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Animals  (tags: puppy, abused, animalcruelty, crime, cruelty, death, dogs, killed, pets, killing, suffering, Pomeranian puppy, W VA, Senator Nick Rahall, Texas, teens tortured & killed puppy, murdered puppy )

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Three years ago in Texas, three young boys kidnapped a neighbor's 5-month-old Pomeranian puppy, named Toby, and took him to an abandoned house. There, they climbed to the top of the building and repeatedly threw this poor pup off the edge, breaking all o

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Ena S (244)
Monday February 24, 2014, 7:47 pm
Three years ago in Texas, three young boys kidnapped a neighbor's 5-month-old Pomeranian puppy, named Toby, and took him to an abandoned house. There, they climbed to the top of the building and repeatedly threw this poor pup off the edge, breaking all of his legs. They then strung him upside down BY HIS BROKEN LEGS and proceeded to hit him repeatedly with a wooden board embedded with nails, basically treating this tortured puppy like a piñata. These young monsters then lit his genitals on fire. One of them grabbed a pocketknife and started to cut Toby's throat. It was at this point that this poor, victimized pup died of his wounds.

The boys who committed this terrible murder were 12, 14, and 16 years of age at the time it occurred, and although they were initially arrested and had their day in court, they were sentenced with mercy due to their ages. The prosecutor, whose very job consists of fighting for the victim regardless of what age the perpetrator might be, was the first to tell the media, "They are just children."

Dalia H (1280)
Monday February 24, 2014, 7:55 pm
You have already signed the petition "Justice For Toby - "Toby's Law""
Already signed and shared.
Noted with much sadness :(
Thank you so much my Beloved, Ena, for sharing with Us! Stay Blessed!
Much LOVE and Light

Animae C (514)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:08 pm
with 23,498 supporters
76,502 NEEDED

Laura H (964)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:10 pm
Noted and signed with very angry tears...I don't give a damn that these monsters were teens when they tortured and murdered Toby. THEY ARE SADISTIC, EVIL BASTARDS. They need to ROT in a prison then can burn in hell where they belong.

Oh my God; poor little Toby...I can't imagine the pain and fear...
Rest In Peace little one; I pray there will be justice for you.

I can't stop crying.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:30 pm
Disheartening to see sadistic sociopaths at a young age already---no cure 4 sadism. S+S-thx Ena

Laura H (964)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:35 pm
Toby deserves JUSTICE.

Elisabeth JJ (50)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:54 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you Ena. Is this not how serial killers often start out. They start as children with torturing and killing pets. I feel that before sentencing these 3 boys require forensic psychiatric consults because they potentially form a danger to the public too.

Mary T (358)
Monday February 24, 2014, 9:23 pm
Signed with 23,507 supporters 76,493 NEEDED - thank you Ena

Past Member (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 9:38 pm
Already Signed
with 23,507 supporters
76,493 NEEDED
+ shared. Thank you Ena.

Mike H (252)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:45 pm
Sadly signed

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:47 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Ena.

Marie W (67)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:58 pm
Time to fit the crime- though execution is the better solution.

Ljiljana M (115)
Monday February 24, 2014, 11:03 pm
with 23,508 supporters
76,492 NEEDED
& Thank you Ena

Rachael Moore (55)
Monday February 24, 2014, 11:37 pm
Signed ~ Thank you for sharing this petition Ena.

Jason B (142)
Monday February 24, 2014, 11:46 pm
Signed, Thanks Sick Little SOB's

Solitary Eagle (324)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:10 am
Signed and shared.

Patricia L (288)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:26 am
They are no children but sadistic monsters who will continue as grown ups.They belong for ever locked away

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:58 am
Noted and signed. TY Ena

Candy L (473)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 4:32 am
Signed.& Tweeted,Thanks Sick A-Holes!

Oleg Kobets (91)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 9:45 am

Henriette M (154)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 11:28 am
Already signed, but will share! Thanks Ena!

desanka s (416)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 11:44 am
It is sad that we need to make Toby's Law but some humans are really evil.
Already signed, thank you Ena and Henriette for the forward.

