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.