Harlingen, Texas: Police were called out when neighbors heard Jose Gonzales abusing his dog Champ. Gonzales had beat Champ until his face, mouth and nose were bloody. According to the Harlingen police department press release, officers immediately noticed blood on the floor by the front door. Gonzales has been arrested for animal cruelty and Champ is being held at the Harlingen Humane Society as part of the animal cruelty case.
Champ has already been though a lot. But now, a judge may decide if, once the 10-day holding period is up, whether Gonzales will be allowed to take Champ back. According to the Facebook page set up for Champ, there are offers from rescues willing to help: https://www.facebook.com/ChampThePitbull
As in some animal abuse cases, the judge may also rule that Champ is "unadoptable”, in which case he will be euthanized.
We respectfully request that Champ not be allowed to be returned to his owner, Jose Gonzales, but that he be released to a rescue organization. Also that Jose Gonzales be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
For more information on this story:http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=686109
Video courtesty of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a46OEP4sGU
This petition will be updated as more information becomes available; however, the intent will remain the same.
We, the undersigned, respectfully request that Jose Gonzales NOT be allowed to get his dog Champ back. Please allow Champ to be released to a rescue group instead. We also request that Gonzales receives the maximum sentence allowable under law.
Thank you for your prompt attention in this matter.