Sign Petition To Ensure Michelle Bennett Is Prosecuted After Her Dog Froze To Death In Connecticut

It is unfathomable that people would leave their pets outside to suffer, and worse, die in subfreezing temperatures. But, horrifically, that is what is happening in a growing list of states throughout the eastern United States.

While 50-year-old Michelle Bennett has been charged with animal cruelty, after her 3-year-old male pit bull was found chained, frozen, and dead on New Year’s Day, it is not enough!

People responsible for heinous crimes such as this, and others like it, must be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

“The police have found and charged the woman responsible for this dog’s death. But that isn’t the end of the story. We must keep up the pressure to ensure that she is actually prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” stated an update on a Care2 petition which people should sign immediately. “Once this story is out of the news, local officials may be tempted to let it slide and we can’t let that happen.”

Thought to have been left outside to freeze for as long as a month before he was discovered by police, the poor dog was also malnourished and covered in feces.

Bennett was reportedly in jail for months on drug charges but claimed to have made arrangements for the dog’s care.


Sadly though, heartbreaking stories such as these are happening every day.

On Monday night, a Pomeranian mix that was dumped outside a Detroit Dog Rescue did not survive the night’s subfreezing weather.

According to the organization’s Facebook post, the non-profit has surveillance images and is trying to find the person who left the animal, apparently in a crate, at the location on Harper Avenue near Somerset Avenue on the city’s east side.

Yet another dog froze to death outside in a pet house with no insulation in Ohio and was found Wednesday, it “frozen to death due to the severe cold weather.”

“Sheriff Richard Jones would like to remind everyone that freezing to death is a horrible way for an animal to die,” the Butler County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook while urging families unable to care for their pets in extreme temperatures to contact the sheriff’s office for help.

Please sign the Care2 petition to ensure justice for the poor dog in Connecticut HERE!

Sadly, this is probably the first of many petitions calling for people to be held responsible for their pets freezing to death when it is so ridiculously avoidable.

R.I.P. Sweet Souls And May You Be Surrounded In Heaven By Nothing But Love And Warmth!

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