Justice for Layla - beagle beaten to death by Navy Sailor. 8690 PEOPLE SIGNED THIS PETITION

Published: Mar 25, 2019 / Author: Penny Eims

Please join us in asking The Honorable Gregory D. Underwood to sentence Richard Schunke of Norfolk, Virginia, to jail. Despite the brutality of the beating, Layla's killer has been offered a plea deal which would keep him out of jail. What message does this send? Layla suffered horribly at Schunke's hands and the man who stole her life deserves more than a slap on the wrist.


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Layla, an eight-year-old beagle, was beaten to death in December 2017 by Richard Schunke, a Navy Sailor. Despite being charged with felony animal cruelty, he may be able to avoid time in jail because he has been offered a plea deal if he can stay out of trouble, and complete and anger-management course. This man must face more than a simple slap on the wrist for what he did to Layla - please sign the petition asking for Schunke to be sent to jail and prohibited from ever owning a pet again! Read more about this case at the Pet Rescue Report.

Update 3/9/2020: Richard Schunke will not serve any jail time for killing Layla. On March 6, Schunke was sentenced to 12 months in jail with all time suspended. It is cases like this to push us to continue petitioning for strong sentences. People who are capable of torturing and killing animals should serve time in jail and be prohibited from ever owning animals again. They should NOT get a mere slap on the wrist. Layla deserved better.