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Petitioning State's Attorney in Chicago Mrs Anita Alvarez

We demand maximum sentence for Derek Fierro, a teacher who has beaten his puppy to death

August 14, 2012 - Petition started by Occupy for Animals. For more information, please visit:  

Derek Fierro, a Chicago Public School teacher who recently adopted a rescue dog has been charged with beating the 14-15 months old puppy to death.

About 3 a.m. Friday, Chicago Police received a call from a man saying he had been angry when he killed his dog and placed it in the trunk of his car, News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.

When officers arrived in the 500 block of West Roscoe, he gave them the garage code to the building, his car keys and permission to open the trunk of his car, where they found the dead dog, Kubiak said.

He told officers he arrived home and found the dog had eaten every piece of paper in the house and defecated on itself, Kubiak said. He told police he became angry when the dog continually struggled as he tried to place it in the bathtub to wash it, and that is when he beat it to death with his fists.

Fierro is a 4th-grade teacher at the Eugene Field Elementary School in the Rogers Park area, according to the school's website. The CPS Office of the Inspector General is also investigating, a CPS spokesman said. 

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