Sarah Rust of Fishers, Indiana is being charged with a class D felony after she allegedly threw her boyfriend’s dog, Raider, off a second story balcony killing him.
Police believe, according to friends’ and neighbors’ statements, that a heated argument between Rust, her current boyfriend and Raider’s owner, Shawn Davidson, ended with Rust throwing Raider over the balcony killing him. When Davidson contacted former girlfriend and “Mommy number 1”, Amanda Henriott, to help him bury the dog, Henriott contacted the police. She gave them a letter, allegedly from Rust, “Mommy number 2”, which was addressed to Raider:
"Dear Raider: First and foremost forgive me, but also forgive me and your Daddy for fighting. We brought your life into our quarrel. You did not deserve to be any part of our combat. I ended your life, for which I am truly sorry my son. I feel as if a part of my soul has died with yours. Might you forgive me and let your Daddy at peace in your prayers. I will do my best to redeem myself but I know you can never be replaced. Once again baby Raider, I love you and I'm so sorry for ending your precious life. Just give me a signal from up above when I'm selecting Daddy's Next Best 2nd Friend. I love you Raider. I'm sorry and God bless you. You will always be his #1.”
While Rust’s letter wanes apologetic, a person capable of such a horrendous crime against an innocent, bystanding companion animal must not go unnoticed. Please sign this petition that asks for justice for Raider if Sarah Rust is convicted, including the maximum penalty for a class D felony in Indiana, as well as Rust not being to own or live with any more companion animals.
Photo courtesy of Fishers Police
This petition will be updated as more information becomes available; however, the intent will remain the same.