Target: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
Goal: Demand justice for dog that was starved to death in a backyard.
A dog was found dead in its backyard after having been tied up and starved to death, according to a recent article by Greenville News. The pit bull was chained to a doghouse and was so emaciated that its bones could be seen protruding from its skin. The official report on the incident states that the dog had been left with no food, and what little water it had left was frozen. So not only was the dog starved, but it was left outside in freezing temperatures.
Julio Reynerio Blandon and Brittney Shea Davis were reportedly arrested on charges of torture and ill treatment of animals, but were both released on bond. Any responsible pet owner knows that pets are a constant responsibility, and they must receive care and attention several times a day. Dogs in particular need frequent stimulation and attention; they get bored and anxious rather quickly. If you are not able to provide them with an adequate home, you should not own a pet in the first place. It doesn’t do to just tie them up and forget about them, and people who do such things should be prosecuted.
Please sign this petition to bring this case to the attention of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and urge her to help ensure that this couple be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if they are found guilty.
Dear Governor Haley,
I want to bring to your attention a horrifying case of animal abuse in South Carolina, where a dog was reportedly tied up outside its home and starved to death. Not only had the dog been left outside in freezing weather, but it had been left with no food and very little water. It was reported that the dog was so skinny that its bones were visible. The two people allegedly involved were arrested, and then released on bond.
I would like to ask that you do everything in your power to ensure that these people, if found guilty, be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As I’m sure you know, dogs require a lot of attention. They need to have their food and water constantly replenished, and they become agitated when left alone. You can’t just chain them up for long periods of time and expect them to survive.
I hope that such crimes are heavily prosecuted in South Carolina. We need to crackdown on these types of abuses all across the United States to ensure the health and well-being of all companion animals.
[Your Name Here]
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