Demand Stiff Sentence for West Virginia Puppy Torturer
  • Petitioned Brenda Jackson

This petition was delivered to:

First Circuit Court Clerk
Brenda Jackson
Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney
James W Davis, Jr.

Demand Stiff Sentence for West Virginia Puppy Torturer

    1. Bridgett  Wright
    2. Petition by

      Bridgett Wright

      Northern Kentucky, KY

Jeffrey Nally, Jr. was arrested on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery, felony kidnapping and twenty-nine counts of felony animal cruelty. He held his former girlfriend hostage, physically and sexually abusing her in Hancock County, West Virginia.

But these acts didn't give Nally enough satisfaction. He proceeded to obtain dogs, mostly puppies, from free ads and torture them in front of the captive woman. Using bare hands, hammers, drills, guns and other weapons, Nally mutilated and then killed twenty-nine puppies. He then forced his prisoner to clean up the mess.

Three puppies were found alive and rescued from the house after police arrested Nally. They were scheduled for the same fate as the others.

Nally has previously been convicted of domestic battery. Violations of convictions from gun charges resulted in Nally being placed under house confinement.

Chief Deputy Todd Murray has seen his fair share of gruesome situations over the years, but never something as horrendous as this. He believes that it will be only a matter of time before Nally moves from animals to killing people.

Join the growing community of people asking the First District Court and Prosecuting Attorney James Davis for stiff sentencing by signing this petition.

You can also contact them directy by writting a letter and sending it to the following:

James W. Davis, Jr
Hancock County Prosecutor Office
P.O. Box 924
New Cumberland, WV 26047

Brenda Jackson, Circuit Clerk
P.O. Box 428
New Cumberland, WV 26047

Photo Credit: Jerry Frausto

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 20,000 signatures
    2. Pretrial motions heard in case against Jeffrey Nally, Jr.

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      Judge Fox of the 1st Judicial Circuit Court heard motions last week, concluding that a sexual assault charge will be heard separately from the charges of kidnapping and 29 counts of animal cruelty. Prosecutors state they will proceed with the kidnapping and animal cruelty case first. Judge Fox also concluded that evidence found at Nally's home was legally obtained after a search warrant was issued and could be presented at trial. A new trial date has not been set at this time.

    3. Reached 17,500 signatures
    4. Pre-trial Motions set for February 1st

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      Nally was before the judge on Friday to receive a trial date. Both attorneys agreed to proceeding with a court date (there have been three previous delays). Motions have been presented and will be heard on February 1st. In the meantime, Nally remains behind bars.

    5. Thrilled to be approaching 13,000 signatures!! Need to get to 15,000!!!

      Bridgett  Wright
      Petition Organizer

      Nally will be in court in less than 3 days, on Jan. 20th, and the more support we have to see this case through to justice, the better! Let's keep up the great momentum. We don't want his charges to be separated under separate claims!!

    6. Reached 12,500 signatures
    7. Judge to Set Animal Cruelty Trial

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      After three delays, Jeffrey Nally, Jr. will be in court on January 20th to set a new trial date. Defense attorneys are looking into separating the charges into three separate trials under claims that they are not related.

    8. Reached 10,000 signatures
    9. Trial Date Set for Jeffrey Nally, Jr.

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      At a hearing on September 27th, a trial date was set in the case against Jeffrey Nally, Jr. Circuit Court Judge Gaughan planned to set the trial for the first week in October but the defense argued for a delay to accommodate a psychological evaluation. The trial date is now scheduled for November 29th at 8:30am. In the meantime, Nally is being held without bond.

    10. Reached 9,000 signatures
    11. Accused Dog Killer in Court Again

      Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      Jeffrey Nally, Jr. was in court today asking for a continuance. He wants to have a psychological evaluation and his lawyer is also requesting more time to review reports. The next court date is September 27th to determine a trial date.

    12. Reached 8,000 signatures
    13. Victory! Nevada Passes Felony Animal Cruelty Bill into Law

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Animal advocates across Nevada could be heard cheering last Friday night. They were celebrating the signing of Senate Bill 223 (pdf), also known as Cooney’s Law, by Governor Sandoval.
      Since its introduction in March, SB 223 has been backed by...

    14. Reached 6 signatures
    15. Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      If you haven't read it, The New York Times put out an excellent piece about the Animal-Cruelty Syndrome last year:

    16. Pamela Black
      Petition Organizer

      Jeffrey Nally, Jr. has been arraigned in court but trial has not started yet. This will likely be a lengthy process spanning several months. Keep those signatures coming!

    17. Reached 5 signatures
    18. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Use Animal Legal Defense Fund's tool for writing a letter to the editor on the dangers of "free to good home" ads:

    19. Reached 4 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Birgit Krape JERSEY SHORE, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Lock him up and throw away the key . He is one sick indevidual !

    • Anne Way SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      Starts with animals moves on to humans. Time to put a stop to this. Time to give him the maximum sentence.

    • Kyler Donlan HARWICH, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      This man is obviously psychotic and must be placed somewhere so he may not hurt anyone else.

    • Judy Chester DAYTONA BEACH, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      What are we waiting for. The death penalty is the right end for this abuser.

      • about 2 years ago



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