Max sentence for man who kept 2 dogs in small crate, even though one was dead
  • Petitioned Hon. Kenneth R. Melvin

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Portsmouth Circuit Court
Hon. Kenneth R. Melvin

Max sentence for man who kept 2 dogs in small crate, even though one was dead

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, United States

Portsmouth, VA: PETA volunteers delivering straw to the home of Adriane Mason found a very shocking discovery...

Outside the home they found a small dog crate containing two dogs, and one of the dogs was dead.  The other had to stand on his dead buddy since the space was so cramped.

A veterinarian determined both dogs were underweight.   Blue survived, but Dynasty, the dog who died, had straw in her stomach from allegedly not being fed.  She also had a broken leg.

The Virginia Beach SPCA says that Blue was emotionally traumatized from his ordeal.

In September, Mason was found guilty of animal cruelty.  He is scheduled for sentencing on December 17, 2013.  Please sign the petition asking that he receives the maximum sentence.  The maximum sentence in Virginia for animal cruelty, a class 1 misdemeanor, is confinement in jail for 12 months and a fine of $2,500.

This petition will be updated as more information becomes available; however, the intent will remain the same. Please see updates under "News" section below.

Read more here: http://www.examiner.com/article/man-who-kept-live-dog-crate-with-dead-one-awaits-sentencing-petition

Photo courtesy of: WAVY.com

To:
Hon. Kenneth R. Melvin, Portsmouth Circuit Court
This petition respectfully requests that Adriane Mason, the man found guilty of animal cruelty after keeping two dogs together in a small crate, (one of the dogs which has died), be given the maximum sentence allowable under law. Also that he never be allowed to own animals again.

Thank you for your prompt attention in this matter.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Adriane Mason gets jail time

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition organiser

      On Feb. 11, 2014, Adriane Mason was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with six months suspended. He also received three years of supervised probation, to begin upon his release. The judge ordered Mason to pay $452 restitution to PETA. During probation, he is also prohibited from owning any animals.
      Read more: http://www.examiner.com/article/virginia-man-who-kept-live-dog-crate-with-dead-one-gets-jail-time

      Thank you to all who signed!

      Virginia man who kept live dog in crate with dead one gets jail time

      A Portsmouth man found guilty of animal cruelty was sentenced on Tuesday. Adriane Mason was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with six months suspended. He also received three years of supervised probation, to begin upon his release. The judge ordered Mason to pay $452 restitution to PETA.

    2. New court date

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition organiser

      Dec. 17, 2013: Although a pre-sentencing court date was scheduled for today, a new court date has been set up for 2/11/14.

    3. Petition to be sent

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition organiser

      Nov. 25, 2013: This petition has been closed so it can be mailed to Judge Kenneth R. Melvin. Thank you so much for signing.

    4. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    • John Suplanski LA PALMA, CA
      • 5 months ago

      FOR THE LOVE OF ALL GODS CREATURES

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    • Steven Robbins LONDONDERRY, NH
      • 8 months ago

      Can we shove him into a phone booth and leave him for a few nights in the cold?

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    • Chloe O Neill WATERFORD, IRELAND
      • 8 months ago

      That's so horrible that evil monster should be locked up and never left out the max penalty is not enough not after what he put those two poor dogs through.

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    • Carol Modrell WOODSVILLE, NH
      • 8 months ago

      Lock that inhumane jerk up and toss the keys!

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    • Sandra Taylor DENTON, TX
      • 8 months ago

      I am sick and tired of animal cruelty.

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