I am having a tough time dealing with all of the stories about animals being abused, lost, dumped, killed, and all that sort of thing. I request from all of you, regardless of where you live, to paste the letter following to your word document and print then send. It would mean the world to me to not let this dog's death be in vain. If you aren't familiar with this story, a man beat his dog in the face 30 times and the dog died a bad death....not that any death by beating is a good one but it was a relatively slow and painful one. This guy needs to be punished to the fullest extent, if only to teach other hethens a lesson. Anyway, this is what I am asking and posting for today. Please help me make all of this blogging do at least one good thing for our animal friends.
Thank you......very much......
Patrick Jennings Woodbury County
Attorney Christine Rupp Assistant Woodbury County Attorney
County Attorney Office
Woodbury County Courthouse
7th & Douglas
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
RE: Bobby Loggins charged with aggravated misdemeanor for animal torture PLEASE ADD THIS LETTER TO THE FILE ON THE CASE
Dear Mr. Jennings and Ms. Rupp:
I have learned about Bobby Loggins, who is currently facing aggravated misdemeanor animal torture charges. The dog, which was punched over thirty times, according to a witness, was seriously injured and later died. The Police are quoted as saying, “we just don’t see cases like this where it’s an intentional act by the owner to assault an animal to the point of its death.” I strongly urge you to pursue prosecution of this case to the full extent of the law. I also suggest you ask the Court for: maximum jail time, probation to include mandatory psychiatric evaluations and treatment at his own expense; a meaningful fine; and that Mr. Loggins not be allowed the privilege of pet ownership in the future. The link between violence toward animals and violence toward humans is well documented. Research shows that if animal abusers are not adequately penalized for their crimes, it is likely that they will continue to commit abusive crimes in the future. To break this cycle, intervention and treatment, including stiff sentencing, is critical. I am personally very pleased to hear that the Woodbury County Attorney’s office has chosen to pursue this case against Bobby Loggins. I commend you and your staff for recognizing the significance of this case, and I urge you to continue your pursuit of this case and others like it.