Puppy Reportedly Locked in Car With Mouth Taped Shut While Owners Went Shopping Deserves Justice

Target: Florida State Attorney of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Amira D. Fox

Goal: Justly punish people who reportedly left puppy inside car with mouth taped shut while they went shopping at Walmart.

A 9-week-old great Pyrenees was allegedly rescued after being found inside a car with the animal’s mouth taped shut. Jaelen Anthony Barge and Allison Marie Sweck were later arrested for the reported incident. They need to receive a harsh legal sentence and not be allowed to have pets if these allegations are found to be true.

According to reports, a training lead had been taped around the puppy’s mouth for the purpose of making sure no biting took place. However, these types of leads are specifically designed to keep an animal from pulling during a walk, and not to be employed in the way it was allegedly used. Witnesses called police after they reportedly noticed mucus profusely dripping from the dog’s nose and mouth. It was also said that there was a second dog in the vehicle. Someone allegedly tried to give them water. However, Sweck reportedly told witnesses to get away from her pets.

The suspects were both arrested for animal cruelty, and the puppy is now in the care of Lee County Domestic Animal Services. It is not known what happened to the other dog. Sign this petition to demand Sweck and Barge receive a prison sentence and to further insist they have both animals taken away if they are found guilty of this crime.


Dear State Attorney Fox,

Jaelen Anthony Barge and Allison Marie Sweck were arrested for allegedly taping their puppy’s mouth shut and leaving the animal inside the car while they went to Walmart. It is important that they be required to spend time in prison and be banned from having pets if they are found guilty, to better ensure other animals will not endure the same fate.

Authorities were called after witnesses stated that the puppy’s jaws were taped so tightly, mucus was dripping nonstop from the nose and mouth. Police brought the puppy to Lee County Domestic Animal Services. They stated that the owners had taped a training lead around the mouth to keep the animal from biting, even though these types of leads should only be used to hinder an animal from pulling on a walk. Another dog was also allegedly found inside the car, but it is not known whether this animal was taken by authorities or was possibly released to another family member.

For these reasons, we demand you seek a prison sentence for Barge and Sweck if it is discovered they committed this crime and that you further tell the courts that if they think taping a puppy’s mouth shut is a proper training method, they should not be allowed to have pets.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office


  1. Carol Musante says:

    No animals mouth should ever be taped shut. First of all you had these poor dogs locked in a car in the heat. Second of all what you did to that puppy is animal abuse. If they were afraid they would bite someone then you leave the dogs home. These ppl should not be allowed to keep the dogs and never be allowed to have another pet again. They’re clearly abusers. #stopanimalabuse

  2. Catherine Emerson says:

    I would gladly serve time for hurting those sick abusers

  3. eleanor dunkavich says:

    chop their hands off and leave them in a car locked

  4. Jaelen Anthony Barge and Allison Marie Sweck Are evil subhiman scum that have bo place in this world. I hope an animal vigilante does to them what they really deserve.

  5. Agree all comments tape this fuckers mouth and nose up. People should not be able t own animals for life.

  6. What asinine people. They should have their entire face taped up and left in a car and see how they like it he’ll freaking dumb and sick do I have to be to do that

  7. These fucking idiots should be killed!

  8. Pamela Chattergoon says:

    Glad I wasn’t there or I would be in jail for choking that person with the leash.

  9. Yep…the human race needs to be reprogrammed …. Taping a the babies’ mouth, leaving this pup in the car while going shopping. Priorites and mindsets are totally twisted. Sick beyond words.

  10. Of course they were shopping at walmart … because this is what walmart shoppers due … these dumbasses have no place on Mother Earth.

  11. Absoultly disgusting people. Jail them!!!! Hope they never ever get to own any kind of animal again. Jail jail jail time!!!!!

  12. Debbie Burr says:

    I no longer can comprehend that a ‘human,’ would do this. It has to be a monster.
    I wish I could handle these scums my own way. I am so angry. STATE OF FLORIDA!!! HELLO!! STEP UP!


  13. Joyce Scarborough says:

    These 2 are absolutely IGNORANT when it comes to dogs! I guess they haven’t a clue that dogs pant & they are totally ignorant to the fact that they pant using their mouths!!!

    They both should have the dogs taken from them & charged with FELONY ANIMAL ABUSE!
    Last step..put both of them in jail with tape around their mouths AND nose, along with tying their hands so they can’t remove the tape. See how long they survive!!

  14. These Assholes need to be jailed period.

  15. THESE DOGS BETTER HAVE BEEN REMOVED PERMANENTLY FROM THIS BITCH! Tape her ugly mug up & leave her in a car until nature takes its course!

  16. Cathy McIntyre says:

    Their punishment should be hands cuffed behind their backs put into a hot car with mouths taped shut – collect one week later – dispose of their remains.

  17. Maria Bertrand says:

    Take BOTH dogs away from them and DO NOT GIVE THEM BACK EVER.
    Ban them from every coming near another animal!

    I demand maximum charges, hefty fines. They left both dogs in the heat of a car and one dog with his mouth taped! Agree with comments above….they should get the same treatment they did to their dogs…they would get it then. ENJOY BASTARDS!

  18. Jane B. Todaro says:

    Whoever did this should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and never allowed near an animal ever again!!!!!!!! And both of the dogs should be re-homed to warm, loving, wonderful homes!!!!!!!!!!

  19. The bitch and bastard should not own pets. They fucking don’t care.
    On a different note….pets don’t have to go wait in the car while humans shop. Pets should staythe o home.
    Plus puppies bite. YOU as the owner teach then not to.
    Both these morons need to spend time in jail and hefty fines. Remove the dogs from their house. Life long ban on owing pets and animals.
    Hugs and prayers sweet babies

  20. Both individuals need to pay for all care of the animals that should have been removed from their care. they need to have their mouths and nose tapped shut and thrown in a car to try to breath, so they can experience what the poor pup experienced. Then they need to go to jail for their felony.

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