- Target: The Honorable Judge Edward E. Leineweber and District Attorney William Sharp
- Sponsored by: Care2 Animal Welfare Blogger
In 2009 more than 300 dogs, cats, horses and other animals were rescued from her non-profit animal sanctuary" after numerous complaints from the public about adopting sick and dying dogs.
They were found living in deplorable conditions with little or no food or water. Some had open wounds, ear and eye infections, fur matted with urine and feces and internal infections.
In addition, an abnormally large number of the dogs were pregnant which lead investigators to believe Petkus was breeding the dogs and running a puppy mill with previously abandoned animals.
Now that Ms. Petkus has been found guilty we ask that her sentencing fit the crime. We ask that she is banned for life from having contact with animals, that a lien be placed on her property to repay the animal rescue groups that took custody of her dogs and that Ms Petkus enter into a mental health program.