Justice For The More Than 100 Animals Left Out In the Freezing Cold

  • by: Rob B
  • recipient: Rhode Island State Police
Last month, officials discovered what would turn out to be Rhode Island's largest animal abuse case of the year. Over 100 animals forced to live in squalor and in freezing temperatures have been rescued from a man's property.

According to police: " approximately 24 dogs, several newborn puppies, as well as approximately 40 ducks, chickens and roosters, 40 rabbits and 10 goats" were found in "deplorable and inadequate living conditions for animals." The property was lined with feces, the animals had little more than boxes as shelter and there was no bedding or insulation to keep the critters warm during the biting winter.

Even their most basic needs were missing, when officials arrived, officials arrived their water bowls were either frozen or empty.

For this, the 59-year-old suspect has been charged with two misdemeanor offenses of animal mistreatment and cruelty. The charges carry up to $1,000 dollar fine and nearly a year in prison, however, it is likely that the man will receive a much lighter sentence.

This is unacceptable. At 59 years of age, this man knows very well how one should and shouldn't treat living things. His negligence in caring for these animals goes beyond the pale and left more than 100 animals to suffer needlessly.

If this is the state's largest animal cruelty case of the year then they should send a message and ensure that this animal abuser faces the full sentence for his crime.

Please sign the petition and tell the RI State Police you want justice for the abused and neglected animals of Exeter, Rhode Island. Add your name to the list and demand the maximum penalty for the Exeter animal abuse case.
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