- Target: Judge John D. Whitesell
- Sponsored by: Gale Rezende
Police near Hazleton, responding to a call about abandoned dogs, found a horrific scene in a dark garage with dead and dying German Shepherds, including puppies, lying in filth.
A neighbor in the town of Swiftwater discovered the abandoned dogs and reported it to police.
When police arrived, they found three dead puppies and seven starving adult dogs. They were transported to veterinary hospitals in very poor condition, rescuers said.
A vet estimated the dogs went for a month without food.
It is now time that Peter Zervas answers to 10 counts of animal cruelty. Please join us in asking Judge Whitesell to bestow the maximum sentence for this horrific crime.