Thousands Demand Justice for Pit Bull Who Died After Being Thrown From Minivan

He was already suffering before someone threw him out of a minivan. And soon after, he died in an emergency vet clinic. This American pit bull was between four and six years old when someone abandoned him in late September.

Now, the Humane Society is offering up to a $5,000 reward for identifying the culprit. Meanwhile, a Care2 petition with over 100,000 signatures is calling on local officials for justice.

“This unfortunate animal didn’t survive — and the animal abuser is still at large,” the petition reads. “We believe that a larger Seattle police effort would increase the likelihood that this killer is ultimately brought to justice. Animal cruelty is a serious crime — and needs to be treated as such.”

Seattle Animal Shelter executive director Ann Graves agrees. “This is a very disturbing case of callousness and an act of animal cruelty,” she said in a press release.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund lists Washington as having some of the best animal cruelty laws in the United States.

The state prohibits cities from banning specific breeds, like American pit bulls, or requires dogs to be proven dangerous beyond their breed alone. A new law requires owners who tie up their dogs for extended periods of time need to give them adequate access to shelter, food and water, or face penalties.

At the same time, animal abuse isn’t always taken as seriously as it should be. But animal cruelty and domestic violence are closely connected. Plus, animals deserve safe, healthy lives for themselves.

We need laws that protect animals, and that legislation must be enforced.

Take Action!

Sign this Care2 petition urging Seattle Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole and other officials to take this glaring case of animal abuse seriously. 

And if you want to make a difference on an issue you find deeply troubling, you too can create a Care2 petition, and use this handy guide to get started. You’ll find Care2’s vibrant community of activists ready to step up and help you.


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Michael F
Michael Friedmannabout a month ago

Thank You for Sharing This !!!

Nicole Heindryckx
Nicole Habout a month ago

I can only agree to the reasoning that the local police authorities did LITTLE or even NOTHING to retrace this minivan, and the bastard who threw the pit bull out of the van which is a SEVERE CRUELTY and should be sentenced to the maximum. I refuse to believe that nobody saw this happening, that nobody could tell something more about the minivan, or even has part of the license plate, the mark of the minivan, etc.. This should have enabled the Police Authorities to retrace this piece of sh.... without much troubles. Is there nowhere a society who could appoint a lawyer, just handling this case for free, in love of this animal ?? This lawyers would be able to ask for the Police Report, and "all" the results they obtained from their investigations. I think the file is very thin. May be 2 or 3 pages.. This must change !!! Animal cruelty is as bad as cruelty to children or women. So treat this investigation with more effort, and work until you have at least a couple of witnesses. The a...hole must be punished severely, and if we can not count on the help of the Police Authorities, what do we have to do then ??

Patricia W
Patricia Wabout a month ago

Someone knows who did this, and they need to make a phonecall.

Ann B
Ann Babout a month ago

OH please tell me we can thrown the person that did this out of the same van going 100mph----people are HORRID and better get jail tome on this one

hELEN habout a month ago

What wicked people, more resources should be spent on catching animal torturers

Carole R
Carole Rabout a month ago

How cruel and heartless.

Jana DiCarlo
Jana DiCarloabout a month ago

I know this was a while back - hopefully they have caught this criminal

Danuta W
Danuta Wabout a month ago

Thanks for sharing.

Glennis W
Glennis Wabout a month ago

Hope yje mongerals are caught and punished hevely Thank you for caring and sharing

Glennis W
Glennis Wabout a month ago

Despicable Thank you for caring and sharing