Take Action! Teen Felon Charged With Animal Cruelty

Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on April 2, 2010

Only two months after he was convicted for third degree felony assault in a different case, Joshua Ray Gordon, 18, of St. Louis County, Minnesota allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and severely beat a 12-week-old puppy named Griffin.

Witnesses told police that Gordon had attempted to flush the puppy down a toilet and that the puppy had been wrapped in a wet blanket and left in the basement for several days with no food or water. When police found him, Griffin was dehydrated and underweight. He had bleeding in his right eye and didn’t want to lift his head or stand up.

On February 11, 2010 officers arrested Gordon for assaulting and injuring his girlfriend, cruelty to an animal resulting in great bodily harm, selling marijuana in a school zone and possession of a stun gun, all felonies.

Take Action!
Send an automatic email to County Attorney Melanie Ford on ALDF’s website. Thank her for pursuing felony animal cruelty charges in this case and encourage a strong and meaningful sentence upon conviction.

The next hearing is set for April 5, 2010 at 9 a.m. Locals are encouraged to support the prosecution by attending court proceedings. Court information here.

Thank you for speaking out for animals!


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