Demand Maximum Sentence for NC Man Accused of Dogfighting
  • Petitioned Amy Broughton

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Halifax County District Attorney
Amy Broughton

Demand Maximum Sentence for NC Man Accused of Dogfighting

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

Roanoke Rapids, NC:  When police spotted two pit bulls on chains outside the home of Kenneth Brooks, they stopped to investigate a possible violation of city ordinance regarding the tethering of dogs. Telltale scars on the dogs made police suspect Brooks may be involved in dogfighting. A search of the home also turned up dogfighting DVD’s. Nine more pit bulls were discovered in the woods nearby.

Police are also investigating Brooks claim that during the time that it took to place the dogs, five of them had been stolen.

Brooks surrendered to authorities and is being held on a $150,000 bond. He has been charged with 15 felony counts of dog baiting and 11 misdemeanor counts for violation of the city’s tethering law.

The future of the dogs is unknown, however they are currently being held at the Halifax County animal shelter.

This petition respectfully requests that if found guilty, Kenneth Brooks, the man accused of dog fighting, be given the maximum sentence allowable under law and that he never be allowed to own animals again. We also request that the dogs be released to a rescue group to be evaluated and placed in either permanent rescue or adopted out if temperament testing is deemed acceptable. Please speak out against the horrors of dogfighting by adding your signature to this petition.

 For more information on this story: http://www.examiner.com/article/roanoke-rapids-man-charged-with-dogfighting

http://rrspin.com/News-from-Roanoke-Rapids-Weldon-and-Halifax-County/Dog-baiting-charges-lodged-in-Jefferson-Street-case.html

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This petition will be updated as more information becomes available; however, the intent will remain the same.

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    News

    1. Dog fighting charges were dropped

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      The 15 dog fighting counts against Kenneth Brooks were dismissed. He also was charged with resisting an officer, for which he received 30 days suspended sentence and 24 months probation.

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. Petition to close soon

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      This petition will be closed soon so it can be mailed to the target. Thank you so much for signing!

    4. Reached 2,500 signatures
    5. Petition for justice in Roanoake Rapids dogfighting case

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      This article includes happy news: "According to Assistant District Attorney Amy Broughton, the dogs will be rehabilitated or adopted out to new, caring households pending a positive evaluation".

    6. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • DANESSA MIZE CHICO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      HE NEEDS TO SERVE TIME LIKE MV DID SINCE HE NOT SEREVING TIME HE THINKS IT,S OK TO DOG FIGHT THEN

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    • Ninoska Chirinos CARACAS, VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF
      • about 2 years ago

      Life has to be respected it!!...

      God makes justice with his innocent creatures!!

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    • Lori Meitzen OSHKIOSH, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      There is absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind that he was using these dogs for dog fights and he needs to be held fully accountable and given the MAX sentence and also be ordered to NEVER own animals again! These poor dogs have been kept in deplorable conditions without the benefit of love, compassion and the gentle touch of a human hand. I despise those who chain animals and do not allow them to have the freedom to run thru grassy fields. I despise animal abusers!

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    • V Price MASONTOWN, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      All dog fighters deserve the stiffest sentence available by law (as they stand right now, remember to keep writing your law makers to change those) it is time to take a stand and show the world we will no longer stand for the dogs being punished, killed and there deaths somehow being penance for bad human behavior .....

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    • kathryn saunders TARLEE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Animal abuse can not be tolerated at all...Not at all. Sick people only do this, they do not deserve to walk with the good people of this world

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