Family's Dog Brutally Beaten With Broomstick - Abuser Must Be Punished!

Published: Jun 19, 2020   /   Author: Penny Eims

An Alabama dog suffered horribly when a family member's boyfriend ruthlessly beat him with a broomstick. The horrific abuse was captured on surveillance video and it is painful to watch (click here for link to video).

20-year-old Adam Callaghan is the man identified as the person who viciously attacked the Raymer family's dog, Echo. A veterinarian confirmed that Echo suffered from blunt force trauma - exams revealed that the dog had been subjected to long-term abuse that his family was unaware of until finding the evidence on surveillance footage.

Despite Echo's injuries AND the surveillance video, Callaghan is only facing a misdemeanor charge. This is NOT sufficient. Please sign the petition as we fight for justice. Callaghan should be facing a felony charge of animal torture and at sentencing, he should be sent to prison AND prohibited from ever owning an animal in the future.


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The evidence against Adam Callaghan supports a charge of felony animal torture and we are fighting to make that happen! Veterinary notes indicate that Echo suffered tremendously, for far too long. Echo's veterinary case history reveals injuries consistent with long-term abuse. Notes showed Echo suffering from swollen eyes, hip pain, nose bleeds, mental depression, lethargy, mouth injuries, swelling, bruising and more.

Echo suffered horribly and now it is time for his abuser to pay for that abuse. Please sign the petition, which will be presented to the Robertsdale Police Department, and the Robertsdale City Prosecutor, and the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office. Enough is enough - animal cruelty cannot and should not be tolerated!


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Supporters turned up for Adam's first court date on October 28th. Hurricane Zeta's arrival put a damper on the turnout.

Update 4/21/2021:  Animal Victory has learned the court in Bay Minette overturned the judgment and charged Adam Callaghan as a youthful offender. AV spoke with Tiffany with the Baldwin county clerk's office, and she informed us that the case was protected under "youthful offender" so details are no longer public. Animal Victory is dissatisfied with the outcome. Adam deserves a punishment to fit the crime. We can only hope he is getting help for his emotional troubles. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and helped us fight.

Update 12/16/2020: Adam Callaghan pled not guilty to the charges, but he was sentenced to six months in jail and a $500 fine (which is the highest penalty for this misdemeanor charge). His attorney has appealed the sentence and Callaghan is due back in court in January. Animal Victory has been informed by someone close to this case that the petition (and the attention it helped bring to the case) helped bring about the maximum sentence in court.

Update 12/4/2020: The prosecutor's office has informed that they have been flooded with emails and calls about this case. We are waiting for a call back with more information about what is happening.

Update 11/03/2020: Adam Callaghan was charged with animal cruelty and went to court on October 28th. However, there is no verdict yet. Adam's next court date is November 18th and we need your signature to help convict Adam with the maximum punishment! 

Update 10/27/2020: As of October 14th we learned there was not enough evidence to convict Adam with a felony. The case has currently been kicked back to Robertsdale, Prosecutor Ken Raines, and they do not have the details yet from it being kicked back from Baldwin county.  We will update all as we get information. Animal Victory knows there was enough evidence to charge a felony as is indicated in the video. We are very sad to learn Adam is being charged with a misdemeanor and not a felony.  The court date is expected to be October 28th. There is a Facebook group planning to protest at the court. Please follow details here for the protest if you would like to join.

Update 10/27/2020: Read our letter to City Prosecutor Ken Raines here

Update 07/16/2020: Today we sent our message along with an additional 3100 signatures, for a total of 12,584 supporters, to the City Prosecutor Ken Raines.

Update 07/02/2020:  We recently made contact with the Robertsdale PD: We were told there is new evidence, it is an active investigation, and they want nothing short of the maximum charges for this case.

Today we sent your 9413 signatures and comments to the City Prosecutor Ken Raines and The Baldwin County District Attorney.

Read our letter to the District Attorney Baldwin County here

Read our letter to the City Prosecutor here


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