Andrew C (6)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 11:52 am

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:03 pm
No words }:*-((

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:04 pm

What you said is so true Patricia!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:22 pm
S+N I agree Patricia. Cruel children grow to be sadistic adults. No normal mind does such horrible acts.

linda b (186)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:22 pm
Age has nothing to do with it, these sadists were old enough to know right from wrong, they should've been locked up. Signed, thanks Ena.

Emma S (239)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:35 pm
Done! Thanks, Ena.

Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:36 pm
Signed. Thanks Ena

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:38 pm

Joanne D (38)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:44 pm
Though it would be unconstitutional (and solve nothing), sometimes I really wish we could put them through what the victim went through.

Patricia W (5)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:46 pm
Sadistic, Demented Little Freaks!!! Lock them up!

Kamia T (89)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 12:53 pm
Noted and Signed. What on earth has happened to children like this that they would even THINK of wanting to do such a heinous deed? Not only do they need to be put away, but we need to take a good hard look at their parents or guardians!

Audrey B (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:03 pm
Cruel & Disgraceful, these kids need to be punished big time, there are NO excuses for what they did to Toby. The thought just makes me sick. I think if I would have caught them, I would have lost my mind. This Prosecutor is just as much a idiot as these kids. But the judge should have over ruled them all, and sentence them to jail for at least 5 years, huge fines, probation & a felony.

These are evil kids, they are old enough to know better, NO MERCY !!! Texas needs to wise up, kids like this do not deserve to live on the streets. This is a very serious matter. But with out jail, they will not learn a lesson from this. My heart goes out to the family of little Toby. I am so angry.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:08 pm

Past Member (2031)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:15 pm
You can bet this is not the first animal that these "monsters" have tortured and killed.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:22 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Ena.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:27 pm
Signed and shared

norma laborie (33)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:35 pm

cynthia l (207)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:12 pm
having problems with the link it show 0 signers and doesn't go when I click sign. Will have to go to and try there
This is a disturbing pattern. It seems no one fears any consequence of their actions, mostly because there are none
There is a huge need for tougher laws

Irene Leggett (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:24 pm
These are NOT children, these are the devil's own spawn. They should have been exterminated as they will NEVER feel remorse, they will NEVER repent but they WILL murder again at some point in their lives. It may not be next week or next year, but they WILL re-offend and 'everybody' will wail and wring their hands and say' how could this be, they were only children last time, it wasn't their fault' blah blah blah. They were of an age that they knew EXACTLY what they were doing, they all heard the poor puppy screaming with pain and fear but did they stop, did they hell. NO, they are evil through and through and they will not change.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:28 pm
Signed ....They are NOT human - they are DEVIL SPAWNS!

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:29 pm

Ilona V (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:35 pm
Thanks Ena. Gladly noted & signed
with 23,660 supporters

76,340 NEEDED

June M (139)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:35 pm
signed with 23,659 supporters
76,341 NEEDED

Ruth M (235)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:53 pm
I already signed this thanks Ena. Just think what this trio could do as they get older!!! Kids - they knew exactly what they were doing and should have paid the consequences not received mercy, they showed no mercy to the poor little dog !!!

Val M (83)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:58 pm
signed, with 23,677 supporters. . How long will it take them to see what the petition said, that these abusers are really young psychopaths, Ted Bundy's and Jeffrey Dahmer's in the making?! .. I wish we had those kids names. They shouldn't be protected. If you were an employer, would you hire someone with that history?

Irene S (69)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:18 pm

Rhonda B (99)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:30 pm
sadly noted.

Annemie O (153)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 3:48 pm
Noted & signed

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 4:51 pm

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:09 pm
Thank you, Ena. ALready signed.

Dori C (17)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:16 pm

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:16 pm
Signed & noted. Evil is evil no matter the age.

