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  • Petitioned Honorable Judge John Halvorson

This petition was delivered to:

Chaves County Magistrate Court, Division 2
Honorable Judge John Halvorson

Maximum Sentence for Luis Baltazar for Charges of Extreme Animal Cruelty

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

Case# FR212347  Court Date August 14, 2012

Chaves County: Roswell, NM: Luis Baltazar was arrested after complaints from neighbors that they had heard dogs crying out in pain in Baltzar’s yard. Neighbors reported hearing a dog howling in extreme distress but didn’t realize the severity of the situation. While investigating the complaint, Chaves County Deputies arrived at the home of Baltzar and found him holding a bloody baseball bat and a female pit bull barely alive. The pit bull was so severely injured she had to be humanely euthanized.

Albuquerque KRQE reports that the Deputies stated "We interviewed him to try and determine what was going on, and it appeared he was just mad that the dogs were barking," recalled sheriff's Lt. Britt Snyder.  "(That) is what prompted him to go out there and beat this one particular dog just, almost to death with a baseball bat."

The Roswell Animal Shelter kennel manager stated “the wound on all of the dogs were very disturbing”. The female pit bull had severe burns on her back and the other dogs all showed signs of prior abuse and had scaring. One shepherd cross has old wounds on it’s back and head and a surviving pit bull has lacerations on his leg. A veterinarian at the Roswell Animal Shelter will examine the three surviving dogs.

Luis Baltazar has been charged with Extreme Animal Cruelty and was released on bond. Baltazar was convicted of battery in the past and completed an anger-management course as part of his sentencing.

For more information: http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/man-accused-of-burning-beating-dogs

This petition will be updated as more information becomes available but the intent will remain the same.

Video Courtesty of Albuquerque KRQE

Honorable Judge John Halvorson, Chaves County Magistrate Court, Division 2
We, the undersigned respectfully request that Luis Baltazar receive the maximum penalty allow by law for charges of Extreme Animal Cruelty.

We also request that Mr. Baltazar should he should not have his dogs returned to him and he be forever banned from living with or owning animals.

Thank you for allowing our remarks in this matter.
Kind Regards,

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Luis Baltazar to Serve 90 Days in Jail

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Luis Baltazar pleaded no contest to charges of severely beating a dog with a bat and burning another with chemicals. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail but all of this time was suspended except 90 days.

      This petition was sent on 08-10-12. Thanks you so very much for your support.


    2. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lyn Chambers PHOENIX, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      I hope this man does not have any children. Anyone capable of doing this to an animal is totally capable of doing the same to a human being.

    • M o
      • about 2 years ago

      Why the HELL does New Mexico have lenient laws?? They should have JAILED this evil bastard for YEARS! 90 days??? PATHETIC!

      • about 2 years ago

      This Is Terrible, The Poor Animals ;-(

    • Teresa Royer LAKE GROVE, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      this men needs to get maximun sentence for his horrendous cruelty ....NO LIVING CREATURE DESERVE THIS TREATMENT!!!!!!! NO SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR THIS MONSTER!!!!!!! he needs to be in jail...he will do it again!!!!!!!DONT GIVE HIM ANY ANIMALS......NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!! DO THE RIGHT THING.....DO YOUR JOB!!!!!!!

    • Barbara Rauhuff KNOXVILLE, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      Hurting animals is as sick as it gets!!


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