PETITION TARGET: Florida State Attorney R.J. Larizza
UPDATE (3/18/21): Miracle the German Shepherd is not returning to her former guardian, and Allison Murphy has been banned from having animals for five years. She will also pay for the dog’s medical expenses. A military veteran in need of a service dog has adopted Miracle.
A German Shepherd fell over two stories onto the parking lot below after her guardian threw her off a motel balcony in Daytona Beach, Fla. Captured and rushed to emergency care, the German Shepherd — now named Miracle — had a sewing needle lodged into her thigh and veterinarians treated her for injuries sustained from falling on the hard pavement, according to ABC News.
Police had surrounded the motel room in the moments leading up to the horrifying act after receiving reports that Miracle’s guardian attacked a motel housekeeper. Shocking bodycam footage of the incident shows officers trying to stop the woman from hurting Miracle, but she hurriedly tossed the dog over the railing before anyone could physically intervene.
The suspect, Allison Murphy, faces felony charges of animal cruelty and resisting an officer with violence, according to NY Daily News.
Sign this petition urging Florida State Attorney R.J. Larizza to prosecute Murphy to the fullest extent of the law, and call for a lifelong ban on having any animals.