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TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand Justice for Puppy Clubbed to Death

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- 1752 days ago -
Condemn the Iowa Court of Appeals for refusing to punish an extreme case of animal abuse

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Alice Mullen (22)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:57 am

Andrea Nemec (213)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:00 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Mike H (252)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:01 am
Noted & signed

Monica T (278)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:02 am
Noted and signed... Thanks, Cal...

Quoting the petiton : "They claimed the prosecutors failed to prove sufficiently that the act was done with “depraved” or “sadistic” intent." That's just BS. If beating the puppy just because he had a weak stomach is not depraved or sadistic, I don't know what is...

Mary T (358)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:15 am
Signed & noted -thank you Cal

Nicole W (646)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:17 am
s/s, ty Cal

Mike S (86)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:18 am
SS&N. Thank you Cal.

Ingrid A (524)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:42 am
It sure is Alice.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:46 am
Justice is really sightless!
Signed with sadness & Noted & Thanks for posting Cal.

Christeen A (368)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:51 am

Lisa N (206)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:22 am
Two more, thanks Cal.

. (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:08 am
just incredible

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:16 am
S+S-thx Cal

Lisa W (143)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:56 pm
3 signatures recorded. This makes me absolutely sick and angry beyond words! Ty Cal!

Ilona V (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:08 pm
Thanks. Sadly noted & signed.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:45 pm
"If the puppy was so unwanted in the home, Meerdink could have given him away. Yet, he decided to take a barbaric and cruel approach, and that it why it is so clear that Meerdink should not have been excused for his crime. If a man who clubs his puppy to death can get away without being convicted for animal abuse, what hope do the rest of the abused and neglected animals in Iowa have?"

Signed. Thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:52 pm
Noted, shared and signed with hope for justice. Thank you Cal!

Ruth L (242)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:14 pm
Signed/noted. Thanks Cal

Vita P (40)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:14 pm
Signed with deep sadness!
Thank you.

paula eaton (30)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:15 pm
Signed. He got a slap on the wrist for brutally murdering this puppy and what happens next time. There will be a next time. Sick POS. Karma will get him.

Aud n (740)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:20 pm

Irene Leggett (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:21 pm
Watch him neighbours, next time it may be your child, your sibling or your parent as there WILL be a next time. He's 'got away' with it this time so he'll think he's invincible. Shame on the cretin judge who over-rules the original sentence, do you have to brain-dead to qualify as a judge???? RIP little puppy, you deserved more than to be owned by a low-life piece of murdering scum, hopefully justice WILL be served.

S J (130)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:33 pm
Lock him up as long as possible, justice for the little puppy please.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:40 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

Mary K (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:41 pm
Unbelievable! If I was his girlfriend, I would be terrified to have my children around him. What if the child got sick on the floor or wet their pants? Would he grab his bat and take them out back? How can you beat a helpless animal when there are other non-violent avenues to pursue if you no longer want a pet. Violence of this nature only escalates.

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:54 pm
Iowa Court of Appeals has failed by excusing this proven murdering scum.

. (7)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 4:23 pm
Just horrible, sadly noted and signed, thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 4:31 pm
Women lets stand up and speak up! If a man...any man, is violent against any living creature...get away FAST! Its only a matter of time before he turns on you. If he can kill something so cute and innocent what do you think he will do when you piss him off or when your children misbehave. WAKE UP WOMEN! Let's wake up. Do not accept those who are violent into your lives.

Sara Williams (8)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 4:48 pm
Two more signatures.

Animae C (516)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:06 pm
Your signature has been recorded.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:21 pm
noted Cal, and signed thx

Bartlomiej T (296)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:34 pm
Noted & signed. Thank you, Cal.

Joe R (190)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:52 pm
Thanks Cal. Signed and noted,

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 5:57 pm
I may have signed more than once. I hope that does not ruin my signature.

I'm disgusted that the iowa court system is as sick as the guy who did this to that poor puppy. Obvious evidence it was an intentional and brutal crime!!!!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:10 pm
Signed. I don't expect much. Iowa is one of the states that wants to open a horse slaughter plant. How much compassion do you think Iowa has for animals?

