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|Originally Posted: 7 Aug 2010|
Help Keep Dog Abuser in Jail
Tell the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles that Juan Daniels should NOT be granted early parole. Contact them BEFORE August 24, 2010.
Sign an online petition
And/Or make direct contact:
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
The letter should reference: Juan Daniels, AIS#263875
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
On January 30, 2009, Juan Daniels was sentenced to nine years in prison for the horrific cruelty he inflicted on his family's dog, now known as Louis Vuitton. He was convicted of felony animal cruelty. It was the longest sentence ever given for animal cruelty in the history of Alabama. Juan Daniels chained, beat, and set his dog on fire because he wasn't allowed to drive the family car. He is now up for parole. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will consider his case on August 24, 2010.
Why? Because the then 20-year-old son of Louis' owner got angry when denied permission to drive the family car.
Louis Vuitton was beaten so badly, his left upper canine tooth was broken and had to be removed. That paled in comparison to the severe burns he sustained over 60 percent of his young body.
Through it all, Louis Vuitton—a pit bull with a magnificent and forgiving attitude toward humans—persevered. Even through the painful skin grafts and bandaging routines, he gave kisses and never complained.
The Abuser's Punishment
Animal cruelty so often goes unpunished or under-punished. That's why when Louis Vuitton's abuser, Juan Daniels, plead guilty and was sentenced to nine years and six months for his crime, it was a victory for voiceless animal abuse victims everywhere. It was the harshest sentence ever given in the State of Alabama for felony animal abuse.
The problem is, after serving only 18 months of his sentence, Daniels is eligible for parole.
Happy Ending for Louis
The good news is Louis Vuitton has been adopted by his foster parents, William and Dee Hartley of Montgomery, the couple who nursed him through his medical nightmare.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!