The letter below is from good friends of mine who lives in Livingston Parish with his wife Ann. Their sweet dog, Sadie, who my daughter and I had thrown a frisbee with just weeks before her untimely death, was found murdered in the most disturbing matter. The letter below is from Paul (Sadies’ owner) to the Sherriff’s Department. I am trying to help them get this story out because it has been ignored and more dogs have been found dead since Sadie was taken and murdered over Thanksgiving.
I am hoping that this email will achieve what I’ve not been able to, via Letters to you and contact with the Media.
I learned of a significant problem with the stealing and subsequent torturing and mutilation of dogs along the HWY 42 Corridor late last year when our family pet, Sadie, came up missing and was later discovered in a dumping ground which is used weekly, by the perpetrators of this heinous criminal act.
I’ve written your department letters. I’ve spoken with your Deputies and have taken them to the location. I’ve turned over evidence that has been collected, to your Department. I’ve worked with local Media, which I understand, have been in contact with you, yet I don’t seem to be able to garner an acceptable response. (225 Baton Rouge ran a short mention in their January Issue: http://www.225batonrouge.com/news/2008/dec/31/whispers/)
My wife and I regularly stop by the dumping ground, each Sunday after Breakfast, as we are accumulating a collection of photographs, which we are using to gain the attention of the Local Media. This being said, the extent of the carnage that we discovered today, is as such, that I need to try one more time, to gain your attention, before I try other channels.
Take a moment and look at the attached photograph. Follow this link and download a Zip Files of just a few of the photographs we’ve collected. files.me.com/tuennerman/wf4lt3
I realize that your department may be working with limited funding. But, the people who commit these types of crimes, aren’t attending Church; there is a strong likely hood that they are committing other crimes and could even possibly, begin imposing this level of torture on women and children. I beg of you, please, take a moment to come meet me so I can show you first hand, the problem; there is evidence of dozens and dozens of dogs within a small area.
Paul G. Tuennerman