Ondine J (134)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:17 pm
Noted and very sadly signed, thanks Ena

Laura H (964)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:30 pm
Hugs and love to all above...
we CAN and WILL make a difference.

Toby did NOT die in vain; NO WAY.



Cindy Miars (101)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:31 pm
Pitiful that no justice was done. These boys were all old enough to know right from wrong, and clearly chose to be evil. More than likely this wasn't the 1st time nor the last time that they did something so sadistic; as research and statistics has shown about animal abusers.
Get Toby's Law passed, in suppourt of one puppy's tragic fate.

Angeles M (298)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:46 pm

Barbara F (47)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 5:46 pm
Signed & Noted, TY Ena

Marianne B (107)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 7:50 pm
gladly signed with a comment

Arlene C (40)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 8:32 pm

benson gitonga (100)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 9:50 pm

Mary R (280)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 10:37 pm
There is no excuse for what those evil demented kids did. We must have stronger laws put in place to protect our precious animals.

Julia R (297)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 11:06 pm
What is so hard to understand is why would children want to commit such a heinous act to an innocent little puppy? What kind of an upbringing would predispose them to such cruelty? The parents should be questioned and interviewed about this and in addition to the boys going to a detention or correction facility (as they certainly need to be punished for their horrific cruelty and their horrific deed!) they need to receive intensive therapy to make them realize not only the atrocity that they committed but to rehab these children from monsters to decent human beings who can care about all sentient beings or at least realize that they cannot do harm to any animal or person! If these boys aren't sent to a correctional facility for a long time then they have a very good chance of continuing to hurt the innocent and also becoming serial killers. That is why this unconscionable crime must be harshly punished!

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 11:20 pm
These serial killers in dog torturing costume must pay or they will not stop. Signed, Tweeted and Noted TY Ena.

Julia R (297)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 11:25 pm
I would also like to add ( as I didn't until now realize until I read the petition that these boys didn't receive any punishment or psychological counseling which is really an outrage considering what they did) that there is too much leniency in the sentencing of these horrific animal cruelty cases so minors as well as adults are getting away with hardly any sentences at all! In fact, that case with Molly the little beagle who kept getting beatings and just awful things were done to her by that horrible liar Matthew Milewski. In that case, the judge dismissed the evidence, and basically threw out the case even though there was no substantial reason for her to do this, and he walked away scott free. In fact she ordered the remains of this poor beagle puppy to be returned to him as she said the police took them without a warrant even though the vet who performed the necropsy said in his opinion that the dog had died of extensive head injuries due to blunt force trauma.
I think it is high time that these judges start giving meaningful sentences to animal abusers and I bet we would see some real changes! I think we need to start writing more petitions to judges who are overseeing these cases and not giving these people the punishment that they deserve even if they are charged with felony animal cruelty- judges are still giving them hardly an jail time and I also think we need to write petitions to our congress and the president about how animal cruelty deserves much harsher sentences and especially in cases such as this!

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 12:36 am

Jan Garen (86)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 1:19 am
Agree with all that has been said.

Apolonia P (393)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 1:58 am
Me too! Signed.

Inge B (202)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 2:46 am


. (0)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 3:20 am
signed. Thank you

Sylvie A (193)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 3:45 am
Notée, déjà signée, repartagée. Merci.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 3:52 am
I signed!

John H (344)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 3:54 am
S and N

Kerstin S (371)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 4:05 am

Sue McGuey (106)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 5:37 am
Noted!~ Gone but, not forgotten........previously signed & posted!~ Re posted to FB!~

John B (185)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 6:37 am
Thanks Barbra F for the heads up and to you Ena for providing the link.
" Signed
with 24,023 supporters
75,977 NEEDED"

Winnie A (179)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 6:57 am
Already signed. So sad . . . .

