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. Michelle Stewart says:

    Those bastards both must each be charged with 3 first degree animal cruelty felonies, each must spend 5 years in prison with no early parole, each must pay a $400,000 fine, and both must be banned for life from owning, working with, or going near any animals ever again. Any animals in their possession now must be removed from their homes immediately. Those bastards must not get away with this

  2. What horrible evil people. How could anyone do this to a 9 week old puppy. They need to get a very large fine and also do some jail time and never be allowed to own another animal ever again.

  3. Kathleen I Nagy-DeRosa says:

    If these people can do this to a 9 week old puppy and leave him in a car with another dog while they shop, you don’t need to be a brain surgeon to figure out they don’t have the animals’ best interests at heart. Both animals should be taken away from them. Disgusting and sickening to say the least. Don’t wait until something happens to these animals to do the right thing. Heavily fine and prosecute these POSs. Until the punishments become more stringent, NOTHING will change.

  4. Goddamn assholes. I swear, people should be required to take psycholigical and intelligence tests before they can get any animal….or have children.
    These two should be banned from owning any animal forever and for that matter, should be sterilized so they can’t add to their gene pool of idiocy.

  5. Let’s all remember what scum looks like – https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/puppy-recovering-after-being-found-with-mouth-taped-shut-in-estero Hope they’re not breeding!

    • Also those breeds of dog the great pyrenees r extremely thick, long, heavy fur and extremely large dog so I’m sure it was hot and thirsty as well. Tie the POS couple UP LEAVE them outside. Trash low life’s wonder where they even got such an
      Expensive dog. Plus the poor other one probably been.abused already so it didn’t bark

  6. Get these two dogs out of their home and get them into a shelter or foster home. Do a home check to see if any more animals are there and mistreated. This is such a horrible thing for a dog to endure in hot cars in south Fl. These people are heartless.

    • I certainly agree with you. These people do not deserve any animals or children. They are heartless. For every one good person in the world helping animals there are many cruel as can be.

  7. Cindy Miller says:

    Some people are such assholes & shouldn’t be able to have animals or kids in their lifes.

  8. Should tape the 2 cunts’ mouths and tie up their limbs. Put them up the cliff… and wait for them to fall. That is justice!!!

    • Agree but put both of them in a hot car and let them bake. Maybe they will learn something. Maybe….

      • Yes put them in a car, mouths taped shut and push them off after leaving them to sweat for a while. What vile evil people exist upon this earth, does my bloody head in. I hope these two get the KARMA thats coming to them.

  9. Sweck and Barge are horrific animal abusers who must pay for this deprsved abuse of these poor dogs. I truly hope both these monsters experience the same terror and pain they inflicted in this poor puppy.

  10. Jaime Perez says:

    These two freaking idiots ought to have their mouths taped shut and locked in a hot car and left to suffer!! Nasty braindead scum. They should never be allowed to go near an animal again.

  11. Mechthild Schoeberl says:

    Leave those low lives for 2 hours in their car and tape their mouths shut!
    It is against the law in California and in most other states to leave pets and children in a hot car!
    You an break their car window !
    Very careless and unintelligent people!

  12. Debra Simons says:

    Human monsters need to be removed permanently.

  13. Julia Edinger says:

    WTH😡 those two “EVIL DEMONS” deserve the same treatment done to them for PUNISHMENT‼️ I hope and pray the “precious furbabies” were taking away,,,right there on the SPOT‼️ Poor innocent puppy deserves a “loving kind happy FUREVER home……

  14. Castrate the male mother-fucker and tie the tubes of the Bitch so that neither one of them can ever have children. After you do that to them, send them to prison for 20 years minimum with no early parole. Pieces of shit like them don’t deserve to live, let alone have any precious animals that they can abuse and torture. I got an idea. How about severing their spines so they can live as vegetables in a bed they can never get out of until they die. Now I would call that a just punishment. Can I get an amen on that? Yeah, I knew I could. Have a nice day all you caring dog lovers.

  15. This couple should not be allowed to ever have pets!!! & the other dog should also have been taken away from them!! They should have their mouths taped too!!! & see how they feel about it!!

  16. Looking at the photo this is exactly what the ‘bastards’ do in the Philippine dog meat trade to stop them crying out and screaming whilst the inhuman fuckers wrench their front legs behind their necks where they are tied together so the animal cannot move!
    These arseholes are doing just the same, and would I like to get my hands on the brainless bastards or show them what it is like!,

    I do hope that someone or a gang maybe could get together one night and show the idiots what it feels like to have their mouths superglued or taped shut with a polythene bag on their heads.
    Or probably better still, a metal bar across their thick heads so they would not need to worry about doing it again. Problem solved. Total tossers both of them.

    Jon White

  17. Raymond Stevens says:

    Assholes like this don’t deserve to live.

  18. Susan Budde says:

    These two evil bastards need to be tied up and left in a desert to die.

  19. Adam Hartley says:

    Motherfuckers. Execute the cunts.

  20. Nancy Coulombe says:

    tape their mouths shut and throw them in the garbage

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