Success: Teen Charged with Torturing Puppy Found Guilty

Target: Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois

Goal: Applaud guilty verdict for Illinois teen charged with torturing puppy and leaving him for dead.

Damien Ingram was found guilty of animal torture eight months after slashing a puppy’s throat and leaving him for dead. Ingram claimed that the animal was sick and he intended to ‘put him out of his misery;’ thankfully, the dog survived and has made a full recovery under the care of the Humane Society.

The dog had been slashed across the throat and back prior to being stuffed in a bag and left in a ditch. It is a miracle that the animal survived. Public outcry was immediate as vets and police called it it “one of the worst cases of animal abuse [they’ve] ever seen” and remarked on how it was “something you would never expect to see.” Petitions such as this one on ForceChange demanded justice for the innocent dog and immediate punishment for the teen.

It is a sad thing that animal cruelty continues to run rampant despite the best efforts to tighten the laws and enforce stronger punishments, but when one of those stronger punishments is enforced properly, it can still be considered a victory. Sign this petition to thank Illinois’ court for handing down the deserved verdict.


Dear Attorney General Madigan,

Eight months after mutilating a puppy and leaving him tied up in a bag to die in a ditch, Damien Ingram has finally been found guilty of animal torture and aggravated cruelty. Though the dog ultimately survived, vets and police called the incident “one of the worst cases of animal abuse [they’ve] ever seen.’

With animal abuse still running rampant, all guilty verdicts handed down to the abusers are welcome. It is sad that people continue to commit such acts despite the best efforts to put an end to it, but it is comforting to know that the justice system will do the right thing and punish the culprits as severely as they deserve. Thank you for helping to ensure that Ingram faces justice for his actions.


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Photo Credit: Henry County Humane Society

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  1. I WOULDN’T be upset if an inmate succeeds at what he tried to do to that puppy.

  2. God forgive me. But this is exactly why I have a hard time praying for another human being or crying when another human being gets killed no matter how and regardless of age because humans can be true pieces of shit. Animals are the innocent, humans do not equal innocence, PERIOD! ANIMALS > HUMANS!!!

  3. The punishment SHOULD BE slashing this piece of vile excrement’s throat and tossing the worthless carcass into a trash heap where it belongs.

  4. he wanted to torture a puppy what kind of family did he come from I hope he got significant amount of jail time the evil the evil piece ofcrap

  5. Beat this cunt to death

  6. Agree all comments

  7. Linda York says:

    Thank you Illinois for finding this person guilty and getting the punishment he deserved. Too many times these horrible animal abusers on get a slap on the wrist. Thank you for taking a stand against animal abuse.

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