First, THANK YOU!!! We have exceeded our goal of 10,000 signatures! We couldn't have done it without you! The petition is being delivered to the Delaware County District Attorney today (04/16/2014), so if you haven't already, please join the Facebook Group for Kodah and Mush to be apprised of any further updates! Prayers that our signatures are enough to deliver a tougher sentence!!
First and foremost, a huge THANK YOU to all of you for your signatures and your support. The petition may be closing on April 2, 2014 in order to deliver it before/during the accused's arraignment. I will keep you all up to date as more details become available. Please continue to share this petition, as every signature counts toward finding Justice for Kodah and Mush! All of you are amazing!
"A Walton man was arrested after authorities said he shot to death two Siberian Huskies in the Town of Tompkins last month.
The Delaware County Sheriff's office arrested Jared Boice, 34, charging him with two counts of animal cruelty, a misdemeanor.
The bodies of the two dogs were found Friday afternoon by a resident walking along Finch Hollow Road in the Town of Tompkins.
The resident then contacted the Sheriff's Office, and deputies initiated an investigation, revealing that the dogs had been missing since February.
Boice will appear in the Town of Tompkins court at a later date."
This individual shot both Siberian Huskies execution style, without reason. This is a senseless act that should be punished by more than a misdemeanor! Let's band together to see a higher level of Justice for Kodah and Mush! As signees, we want Mr. Boice to face harsher penalty than just a misdemeanor for the shooting deaths of Kodah and Mush! We would like to see the possibility for him to face felony charges for this crime. Instead of a misdemeanor charge for Animal Cruelty, we would like the charges to be updated to Aggravated Animal Cruelty with intent. We do not believe Jared Boice shot these dogs for any other reason than to kill them in cold blood.
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From the family of Kodah and Mush. "I want him charged with everything down to the removal of their collars. TIMES TWO. again, thank you for starting this."
Every signature counts. Thank to you everyone who is in support of finding the correct justice for Kodah and Mush!
As signees, we want Mr. Boice to face harsher penalty than just a misdemeanor for the shooting deaths of Kodah and Mush! We would like to see the possibility for him to face felony charges for this crime. Instead of a misdemeanor charge for Animal Cruelty, we would like the charges to be updated to Aggravated Animal Cruelty with intent. We do not believe Jared Boice shot these dogs for any other reason than to kill them in cold blood.
These New York statutes comprise the state's anti-cruelty provisions. "Animal" includes every living creature except a human being. A person who overdrives, overloads, tortures or cruelly beats or unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or kills any animal, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both. Exclusions include properly conducted scientific tests, experiments or investigations, involving the use of living animals approved by the state commissioner of health. A person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when, with no justifiable purpose, he or she intentionally kills or intentionally causes serious physical injury to a companion animal with aggravated cruelty. "Aggravated cruelty" shall mean conduct which: (i) is intended to cause extreme physical pain; or (ii) is done or carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner. Aggravated cruelty to animals is a felony which may not exceed two years. Other prohibitions include animal fighting, leaving a dog outside without appropriate shelter, selling dyed baby chicks, abandoning animals, the giving away of live animals as prizes, cruel conveyance of animals, poisoning, dog ear cropping when not performed by a veterinarian, horse tail docking, and the sale of dog or cat pelts. The section also provides seizure and procedural laws related to cruelty violations and proper euthanasia methods.
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