Please Say Thank You to These Extraordinary Judges Who Stood Up for Animals
  • Petitioned Honorable Judge Joseph K. Sheeran

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Honorable Judge Joseph K. Sheeran
Honorable Judge Charles Rogers
Honorable Judge Joseph A. Costello
Honorable Judge Michael Gary
Honorable Judge Thadd Blizzard

Please Say Thank You to These Extraordinary Judges Who Stood Up for Animals

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

All too often, the suffering and torment animals endure in abuse cases is overlooked and not taken into consideration at the time of sentencing or sadly, it is not taken seriously enough to warrant even substantial jail time. Studies have proven that animal abusers are 5 times more likely to commit violent crimes and 4 times more likely to commit property crimes than those who do not have a history of animal abuse. In the 1970s the FBI recognized the link and found that the profile of serial killers most often includes a history of animal abuse often starting in childhood. For more information please visit Pet-Abuse.com: http://bit.ly/uH2qGq

We applaud the actions of the following Judges and would like to say “Thank You” to:

1) Honorable Judge Joseph K. Sheeran – Judge Sheeran sentenced Jeremy K. Haire to 8 years in prison for killing a 2 pound tiny Yorkshire Terrier puppy to death during a domestic violence attack. Judge Sheeran cited “This was a property crime, but (the report) doesn’t take into account that the property was a living thing — a puppy that was killed without reason,” This sentencing deviated from the recommended 19 -57 months for this charge. Haire was also sentenced to 66 months to 10 years for violating his probation for second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

http://bit.ly/v7L9cP and http://bit.ly/vi5wmr

2) Honorable Judge Charles Rogers - Judge Rogers sentenced Patrick Caleb Land to five years four months in prison for beating his girlfriend's three companion dogs to death. The necropsies of the victims indicated the dogs had been beaten to death after attempts to restrain and suffocate them failed.

http://exm.nr/w55dw9

3) Honorable Judge Joseph A. Costello - Circuit Judge Joseph A. Costello overturned First District's Judge Jack Vitale's decision to euthanize the surviving dogs seized in a dog fighting operation. The four pit bull terriers seized are safe from euthanization that was recommended by the prosecutors. The Buster Foundation Pit Bull Education and Rescue of Belleville and the Monroe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals disagreed with the prosecutor's findings and launched an appeal. The dogs; Dusty, Monroe, Reilly, and Razzle were evaluated and were not found to be aggressive and were awarded to The Buster Foundation. Razzle, one of the four dogs was turned over to the rescue in August. He is now in training as a therapy dog.

http://exm.nr/uFzkVp

4) Honorable Judge Michael Gary Judge Gary sentenced Angelo Monderoy to 2-to-6 years on the burglary, 1⅓-to-4 years on the arson and the maximum two years on the animal cruelty charge for the burning of a tabby cat known as “Tommy Two Times”.  Monderoy stated he set “Tommy” on fire out of boredom. 

http://nyp.st/rZJiN2 

Hand4Paws petition asking for Maximum Sentence for “Tommy Two Times” abuser:

 http://bit.ly/gx7EbL    

5) Honorable Judge Thadd Blizzard Judge Blizzard sentenced Robert Edward De Shields to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for strangling and sexually assaulting an 8-month-old Chihuahua.  De Shields is also required to register as a Sex Offender.  A veterinarian determined that the dog had severe injuries to the rectum and internal organs from being raped.  The Chihuahua named “Shadow” is in foster care and slowly recovering from her injuries.

http://exm.nr/uU4Yma

 

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

 

 

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      Hand 4Paws
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      Thank you very much for your support! A hard copy of this petition and the comments is being sent to each of the judges mentioned. Thank you for adding your name and letting these wonderful judges know that we appreciate their rulings and support of all animals.

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    • anumpeshi aduddell VENICE, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      DOGS=GODS

      ELEPHANTS=GODS

      WHALES =GODS OF THE SEA

      WE ARE MERE HUMANOIDS VISITING HERE,WE ARE HUMBELED AT THERE DIVINE HEARTS AND WISDOM AND CHOOSING TO SHARE THESE GIFTS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE ONES, OKCHA 2012

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    • B Paulus HANOVER, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      Thank you so very much for being compassionate and responsible. Please continue to sentence animal abusers with the harshest sentence possible!

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    • Pamela Stark MOUNT CLEMENS, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for what you did for this poor little dog! You will never know what it means to us and the animals we fight for every single day!!!

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    • Sarah Pearce MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The legal and law system sucks at the best of times...I generally find myself feeling a very low opinion of high chair gods...generally not even worthy of spitting on...why? Because for most part, sentencing is unfair, uncaring and for most part...seeming to defend the abuser more than the victim..But in there rare cases, it is great and refreshing and offers hope to a globally messed up court system. Pain is pain no matter who suffers it, and just because an animal does not hold a birth bond or a tax number, makes their life no less...they still live and feel...hats off to judges who realise this and make the change that everyone is fighting for...These animals are a handful of millions who also suffer...but...from time to time, justice is done...animal abuse is not acceptable and abusers MUST receive maximum allowable if not more in any court room...So thank you for making the change for living and feeling animals.

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    • Candice Paulus SEVERN, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      Animal cruelty is a serious crime. Thank you for providing harsh sentences to the criminals who committed horrendous acts towards animals. Please continue to do the right thing and sentence these individuals to the maximum sentences possible.

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