If found guilty: Max Penalties for Kenneth Plouffe for killing 10lb dog
  • Petitioned JUDGE FULLERTON

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If found guilty: Max Penalties for Kenneth Plouffe for killing 10lb dog

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

May 2012


On April 25 2012, the animal advocacy group Hand4Paws started a petition respectfully asking Judge Fullerton for maximum penalties for Keneth Plouffe for killing his 10lb dog for defecating inside the house while him and his girlfriend were out drinking. Judge Fullerton received a petition signed by about 3,500 people calling for Plouffe to receive the maximum sentence, and the Honorable Judge was able to stick to those guidelines. According to an article published on May 30 of this year, Plouffe’s state sentencing guidelines called for up to three months in jail. This also includes two years probation and 416 hours of community service with Genesee County Animal Control. Judge Fullerton also ruled that Plouffe may not acquire any new animals while on probation. Hand4Paws would like to give thanks to each person that signed the petition and gave a voice to the dog named Honey.

FLUSHING TOWNSHIP, Michigan: Kenneth Edward Plouffe has accepted his charges of animal cruelty and pleaded guilty on April 24, 2012. During the month of December of 2011, he was detained on allegations of beating his dog after he noticed that the dog had relieved himself inside the home while he was out drinking. He was charged with killing and torturing a 10 lb female Pomeranian to death. Plouffe first confessed his crime to a friend of his and his friend then proceeded to alert the authorities. He was detained and after the necropsy was performed on the dog, a warrant was issued on January 23, 2012. Plouffe is at the Genesee County Jail.

Picture source:  http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/04/flushing_township_man_pleads_g.html

Recent signatures


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

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for signing! This petition will be closed and sent in order to be received before the May 29, 2012 sentencing date.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Natalie Jarnstedt GREENWICH, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      This man is a typical example of the lowest scum of the earth. Beating a defenseless little dog to death is proof that he must be charged with the maximum penalty - what worries me is that animal cruelty laws are not taken seriuously enough.

      I urge Judge Fullerton to take this case very seriously.

    • Kathleen Bauer BRISTOL, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      There should be no leniency in the sentencing of this abusive man. The violence and lack of compassion evidenced in the actt of beating this small animal to

      death certainly indicate uncontrolled rage.

      which is dangerous.

    • Debbie D WEST CHESTER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because this piece of trash of a human being should receive the MAXIMUM PENALTY. I hope that the judge realizes how horrendous this crime is against an innocent life. ALL life is valuable and this poor dog should not have suffered this fate by a drunk who didn't have the sense to take the dog out to potty. Also, this man is obviously inherently dangerous and should be in jail.

      • over 2 years ago

      This vile coward deserves the maximum penalty for his brital slaying of this poor litrle dog.

    • Susan Wallett ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Judge Fullerton please punish Plouffe with the maximum penalty. He needs to pay for the murder of a defenseless dog. This is a very sad story.


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