Susan Duncan (25)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 9:12 am
The "prosecutor" said "they are just children"? Good grief. He needs to be prosecuted, too, since he is now complicit in this heinous act of cruelty. "Just children"? That is such utter nonsense. Those "kids" were well old enough to know what they were doing to be sure. The sixteen-year-old is two years away from the age of majority, he is beyond redemption at this point. His life will undoubtedly be one of anger, violence and aggression. Pity the poor (or stupid) girl who marries this monster and their offspring who will inherit his lunatic genes.

When will the law take these atrocities seriously? When will they learn the connection between such sick anti-social behavior and subsequent subhuman acts against humans? Are they that dense? Plain stupid? Where is their compassion and empathy for the poor tortured animal? This boys-will-be-boys mentality must stop now. Until these "soft-hearted" (only toward maniac "kids") lax law enforcers get busy and put some teeth into anti-cruelty laws, we will be reading about more of these horrors. Shame on all of them.

Elena J (191)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 9:43 am

DORIS L (61)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 9:53 am
I would sign if would let me! Shared on facebook.

Julie E (405)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 10:11 am
Noted, signed and shared. Thank you Ena and Barbara F for the forward.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 11:05 am
S. TY Ena & Barbara F

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 11:50 am

Lona G (80)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 12:32 pm

Sharon Davidson (371)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 2:28 pm
these kids need to be punished to the fullest ,thank you how sad.

Judy T (227)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 4:07 pm
Signed. Thank you, Edna.

boyd hore (35)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 5:31 pm

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 5:40 pm
TY Ena !
I have no words and nothing that would be decent. I am infuriated at these kids.
I can't comment.
It rips me apart. These kids need to pay in abad way for a long time. This is such a serious case. I can't continue.. I'm sorry. It's not for me i can't continue.It's for this poor baby. OMG!!

Mandi T (367)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 6:09 pm
A/S * S. God speed little one. :(

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 7:49 pm
Signed & Shared with Thanks Ena & Marga for sending!!!~~~

Angeles M (298)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 7:50 pm

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 9:17 pm

Hahn H (167)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 10:29 pm
Noted and signed,

Corinne Yael M (177)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 10:36 pm
Signed for this poor little angel :'(
Thank you Ena

Trina Hawkins (24)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 11:27 pm
Noted and Signed ! Just Heartbreaking for little Toby ! :( This makes me so MAD,I just want to SCREAM ! Why do this to a helpless pet ? These kids are SICK and a DANGER to our society ! Kids who KILL animals will Kill humans ,who are small and weaker then them ! What happened to the parents teaching them Compassion for Animals ? Or did these kids learn this from watching their parents? Just makes me SICK to my stomach ! Rest in Peace Toby,We Will FIGHT for You ! :(

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 2:03 am
Signed and noted

Beth Coutre (74)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 4:38 am
Wouldn't it be a better world, if we of all nations, could agree this is unacceptable?

. (0)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 6:58 am

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 9:05 am

Sergio P (65)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 9:13 am

Jane B (30)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 10:07 am
Already signed, shared again thanks.

Laura H (964)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 10:15 am
PLEASE-keep sharing!


Alexandra G (250)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 11:22 am
noted and signed, thank you

Gloria H (88)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 1:01 pm
signed. I hope one of these "boys" shows up at the lawyer's doorstep and ask to date his daughter. Justice.

Nan Towle (75)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 2:43 pm
To say that I am sickened a disgusted about what happened to poor sweet Toby doesn't even come close. Bullies and cowards love to torture defenseless innocents that cannot fight back, usually in some remote place with no one to see what they are doing. In a just world these boys would get to experience some of what they dished out at the very least.
Passing Toby"s Law is important to all of us on so many levels. The continued, calculated, systematic level of torture and abuse done to this baby Pomeranian showed a degree of mens rea, malevolence and sadism that should be sending alarm bells screaming in everyone's heads!
What happened to this animal didn't happen quietly either. It was screaming in pain and terrified. As a parent, a person, and one who lives with and respects animals, I can tell you that these are not the normal actions of young boys at play. This is not "boys will be boys" playfulness. The eldest child here was 16, not babies, and old enough to know better. These boys must be held accountable for their actions! They must be shown that it is not okay to torture, abuse a sentient, intelligent, emotional, defenseless and vulnerable being with such vicious savagery and get a pass. That there are real and far reaching consequences for their actions. If no one said "NO" to them before, then Congressman Rahall, must. Our innocent, defenseless faithful dogs, the one species on earth that lives to love us must be protected as well as other companion animals and other innocent beings. Additionally, Congressman Rahall will be doing these boys and society no favor as they grow older and continue these sickening ways. Someone needs to stand up and let them know that this is not okay and will not be accepted! That the life of another has meaning. The Congressman must lead by example and pass Toby's Law. To do anything less dehumanizes all of us.

