Totti the police K9 died in a hot car; his handler should be fired!

Totti was a friendly 2-year-old yellow lab. He was also a police dog trained to sniff out drugs. Now he is dead because his handler left him in a hot car for over two and a half hours. This handler should lose his job now. 

Totti was training to sniff out drugs for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections on the morning of July 7th. It was 86 degrees Fahrenheit that day and Totti’s handler somehow “accidentally” left him in the car from about noon to 3 PM. This person’s whole job is taking care of this dog and he failed miserably. Totti was taken to emergency care around 3 PM and died at 7 PM.

The Department of Corrections says they are investigating what went wrong, but they have not released the name of the handler or promised to hold him accountable. Anyone who loves their dog would never leave it in a hot car for that long. Anyone who respects a dog would not leave it in a hot car that long. This was a heinous murder of a promising career police dog.

In addition to their investigation into how this could have even happened: we demand that the Department of Corrections fire this handler immediately. It is obvious that he cannot be trusted to care for a living animal.
Update #25 years ago
Totti’s handler, Sergeant Chad Holland was charged with felony animal neglect. This is a good start, but we still think he should also lose his job as a corrections officer. Keep sharing the petition, our pressure is working!
Update #15 years ago
The PDC responded to a signer's e-mail letting her know that the handler is on administrative duty during the investigation, but they did not promise he would lose his job or that he would never work with animals again. They also referred to Totti only as “the dog”. We need more signatures to show just how serious we are.
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