Dog Reportedly Shot to Death for Wandering Into Neighbor’s Yard Deserves Justice

Target: Carol Seimon, Prosecuting Attorney for Ingham County, Michigan

Goal: Demand that the man who allegedly shot his neighbor’s dog to death receive the maximum penalty possible by law.

A family dog was allegedly shot by a neighbor in a sad case of animal cruelty. The harmless pit bull died after escaping from a fenced-in yard and wandering onto the neighbor’s property. Demand justice for this innocent animal.

“Put a knot in my stomach, he could’ve avoided it, he could’ve gone inside the house and avoided it, I didn’t hear a disturbance so I can’t see why he did what he did,” stated John Kelly, a neighbor. It all started when five pit bulls broke free from their fenced-in yard, police stated, and some of them found their way onto Cory Williams’ property. Willams then reportedly shot one of the dogs, leading to the poor animal’s death. Per the owner, the pit bull was not aggressive and posed no harm to anyone.

Police charged Williams with one felony count of killing or torturing an animal and two weapons charges. Williams will face his charges at a later date. Sign below and demand that Williams receive the maximum penalty possible by law, if convicted.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prosecutor Seimon,

A pit bull was allegedly shot and killed by a neighbor in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The dog reportedly broke free from a fenced-in yard and wandered onto the neighbor’s property. We demand justice for this innocent dog.

Lansing police charged Cory Williams with one felony count of killing or torturing an animal and two weapons charges after he allegedly shot a neighbor’s dog to death. Per witnesses, five pit bulls escaped from their fenced-in yard and some of them found their way onto Williams’ property. Williams then reportedly shot one of the dogs to death. The dogs’ owner stated that the dogs are not aggressive and they would not have harmed anyone. Williams will answer for his charges at a later date.

If guilty, this man is a danger to animals and must be punished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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93 Comments

  1. i don’t agree with guns and this is a tragedy with the death of a lovely dog but …..5 pitbulls regardless of how gentle they are, should not be able to escape from a fenced in yard. I suspect these neighbours have had ongoing issues and so if that is the case that should also be addressed. Community Justice Centres deal with these sorts of things so that no one gets hurt. Neighbour rage can be lethal and should not be ignored!!!

    • lisa atkinson says:

      Have to agree with you why did the owner need 5 of them? The breed is banned here in the UK so im not to judge on them we have stupid people interbreeding to get bigger more powerful dogs although i dont agree with the neighbour shooting the dog if there are 5 of them then i think anyone would be scared the owner was irresponsible.

      • Why can’t a person have 5 dogs if they have the means to take care of them? It says right there that the dog was not aggressive and posed no harm. By the way, banning dogs because of their breed is ignorant and narrow-minded discrimination, and it is wrong, no matter who it happens to. And you ARE judging the owner based on your opinion, while disregarding the fact that his dogs were harmless. Did you consider that maybe somehow the dogs managed to get out of the yard despite the owner’s being responsible? This simply proves the point that guns don’t kill, stupid people do.

        • Jaime Perez Jaime Perez says:

          I totally agree with you.

          • Denise Devereux says:

            Sure the owner needs to ensure his animals are kept safely in his own yard, however all dogs can bite, all have teeth only the more power of the bite. Get so sick of people blaming specific breeds. Many breeds are so tortured by the Humans that own them. It is not the dog but the inbred, little dick human owner.
            Let’s remember who the monster was that pulled the trigger. He could have called animal protection or police. He had no right to kill this dog who was not doing any harm.
            He is gun happy – I hope no child throws a ball into his yard. Run for your Life.

      • I don’t think you can assume an owner is irresponsible for having 5 dogs. A friend of mine rescues unwanted dogs, usually breeds that no one else will take in and I applaud her for it. How do we know this isn’t a similar situation here ?
        I would not be able to control myself if a neighbour did this to any of my dogs.

  2. Bev Woodburn says:

    Carol Seimon, Prosecuting Attorney for Ingham County, Michigan

    I demand that the man who allegedly shot his neighbor’s dog to death receive the maximum penalty possible by law.

    A family dog was allegedly shot by a neighbor in a sad case of animal cruelty. The harmless pit bull died after escaping from a fenced-in yard and wandering onto the neighbor’s properI demand justice for this innocent animal.

  3. Melissa Sonetti says:

    Please help this family get justice for their dog.

  4. There is probably more to this story. Nothing good comes when an irresponsible owner allows five pit bulls to escape a fenced in back yard. I feel sorry for the dogs, but understand the neighbor’s concern. Perhaps this isn’t the first time the dogs have escaped and the owner didn’t heed the warning. I hold him or her just as responsible for the sad outcome.

  5. What a horrible irresponsible thing to do. . . . .This heartless moron of a person did not have to get his gun and shoot a dog. He could have given the owners time to come retrieve their dogs. This was a cold, callous CRUEL despicable thing to do.

  6. Why not just call animal control, instead of using a firearm to sadly fatally injure a dog. Our government needs to step up and take control of guns. No one should own a firearm, unless your in the police force, FBI, etc.

  7. this animal killer hangs him up
    owner of the dog is an asshole – why a wonderful animal had to die.

  8. Take the gun away from the fool since he clearly can’t be trusted to use it responsibly. Punish him as you would any felon, as he has committed a crime. Dogs get out of their yard all the time – all he had to do was call the owner. He did not have to murder this poor dog for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is a result of the mass hysteria the media has instilled in people, undeservedly, for their one-sided coverage of pit bull breed dogs, while ignoring the facts that they are mostly peaceful and harmless dogs, as the murdered dog was.

  9. Jacqueline Adams says:

    He had no right to shoot him. He only had a right to go inside and call the owner or animal control. The dog was not aggressive as he knew as a neighbor.

  10. Jaime Perez Jaime Perez says:

    This man had no right to cold bloodedly kill the dog. He could have gone about this in a better way.

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