An activist goes to jail for saving a dog and a pet serial killer goes
unpunished! What a "wonderful" world!
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- Robert Parks, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney:
- Gerald Chamber Of Commerce:
(Gerald Board Of Alderman meetings held here)
ORIGINAL ALERT BELOW, WITH NEW EMAILS INCLUDED.
Please send comments to stop the killing in Gerald, Missouri.
12/7/07: Serial Pet Killer Goes Unpunished In Small Town
SOURCE OF INFORMATION / BACKGROUND:
An anonymous source from Gerald, a town in Franklin County, Missouri,
informed Kinship Circle the city dogcatcher has been luring, and shooting
caged cats at close range. He's also slaughtered at least two dogs. ALL were
companions with caretakers. None were strays.
Known companion animals trapped since he started 11/14:
7 dogs (2 destroyed)
10 cats (all destroyed)
2 opossums (destroyed)
kinshipcircle@ accessus. net for a WORD DOC version of the sample
letter you can easily print, sign and send via fax or mail.
Gerald Police Department, Chief Gary Peanick
MAIL: PO Box 59 * 430 West Fitzgerald * Gerald, MO 63037
PH/FAX: 573-764-3340; fax: 573-764-2987
Mayor Otis Schulte and Members of the Board of Aldermen
MAIL: Gerald City Hall * 430 West Fitzgerald * Gerald, MO 63037
EMAIL: Gerald Chamber Of Commerce, geraldcc@fidnet. com
PH/FAX: 573-764-3340; fax: 573-764-2987
Gerald Mayor Otis Schulte: 573-764-2459
Alderman Ward 1: Brad Landwehr, 573-764-4212
Alderman Ward 1: Rich Johnson, 573-764-4212
Alderman Ward 2: David Luechtefeld, 573-764-3154
Alderman Ward 2: Dan Maxwell, 573-764-4705
Robert Parks, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney
MAIL: 414 E. Main Street, Suite B * Union, MO 63084
EMAIL: unioncse@yhti. net
PH/FAX: 636-583-6370; fax: 636-583-7343
Humane Society of Missouri
MAIL: 1201 Macklind Ave. * St. Louis, MO 63110
PH: HSOM Rescues And Investigations Department, 314-647-4400
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The Honorable Mayor Schulte, Members of the Board of Aldermen, Chief Gary
Peanick, and Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Parks:
I bring to your attention Missouri Revised Statues, Chapter 578,
Miscellaneous Offenses, 578.012. Animal abuse--penalties: 2. Animal abuse is
a class A misdemeanor, unless...the suffering involved...is the result of
torture or mutilation, or both, consciously inflicted while the animal was
alive, in which case it is a class D felony.
When Dean Tadaro, the City of Gerald's dogcatcher, systematically
slaughtered companion cats and dogs, he "consciously inflicted torture,
mutilation, or both" while these animals were alive.
Most of Gerald's missing animals were found in a makeshift grave by a lagoon
on city property. Tadaro, armed with a .22 caliber gun, allegedly shot at
least 10 cats in the head at point blank range. A boy's basset hound turned
up in a ditch, dead by Tadaro's bullet.
I implore Gerald law enforcers to investigate these killings and file
charges under Missouri animal cruelty statutes. If Tadaro is convicted, I
ask the prosecuting attorney to advocate maximum incarceration and fines for
class D felony animal abuse. Please ensure Tadaro undergoes psychological
counseling and is barred from possessing or working with animals.
Mayor Schulte ought to ensure the city never employs someone who baits,
kills and tosses beloved animals into a dirt-covered hole in the ground.
Criminologists view the intensity of a vicious act, regardless of the
victim's identity, as a forerunner to more violence. Consider these facts:
* Men prosecuted for animal cruelty are five times as likely to be
arrested for other violent crimes, according to Utah State University
professor Frank Ascione's extensive research.
* When the FBI profiles homicidal criminals, animal abuse is among three
primary factors used to measure probability of a repeat offense. Animal
cruelty is a key trait in the American Psychiatric Association' s criterion
for conduct disorders.
People who abuse animals rarely stop there. Please keep me informed about
progress in this disturbing case.