Dallas County, Texas
CALL TO ACTION
Dowdy Ferry Animal Commission did their job.
Dallas Police Department did their job.
Now it's time for the Dallas DA to do his job.
Dallas citizens have worked hard to address cruelty in our community. Citizen patrols have been active for the last ten years, tethering was banned in the city and the Dallas Police Department created its first animal cruelty unit in 2018.
This week, all of our hard work has paid off in the arrest of a man who bludgeoned two puppies to death in Southeast Dallas.
Now, there is work to do to ensure the Dallas County DA does their job to appropriately and fully prosecute the suspect.
Please help us make sure the Dallas DA does his job.
Here is a letter than you can send to his office to let him know how you feel and what you want done to gain justice for the Dowdy Ferry Puppies.
District Attorney John Creuzot
Frank Crowley Courts Building
133 N. Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
Dear DA Creuzot:
On the afternoon of April 7, 2021 Dallas County citizens were jarred by an announcement from the advocate group Dowdy Ferry Animal Commission, that two Pyranese-mix puppies had been bludgeoned to death on Dowdy Ferry Road. On April 8, 2021, they released video and audio of the puppies being bludgeoned to death by Sebastian Acosta.
The citizens of Dallas county are appalled and outraged at this senseless death and the death of nearly one thousand documented dead animals, abused and discarded on Dowdy Ferry Road in Southeast Dallas County.
We demand justice for these senseless deaths.
Through citizen patrols, street and shelter rescue and the creation of the Dallas Police Department Animal Cruelty Unit, Dallas citizens have invested considerable time and tax dollars to ensure our Dallas animals are protected. Now our work rests upon your doorstep.
We are asking you to take the following measures:
1. Charge Sebastian Acosta with one count felony animal cruelty for each puppy he bludgeoned to death.
2. Instruct your prosecutor to seek the maximum felony penalty of ten-years imprisonment to run consecutively, not concurrently, for each felony animal cruelty charge.
3. Impose bond stipulations and probation restrictions that require Sebastian Acosta to not be in possession of any animals, nor reside in any domicile containing an animal.
4. Instruct your prosecutor to refuse to abate or ‘bargain away’ charges or sentencing in exchange for information or a 'plea'.
The citizens demand justice for animals in our county. To that end, we hold our public servants accountable for seeking justice to the full extent of the law on our behalf.
Please follow this link to sign our Chnge.org petition, which will be delivered directly to District Attorney John Creuzot and the Dallas County Commissioners Court.
JSTD Board and Advisory Board
Encourage the Dallas District Attorney to support the citizens of Dallas by pursing felony charges and maximum sentencing in the bludgeoning death of two puppies on Dowdy Ferry Road in Dallas, TX. (Letter and Petition link attached)