Re: Felony Animal Cruelty case |

Re: Felony Animal Cruelty case

On behalf of AnimalSave, Pound Puppy Rescue, Sammie’s Friends, and Scooter’s Pals, we strongly request that the District Attorney’s office pursue a ruling of felony animal cruelty with the maximum sentence for the appalling act allegedly committed by Carter Livingston.

Mr. Newell’s statement in The Union article, citing this as a “particularly egregious case of animal cruelty” was very heartening to the hundreds of individuals who devote their time and resources to bettering the life of all animals. We are counting on his office to enforce the laws that have been established to protect those with no voice – the animals.

The fasts of this case are alarmingly disturbing; obviously a coldly premeditated act that involved the individual and his accomplices. We want to ensure that those convicted of this horrific crime serve the maximum sentence. We also believe it appropriate that they be required to participate in a humane education program before their release back to the community.

The animal welfare groups that work to change the culture about the value of animals and help to make Nevada County an enlightened and compassionate community, ask other to join with us in expressing your outrage over this crime and desire to see it prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Carolyn Niehaus, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Cheryl Wicks, Susan Wallace

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