This story’s purpose is to bring awareness to what goes on behind closed doors and to force people in power to hold abusers accountable! Fear-based training is not okay and we will not stand for it!
In this devastating true tale, Matthew Long was overheard by his neighbor “training” a small innocent puppy named Fiona.
The neighbor saw him through the fence grabbing Fiona by the neck and picking her up by the nape and reprimanding her for pooping in the house.
The neighbor called authorities repeatedly but they did absolutely NOTHING! So the neighbor put a camera through a hole in the fence and recorded Long’s despicable actions.
Once the video was handed over to authorities and reviewed, Long was arrested. Long claimed he was training the dog.
He said that the puppy defecated all over the house and this was his way of punishing her so she didn’t do it again.
The judge ordered a fine of $1015, which Long only paid $500 of, anger management classes, obedience classes for Fiona and for Long to write the puppy a letter of apology (what?!)
But the most devastating part of all was that Judge Gary Flower allowed Fiona to return to Long.
The neighbor is heartbroken, as is much of the community who started a petition for Fiona to be taken from Long… permanently!
We will never understand the mind of an individual who harms animals. But what does this say about the people in the position to protect animals and don’t?
Do you think Fiona is safe with this man? Do you believe anger management classes will really help?
Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. And don’t forget to share! It is our job to raise awareness so we can protect animals like Fiona and hold those in authority accountable!
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