Nan Towle (75)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 2:46 pm

isabelle f (55)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 3:51 pm
Sadly signed !!!

Petra M (259)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 3:57 pm
Noted with much sadness!!!

Rhonda W (376)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 6:23 pm
signed and noted

Allen O (198)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 7:21 pm
[ Signed

with 24,439 supporters

Michael C (217)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 10:56 pm
Signed and will Share for Toby!!!!

Lenicka R (60)
Friday February 28, 2014, 3:34 am
Already signed.
This is so very , very terrible.
I cry every time I see the face of Toby.
Kids who can do this , have no conscience nor empathy and that they will never acquire.
They must be permanently removed from society and NEVER come back.

Monika S (19)
Friday February 28, 2014, 9:09 am
OMG, I have no words for this awful cruelty ....
very sadly signed & noted

Signed with 24,523 supporters
75,477 NEEDED
thank you

kate K (481)
Friday February 28, 2014, 12:30 pm
N&S so so sad

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 6:12 am
note, signed, shared on fb, twitter & google+, thx.

Joy M (169)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 5:23 pm
YES I signed... SOOOOOOO sad.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 6:22 pm
Noted. Already signed and shared, but did share again. This was one of the most horrific things I've ever read. I agree with another poster or two that these children should have had the same things done to them that they did to this poor baby dog. I swear I could do it to them myself without hesitation. They learned nothing from this as they were not punished. They will now just turn around and do it again. Maybe this time it will be a child. This is how serial murderers start.

. (7)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 7:03 pm
It's so hard not to cry on stories like this but we have our job here to get justice for the animals! That judge was a jerk, he let them go free so they can mutilate more animals, they didn't pay a price for what they did. This is one of the worst stories I've read, poor Toby's family. Noted, already signed, thank you.

Laurie H (817)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 7:53 pm
Previously signed & shared & shared again. This verdict was totally unjust---cannot stop crying when I read about this again---just so ghastly & monsterous---these were not "normal kids" by any stretch of the imagination & given the gravity of this crime, this case should have been handled accordingly. NO= Justice was NOT served & these evil beings have gone unpunished & are free in society!!!~

Janis K (126)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 8:19 pm
Signed and noted

Connie Palladini (102)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 10:48 pm
Already signed.
These MURDERERS should have been locked up!!!

Patricia Cannell (825)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 11:29 pm
Already signed, so noted. I agree with most of you - these bastards needto be "taken care of"!

cynthia l (207)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 12:02 am
finally got to sign
I agree with all y'all
but repeat- if there is no consequence for the action the actions will continue and become more horrendous

. (0)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 3:21 am
Noted, already signed. Thanks.

Kimberly B (89)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 7:42 am
Hopefully, these little murderers will rot in hell. What I wouldn't do to have 5 minutes alone with them...R.I.P Toby, we love you. Signed and noted, thank you very much Dian for forwarding and Ena for posting!

Elisa F (235)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 8:07 am
N&S. Thanks Ena. Thanks to Gabriela for fwd.

