Animal Victory is a compassionate advocacy group fighting animal abusers through petitions.

Get to know Janelle and Penny, two friendly faces with a heart for animals and an incredible 20-year track record in fighting animal cruelty. They teamed up in 2019, combining their skills in rescue operations, research, writing, and technology, to bring to life Animal Victory. Together, their unwavering commitment has birthed a purposeful petition platform designed to help reduce animal mistreatment. Their inspiring journey is a testament to their love for animals and dedication to their cause.

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Our team is a group of dedicated and determined people who value animals over profits and have one main goal in mind: Collecting as many signatures as possible to persuade officials to investigate alleged animal abuse cases and enforce the maximum punishment for convicted animal abusers.

FAQ About Animal Victory Fund

Who is Animal Victory?

Animal Victory is a compassionate advocacy group that combats animal abuse through petitions.

What is Animal Victory’s mission?

Our mission is to elevate awareness of animal cruelty crimes. We utilize petitions, presenting them to officials and prosecuting attorneys. These petitions urge investigations into alleged animal abuse cases and advocate for maximum penalties for convicted animal abusers.

What is Animal Victory’s Vision?

Our vision is to create a world where animals are treated with compassion and respect.

How does Animal Victory accomplish its mission?

Animal Victory conducts research and provides updates on animal abuse cases to keep the public informed. We create petitions for many of these cases, using social platforms to engage individuals passionate about animal welfare. Our aim is to collect signatures, leveraging our collective voice’s strength to urge officials to conduct thorough investigations of each case and impose the most severe punishment possible for confirmed abusers.

What does Animal Victory do with our signatures?

We will maintain the petition for as long as possible to gather as many signatures as we can. We closely monitor the developments of the story to determine when the case will be taken to court. At that point, we forward the signatures to the relevant authorities, prosecuting attorneys, judges, decision-makers, and anyone else involved in the case, including news outlets.

What does Animal Victory do with our donations?

Our petition work operates as a for-profit business, but functions much like a non-profit with a social mission. When we initiate a petition, any contributions or donations received are used to promote the petition, with the goal of obtaining as many signatures as possible. Our expenses, including the online platform, newsletter costs, protest materials, and other business requirements to publish and promote the petition, are covered by these funds. Animal Victory also allocates a portion of contributions from various petition campaigns to provide reward funds, donations, or direct aid to organizations and/or individuals who have utilized our services or been involved with specific petitions on a case-by-case basis.

Donations for petition work are not tax-deductible, but we provide a solution through our subsidiary, the Animal Victory Disaster and Abuse Fund (AVDAF). AVDAF is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that shares operating costs with our main affiliate, Animal Victory. By sharing overhead marketing and website expenses, both organizations can save money and effectively promote animal welfare issues. This cooperation enables us to attract a larger audience and gain more exposure for our cause. For those looking for a tax deduction while supporting our petition work, donations can be made through AVDAF, creating a beneficial situation for all.

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Why is it Animal Victory .org and not .com?

Animal Victory is a mission-driven organization with a specific objective, centered on benefiting society and animals, rather than focusing on financial gain for owners and shareholders. The .org in our domain symbolizes our commitment to social responsibility. This is the essence of our identity. Conversely, .com implies an exclusive focus on profit. In essence, we chose .org as it aligns with our social responsibility to better the world for animals, and aids us in achieving our goals, which include donating a substantial part of our revenue.

Why are these petitions necessary if an animal abuser has been charged?

Why are petitions necessary, even if an animal abuser has been charged? It’s because prosecutors often let animal abusers off with a mere slap on the wrist or a plea deal, even in the face of damning evidence. This leniency can stem from various reasons, such as underfunded courts swamped with cases, inexperienced prosecutors handling animal abuse cases, or those who don’t view animal cruelty as a crime deserving severe punishment. This is where petitions shine. When law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges receive our letter of intent, paired with a petition carrying thousands of signatures demanding specific action, they find it hard to overlook. It demonstrates that the public does care about these cases and wants to see genuine punishment. It prompts them to reconsider their decisions. Consider the changes brought about by recent protests.

Does the PACT Act mean an abuser will be charged with a felony?

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act

Provides for felony charges, fines, and up to seven years in prison.

As of November 2019, the PACT Act was approved, meaning all 50 states now have enacted felony penalties for certain forms of animal abuse. However, each state determines what constitutes cruelty, and the penalties for committing the cruelty. Furthermore, just because an abuser is charged with a felony, it doesn’t mean they are going to get the maximum jail time associated with a felony. Trying to ENFORCE the appropriate “felony” punishment charge can be very difficult. Many courts are underfunded and overwhelmed with cases. Because of this, oftentimes they get pled down to a lower chargeable offense to not have to go to trial; (it saves resources.) Therefore, most of these abusers get off with a slap on the wrist-perhaps some community service and a small fine. Before long they are back to abusing animals. The purpose of the petitions is to create pressure on the authorities, prosecuting attorneys, and judges to not follow the lesser offense practice. In all cases, it’s impossible for authorities to ignore the fact of thousands of signatures and comments they have been presented with from a petition.

What has Animal Victory accomplished?

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Does Animal Victory give back?

Animal Victory indeed gives back significantly. We use a portion of the contributions from our petition campaigns to fund rewards or donations. These are given to organizations or individuals who have sought our services or have participated in petitions on a case-by-case basis.

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Why do we put our time and energy into these petitions?

The aim is to bring about positive social and political changes to protect animals, which cannot be accomplished unless animal abusers face consequences for their actions. We are tired of seeing animal abusers merely receive a slap on the wrist. Our collective voice must resonate with judges and officials, and we want animal abusers to understand that things are changing! Many regions across the nation are now treating animal cruelty cases with increased seriousness, yet there remain an alarming number of lenient sentences being handed out. too many lenient sentences being issued.

In April 2020, Daniel Haas pursued a dog with his car, striking the dog and then using a headrest from the vehicle to beat her. Though a witness observed the horrific abuse, this man served no time in jail. Instead, he was given five years of probation and a 10-year ban on pet ownership. Animal Victory believes that this punishment does NOT fit the crime!

A Michigan man, accused of killing seven puppies in April 2018, managed to skirt jail time altogether. Instead of putting Quintay H. Donald behind bars, Saginaw County Circuit Judge Andre R. Borrello sentenced the accused puppy killer to probation and a small fine in September 2019, and in September 2019, Debbie Rohloff pleaded no contest to charges stemming from the death of her golden retriever, Kaylee, who was left inside of a parked car for three hours in July 2019. The young dog suffered an agonizing death from heatstroke, but Rohloff got a slap on the wrist – no jail time, just probation, and some community service hours to be completed at an animal shelter.

We demand punishment for animal abusers. The lenient sentences currently imposed are ineffective in deterring potential animal abusers. Research indicates a strong correlation between animal abuse and escalated violence, including domestic violence. Judges hold the power to impose harsher sentences, potentially incarcerating these violent individuals instead of merely assigning probation and fine.

We may prematurely end or remove a petition from our platform as the story unfolds. If new evidence indicates that a person accused of a crime is actually innocent, we may decide to end or remove the petition. An update about the new facts that have emerged will be provided.

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