Matthew Stephen Dieringer stole the life of an Australian cattle dog named Suka, who died from blunt force trauma, and Hayoka, a mixed breed dog who was disemboweled.
These dogs did nothing to warrant the cruelty they experienced - clearly, this man is violent and dangerous, and he must be put away. The authorities are taking this case seriously and have commended the public for their part in helping make Dieringer's arrest possible:
“The Teller County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their interest in this case and vigilance in watching out for Mr. Dieringer. We would also like to thank our law enforcement partners at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. It is times like these that remind us all that all life is precious and partnerships with our community and law enforcement partners creates opportunities for great outcomes.”
Suka and Hayoka deserve justice. Please add your name to the petition to help the judge understand that we are tired of animal cruelty! This despicable individual must receive the maximum punishment.
Suspects are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law.
Update 9.16.2020: Read Our Letter to DA Kathleen Morand Here
Update 9/22/2020: The sheriff's office has thanked Animal Victory for submitting our petition to them, and we have been assured that the petition was added to the case file. Dieringer is undergoing a mental evaluation and there is no date set for the court at this time. Animal Victory will update all with a court date as we continue to stay in contact with the District Attorney.