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.

PETITION LETTER:

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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Naomimonster

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231 Comments

  1. Your pet is part of the family. How selfless to leave it alone in the home by itself for what was going to be a week. Dogs feel abandoned and they can get mental issues from being alone with no contact. Look at how humans handled 2020 with covid and maybe you will understand a little more how a dog feels. They can’t pick up the phone and call Grandma. What a terrible example he set by leaving a dog all alone in a home. At least let a friend or relative take him in!! Snowflake deserves soooo much better.

  2. Ted Cruz is not only an unbelievable piece of garbage that thinks that only the Republican Party has the ability to run this country. To think that he left not just the people of his state in the frozen area’s he calls home but to leave his family pet alone with no way of keeping warm is a total disgrace for anyone out there to do this but this rich bitch asshole should have to have to live like he left his dog to suffer these conditions. Just think he was supposed to be out of town for almost a freaking week, but once he was called out on it they came home. He should have to surrender this beautiful animal and let someone else take over the care. We can almost be sure that the dog will be treated a lot better.

  3. Shelly Blaze says:

    DISGUSTING WHITE SUPREMACIST PRIVILEGED MALE FAILURE-CULT FOLLOWING EVIL VILE UGLY AND SOULLESS WASTE OF AIR.

  4. Carolyn Long says:

    Go back to Mexico and stay there. We’ve all had enough of you!

    • @Carolyn Long… Amen to that! It’s real simple for the people in Texas. STOP voting for this POS! You all know he’s as corrupt as they come. He doesn’t give a crap about any of you! The whole state of Texas SUCKS! Get out while you can.

  5. Douchebag. I want him to step up, admit he was wrong and donate a ton of money to the local shelters.

  6. Ashamed to be human says:

    Kick the scum-bag out, he doesn’t deserve any privileges. Nor do the rest of his family, they’re just as guilty. They should also be banned from owning animals because clearly they don’t give a s***.

  7. This pup was not abandoned. He was being cared for by the security guard and neighbors confirmed the power came on the day the Cruz’s left. We should be focusing on real animal cruelty cases. There are sadly plenty of those.

    • I agreee. But this house had NO HEAT. Below 20 some people said. They left houses to go to indoors to get warm. Like indoor stadiums.

    • Amen Mandy, but the haters prefer to believe the lies they hear, and help spread them, sad.

    • Rosemary Lopez says:

      No security guards are not allowed to watch people’s pets

      • You all need to check the article written by Houston-based journalist Michael Hardy and stop focusing on sensationalized headlines. Hardy actually went to the house and confirmed Snowflake was never in danger. A security guard outside the house confirmed he was taking care of the dog. Again let’s focus on the real cases of appalling animal cruelty.

        • You are an idiot to think a security guard is taking car of a dog – give it a rest – he has the money – take the dog to a reputable boarding facility come on folks – the man is a total arse

          • I love how you resort to insults. I would encourage you to use an iota of common sense and realize that boarding facilities were also freezing. No business was prepared for this extreme weather. In addition, every boarding facility I have ever spoken to does not have people who stay there at night so the animals are alone. It’s the reason I never board my dogs.

      • LMAO, where did you come up with that one Rosemary?

  8. He abandoned everybody. So irresponsible.

  9. Hi sweet Teddy Teddy, though I don’t live in Texas but I have a friend who lives in Austin and I ache for all of all the living things in your state. I’d suggest that you get ready to put your daughters in the public schools or get the fuck out of there. Try explaining to your sweet daughters why you’re a fucking asshole who doesn’t think of all the people you have been sworn to work for and why you left Snowflake behind. That is unexcusable. Think VERY hard right now about how you are going to own up to your accountability and to set things right from now on. We’re waiting for your heartfelt apology, Teddy, we’re watching your every move.🤬

  10. Another lying POS who only cares about himself. He needs to be punished severely for leaving the dog alone in the cold. IMO

  11. Michelle Stewart says:

    That bastard must be charged with animal cruelty. The dog and any other animals must be removed from the property. He must be banned for life of owning or going near any animals ever again. He must not get away with this. He deserves to spend years behind bars with no early parole, and pay a $500,000 fine

    • Do you understand that millions of homes where pets lived were freezing cold during this time? So should every pet owner in each of those homes have their pets confiscated and be charged with animal cruelty?
      Please read the article by Houston-based journalist Michael Hardy who actually visited the Cruz’s home. He confirmed the security guard said he was taking care of the dog and neighbors told him the power came back on the night the Cruz’s left. Stop focusing on sensationalized headlines.
      This is the first animal cruelty petition I have not signed because it’s nonsense and we’re should be focusing on the real cases of which there are sadly plenty.

  12. This is horrendous and evil. My dogs are my children and during really tough times financially, I have always put them first, ensuring they have the best of everything and I go without. To leave them behind on any vacation is unforgivable. He must be held accountable!

  13. This petition is based on a LIE. Now I feel I have to check every petition before I sign it. Don’t let your political hate hurt the chances for REAL change to happen, and for REAL causes! On Feb. 19, 2021, Hardy published an article for Intelligencer that provided a few more details about Snowflake’s care. While the title of this article suggested that Cruz “abandoned” his dog Snowflake, Hardy reported that he talked to a security guard at the home who informed him that he was taking care of the dog while Cruz was away.

    • Thank you M Shannon, the political hate, and lies are despicable, and I’m glad more people are calling it out.

      • Kristine, I’m also grateful for those calling out this false crap? These lies, and these haters ruin all the good and truthful petitions that are actually about helping animals, not trying to take out someone based on their political affiliation!

