Denounce Ted Cruz for Abandoning Dog in Freezing Texas Storm

Target: Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator

Goal: Take responsibility for leaving pet dog alone at freezing house in midst of winter storm.

When Senator Ted Cruz fled the freezing hell his constituents were enduring, he claimed he was only being “a good dad.” He defended against the outcry by casting himself as a selfless caretaker. Why, then, did this supposedly compassionate and warm-hearted man coldly abandon one of his defenseless “children”?

Senator Cruz and his family escaped to the heat and luxury of tropical destination Cancun in the early days of the winter storms that ravaged Texas. One member of the family was left behind, however: a small rescue dog named Snowflake. Images emerged of the canine barking and staring out the window of the dark, undeniably freezing house while his caretakers vacationed in Mexico.

Although the senator returned a day or so after he left because of the public outrage, records indicate that he initially planned to spend nearly a week away from home. Much like communities across the state, Snowflake would have been left to fend for himself for days in subzero temperatures. Although a Cruz spokesperson claimed a dog-sitter looked after the animal, other reports indicate a security guard parked outside in the frigid cold was Snowflake’s only so-called guardian.

Sign the petition below to demand Senator Cruz answer for his alleged callous cruelty.


Dear Senator Cruz,

Are you familiar with Texas Penal Code 42.092, Senator? If not, let’s elaborate. This statute deals with Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals. Specifically of interest are the following sections: “failure to provide reasonable care to an animal in the person’s custody”; “unreasonably abandons an animal in the person’s custody”; “transports or confines the animal in a cruel manner.” How does it feel to be in likely violation of state criminal law?

When you jetted off to Cancun, you did not just fiddle while Texas froze and abandon the millions of Texans who were depending on you for leadership. You also cast away the dog you once rescued and left him vulnerable to an environment you described as “freezing,” with no means for physical or emotional warmth. This animal depends on you and trusts you for everything. In many respects, Snowflake is your child. Were you being “a good Dad” by letting him suffer, or die, cold and alone?

You must own up to your actions. Stop with the excuses. Apologize and take real, meaningful steps toward safeguarding all living beings in Texas. If you cannot provide the love and care Snowflake deserves, then—much like your leadership role for Texas communities—leave him in the hands of someone who can do better.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Naomimonster



  1. Whoever got this petition going is a evil demonrat..i love Ted eay waa he cruel to his dog, what a stupid statement..

    • Darlene Reynolds says:

      Ted Cruz is, and has always been, a selfish little opportunist. There has never been a sincere bone in this little creep’s body. He blames everyone but himself. He has no more genuine concern for his wife and children than he does for his dog. He has shown what he is time and time gain. He will always choose a chance to elevate himself over his family. Ask “Ugly” Heidi, called that by trump, who Cruz couldn’t worship enough after that. Houston’s eyes are opened to what the despicable litte worm really is.

    • Lynn Warhurst says:

      What’s stupid is you denying this accusation without concrete observation. Why don’t you ask the security guard? Just because you think Cruse walks on water does not mean he actually does.

  2. The dog needs to go to a good home. ted cruz needs to go to a secure prison.

  3. I sign a lot of petitions when you see wrong but I will not be signing this one cause it just one side attacking a senator whom they dont like i seen abused and neglected animals this does not fall in that shame on you for running with this

  4. U don’t deserve any animal.What makes u think a neighbor would have checked on the pup. You r selfish and uncaring. Too bad pup can’t go anyone else. Yep,need to lose ur job. If u left a dog by itself,u would leave ur responsibility as a public official. What would have happened if the pup was dead when u got back in cold weather. U all did leave heat on in the house.

  5. Paula Morgan says:

    Ted was cold as was his family. Fortunately they have the funds to fly to a warmer climate. His dog, Snowflake? Not so fortunate. I do not condone Ted’s leaving his dog behind but there was a security guard on duty however Ted most likely didn’t remember to eave a key and instructions. Ted had to return as he was exposed thus his pooch was saved, hopefully! Ted, and all of us, need to be held accountable for our actions toward all members of our family, including our pets! Pets are people too!!!!!

  6. This vile, ugly, morbidly obese, pocked faced, mentally deranged ,evil dog abusing cretin must have the death penalty performed and nothing less!!!!! This scumbag has an atrocious reputation!

    • Street Justice – a Red Hot Poker shoved where the sun doesn’t shine – it is what the wicked subhuman deserves, evil retard

  7. Ted Cruz is a 2 faced lying POS. When the people of Texas needed him the most he abandoned them. Every man for himself is what Ted Cruz lives by. He hated Trump before he became President. Trump even said Cruz’s wife was ugly. But now because there is political gains to be had he loves Trump.
    He is the poster child for selfish and spineless. So him abandoning his dog should come as no surprise to anyone.

  8. Janet Garraghan says:

    I despise selfish, cruel and heartless human beings who couldn’t care less about the suffering of any other living creature! The US has too many ‘Me, Me, Me’s – it’s all about their rights! Selfish to the core!

  9. Carolyn Taylor says:

    Way to fly off to warm Mexico and leave behind your little doggie in a freezing environment! Then you blame your children. While Texas froze, you were having a nice, warm time in Mexico. While people, domestic animals, livestock, and zoo animals froze to death, you were warm in Mexico. When the whole state of Texas had no water to use or power to stay warm, you were in Mexico. You are a leader? When your people were suffering, you chose to go to Mexico. You chose to leave the suffering people and animals of Texas and go to Mexico. You left your little doggie in freezing temperatures while you went to Mexico. I hope you had a great time. Thanks for caring about your state of Texas. Creep.

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