Petition Link – https://animalpetitions.org/690917/dog-allegedly-starved-and-thrown-in-dumpster-deserves-justice/
Target: John P. Sarcone, District Attorney for Polk County, Iowa
Goal: Punish the person who allegedly starved a dog and then left him in a dumpster to die.
A dog was reportedly left in a dumpster to die in a sad a case of animal cruelty. He suffered from starvation, police stated, and poor health. Demand justice for this innocent dog.
Des Moines police arrested a suspect on animal cruelty charges after he allegedly abandoned an emaciated dog in a dumpster. Oscar, a chihuahua, reportedly managed to escape from a feces-filled crate and climb to the top of the garbage pile. A passerby found him and brought him to The Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Oscar weighed only four pounds at the time of his rescue, veterinarians stated, and he had no body fat. Tests confirmed that he had intestinal parasites.
Oscar has recovered and been placed with a loving family. Derrick Dewayne Peterson was charged with animal neglect and abandonment. Sign below to demand that Peterson receive the maximum penalty possible, if convicted.
Dear District Attorney Sarcone,
A dog nearly died after he was allegedly abandoned in a dumpster. He reportedly escaped a cage that was filled with his own feces. I demand justice for this poor pup.
Des Moines police arrested Derrick Dewayne Peterson on charges of animal neglect and abandonment after he allegedly left his emaciated chihuahua in a dumpster to die. Per police, Oscar was placed inside of the dumpster while still inside of a crate. A passerby reportedly found him after he climbed to the top of the garbage pile. He weighed only four pounds, veterinarians stated, and suffered from intestinal parasites and hair loss. Oscar recovered at The Animal Rescue League of Iowa and he has been placed in a loving home. Peterson will face his charges at a later date.
The person responsible for this dog’s suffering must be punished. I demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: The Animal Rescue League of Iowa