Justice for Spirit sign now

Spirit, a 3-4 month old mix breed puppy was found on the morning of Saturday October 6, 2007 at the Wythe County Animal Shelter with a compound fracture and severe infection of the rear left leg. The shelter received the puppy in this condition on Friday October 5, 2007. Neither the previous owner nor the Wythe Co. Animal Shelter provided medical treatment to the puppy. The Animal Shelter was responsible by Virginia state code 3.1-796.68. to provide medical treatment. See pictures and read more at www.je923.com/misc/puppy.html. The puppy could have been euthanized to prevent the suffering. The Wythe County Administrator admits their fault. I want the immediate dismissal from their jobs all those responsible for the needless suffering of this puppy. He was left in a pen with his siblings and mother and could not get to food and water due to his condition and was very weak and dehydrated. If not found by an outsider would have suffered all weekend long.
3.1-796.68. Care of animals by owner; penalty.

A. Each owner shall provide for each of his companion animals:

1. Adequate feed;

2. Adequate water;

3. Adequate shelter that is properly cleaned;

4. Adequate space in the primary enclosure for the particular type of animal
depending upon its age, size, species, and weight;

5. Adequate exercise;

6. Adequate care, treatment, and transportation; and

7. Veterinary care when needed or to prevent suffering or disease

The provisions of this section shall also apply to every pound, animal
shelter, or other releasing agency, and every foster care provider, dealer, pet
shop, exhibitor, kennel, groomer, and boarding establishment. This section
shall not require that animals used as food for other animals be euthanized.

B. Game and wildlife species shall be cared for in accordance with regulations
promulgated by the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries by January 1, 1994.

C. Violation of this section is a Class 4 misdemeanor.

(1984, c. 492, 29-213.38; 1987, c. 488; 1991, c. 348; 1993, c. 174; 1996, c.
249; 1998, c. 817; 2002, c. 787; 2003, c. 1007.)

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  • 02 January 2016650. Timmy C
    THIS IS A SHAME!! County or City CARROLL State VA
  • 27 December 2015649. Tim F
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015648. Robin L
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015647. June L
    Shame on you County or City York State South Carolina
  • 24 December 2015646. Kenneth C
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015645. Craig W
    I support this petition
  • 22 December 2015644. Peggy C
    All that I have to say is how would the people at the pound like to live and be treated like Spirit was treated! Ialso want to say that animals have feelings just like people do! Thanks to people like you our animals should and will be safe! County or Cit
  • 11 December 2015643. Julia L
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015642. Sarah D
    Animal Control did NOT do their job and Spirit suffered for it County or City Ceres State VA
  • 05 December 2015641. Aimee P
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015640. Elizabeth R
    This is appalling County or City New Hartford State CT
  • 13 November 2015639. Peggy Ns
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 2015638. Linda T
    This makes me sick to my stomach! What was done (or not done in this case) in inexcusible! County or City Guilford State NC
  • 07 November 2015637. Terri B
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015636. Suzie B
    This shelter is a disgrace. County or City Montgomery Co. State VA
  • 26 October 2015635. Kristi W
    I support this petition
  • 23 October 2015634. James W
    This is awful get them people out of there. If they would do this to an animal I hate to see what they would do if it where a human!!! County or City Pulaski State Va
  • 13 October 2015633. Keryn D
    A shelter should be held 100\% accountable for the animals in its care County or City White Rock State Canada
  • 30 September 2015632. Terri B
    This is a sad but not surprising situation. If the people working in this shelter can't do any better than that, they should just go sell shoes (no offense to people who sell shoes). County or City Wytheville State Virginia
  • 19 September 2015631. Steven Andelainep
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 13 September 2015629. Alyce La
    It is about time something is being done County or City Lawrence State Ma.
  • 17 August 2015628. Floyd W
    I support this petition
  • 10 August 2015627. Jeanne P
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 2015626. Carla M
    It is imperative that people are made to treat animals humanely. Suffering and chaining MUST be STOPPED. Pass laws to control this. County or City Greensboro State North Carolina
  • 07 August 2015625. Tiffany Ja
    No animal warrants suffering. If treatment is required, there is no reason treatment should not be administered! County or City Montgomery County State Virginia
  • 16 July 2015624. Lindsey Kirby
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