Malachi deserves justice! Punish his abuser & protect KY animals from abuse.
  • Petitioned Chris Cohron

This petition was delivered to:

Commonwealth Attorney
Chris Cohron
Judge John Brown

Malachi deserves justice! Punish his abuser & protect KY animals from abuse.

    1. Hand 4Paws
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      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

Warren County, Kentucky. On Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, the sheriff’s department was called in to check on a severely injured puppy. The puppy was found with severe injuries to the head, neck and body. It appeared the dog had been pulled by a chain behind a vehicle.

He was taken to Greystone Pet Hospital where they tended to his wounds, sedated him and bandaged him up. He suffered from shock, hypothermia and lost about 30 percent of the skin covering his body.

The 6-8 month puppy is now known as Malachi, named by his rescuers.

On Monday Jan. 24th, 2012. Shane Helson was arrested after arriving at Greystone Pet Hospital wanting to see his dog. He was accused of allegedly dragging Malachi behind his truck and charged with Class D felony, torturing dog or cat.

No dog should ever have to go through this abuse at the hands of ANYONE and even less, from their owner. Malachi’s tragic story has pierced through the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.

Please sign and share this petition to bring justice for Malachi. Also, for more videos and photos of Malachi please visit the links below.

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

Video Credits: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/22024939 

Related sources to Malachi’s story.
http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/mywx_vid_10823.shtml
http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/local/richardsville-man-accused-of-dog-torture/article_01ed6636-46b4-11e1-909a-001871e3ce6c.html
FB photo:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150541025002492&set=a.149839027491.116057.721632491&type=1&theater
http://www.examiner.com/pet-rescue-in-national/man-who-dragged-dog-kentucky-arrested-for-animal-cruelty
http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/arrest-made-puppy-dragging-case-ky
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/16591782/puppy-recovering-after-being-dragged-by-truck
http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/Dogs_Battle_To_Live_Could_Help_Other_Kentucky_Animals_138269454.html

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    1. Court date

      Hand 4Paws
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      Next court date 9/26/14 per online records.

    2. Court Date

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      Next court date 8/29/14

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      Next court date 6/6/14

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      Next court date 4/30/14

    5. Court date

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      Pre-trial conference set for 2/26/14

    6. Court Date

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      A court event has been scheduled for 1/27/2014

    7. Court Date

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      The next preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11/8/13 at 9:00 a.m.

    8. Court Date

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      PRELIMINARY HEARING 9/4/2013 09:00 AM

    9. Change of Date

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      PRELIMINARY HEARING 6/12/2013 09:00 AM

    10. Preliminary Hearing Re-Scheduled Again

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      Next court date (preliminary hearing) re-scheduled for March 28 2013

    11. Preliminary Hearing Re-Scheduled Again

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      Next court date (preliminary hearing) re-scheduled for 8/3/2012

    12. PRELIMINARY HEARING RE-SCHEDULED

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      Shane Helson's preliminary hearing has been re-scheduled for 6/1/2012 09:00 AM. Thank you all who signed and shared.

    13. Reached 9,000 signatures
    14. Hearing Scheduled

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      Court date scheduled for April 20th. Thank you all who signed this petition.

    15. Reached 8,000 signatures
    16. Preliminary Hearing

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      Preliminary Hearing for this case will be March 9th, 2012. Thank you all your support, please continue to share this petition.

    17. Reached 2,500 signatures
    18. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Sherlee Mcgrath LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      These acts of torture & abuse to innocent animals is disgusting and need to be punnishable by laws AND ENFORCED!! These are babys going through this ....so there not human babies , they still deserve respect and protection!! Their Abusers & murderers NEED TO BE SEVERELY PUNISHED!!

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    • Susie Hayhurst SKIATOOK, OK
      • over 2 years ago

      This poor little dog deserves justice for such cruelty from a stupid human

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    • Robert Nathalie TERREBONNE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      assez c'est assez, j'en peu pu plus de voir autant de cruauté !!

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    • Penny Dellow EASTBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      If a man is capable of this type of cruelty to a defenceless puppy then the man should be put to sleep - executed - whatever it takes to stop him breathing air as he doesn't deserve to live if he's capable of this. He'll do it again and he'll keep doing it, maybe to a child or elderly person next time.

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    • Arleen Rutten SAINT CLOUD, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      Heart continues to break at the evil of man towards animals. Sign. Please.

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