Justice For Cabella.  Punishment to the fullest extent for his former owner and killer.
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Justice For Cabella. Punishment to the fullest extent for his former owner and killer.

    1. Pam Pendleton
    2. Petition by

      Pam Pendleton

      Cincinnati, OH

January 2014


Pam Pendleton: E-mail, dated 1/9/14. from Prosecuting Attorney, Adam Kick regarding this case: I did get your petition and we did inform the judge of the petition. We believe that it had an effect on him, as he agreed with our recommendation to sentence Mr. Dillingham to the maximum allowed for the crime of animal cruelty first degree, 12 months in jail. He did allow Mr. Dillingham to serve a portion of that sentence on work crew, but that is pretty common in all cases (Washington has a presumption that courts will use alternative to full custody). Today Mr. Dillingham also pled guilty to one count of Reckless Endangerment in district court, where he was sentenced to another year of jail, to be served consecutively to the first 12 months, but suspended on the condition that Mr. Dillingham be supervised by our county probation officer and undergo treatment for mental illness for the next 5 years (the maximum period of supervision possible), as well as several other restrictions on his future behavior. We were very happy about the resolution and think it sends a message to Mr. Dillingham, as well as anyone else that may be under the mistaken belief that owners have the right to kill their animals. Thanks for all the work you did in bringing the public outcry to the attention of the judge. Again, we believe it had a real effect on his decision.

Christopher W. Dillingham, of Washington state, attached an explosive device to the family dog, Cabella, blowing him up.  Initially, he was not charged with animal cruelty, but Prosecuting Attorney, Adam Kick, said the charge has now been added.

This petition has been created in honor of Cabella.  We must be a voice for this precious animal.  By adding your signature, Cabella's story will get more exposure, thus resulting in the highest degree of punishment for his evil killer.  Thank you for your support.

Story link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/christopher-dillingham-blows-up-dog_n_3713681.html?view=print&comm_ref=false

Adam Kick, Prosecuting Attorney
We are seeking justice for Cabella, and are asking for punishment to the highest degree for his former owner and killer, Christopher W. Dillingham.

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. Cabella case update - 11/5/13

      Pam Pendleton
      Petition Organizer

      Today, I received this e-mail from the prosecuting attorney:

      Mr. Dillingham is still in our jail on $500,000 bail. He is currently charged with one count of use of an explosive device for an unlawful purpose (a class B felony), one count of animal cruelty first degree (a class C felony), and two counts of reckless endangerment (gross misdemeanors).

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Shelly Hakanson AUBURN, WA
      • 10 months ago

      I have pets who are treated just like my kids are-family members

    • Heather Kelly-Webb EVERETT, WA
      • 10 months ago

      He should have protected that dog and should be punished just as he would had he killed a human, this was a violent thought out act of evil.

    • Robert Newcombe PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      Premeditated animal cruelty of this level should be punished, though I am not sure how this means I should view the US Navy's use of exploding dolphins to attack enemy targets

    • terrie york BOONEVILLE, MS
      • 10 months ago

      People DO NOT have the right to abuse nor kill GODs animals.

    • Sharyn Noakes KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL
      • 10 months ago

      He should go to jail for doing t his to one of God's creatures. May this man burn in hell


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