Petition link – Dog Reportedly Punched in the Face by Groomer Deserves Justice
Target: C. Paul Bowden, District Attorney for Tifton, Georgia
Goal: Punish the groomer who allegedly punched a dog in the face and cut her nail down to the bed.
A dog was traumatized after she was allegedly punched in the face by a groomer. Her nose was reportedly bleeding following a routine appointment. Demand justice for this poor animal.
“[We’ve been] very nervous, very upset, just a lot of emotions, lot of traumatizing. She was very much traumatized,” stated Doris Ball, Butterfly’s owner. The 15-year-old dog reportedly suffered minor injuries following a grooming appointment at Branch’s Veterinary Clinic. Butterfly’s nose was bleeding, her owner stated, and one of her nails had been cut down so far that she had difficulty walking. Butterfly became more frightened and cautious of strangers following this alleged abuse. The clinic apologized in a public statement and fired the suspect.
Michael Lockett has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals. Sign below to demand that he receive the maximum penalty possible, if convicted.
Dear District Attorney Bowden,
A dog was reportedly punched in the face by a groomer in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The beloved pet suffered physical and emotional trauma from this alleged abuse. I demand justice for this innocent animal.
When Doris Ball picked Butterfly up from Branch’s Veterinary Clinic, she immediately noticed that the dog was acting strangely. The 15-year-old pup reportedly bled from her nose, and she could barely walk on her right paw, where a nail had been cut down to the bed. Veterinarians had to cauterize Butterfly’s paw in order to stop the bleeding, per Ball, and she has become even more frightened of strangers. Michael Lockett has been fired from the clinic and charged with one count of cruelty to animals. He will face his charges at a later date.
This alleged cruelty must be punished. I demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.
[Your Name Here]
SIGN: Justice for Cat Trapped in Cage and Kicked into Pond to Drown
Posted by Carly Day | December 7, 2018
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office
In a shocking case of animal cruelty, a 17-year-old male trapped a cat in a cage, then kicked the helpless animal into a pond to drown as an older man looked on and told him to “go for it.”
In footage recorded by the abuser, the small black cat wearing a pink collar is seen cowering in the cage on the dock of the lake, mewing in fear before the cage is kicked into the water; as the cage rapidly sinks, the cat cries in terror before being submerged.
This heinous act in Tippecanoe County, Indiana was posted to social media, where it came to the attention of animal advocate Jessica Smith, director of Lost and Found Pets of Lafayette, who urged the Sheriff’s Department to investigate.
Police have charged Walter Kenneth Baldwin, owner of 52 Mobile Home Estates, with multiple counts including conspiracy to torture or mutilate a vertebrate animal and killing a domestic animal. He will also be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The youth will face similar charges in juvenile court.
Now, the courts must send a clear message that such cruelty will not be tolerated.
Sign this petition urging the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office to prosecute these men to the fullest extent of the law, and work to ensure that they never treat an animal this way again.