Enough is Enough!  Justice for two German Shepherd Puppies from Youngstown, Ohio
  • Petitioned Hon. Elizabeth Kobly

This petition was delivered to:

Judge, Youngstown Municipal Court
Hon. Elizabeth Kobly

Enough is Enough! Justice for two German Shepherd Puppies from Youngstown, Ohio

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

On January 30, 2012, authorities were called to a horrifying scene of animal abuse in Youngstown, Ohio. Behind a Western Reserve Transit Authority bus station, two 6 week old German Shepherd puppies lay dead in the snow. Around their necks and feet were an intricate system of knotted shoelaces, tied in such a way that every time these puppies struggled to get free, the noose around their necks tightened a little bit more. Between the strangulation, the freezing temperatues, and the snow-packed ground, these two puppies didn’t have a chance; they had been dead for hours by the time help arrived.

The man accused of this horrendous, soulless crime is William Bednar, a 53 year old homeless man who is no stranger to the legal system. He has been found guilty of animal cruelty twice before – once in 2000 and once already this year. While there is no record of his sentencing from the 2000 case, Bednar served jail time and is still on probation from his latter sentencing.

It’s easy to see that Bednar’s earlier convictions have done little, if anything, to deter him from committing such cruel acts against animals. Bednar’s evil and senseless crimes need to stop.

This petition asks that, if convicted of two counts of cruelty to companion animals, Bednar be sentenced to the maximum penalty available under law, and that he never be allowed to own animals.

Sources: 
http://www.vindy.com/news/2012/feb/16/homeless-man-charged-in-puppy-deaths/ 

http://www.wfmj.com/story/16634750/two-puppies-found-dead-and-hog-tied-in-youngstown

http://www.wkbn.com/content/news/local/story/Dead-Puppies-Dumped-in-Downtown-Youngstown/XT9-g5h-Mka32NNt7lBwIg.cspx

Photo courtesy of petabuse.com

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

To:
Hon. Elizabeth Kobly, Judge, Youngstown Municipal Court
We resepctfully request that, if William Bednar is convicted of two counts cruelty to companion animals, given his previous offenses, he be sentenced to the maximum penalty available under law, and that he never be allowed to own animals.

Thank you for your sincere consideration.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Bednar to be hospitalized for mental illness

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      The court determined William Bednar was mentally ill, so the judge ordered him to six months in the hospital.

    2. This petition is now closed.

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for signing and supporting this petition. A hard copy of this petition is being send to the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Kobly.

    3. Reached 4,000 signatures
    4. Petition to be closed and sent

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      This petition will be closed and sent soon so it may be received by the judge before the May 7, 2012 court date. Thank you for signing and sharing!

    5. Reached 3,000 signatures
    6. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jane Wright ARVADA, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      TIE A FUCKING KNOSE AROUND THIS SICK BASTARDS HEAD TILL HE KILLS HIMSELF!!! sick fuck

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    • Tanya White NORWALK, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I hate pussies who pick on innocent animals.

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    • Kellee Ertl LAKE CITY, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this in hopes that people realize there is a need for serious penalties for animal abusers. Granted this homeless man is likely using this as a way for 3 hots and a cot but who knows, maybe one day this could be your child he hurts.

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    • Rebecca deLaval ATHENS, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      To stop animal cruelty

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    • Amanda Smith TIFFIN, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe that harsher penalties need to be established for animal cruetly - especially repeat offenders.

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