Marcia Moore (76)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 9:25 am
Just S/N. Where in TX did this happen. That's what's wrong with these laws, that's 3 years ago and I've heard nothing about this violent crime till now? In too many states they will tell you, "it's all about the children." By that they mean, they are not going to come down harshly on them because they don't want to "shackle them with an offense that might impede them in being a contributing member of society, thinking they are just too young and will grow out of it give half a chance." That is BS and archaic thinking! Exactly the reason we see these kinds of crimes on the rise, and one of the reasons that contributes to the rising violence of kids in school. Studies already show the direct correlation between harming, inflicting suffering, killing animals to escalating to the same for humans as these kids grow older. Times have changed, laws and policies need to change to reflect that. We need a National Central Registry for Animal Abuse just like we have for sex offenders! I want to know if I've got a child down the street from me that has committed the vile act of seeing just how many ways they can torture someone's pet till it draws it's last painful gasp of air! This was as sadistic as it comes and shame on the state of Texas for sweeping it under the rug through confidentiality and not seeing to it that those kids did not get what they so needed. We are living in a society today that has minimized consequences for kids, is it any wonder we have school shootings and we see so much bullying and other forms of violence perpetrated by kids?

Marcia Moore (76)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 9:44 am
The site above gives a little more info on it. To read the county attorney's comments you would think they were going to do the right thing and throw the book at the boys. They either were blowing smoke or the Judge went soft. They got 10 days in jail till the next mandated hearing, guess that's when they decided to let their little "angels" skate! Toby was the neighbor's dog belonged to their 13 yr. old daughter, how traumatic for that child! This is when the justice system fails the one's it's designed to protect! Too many excuses made for delinquent kids. They should have gone to TYC and they definitely need counseling while they are doing their time!

Katya Pavlova (174)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 10:39 am
signed.... :(

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 12:32 pm
Signed with one side of my monitor covered , shared also.

FulviaAway M (314)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 12:49 pm
Whoever is in position to punish these criminal monsters (because this is what they are, their young age worsens things, because life hasn't ruined them yet) deserve themselves a punishment! How can there be judges who don't understand what social threats are such youngsters?

Teresa F (395)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:26 pm
noted and signed, thank you

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 2:05 pm
Thanks for signing

TOM T (246)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 3:13 pm
Already signed, shared again thanks.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 4:06 pm
Rest in peace, sweet Toby. Signed.

Allen O (198)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 4:29 pm

with 24,689 supporters

Sandi C (98)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 5:35 pm
signed with tears.

wendy k (224)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 5:47 pm
What happened to Toby , would not be allowed to be shown in the worst "horror film", that being the case, proves those boys are deviants, who will do something similar again, if not taken out of society, for a very long time.
Poor sweet Toby, I am so very sorry for him, and so very sorry his owners had to sit and listen to the horrific nauseating violence those boys/teens subjected Toby too. signed noted & shared

Joy M (169)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 6:57 pm
already signed..

Sally A (66)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 7:04 pm

Linda Moore (240)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 8:00 pm
Signed, noted, tweeted!

Evelyn B (62)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 10:00 pm
Do you realise that the events were 2007? This petition hasn't reached 25000 yet ... :(
Meanwhile those boys are now 19, 21 & 23 years old. What other abuses have they committed since? (Because once started along this line, they seldom stop - just escalate )
Glad you reposted it (is the Congressman the same? )
Signed both - hope this now moves forward ... And also that these young men are monitored, to ensure they no longer do such acts against animals ... and haven't moved on to larger mammals such as people

Elena Bonati (35)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:14 am
S + N

aa b (10)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:31 am
why o why is there so much evil people in this world

Ana Lopes (92)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:52 am

Laetitia schartner (171)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:53 am

Autumn S (151)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:22 am
with 24,765 supporters
75,235 NEEDED

. (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:43 am
Already signed - thank so much to Ena and Fulvia for the fw

Tanya W (65)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:48 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Barbcat!

divergent r (309)
Monday March 3, 2014, 4:15 am
Some spirits are too good for this cruel world
I sometimes think the tortured animals dying is a relief because the twisted actions cannot always be undone
Thanks Nancy for the forward

Michela M (3964)
Monday March 3, 2014, 6:27 am
with 24,782 supporters

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:27 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Isabel d (48)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:28 am
Signed & shared

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:50 am
with 24,802 supporters
75,198 NEEDED
Re-shared and noted. This still hurts my heart.

