I just wanted to ask if anyone can pin point me to the right direction. Animal abuse, animal cruelty death of a family pet. I have talked to some attorneys and cant seem to get any help. Juvenile is in custody, parents are sorry willing to pay fees but the pain inflicted is too much to bare. I am cant even begin to describe with words but can use some help. Is there any organizations out there willing to help families in our situation? Any organizations out there for the welfare of the pet? Therapist we have thank goodness and we are in a group session with them. I just want to make a BIG impact DO something about this if you can understand what I mean. I cant sit and let this just happen and let this kid get away with a slap in the wrist and bail. No money can give back what has been lost.
Have you checked all the state laws where you are at to see how they handle cruelty? Is there an aspca in your area? If you realy want to have someone get involved a friend of mine contacted peta...Good luck
Oh and you can check with the national breed club at akc.org to see if they know of anyone.
This kind of thing should be high on everyones list of punishment but sadly it isn't.
If you do find info on it please share it with all of us. The more people know what to do in this case the better we can start to stop it. The laws are way behind in cruelty to animals.
We had kids here set fire to a dog and throw it into a Resturant. Luckly everyone ran and covered the dog and took him to the vet. I am sure this poor little dog was in so much pain we could never imagine.
Once, I saw this man beating his dog. This wasn't the only time either. When I saw he was gone one day I went over and took the dog and neighbors helped and we gave it to another home. I thought the guy was going to beat me up but I just kept saying, I don't know what your talking about.
Well, we all know what that kids going to be when he grows up. I wonder who is to blame here.
I feel so bad when I hear these stories. I love animals so much, I wish this would stop.
***Edited By: critterlover on 1/18/2005 10:37:28 AM*** Reason: typo
hi lovemysiberian, unfortunately i don't have any legal advice, i'm sorry. i just wanted to write that i hope you are able to find some stiff legal recourse, as it has been proven that people who abuse animals usually go on to abuse humans as well. perhaps you can find an attorney who is aware of this? or talk to a law enforcement officer that has had experience? definitely contact the SPCA, as they should have a wealth of info available for you. i'm so sorry for whatever happened...i can only hope that you are able to find some sort of justice. *another thing i just thought of. part of making a BIG impact, like you wrote, is raising public awareness about the prevalence of animal cruelty. one way to do that would be to contact the media-your local news station or write a letter to the newspaper editor explaining what happened. that opens up avenues of discussion, and you might find some much needed support from sympathetic people, while hopefully educating the rest.
***Edited By: bessieloubop on 1/18/2005 11:09:06 AM*** Reason: afterthought
I can't begin to tell you how sorry (and angry) I am. The kid who did this terrible thing needs therapy, lots of it, and I mean in addition to punishment, not instead of it. Cruelty to animals is on the triad of sociopathy, along with bed wetting and fire setting. Depending on how far gone this kid is, therapy may not work, but given that he hasn't yet graduated to killing people, it's worth a shot.
I don't know of any organizations that provide legal help for animal cruelty cases, but the SPCA might be able to point you in the right direction. If nothing else, bug the prosecutor who's handling the case, and insist that court mandated therapy be part of any "deal" he makes. While that action may not draw a lot of attention to the problem of animal cruelty, insisting the kid get psychological help may prevent a great deal of heartbreak for other people down the road. If somebody doesn't intervene, and I don't mean probation and community service, the kid will kill again.