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San Francisco City and County: Prohibit Abraham Matthew Taylor from ever working with or owning an animal.
  • Petitioned Edwin Lee

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Mayor of San Francisco
Edwin Lee
District Attorney
George Gascón
The City and County of San Francisco
The City and County of San Francisco

San Francisco City and County: Prohibit Abraham Matthew Taylor from ever working with or owning an animal.

    1. Jeremy Lightman
    2. Petition by

      Jeremy Lightman

      SAan Francisco, CA

A man who starved four pooches and forced them to live among their own feces at his family’s Bayview district doggy day care and walking company has been sentenced to 60 days in County Jail, prosecutors announced Thursday.

And while 36-year-old Abraham Taylor’s sentence for animal cruelty also includes three years of probation, a judge has allowed him to keep the three dogs he owns and to continue walking other people’s pets for the family business, Allison’s Unleashed at 951 Hudson Ave.

Taylor was found guilty on four misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty after an anonymous tip in March led Animal Care and Control officers to the business, which at the time was simply called Unleashed. Taylor’s sister, Allison, recently purchased the company, prosecutors said.

The officers came upon a “disgusting” scene in which four Weimaraner-retriever mixes were found living in horrific squalor.

“They were malnourished and left in their own feces,” District Attorney George Gascón said, adding that the pooches “couldn’t even walk on their own” and were frightened of people.

Gascón’s office said it pushed for stiffer penalties against Taylor, including a $15,000 fine and a probationary period in which he would be banned from partaking in any dog-related business.

Instead, Taylor received the 60-day jail sentence and probation time and was ordered to pay $880 in fines. During the probationary period, he is banned from adopting, caring for, feeding or boarding animals other than the three dogs he already owns. But he can still walk a customer’s pooch, according to prosecutors.

Within a month of their rescue, the abused dogs nearly doubled their weights, prosecutors said. Two of the pooches have since been adopted. The other two are still looking for homes. Their profiles can be viewed at www.petfinder.com.
Abraham also has a large amount of complaints through Animal Care and Control. He should never be allowed to work with animals or own an animal again!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Abraham Taylor seeks appeal, "didn't take charges seriously at first"

      Jeremy Lightman
      Petition Organizer

      It has been recently announced by the convicted animal abuser Abraham Taylor that he initially, "Didn't take the charges seriously" and "will be hiring a good lawyer and appealing his conviction, presumably allowing him to still work with animals.

    3. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • petra poirters BOXTEL, NE
      • 11 months ago

      this is animal cruelty

    • Crystal Julian EL DORADO HILLS, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals needs loving homes where their owner's feed and care for them. Animals don't have a choice, but people do. We have the choice to ban this man from ever doing this again!

    • sun cho BAYSIDE, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Why is he allowed to keep his business? This is ridiculous! Ban him from owning pets and from working with them too. He should not be allowed to make money off of the animals he abused and starved. This is crazy.

    • A. Sen SF, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Anyone abusing,neglecting an animal has serious problems and should not be around animals for the safety of the animals. How can people be so cruel.

    • Cheleste West ROHNERT PARK, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This should be important to EVERYONE. How a person treats any creature shows how they feel about others before themselves. This man is too selfish and uncaring to be trusted with any animal or person. Just the fact that he didn't take it seriously and is now fighting to appeal is outrageous!


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