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PETITION TARGET: Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie A. Bridgett

In a shocking act of blatant animal abuse, a camera captured an innocent young dog being viciously kicked, beaten and bitten by a woman outside someone’s home in Redding, Calif.

The appalling home surveillance footage shows the dog reluctantly and timidly following the woman on a leash as she approaches the residence. Erratically, the woman launches into a brutal assault against the eight-month-old puppy, dragging the animal around and repeatedly striking him.

Following a plea to the public for help in identifying the suspect, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office charged Xaviera Kayli Ferguson with one count of felony animal abuse. Despite Ferguson’s arrest and video evidence of the egregious attack, she will not face prison time.

The individual responsible for battering this helpless dog must be held accountable for her actions. Please, sign this petition urging Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie A. Bridgett to show that animal cruelty will not be tolerated by charging the perpetrator for her actions and prosecuting her to the fullest extent of the law.