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PETITION TARGET: Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department,

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PETITION TARGET: Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson

UPDATE (1/12/2022):  Authorities arrested Carlos Fonseca, Jr., after canvassing the area and matching red streaks in his hair to the person who was caught on surveillance video, according to an arrest warrant that stated he was on parole for battery with a deadly weapon and allegedly lied to officers about his whereabouts.

He was booked into Clark County Detention Center and faced four counts of willful/malicious torture and killing of an animal, as well as violating parole, as reported by KNSV. The dog hanged to death on the fence was a Japanese Tosa named Lady who allegedly belonged to Fonseca’s girlfriend, who told police that the couple had recently fought, according to KNSV.

In November, Fonseca entered an Alford plea, which means he did not admit guilt but said prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him. Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Tierra Jones has sentenced him to serve one to four years in prison on an animal cruelty charge, according to sentencing documents obtained by Lady Freethinker via public records request. — Lady Freethinker Staff

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A helpless dog suffocated to death after being strung up by his neck to a fence and left to hang, surveillance cameras show.

Animal cruelty detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the ghastly incident, which took place in a parking lot at the 3000 block of South Nellis Boulevard on Oct. 4.

Surveillance footage shows an adult black male with long dreadlock-style hair and a short beard, wearing a white shirt, white pants, and white shoes, walking a dog on a leash to the back parking lot of a local business and then hanging the poor animal, detectives say.

Sign this petition urging Sheriff Joseph Lombardo and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to do everything in their power to identify and arrest the perpetrator who killed this innocent dog.

This is an ongoing investigation. The LVMPD is encouraging anyone with any information about this unthinkable crime to contact the animal cruelty section at 702-828-3307, or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.

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