Sheila D (194)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:26 pm
Signed and noted with disgust toward people(?) who do these things. Thank you.

B Lewenza (76)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:30 pm
Noted and signed. I hope they do something with this guy. What will it take to stop they people from harming innocent animals? Sick,sad, disgusting.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:51 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Cal.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:58 pm
Signed and noted.

Kay M (347)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:37 pm

edward jagusiak (25)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:27 pm
POS,you too court of appeals.

Jason S (50)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:48 pm
Signed, thanks

Marie W (67)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:11 pm
When are we going to get smart and start executing these psychopaths? Psychopaths abuse animals today and kill people tomorrow!

Esther Z (94)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:15 pm
Noted and signed.

desanka s (416)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 9:35 pm
Truly sad. Signed, thank you Cal.

Iveta cer (41)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:23 pm
Noted and signed

Monika V (442)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:36 pm

If someone is able to beat a puppy to death he has to be removed from our planet. Period.


Ena S (244)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:49 pm

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:06 am
Your signature has been recorded.

Michael Carney (217)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:09 am
Those judges need to be beat with a Baseball bat, ...They should be removed from the Bench, what a horrible and tragic decision...

Julia R (296)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:10 am
Shame on the Iowa Appeals Court! If this act wasn't depraved, then what was it?! To leave the house with a baseball bat and the puppy and then for the puppy to be found later with terrible damage to the head! He was the last person seen with this puppy, took a baseball bat with him, and beat him to death with it- a heinously cruel death for this poor animal and they let him of for this! This man got away with murder to this poor dog! What I'm afraid of is with his temper and now a court who lets him off this terrible crime, is that he could do it again! What a travesty of justice made by a stupid court!

S B (76)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:23 am
Signed, there's no justice for animals in Iowa, it would seem.

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:32 am
Signed!! I would love to club them to death. This makes me so mad!! Thanks so much, Cal

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:47 am
Signed,TY Cal.

Rehana VN (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:17 am
The moron will get what he deserves. He is not even a low life!

Inge B (202)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:28 am


Danuta W (1249)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:53 am

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:56 am

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 2:43 am

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:09 am

Carol Bischoff (409)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:21 am
Noted and signed.

Tanya W (65)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:56 am
Noted and signed.

Nicola Lester (21)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:13 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cal

linda n (3877)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:52 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:15 am
signed noted and shared

Annalisa Parrini (16)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:18 am
signed !!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:22 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing.

Frances Darcy (133)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:36 am

Kerstin S (371)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:40 am
Signed, thank you Cal

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:41 am

Madeleine watt (243)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:06 am
Evil and dangerous. Animal abusers statistically grow up to be abusers and/or serial killers of people. (not that doing this to an animal is any less serious)

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:46 am
Why to kill the innocent?

Alison A (244)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 7:19 am
Many dogs will stand there to be beaten by their master, I wish this dog could have seen what was coming and ripped the b*stards face off!

Signed and noted, thanks Cal.

. (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 7:28 am
Angrily signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Cal. I love puppies and hate to see them hurt. I'd like to find those guys and give them a taste of their own medicine.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 7:43 am
Notef and signed.

Karen Gee (97)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:12 am
signed & noted

John van Nijnatten (6)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:57 am
Signed & noted. I hope someone takes a stand against animal abuse and speaks up for this puppy.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:05 am

. (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:31 am
»-(¯`v´¯)-» 𝕾𝖎𝖌𝖓𝖊𝖉 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕮𝖆𝖑! »-(¯`v´¯)-»

TOM T (246)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:41 am

Signed, Noted & Shared !
Thank You for bringing to OUR attention !

Mike M (40)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:51 am

S S (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:31 am
Thank you.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:42 am
the court of law are messed up indivudals that have no heart but the only thing they are good at is causing drama and sending people to jail and having them to pay big fines when they do a crime but when it comes to justice they shrud their shoulders? how about someone did abuse to the court judge's daughter or son? I'm sure they'll act ASAP. so how about they use that same concept ASAP and help those puppies in need. Grow up Court of Justice and hurry your ass up and help!! so Ironic how they are the court of justice but there is nothing justice about that. i will fight as at least we still have people out there that case with "real" hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

. (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:58 am
Signed and Noted.

