deported after he pays a penalty and serves a good number of years in prison … he shouldn’t be in this country but where he originally came from!

  4. Jaime Perez Jaime Perez says:

    Dirty no good POS. He deserves no mercy for what he did to these poor animals. The laws desperately need to change, because this sh*t will just go on and on. I’m glad the animals have been rescued.

  5. Kristen Johnston says:

    All animal abusers should be abused and then shot.
    Humans are assholes! And there’s way too many of them. Meanwhile animals are going extinct because of human overpopulation and destruction of the earth. I don’t know how people can do shit like that! No compassion for other beings. They’re sick and shouldn’t exist on earth!
    Would be paradise here if they didn’t!!
    No pain, no suffering.

  6. stop the madness – they do this because they can – laws need to change – now!

  7. Elaine Milbourn says:

    Looks as if once again, the law isn’t going to punish this piece of filth properly. Time for decent people to take over and show scum like this the error of his ways.


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