And from Care2 Action Alerts: It's not easy to think about a puppy being killed - it's almost too horrific for words. And too often the sentences for such crimes are weak and far too short.
But there is good news in a case where a puppy was tortured and killed in Georgia - justice has finally been served.
Just last month, the two brothers charged with torturing and killing a three month old puppy received the maximum sentence allowable in each of the nine counts under which they were charged.
And Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard felt so strongly about seeking justice in this case - describing the death of this puppy as "so egregious it cries out for special attention" - that he sent a letter to Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue requesting that the penalty for animal cruelty be raised above the current five-year maximum.
The horrific death of this poor puppy touched animal lovers around the world - a dedicated Care2 member even created a petition that generated over 17,000 signatures in the last few months!
DA Howard should be applauded for his commitment to justice and the humane treatment of animals - please sign this petition today to congratulate him on success in this case!
I wish all states would raise their maximum sentences as high as possible, maybe it would make some of these idiots think before they act. I believe there will be a special place in>>>You know where<<< for people like this. They deserve every miserable day they spend behind bars. And I agree with Ravennr...there are a lot of "Tinies" in the big house. And I hope and pray that all the "Tinies" turn out to be dog lovers.
"Life is mostly froth and bubble; one thing stands like stone. Kindness in anothers trouble, courage in your own"
I'm glad they got put away for so long too. Not just because they did something so awful to a dog, but so they don't have the chance to do it to a human being. Since people like that normally turn on humans too.
http://www.ashleyspets.com "A dog is not almost human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.