Ask Ellen DeGeneres to Share Puppy Doe's Story! Please help us find the monster responsible for this horrible crime.
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Ellen DeGeneres

Ask Ellen DeGeneres to Share Puppy Doe's Story! Please help us find the monster responsible for this horrible crime.

    1. Meaghan Murphy
    2. Petition by

      Meaghan Murphy

      Boston, MA

Puppy Doe was found alive on August 31, 2013, in Quincy, MA. Beaten and tortured, she was found with shattered bones, burn marks, and was severely underweight. The 1-2 year old puppy had been stabbed in the eye, and her tongue had been crudely split into a serpent-like fork. The Vet and Animal Rescue League called it the worst, most horrific, case of animal abuse they had ever seen.

Due to the extent of her injuries, she could not be saved by veterinarians.

According to Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore, vice president of animal welfare at the Animal Rescue League, who performed the necropsy, in addition to being starved, beaten (causing multiple face, skull, and vertebrae fractures) and having her tongue split, her nose was burned, she had various other burns, and her bones had been stretched, and pulled apart.

According to District Attorney Michael Morrissey, “The injuries cataloged in the postmortem examination are grotesque and indicate consistent starvation and abuse over an extended period of time. It is highly unlikely that this level of sadistic cruelty could be shown to one animal and not be part of a pattern involving other animals or perhaps vulnerable people."

Though Puppy Doe’s story has received a good amount of local media attention, the responsible party still has not been found.

Please stand with me and urge Ellen DeGeneres to share this story on her show. Ellen is a well-respected humanitarian and animal lover - and her considerable influence will help us get the national media attention this story deserves. We must spread the word, and ensure no stone goes unturned.

Please help us find justice for Puppy Doe, and help the authorities catch this horrible, evil creature and bring him/her to justice.

By sharing Puppy Doe's story on Ellen's show we can accomplish 3 things:

1. Mourn for Puppy Doe and share her memory

2. Find the person responsible and make him / her answer for this crime

3. Educate the public on the dangers of the Craigslist "free to good home" ads and Breed Specific Legislation (BSL.)       

Help us make sure this innocent puppy's death counted for something - don't let her be another statistic.

Puppy Doe - we mourn for you - rest peacefully sweet girl - we will find the person who did this to you.

Ellen DeGeneres, Host of The ELLEN Show
Share Puppy Doe's story on your show!! Please help us spread the word, and find the monster responsible for this horrible crime.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Suspect in Custody!!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Just after midnight last night, we learned investigators were in CT, following up on a lead in the Puppy Doe case.

      At 9:00AM EST this morning, a suspect was taken into custody.

      We only have one thing to say.... THANK YOU.

      Thank you to law enforcement, to the ARL, and to YOU... for your vigilance, your patience...for advocating for Puppy Doe, and all animals in need.
      Thank you for inspiring change.

      To date, we have collected over 6,500 signatures, over 2,400 Facebook "Likes", and a collective 300 followers on Twitter. We have directly participated in the rescue and re-homing of over 10 dogs, and have even reunited found pets with lost owners. We've networked with animal advocates from all walks of life, all across the globe, each with a collective speak for those who can not speak for themselves.

      So, again, we say THANK YOU... it's been a great month, and we look forward to many more!!

    3. Reached 6,000 signatures
    4. Proud...and exhausted!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Exactly one week ago today, we sat with crossed fingers....silently begging our "Supporters" number to reach 1K. We wondered,"Will anyone notice us? More importantly, will anyone care?"

      Today, we are thrilled to announce we've breezed past the half-way point of our 10K goal, and are just a few signatures short of 5,500.

      That's not all!! We've also collected 2,280 Likes on Facebook, and a grass-roots following of 46 on Twitter. You can even find us on Pinterest, and Instagram!

      What does this mean?.... It means the word is getting out. People are starting to hear us, a momentum is building.

      This is NOT the time to rest. This is the time to ramp up our game!!

      This weekend, I challenge each of you to find ONE new person to sign the petition. Then, find Ellen on Facebook, Twitter, or her website - and send her a (friendly!) note asking for her support. She can't ignore 5,250 friendly notes!

      We finally have the numbers, now we just need the voice.
      Go forth & multiply!!!

    5. Reached 5,000 signatures
    6. Overwhelming Support!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      It's been so exciting to wake up every morning to find that more and more people have joined together in support of Puppy Doe.

      Our signatures continue to grow and grow, and our Facebook page skyrocketed yesterday!! We need some help over on Twitter, so for those of you who enjoy a good Tweet, please follow us! @ShareDoesStory

      Numbers to date:
      Signatures: 3,794
      Likes: 656
      Twitter Followers: 12 (see what we mean??)

      Have a great day everyone! Hug your animals!

      Check us out on Facebook:

      Share Doe's Story (ShareDoesStory) on Twitter

      The latest from Share Doe's Story (@ShareDoesStory). Ask Ellen DeGeneres to share Puppy Doe's story! Join the campaign:

    7. Reached 3,000 signatures
    8. Another Milestone!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Hi Everyone!

      Congtrats! We have surpassed our most recent milestone of 2,500 over the weekend.