Shelli S (374)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:20 am
"They are just children." Bull, they aren't children, they are punks who need learn sum respect. The prosecutor is making excuses for these sons of Satan & he needs 2 remember who or what he is speaking or fighting 4.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:28 am
Get Tobys Law passed Animals are precious to most people unless you are mentally deranged or sadistic Persons that treat animals cruelly or abuse them should be punished exactly the same as when humans hurt another human Animals feel pain and suffering like we do
What is wrong with judges that make excuses for childrens actions Children that do these things are already monsters in the making because judges are saying that a horrible child of 12 is going to turn in to a lovely person 6 yrs later I dont think so !
My children as im sure a lot of other peoples too would not have even thought of these cruel actions
The justice systems the world over should stop making excuses for children ! they were not 3 yrs old!!

signed & Noted

Charmaine Shannon (38)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:51 pm
This is "HORRIFIC"......These are the End Results of SO-CALLED Parents that "DO NOT" Educate and Teach their Children and then CONDONE their WRONGS !!!! These aren't children...... I'm at a LOSS for WORDS to DESCRIBE What They Are !!!! NO EXCUSES.....NO TOLERANCE......PROSECUTE and get these LAWS fixed and Make them STIFF and STICK !!!!!!

S J (130)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:40 pm
You have already signed the petition "Justice For Toby - "Toby's Law""
Why there are so many monsters?


MarietteAWAY G (175)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:43 pm
Soooo signed! Thanks Ena and Stardust!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:31 pm
Noted, Gladly Signed & Shared. Thanks so much for posting Ena.

Abo r (107)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:25 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Ena.

Gina Caracci (219)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:35 pm
little bastards and the parents need to be locked up forever.
RIP Toby

Laura H (964)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:15 pm

(((HUGS))) to all

Rest In Peace Toby-WE LOVE YOU.

Suzanne L (99)
Monday March 3, 2014, 10:45 pm
Noted and signed with anger and frustration. RIP little Toby.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 12:15 pm

Jennifer H (4)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 10:28 pm
I can't believe the evil in these brats. I don't care what their age is. They need to be held accountable. They are going to be big trouble in later years. The poor pup being so brutally tortured. Those kids need to feel a little pain themselves. Jail.

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 5:07 am
Horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Ena for posting this great petition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria p (151)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 10:34 am
I remember this an dit was so horrible!!!!!! so heart breaking to think people would do such a thing!!!!!!

Antonella C (83)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 4:23 pm
signed and tweeted

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:19 pm

kato c (131)
Friday March 7, 2014, 9:36 pm
Lost for words :( Signed !

Holly S (36)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 1:06 pm
Disgusting disturbing and heartbreaking. Signed

Lynn Pascente (141)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 6:19 pm
Horrible! How can humans do these things!? OMG!
Signed & posted on FB.

Kristina aufmann (49)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 3:16 pm
I have no words for this situation just disgusting

Jana DiCarlo (45)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 12:59 pm

s n

Frances D (133)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 2:07 pm

Cinzia Palamara (24)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 12:47 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks

Linda P (0)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 3:36 pm
How could they let these monsters walk?? What a horrible message you just sent out by letting them get away with the murder and torture of this precious life.They are not "just children" they are sadistic killers and you let them get away with it. What happens when they do it again or get tired of killing animals and go on to children?? You did a disservice to the community and the owners of Toby, I believe you will live to regret your decision.

Ana MESNER (201)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 12:44 am

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 10:40 pm
Noted , tweeted, shared, and signed. There only way these kids will go, and it is to be killers of others higher on the food chain. They need to be put away, counseled, supervised, and watched carefully. No doubt they are dangerous to ours and our society.

Malgorzata Zmuda (200)
Saturday June 3, 2017, 1:23 pm
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