Justice for Sonny, PA Cat Shot with Pellet Gun and Nearly Drowned
  • Petitioned Hon. Douglas I. Dinberg

This petition was delivered to:

Magisterial District Judge
Hon. Douglas I. Dinberg

Justice for Sonny, PA Cat Shot with Pellet Gun and Nearly Drowned

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

An Oil City, PA woman thought she heard a cat crying and went outside to investigate. What she discovered in her neighbor’s yard, however, was far from ordinary. Her neighbor, David Krawiec, had placed a cat named Sonny in a cage, then dumped the cage with Sonny inside into a 30-gallon trash can filled with water. Krawiec then weighed down the cage. Sonny was struggling to breathe. He was drowning.

According to the woman who saved Sonny, he was so weak, he couldn’t even walk, and his head was bloody. She called police.

The veterinarian who examined Sonny said the cat had been shot with a pellet gun about 20 times in the head, body and eye. Krawiec had allegedly tortured the cat before trying to drown him. Sonny has a broken jaw, a ruptured eardrum and he will lose at least one eye.

Krawiec has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor 1 cruelty to animals. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled in court for May 30, 2012.

Sonny is currently at Happy Trails Animal Health Center. According to their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Happy-Trails-Animal-Health-Center/162014010575453 donations to help with Sonny’s medical costs can be mailed to Happy Trails Animal Health Center, 4871 US 322, Franklin, PA 16323.

This petition respectfully requests that if found guilty, David Krawiec receives the maximum sentence allowable under law for animal cruelty and that he never be allowed to own animals.

For more information on this story: http://www.examiner.com/article/cat-lucky-to-be-alive-after-being-shot-30-times-and-nearly-drowned

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/oil-city-man-accused-torturing-trying-drown-cat/nMdDZ/

Image courtesy of: WTAE.com

This petition will be updated as more information becomes available; however, the intent will remain the same.   Please see updates under "news" section below.

To:
Hon. Douglas I. Dinberg, Magisterial District Judge
We, the undersigned, respectfully request that if found guilty, David Krawiec, the man accused of shooting Sonny the cat with a pellet gun and trying to drown him, be given the maximum sentence allowable under law and that he never be allowed to own animals.

Thank you for your prompt attention in this matter.
Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Sentence Suspended for David J.Krawiec

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Records indicate on March 8, 61 year-old David J. Krawiec, of Oil City, was sentenced to four to twenty-four months in jail.
      This sentence was suspended, though, as long as Krawiec completes 360 hours of community service and pays $8,883.07 in restitution to Happy Trails Animal Health Shelter located at 4871 on State Route 322 in Franklin, the clinic that nursed Sunny back to health.

      Continue reading more Here: http://explorevenango.com/oil-city-man-sentenced-in-cat-torture-incident/

    2. Petition closed

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      This petition is now closed. It will be sent to the target. Thank you so much for signing and sharing! Please check back for updates

    3. Photos of Sonny

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer
    4. Bail Set

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      At Krawiec's court hearing today, bail was set in the amount of $5,000

    5. Reached 7,000 signatures
    6. Preliminary hearing rescheduled

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for 6/20/12

    7. Petition to be sent

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for signing and sharing the petition for Sonny. It will be sent in order to be received by the May 30th court date.

    8. Reached 6,100 signatures
    9. Reached 5,000 signatures
    10. Reached 2,000 signatures
    11. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ginger Neimo ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Yet another loser getting away with animal cruelty. What next? Are we going to do the same with people who murder humans- just get them to pay money and actually not go to jail -as in this case.When will the law actually start to stand behind its meaning. What a joke- no wonder people seem to think they are above the law. Time and time again its proven offenders are away with it. And plz dont go into- our prison are full. Fricken make more- way too many crooks walking around free and I for one am sick of it.

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    • Nicole FRIANT BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
      • about 2 years ago

      LA JUSTICE N'EST PAS ASSEZ SEVERE POUR LES TORTIONNAIRES D'ANIMAUX

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    • Deane Newman NEWBURY PARK, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      People are sick and it is becoming more common that serial killers torture and kill animals first. I would love to put this person in a cage and shoot him!

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    • lynne henegan PERKASIE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because this madness needs to stop.

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    • thomas hayes FLORISSANT, MO
      • about 2 years ago

      justice must be done for this poor kitty

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