Update on Petition that was started early 2012…and she was just sentenced this May of 2013
Sarah Rust from Indiana. Found guilty of animal abuse.
Sarah Rust: Jail time from May 08,2013 till June 14,2013.
Then, 275 days on probation under Hamilton County Community Corrections that was then filed under the Residential Project Contract. She is not to consume any alcohol or be in a place where alcohol is the primary product served. She has to participate in anger counseling, and a CARE evaluation and treatment.
The petition is not a victory although it was delivered to the targets and although she was found guilty.
She did not get the maximum penalty for Class D Felony she committed and because she still gets to be around animals. For a class D Felony the maximum is 3 years in the state of Indiana.
The petition is now closed. As it is done for each petition, we wanted to give the end result of the justice system. This time, it has failed for animals. We will not give up as long as we have the support and dedication of caring animal advocates.
Thank you very much to all that signed and shared the petition.
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Please make sure to sign the petition started by Scotty Reid:
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Today, a fellow friend of animals sent the following article written for The Huntington Post :
Three Hawthorne Police Officers Go Off Street Duty After Shooting Dog
It explains: Three police officers have been pulled from street duty for their safety in Southern California after a widely circulated video showed an officer fatally shooting a Rottweiler and drew numerous death threats. Hawthorne police spokesman Lt. Scott Swain told the Daily Breeze, the decision is for the officers’ safety after the uniformed officer shot the dog four times on Sunday. http://bit.ly/14OwxK8
Seriously? The police are afraid of Animal Advocates? Animal advocates care saving lives not killing! They have to end this stupid comments that Animal Advocates are dangerous! Not even in situations of the Animal Liberation Front has a human ever died! They liberate animals and destroy property but never taken a single human life! Why send out a press release in which lies are being told?
Karma will take care of those that are unfair! And I know these 3 will get back everything that they did…and it will make them feel the pain that Max and his human companion felt. Does the police really think that they will change the focus of the story? The safety of the police? I would say that the citizens are now safe that those three cops are off the streets? Who are they kidding?
The video shows the truth from any angle. Abuse of power and lack of common sense! The man that shot the dog lacks common sense. They should know that when a dog is going to attack the dog will not approach and look and wait for an answer from his human guardian like Max did. No matter from what angle the video is seen, the dog approaches and looks back and forth to the people attacking his friend. He knows nothing about uniforms…he just knows people attacking his friend. There was no need to draw the gun, the dog did not reach to attack anyone. His owner begged, the dog was looking for comfort. The man was not going to run…cause he had nothing to hide. If he would have wanted to escape he would have from the start. He surrender and offer no resistance to arrest, he just asked…”why.”
If police would have been smart…they would have allowed the man take the dog back to the car and calm him down. This could have been done without taking off the cuffs. Then police calls for a family member to take the dog or they call animal services to pick him up until the man arrested can pick the pup up. Unfortunately, dogs are seen as property in certain states…but if the dog lived in the house being investigated…then he was part of the evidence and he had no right to temper the “evidence.” Why didn’t any if the cops there think of anything of anything?! Why…because they have no training and they don’t respect sentient beings! If the cops action is said to be the right action at that moment…then how come other officers did not draw their guns? Why…because they knew there was no need to shoot the pup. Only one coward…one coward…thought it was the right thing to shoot an animal. BAD DECISION MAKING AND JUST A PREPOTENT RESPONSE ! #Justice4Max
Hand4Paws would like to inform all all the 12,644 supporters that gave a voice to Phoenix that today we celebrate a victory for animals! The maximum penalty has been given to one of the two teens that attacked him. Each person that made up the prosecution team defending Phoenix are heroes and deserve all of our love and respect for the victory attained today. The judge sentenced Adell Zeigler to two years in prison plus banning him from owning an animal for 7 years. He will start serving this sentence in the month of October of 2013. Right now he is still in jail because of other charges. It may not be enough time or punishment that he received compared to the torment that Phoenix lived through. The Judge gave maximum sentence and it is a step in recognizing that animal cruelty and abuse will be punished.
Thank you to the staff of Buffalo Small Animal Hospital for saving Phoenix’s life. This is your victory! This is a victory achieved by Phoenix. Thank you to the guardian angel and now human companion of Phoenix… He survived, he has the heart to forgive humans and still trust in the goodness and kindness of those around him. This is a victory for animals in New York. Today, human law has favored on a non-human animal. They are sentient beings that deserve for us humans to care for them and protect them. Bravo to all that signed, shared, tweeted and gave a voice to little Phoenix.
While in jail, Adell Zeigler has been boasting via phone that he is now famous because of what he did to little Phoenix. He has no remorse; he shows no respect for life, he is a criminal and even District Attorney Frank Sedita called him a sociopath. The time passes fast and he will be out of prison, please share the article and petition so people know his name and his face. Those that hurt animals will hurt humans.
