Take Action! Abandoned Dog Died Tied to Tree

Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on February 17, 2010

Evicted in October 2009, Cody and Jessica Manning of El Paso County, Colorado allegedly abandoned their two dogs, reportedly leaving one tied to a tree and one inside a trailer.

Please take action and send a letter today!

A chocolate lab was allegedly tethered outside without food, water or shelter and was discovered there in December, deceased and presumed to have died due to exposure. A border collie left inside the trailer – also reportedly without food or water – had managed to stay alive by eating garbage, and has since been adopted into a new home. Cody and Jessica Manning have been charged with animal cruelty and currently have a court date scheduled for March 1, 2010.

Take Action!
Polite letters may be sent to the El Paso County Sheriff through ALDF’s website, thanking his office for their diligence in this case and for recognizing that their community expects and appreciates that animal cruelty be taken seriously by law enforcement.

Locals are encouraged to support the prosecution by attending court proceedings. A hearing date is currently scheduled for March 1, 2010 at 9 a.m. Read ALDF’s tips for attending a criminal court proceeding.

Court location and information:
Clerk of the Court
El Paso County Courthouse
270 South Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-448-7700
case #2010CR-36 – Jessica Manning
case #2010CR-37 – Cody Manning

Claiming financial hardship is no excuse for such cruel and callous crimes. Thank you for speaking out against animal cruelty and taking action today!


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