    • This is not a lie and I can’t believe you are defending leaving a dog in the freezing cold alone is okay. Even if the security guard is coming to feed it. Leave the politics out of it and have some compassion.

      • C. Woods, did it ever occur to you that the dog was being cared for? I don’t think that Senator Cruz is living below poverty level, so can you say for certainty that he had no power, that he had no back up generator, that the dog was in fact in any duress? Were you there to witness this first hand? Or are you basing this on something you read?

  14. Pamela Kelly says:

    He is an embarrassment to his state. Always spreading lies. Time for him to get a new job

  15. Julia Edinger says:

    This petition is based on a LIE. Now I feel I have to check every petition before I sign it. Don’t let your political hate hurt the chances for REAL change to happen, and for REAL causes! On Feb. 19, 2021, Hardy published an article for Intelligencer that provided a few more details about Snowflake’s care. While the title of this article suggested that Cruz “abandoned” his dog Snowflake, Hardy reported that he talked to a security guard at the home who informed him that he was taking care of the dog while Cruz was away

    • Oh just stop. The dog was left alone. Leave politics out of it and defend the poor helpless animal who was left alone in a freezing cold house. If this was a Democratic Senator you would be livid .

      • If this was a Democratic Senator, no one would have ever heard one word about anything and you know it!

      • No I would not be attacking a Democrat politician either. Please read the article by Houston-based journalist Michael Hardy who actually visited the Cruz’s home. He confirmed the security guard said he was taking care of the dog and neighbors told him the power came back on the night the Cruz’s left. Stop focusing on sensationalized headlines.
        This is the first animal cruelty petition I have not signed because it’s nonsense and we’re should be focusing on the real cases of which there are sadly plenty.

  16. You vile lousy piece of stinking SHIT.
    NEVER let this man keep ANY animal again…WHO the fuck does he think he is hey????
    Take all pets from that household now.
    Hope ya rot in a freezing place alone….bastard

    • Seriously! Are you able to comprehend that every house without power was freezing? So should all those pet owners have their animals confiscated? Please read the article by Houston-based journalist Michael Hardy who actually visited the Cruz’s home. He confirmed the security guard said he was taking care of the dog and neighbors told him the power came back on the night the Cruz’s left. Stop focusing on sensationalized headlines.
      This is the first animal cruelty petition I have not signed because it’s nonsense and we’re should be focusing on the real cases of which there are sadly plenty.

  17. Nancy Chiodo says:

    This subhuman deserves nothing but the finest prison, no blankets, no heat, no outside contact, after which he is forced to donate for life to an animal rescue. Take this poor, abused dog away & never let him near another animal again. He has no conscience & is bereft of a soul.

    • Please read the article by Houston-based journalist Michael Hardy who actually visited the Cruz’s home. He confirmed the security guard said he was taking care of the dog and neighbors told him the power came back on the night the Cruz’s left. Stop focusing on sensationalized headlines.
      This is the first animal cruelty petition I have not signed because it’s nonsense and we’re should be focusing on the real cases of which there are sadly plenty.

  18. This is the dumbest thing I have seen on this site. I thought this was to help animals not a political hit squad. Lost a lot of credibility with this BS.

    • SORRY JEAN. THIS IS DEFINITELY A SITE TO HELP ANIMALS. THE MOTHER FUCKER CRUZ HAS AN ANIMAL THAT HE LEFT IN THE FREEZING HOUSE. THAT IS ANIMAL ABUSE AND NEGLECT. HE IS NO DIFFERENT THAN ANOTHER SCRUMBAG LEAVING THEIR FAMILY PET{MEMBER} TO DIE; AND US ANIMAL LOVERS SIGNING THE PETITION TO DENOUNCE HIM OR HER.

    • It is Jean. Leave politics out of it. Cruz left his dog alone in a freezing cold house. Even if he had the security guard to come feed him it’s NOT ok. I thought you all were animal lovers? I guess not .

      • Seriously! Do you people not comprehend that every home without power was freezing? I’m sure the majority of those homeowners had pets too. Please read the article by Houston-based journalist Michael Hardy who actually visited the Cruz’s home. He confirmed the security guard said he was taking care of the dog and neighbors told him the power came back on the night the Cruz’s left. Stop focusing on sensationalized headlines.
        This is the first animal cruelty petition I have not signed because it’s nonsense and we’re should be focusing on the real cases of which there are sadly plenty.

  19. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    CRUZ LEFT TEXANS TO HANG IN THE WIND. FACT. IF HE WASN’T CAUGHT TRYING TO FLEE TO MEXICO, HE WOULD HAVE STAYED UNTIL POWER WAS RESTORED. FACT.

    • FACTS never lie … this is the essence of his pathetic being. Those who have no compassion for animals can not ever have compassion for humans … and that is the essence of public service.

      • Vera, FACTS never lie, but people do all the time! Unless you were at his house and observed his dog suffering, you have no idea if there is any truth to this story. You have just chosen to believe it. Just like the bogus 4 year Russian collusion crap that cost us tax payers millions!

    • Hey Evan, you must have an extremely high opinion of Senator Cruz. If he were home the entire time, he could have stopped Texas from the freezing weather, and there would have been no power outages, right?
      Honestly, I don’t think if he had been here, I would have been any warmer in my house while the power was out. FACT.

  20. What an asshole and he is representing his state. Poor Snowflake should be taken away from this family. Obviously they don’t love Snowflake unconditionally. People like Ted Cruz don’t appreciate the love this dog has given them. What a disgrace and disgusting human being he is. I am sick. I prayer for Snowflake. Poor fur baby.

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