Dog Allegedly Left to Starve and Die in Freezing Temperatures Deserves Justice

Target: Gilmer County, West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney Gerald B. Hough

Goal: Give man who allegedly allowed dog to die outside in freezing temperatures without enough food harshest legal sentence.

A pet sitter allegedly starved a dog he was caring for and left the animal outside to freeze to death. Billy Richards was arrested for the crime. He needs to receive the most time in prison possible if it is discovered he committed this horrible act of animal cruelty.

According to reports, Richards told authorities that he opened the dog’s cage every other day to distribute food. Only one blanket was allegedly provided for warmth. After authorities had Richards dig up the body, police reportedly discovered that the dog was extremely thin and appeared to be malnourished.

Richards is currently being held on a $15,000 bond. Sign this petition to demand he spend the longest amount of time behind bars that the law will allow if it is found he abused this innocent animal.


Dear Prosecuting Attorney Hough,

Billy Richards was recently arrested on animal cruelty charges after it was allegedly found that a dog he was pet sitting for died outside in the freezing cold without access to an adequate amount of food. He needs to receive the strictest sentence allowed by law if he is found guilty of this heartless abuse.

Richards reportedly told authorities that he let the animal out of a cage to eat every other day and that one blanket was put inside the enclosure. Officers had Richards dig up the body in order to better observe the remains. Authorities stated that the dog looked too skinny and was likely not given enough food to survive.

Richards was arrested shortly afterwards and is now awaiting trial. For the safety of other animals in the area, I demand you suggest Richards receive the most stringent sentence possible if he is found guilty of this inexcusable animal cruelty.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ivan Bandura



  1. put this pos in the freezing cold and leave his cold heart out there see how it feels no you will not do it because he is a human … but i would love for him to be treated the same way he left this poor dog… people like you have no heart … you are not worthy of being called a human

  2. Pets are family. They give us people a reason to live. We need our loyal companions!!! With that being said this evil human needs to receive the same agony! No excuses!!

  3. Throw the library at that POS so he never sees the light of day!

  4. Send this monster to prison but don’t put him inside where he would be out of the cold but tie him up outside and oh yeah, forget to feed him as well!!!!!

  5. This monster is a pet sitter? He should never be allowed to keep pets or care for them for the rest of his life.


  7. i volunteer to foster this fpos, poor excuse of human garbage, there’s a nor’easter dumping 14″ of snow by me right now, have a big yard and tree to tie him up so he won’t get lost or run away, the least i can do for him.

  8. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law for egregious animal abuse and cruelty, BAN him from ever purchasing, owning, caring for or working with any animals ever again, and leave him locked up outside with a single blanket and inadequate food.

  9. All animal abusers globally must have the mandatory death penalty performed on them and nothing less!

  10. BR you are a vile and evil monster and you must be severely punished for what you did. RIP poor dog who died a horrific and painful death for no reason but a lazy, disgusting monster who watched him die.We the public are watching and we demand that he does jail time for at least a year, banned from ever having or being around animals and fined a huge amount to be donated to a animal agency. WE ARE WATCHING TO MAKE SURE THIS HAPPENS. You are lucky this wasn’t my dog because there isn’t a rock big enough for you to hide under.

    • OOlon – Jailed for a year you mentioned for this monster bastard Billy Richards is not long enough. The Death Penalty must be this monsters punishment. Kill it.
      RIP the precious innocent Doggy. Bless your soul.


  12. another worthless piece of crap….

    animals are helpless creatures…all abused and neglected animals should be vindicated by some spirit…the system, judges etc., are not doing enough to punish these evil humans who hurt and kill helpless living beings….animals feel pain, animals have souls…unlike these soul-less human predators….

  13. How came this POS is a pet sitter ? Is a evil shallow monster hope he will get maximum penalty !

  14. Throw billy richards out of a helicopter over a frozen deep lake. Amen, gracias

  15. This lowlife animal torturing murdering psychopathic monster bastard pos Billy Richards must be brought to Justice and jailed for life.

    I am absolutely sickened by what this lowlife monster from hell committed against an innocent and helpless Dog who this monster was suppose to be a Pet Sitter.This is atrocious and this demented and heartless Billy Richards needs to be tortured to death the same as this monster pos committed against an innocent and helpless Dog.
    This monster lowlife pos Billy Richards definately tortured the precious and innocent Dog to death because this monster is a psychopathic depraved pea size brain monster who gets this monsters thrill out of torturing an innocent and helpless Dog to death. This demented and heartless lowlife monster should die a thousand torturous deaths! Die you vile and evil monster bastard slowly.
    Com on all the animal lovers eradicate this vile and evil animal torturing murdering monster Billy Richards from the planet. Finish the evil bastard off.

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