PETITION TARGET: Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin
A months-old Chihuahua puppy whose throat was slit desperately gasped for air while his attacker stood over him, describing to a camera the horrific act just committed. He then posted the video to social media, LA Times reported.
Police tracked the video to a Riverside, Calif., apartment, where they found Angel Ramos, 19, with fresh blood stains on his clothes and the puppy barely clinging to life, according to KTLA.
Veterinarians later had no choice but to euthanize the dying dog.
After finding the blood-soaked, near-dead puppy in Ramos’ bedroom, officers charged Ramos with felony animal cruelty and illegal possession of metal knuckles — also a felony charge. He was issued a “notice to appear” and released.
This dead Chihuahua deserves justice. The person responsible for slitting the dog’s throat and broadcasting the senseless act of cruelty on social media must answer for his crimes. Sign this petition urging Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin to prosecute the suspect to the fullest extent of the law.