On Saturday, October 22, 2011, the Animal Cruelty Investigator for Camden City was called to a scene in Camden City, NJ to investigate a dog that witnesses say looked "starved". The four year old pit bull was seized and the owner issued summonses.
The animal was in the custody of the Defendant, LaToya Durham, and starved to death.
NJ Aid for Animals was called to help keep Francis alive since their mission is to help abused and abandoned animals. http://www.ci.camden.nj.us/city/municipalcourt.html
This is a serious crime against society and the wanton disregard for something living calls for proper prosecution. This is a case of wanton and callous disregard for life and this level of criminal neglect and torment of a helpless creature by this defendant requires proper justice be meted out. Every sentient being is entitled at a minimum to the right not to be subjected to unnecessary suffering.
Please let the prosecutors know that we demand punishment for the owner, no person should be allowed to inflict this kind of suffering on an animal and not be punished.
Please sign and share this petition as we all want justice for our dear Francis.
Image courtesy of: Kathy McGuire, President of NJ Aid For Animals.
This petition will be updated as more information becomes available; however, the intent will remain the same.
Thank you for your attention in this matter.