Petitioning Portsmouth Circuit Court Hon. Kenneth R. Melvin

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

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.

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Letter to
Portsmouth Circuit Court Hon. Kenneth R. Melvin
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.