According to a report from KVBC news in a discussion with Clark County Animal Control agent Greg Wallen, animal cruelty cases are not that uncommon. In fact, they receive around 4,000 animal cruelty calls a year in Clark County and about 600, or 15%, result in a prosecution.
Though these crimes seem incredibly heinous and unbelievable, the punishment for them is nothing more than a misdemeanor… yes you read that right just a misdemeanor. According to Wallen, the penalty only carries a 6 month jail term and/or a $1,000 fine.
If a senseless, heartless, torturous crime like this was done to a human, the perpetrator would never see their freedom again. Yet our innocent and defenseless animals can be entombed in a block wall and left to suffer and die and the penalty is just a slap on the hand… really unbelievable.
In order to make a change to the severity of these crimes, your voice must be heard. Call your representative, let them know how you feel, and maybe we can collectively make a difference.