In the interview done today with Adell’s lawyer, Ann Nichols, expressed reproach for those compassionate people that wanted to adopt Phoenix and to the people that signed the petition and sent letters, we would like to extend a word of respect for taking the job of defending the person that is known for such a horrible crime. We are very sorry that the child protection services and those that are in government to protect the innocence of children failed Adell Zeigler.
Here is the article that came out today with the information of the case. Please be sure to watch the video.
Teen learns sentence for puppy burning | WIVB.com http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/teen-learns-sentence-for-puppy-burning
For the original petition link click here: https://www.change.org/petitions/honorable-city-court-judge-of-erie-county-court-justice-for-burned-puppy-phoenix
Fred C Gossett and his son entered a home and killed a 6 month old puppy over less than a $15 debt presumably owed to these men. They were charged with burglary and felony mistreatment of an animal and sent to jail. The decision was correct. Jail is where these 2 men belong.
To now use the fact that the elder Gossett takes hydrocodone for pain is not a concern or reason to release him from jail after being already charged for killing a puppy and illegally enterering a home. Will that be his excuse the next time and next time that he does something like this? Will it bring back the life of the innocent puppy whose value was priceless to the owner? Definitely not. The excuse is lame. To add to this he is already lying that a local woman would allow him to live with her upon release. She immediately denied that but stating “Absolutely not”.
Please reconsider this outrageous and pathetic plea to get an out of jail pass. You can already see that he is lying about where he will reside. Who is to say he might even return to the scene of this horrific crime and abuse the woman who owed him $13.
The courts must take a firm stand. When the decision is jail, there should be no do-over simply because the guilty party is on a pain pill. I am sure the jail can medicate him accordingly.
Protect the innocent, avoid a future incident by these two derelicts, show some compassion over the death of the owners cute little puppy that deserved nothing but love. Do not buy into these pathetic reasons and stay firm on the original decision made by the courts. Retribution must be served by these men. Just possibly sitting in jail will give them time to rethink their actions and actually feel a whisper of remorse.
Thank you for your time. I await your decision to be denied.
Remember as a child, excited watching the circus animals walk down Main Street and knowing you were going to see all the big elephants, lions, tigers etc? Oh also the silly clowns!
Remember wondering wow those animals are big. Wow look at what they do. Wow they must be happy to be a circus animal.
WRONG! Now I know better. Through the many petitions about the abuse o…f the elephants, tigers,lions etc I have realized that the circus is evil. Elephants are shocked, prodded, chained & abused. So are the other circus animals. It is not natural for animals to stand on large balls, balance their heavy bodies on one leg or jump thru fire.
We must teach our children, grandchildren, neighbors childrens and the adults too that the circus is an evil, cruel event. We must start to spread the word, so that everyone can learn what I learned years ago. By doing so we can close down the circus and it can be AND THE CLOWNS CAME TO TOWN.
Help today, spread the word, sign the petitions. Leave the wild animals in their natural habitat not chained to a large stump in the ground. UNITE and STOP the circus!
Outrages acts of animal cruelty in South Africa.
It is time that the South African Government stops sticking its head in the sand and stamps out the injustice being done to animals. Stupidity and ignorance on the part of the government is not acceptable.
Yes there is a very large population of under educated South Africans but does that give them the right to torture animals just to do it? The people whether poor or uneducated are just randomly torturing for fun. This is horrendous and they need to be punished. They are taking a life of an animal that has done nothing but try to co-exist in a State that is poverty stricken. Why allow this torture to continue?
If these random acts of abuse and cruelty continue it will manifest to the next generation and so on. These tortures are unnecessary and cruel and without any consequence to the people doing these acts it will never stop. Poverty and lack of a good education is a poor excuse for the South African Government to allow such atrocities to continue.
The South African Government needs to be held accountable for these acts of violence. They need to charge these people, no matter where they live with a fine and possibly incarceration. If this was done maybe after a few fines were levied the abusers would realize that the deed does not justify the added burden and stress on their families.
Being underprivileged or undereducated is not an excuse. Laws need to be put into place now. The longer the South African Government turns its head and looks away from these abusers the more abusers will pop up and continue to torture, maim and kill the animals. Every day that the government does nothing, more animals are horribly tortured; some for pure fun, some because there is nothing else to do, some just because they can. How sad is that?
The United States has many organizations going to Africa to help the people, why can’t the South African justice system step up to the plate and try to implement today a law to help these innocent animals?
It is time to do something. Wake up and do what it right. Stop the animal abuse in South Africa. It starts with your justice system, do the right thing and do something now. Break the cycle.
Animals Petition: Sick Acts of Animal Cruelty in South Africa- Calling on the Government to Stand Up and Implement CHANGE | Change.org http://chn.ge/MB5xsU