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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228 Comments

  1. Anne-Mari Gavin says:

    THE OLNY LAW THAT WILL WORK FOR ALL ANIMAL ABUSERS WORLD WIDE…..FEED THESE ABUSERS TO THE LIONS CROCS OR SHARKS LET THE ANIMALS SORT THEM OUT PUBLICALLY….INLY WAY WE WILL STAMP OUT ALLLLL ANIMAL & CHILDREN ABUSE ONCE AND FOR ALL.

  2. Sorry can’t do it. What I know is that Ted Cruz only traveled overnight to Cancun with his daughter (to make sure she got there safely) and came back the very next day. NOT a luxury vacation for heavens sake and Snowflake was not left to suffer.

    • Uh she was left to suffer for at least a day!!!!!

    • Another lying Republican!!!! That POS Cruz was planning on staying in Cancun for a week until he got called out!! Too little too late period!

    • John McGrath says:

      He came back because Teddy got caught.

    • Yep, this one is crap. Check your posts a hell of a lot better site managers. I appreciate what you are doing but will have to look at each posting with a cynical eye from now on. Had hoped at least this place would stay out of politics. I guess not.

      • @LeAnn H. Tired of all of the LIARS on the “Right”. If you can’t handle being called out, don’t chime in.

      • Pat Crusenberry says:

        Agree. I’m very disappointed with Animal Petitions that will equate leaving a dog inside the house for a few days (not chained, not crated, not locked in a room–and with a caregiver) with the horrible acts of cruelty shown on this site. Snowflake was not abandoned in a storm as your headline blares. I always sign your petitions and respect what you do but this one diminishes your mission. This sadly is just political.

    • Nancy, he only came back the next day because he was seen at the airport and his story went public, much to his embarrassment. Woman, take your head out of the sand!

    • That was his side of the story. Sorry, I don’t believe it at all. Just trying to make his actions look justified.

    • He was planning on staying a week. He only came back because of all the pressure he got being seen at the airport! Talk about great timing, give me a break. He not only left his pet, he abandoned his state when they needed him!!

    • The dog should not have been left alone, period!!! SO where did it shit and piss if it was only left for one day????? No wonder I have no use for most human shit. They only give a damn about their own stupid species and don’t give a shit about non human animals. GO fuck off.

      • Elizabeth Hailey says:

        Snowflake had Ted Cruz’s staff watching the pup. He didn’t leave his dog alone. All he did was go on vacation and didn’t take his dog. Most hotels don’t allow pets. So he left his dog at home with a caregiver. Like the majority of everyone who goes on vacation.

      • Ellis Toscano says:

        You kiss your mother with that mouth? You sir are no lady.

    • Sorry Nancy, did you not see the text messages that were leaked?! LOL go ahead and Google

    • Whoever got this petition going is a evil demonrat..i love Ted cruz..no eay waa he cruel to his dog, what a stupid statement..

  3. A MONSTER OR A HUMAN??? I HAVE MY DOUBT!

  4. A most unsavoury, selfish individual Ted Cruz… he must face some form of punishment for abandoning his dog in freezing conditions and he should be removed from the senate.

    • Elizabeth Hailey says:

      It’s not abandonment when he left the dog in it’s own house, cared for by staff. Better than what most people do when they go on vacation: put it in the kennel. At least this pup didn’t have to do any traveling and stayed in its own home. If simply not taking your dog on vacation (and leaving it with a caregiver) is abuse, then go after the majority of everyone who’s been on vacation. Because most hotels will not let you take a dog.

  5. Gillian Miller says:

    Apparently Cruz did not leave his dog alone, his security guard was caring for him. However, Cruz could have left him with a friend or family member. Having said that the poodle may well have been happier in familiar surroundings, we don’t know if he has been left elsewhere and been upset.

  6. You’d expect a person who is elected to protect us to do the same for his dog.

  7. Senator Cruz must answer for his callous cruelty.
    ANIMAL NEGLECT shall be treated as any human neglect. Animals SHALL NOT BE VICTIMS — and they deserve JUSTICE just like YOU and ME!

  8. Margie Smith says:

    The sub-human, Ted Cruz not only abandoned his state, during a disaster, but the rescue dog he took on to protect…he’s just like most republicians & just looked out for no.1 himself….he did not escourt his daughter to cancun…his wife was there also…again look out for no.1…remember when you go to the polls next time!!

  9. LeAnn Henderson says:

    This one is highly disappointing. The lack of fact checking has put a big dent in my trust in this site. I had hoped that, at least for all of the animals well being, this site could avoid political bias. It was supposed to be about the animals, not a way to try to play “got you” to your opposing political party. I know it can be difficult, but you have built a positive platform here. Please regain your priorities.

    • Completely agree with you!
      will not sign político stuff! ! This has gotten so out of hand ridiculous on the accusations and hatred from the left. Can this nightmare end someday soon?
      so how many vacations did Pelusha and the democrats take the last 4 years and work with Trump instead of taking care of our country in crisis lets not point the finger anyway its not Sen. Cruz’s job its governor job its funny how that works for one side but not the other… it’s a disgrace that you promoting this hate.. Iif You continued with this shame I will stop signing for animals.

  10. This is nothing but garbage political propaganda . NO I will not so g garbage political propaganda.

  11. This does not fall under real animal cruelty. Not compared to the atrocities you have on this site. This is a purely political hatchet job straight from liberal twitter and the liberal biased msm. He had someone caring for the dog. I don’t even blame him for getting out of there, he could’ve done everything he needed to do to help
    Texas online or on the phone. This political crap is out of control, mostly from liberals focusing on stupid crap (And dividing the USA even more) rather than real problems.

    • will not sign político stuff! ! This has gotten so out of hand ridiculous on the accusations and hatred from the left. Can this nightmare end someday soon?
      so how many vacations did Pelusha and the democrats take the last 4 years and work with Trump instead of taking care of our country in crisis lets not point the finger anyway its not Sen. Cruz’s job its governor job its funny how that works for one side but not the other… it’s a disgrace that you promoting this hate.. Iif You continued with this shame I will stop signing for animals.

  12. Maria Bertrand says:

    Does not deserve Snowflake or any pet!

    And agreed he was planning to stay away for at least a week.
    HEARTLESS FOR HIS DOG… NEGLECT IS CRUELTY.

  13. TED YOU’RE A CRUEL HEARTLESS ASSHOLE!!!!!!!

  14. I hope they take this dog away from this COWARD! Not only did he abandon his innocent pet, he abandoned the people in Texas!!!!

  15. Shitty senator … LOOSE HIM !!

  16. Of course it’s cruelty!!!
    WOULD YOU LEAVE A CHILD UNATTENDED IN A FROZEN HOUSE !!! WOULD THAT BE OK ?? Assholes only say it’s ok

  17. I will not sign político stuff! ! This has gotten so out of hand ridiculous on the accusations and hatred from the left. Can this nightmare end someday soon?
    so how many vacations did Pelusha and the democrats take the last 4 years and work with Trump instead of taking care of our country in crisis lets not point the finger anyway its not Sen. Cruz’s job its governor job its funny how that works for one side but not the other… it’s a disgrace that you promoting this hate.. Iif You continued with this shame I will stop signing for animals.

  18. Ted cruz needs to go to prison for about 2 or more years depending on the severity but right off the bat for abandonment 2 years at minimum. What a POS

  19. Adam Hartley says:

    Fucking bearded bubble is heartless towards people and animals. I hope the cunt gets thrown out next election.

  20. Total bullshit!!! The entire family is at fault!!! I hope the take the dog they are not worthy of having a pet!!

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