María Barbosa (14)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:15 am

Christina C (43)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:21 am
Unbelievable. Noted & signed.

Yvette S (35)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:49 am
Noted and signed

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:03 pm

Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:34 pm
Thank you!

Wendy H (54)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:41 pm

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:45 pm

Frances Darcy (133)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:51 pm

Sheila S (50)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:54 pm
If we couldn't get justice for Travon Williams, how do you expect to obtain it for a poor little puppy?

Apolonia Pl (393)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:21 pm

bev g (128)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:24 pm
signed shared sick evil pos lowlife skum

Joanne A (47)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 2:26 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks

Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 2:57 pm

Virgene L (51)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:35 pm
Another incident that leaves me sick after reading it. What were these judges thinking? Perhaps the puppy had a weak stomach and accidents because he was already being abused in the household. The perpetrator may also have been so brain dead that he didn't know how to train a puppy. In any case, justice was NOT served and the puppy deserved way better.

Fran F (118)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:51 pm
Signed with sadness and disgust that the brutal murder of a puppy is legal in Iowa.


samantha l (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:32 pm

Jeanne R (1203)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:40 pm
Sadly signed and noted.

Karen B (8)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:41 pm
S&S, angry, angry, and more angry.!!

Shirley S (187)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:51 pm
The world is witnessing IOWA court's brand of justice. DISGUSTING !!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:03 pm

Ravenna C (20)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:34 pm
Signed and Noted.

"The puppy had had accidents in the home due to a weak stomach, had bit one of Meerdink’s girlfriend’s children, and was having trouble with training."

Good God!...If this woman has an ounce of sense she will grab her children and run to the nearest exit! Anyone who would club a puppy to death with a baseball bat is a psychopath. Now that the defenseless pup has been slaughtered, who is he going to take his anger out on next? What will happen when the girlfriends kids talk back or make a mess they don't clean up. If she has any kind of mothering instincts they should be screaming for her to protect her children by getting away from this monster.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:35 pm
S & N!

Christine S (134)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 7:11 pm

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:53 pm
Signed & Shared on FB.

Trina Hawkins (24)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:50 pm
Noted and Signed ! This makes me want to VOMIT ! I'm in SHOCK ! A Puppy ? What a SICK excuse for a human ! Anyone with one ounce of compassion would have Buried this JERK under the Prison ! Line All the Animal Abusers up and SHOOT the All ! Enough already ! We must PROTECT OUR PETS ! :(

Elisa F (235)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:02 pm
Signed and Noted. Thanks Cal.

Ellen Gaston (21)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:27 am
The Court of Appeals ruled exactly how the sleeze bag politicians wanted them to rule when they added the "depraved" and "sadistic" to their animal cruelty laws, further watering them down in the darkness when nobody was paying attention. This language was just added to a state, maybe Iowa or another one, I can't remember. It is the evil politicians you need to be angry at for making it impossible to prove or quantify "evil intent." It makes my blood boil. Rep. Steve King will probably give the Court of Appeals some special favors and hire the abuser to a cushy job on his staff.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:28 am
Noted and signed - this is just unforgivable - I swear if I saw this monster in front of me his face would need reconstructive surgery.

Joy Wong (103)
Monday August 5, 2013, 3:42 am
Noted and signed.

Aileen P (40)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:17 am
Heartbreaking. Once again. Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:49 am
Noted & Signed

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:28 am
Signed and noted thanks

TOM T (246)
Monday August 5, 2013, 8:04 am
Morally reprehensible, despicable
Noted & Shared !

Paula L (78)
Monday August 5, 2013, 9:51 am

Sandi C (98)
Monday August 5, 2013, 10:06 am
signed with anger.

Jeanne R (1203)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:03 pm
Sadly, signed and noted.

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Monday August 5, 2013, 5:26 pm
Signed and noted.

Oleg Kobets (91)
Monday October 7, 2013, 3:46 am
Noted and signed
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