      This is really great progress - let's keep it up! If even 25% of the current supporters found just one person to sign today, we would be well over 3,000 by end of day. The more signatures, the closer we are to getting Ellen's attention.

      You can also help by visiting us on Facebook, and Liking our page:

      It was a big weekend for us - we've spoken to local news outlets, we've been promoted by a few animal loving celebrities, and even heard from PETA! It's just the beginning of what we hope will be a much larger national news campaign. And we need YOU to help us get there.

      Please continue the great work you've already done. Share the petition and Facebook page.

      The more people we can bring together - the louder our voice!

      Hug your animals - and please - share, share, share!

      Thank you!


      Ask Ellen Degeneres to Share Puppy Doe's Story

      Ask Ellen Degeneres to Share Puppy Doe's Story. 55 likes · 15 talking about this. Puppy Doe was found beaten with shattered bones, stabbed in the eye and burned, with her tongue crudely cut to shape it into a serpent-like fork. The pit bull puppy was then left for dead in a Quincy, Mass.

    9. Reached 2,500 signatures
    10. Justice for Puppy Doe!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Hi Everyone,

      Just a quick note to thank you for the continued support. It's really important that we keep the momentum going over the weekend. Please be sure to share the petition and Facebook page with friends & family. If you haven't liked the page already, please do so now!

      And, of course, if you are in the area, please be sure to attend the vigil in in Quincy this evening.

      Love your animals!


      Ellen Degeneres: Share Puppy Doe's story

      Ellen Degeneres: Share Puppy Doe's story. 0 likes · 0 talking about this. Ellen DeGeneres: Share Puppy Doe's story on your show!! Please help us spread the word, and find the monster responsible for this horrible crime.

    11. Going Strong!! 1,027 suppporters!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Hello Everyone,

      I 'm so happy to see the momentum continues!

      Now that we've passed the 1K mark, we've added a Facebook page to help spread the word, and keep people interested and motivated.

      Please visit us and "Like" the page! All of YOUR hard work got us there.

      Continue to fight for PuppyDoe, do not give up hope, and keep telling everyone about our petition!

      Have a happy Friday afternoon - and hug your animals!


      Ellen Degeneres: Share Puppy Doe's story

      Ellen Degeneres: Share Puppy Doe's story. 0 likes · 0 talking about this. Ellen DeGeneres: Share Puppy Doe's story on your show!! Please help us spread the word, and find the monster responsible for this horrible crime.

    12. Reached 1,000 signatures
    13. Good Morning Everyone! Off to a great start!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      I can't tell you how much it warms my heart to wake up and see that the number of signatures has almost doubled since last night!

      824 at last count, a nd it's barely 9AM here in Boston! Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to lend your name in support of little Kiya. I am confident the list will continue to grow throughout the day.

      If you haven't already, please take a minute to spread the word to friends, family and coworkers via Facebook, Twitter, blogs, email, word of mouth..whatever works for you!! The more names we get, the closer we are to media attention, and hopefully Ellen's attention!!

      Have a great day everyone - and hug your animals!


    14. Reached 750 signatures
    15. We've reached 550... And I'm off to bed!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone!! Please keep it up!! Share with everyone you know and let's get this story on national television! #justiceforpuppydoe



    16. Let's get 500 Signatures by Midnight!!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Hi Everyone,

      We're at 428 signatures and it's just before midnight on the East Coast! Help me spread the word!! 500 signatures by midnight!! We can do this!



    17. Reached 250 signatures
    18. 100 Signatures!!

      Meaghan Murphy
      Petition Organizer

      Hi All

      Just a quick note to let you know that we've just reached our first milestone of 100 signatures! It's a great start and I am so pleased at the huge positive response we've received in such a short time!!

      Please be sure to pass this page along to your friends, family, coworkers, pet sitters, dog walkers...whomever! We just want to get the word out, keep it out, and get as many signatures as needed to get Ellen's attention!

      So please, post the link on your blogs, your Facebook pages...Tweet it, email it, Instagram it...whatever you have to do!!

      Let's try and get to 500 by midnight!!

      Thanks again, it's really heartwarming to see positivity come from such an awful situation. Keep it going!



    19. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 16 days ago

      aderisco per che gli animali non vanno ne picchiati e ne abbandonati

    • Glenda Myers MURPHY, NC
      • 2 months ago

      Animal cruelty awareness.. That's the first step in getting laws changed.. If enough people demand it - it will happen!! Please help us get it done so these precious animals live the lives they are entitled to!! <3

    • Phaedra Dresch CRAWFORDVILLE, GA
      • 3 months ago

      This needs to be investigated seriously. Ellen, PLEASE HELP. Somebody knows who did this. DO THE RIGHT THING. COME FORWARD. if you did this, come forward and get help.

    • Barbara Ottenio NYACK, NY
      • 3 months ago

      Animal abuse will not be tolerated

    • Niiki Stoltenberg GRAND BLANC, MI
      • 4 months ago

      It breaks my heart to hear stories like this. No animal should ever suffer so much cruelty.


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