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Justice For Puppy Beaten To Death For Chewing Xbox Headset

Published: May 30, 2020 at 05:21 AM Author: Penny Eims

Great Falls, Montana – An innocent puppy named Sadie lost her life after chewing on a man’s Xbox headset. The puppy killer is identified as Austin Pierson, of Great Falls, Montana. According to charging documents, Pierson became enraged after discovering Sadie had chewed his new Xbox headset.

This man chose to “discipline” Sadie in the most cruel fashion – beating her to death with his beloved Xbox headset! Beating her wasn’t enough – he also kicked her, causing injuries so severe that she passed away.

This type of despicable violence cannot, and should not, be tolerated. Pierson is facing two charges of aggravated animal cruelty. Please sign the petition asking for the prosecutor to pursue the maximum punishment – Pierson should NOT be offered a plea deal, this innocent puppy deserves justice!

An Xbox headset was of more value to Austin Pierson than an innocent puppy’s life. This man was so upset about the pup chewing his headset that he decided to beat the puppy to death – the beating left the headset in pieces and the puppy with fatal injuries, including broken ribs and a punctured lung.

The puppy Sadie who lost her life was not Pierson’s only victim – the pup’s owner (Pierson’s girlfriend) has another dog who was also beaten badly enough for his femur to be fractured! This man is dangerous and he needs to be put away and forbidden from ever owning, or being around, another animal. His behavior is unconscionable and unforgivable!

Your signatures will be presented to Cascade County officials along with our letter requesting that Pierson be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Please stand with us as we fight for justice!


Final update Nov. 30, 2021: Austin Pierson was sentenced on 11/20/2021 on one count of aggravated animal cruelty. He was sentenced to two years in the department of correction, however, all but two weeks were suspended with credit for four days of time served. Pierson has $2750.95 in fees and must complete 200 hours of community service. He was also ordered not to own any vicious animals and must not own or have contact with animals for the duration of his sentence. Animal Victory is disappointed that this man had the bulk of his sentence suspended. We will continue to fight for stronger outcomes in these cases, and we thank everyone who fought for justice in this case!

Update 7/29/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the Status Hearing has been continued to August 20, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., and the Jury Trial has been continued to August 30, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Please sign (and share) if you haven’t already!

Update 2/23/2021: The Prosecutor’s office has informed Animal Victory that the court has been scheduled for June 1, at 9:00 a.m.

Update 7/15/2020: The lead prosecutor, Josh Racki, has informed Animal Victory that cases are delayed due to Covid-19. Pierson’s case may be delayed up to a year, but Prosecutor Racki assures us that he will not let this case be forgotten.

Update 6/30/2020: Read our letter to County Attorney Josh Racki Here

Update 6/25/20: Austin Pierson is being arraigned today. He is currently out of jail on a pitifully low bail set by the Judge.

Please continue to sign and share as we pursue this case with your signatures and comments.

* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Justice For Puppy Beaten To Death For Chewing Xbox Headset

78 signatures = 1% of goal


78 Angela Joyner This man needs to be in jail where he can't harm anyone or any animal again! Nov 29, 2021
77 Vass Carol Nov 22, 2021
76 Maj Ylimys Nov 22, 2021
75 Shelley Stevens Nov 22, 2021
74 p p Nov 18, 2021
73 Linda Campbell Nov 18, 2021
72 Oxana Cajan Nov 17, 2021
71 Kris johnson Nov 17, 2021
70 roland rösner Nov 16, 2021
69 Rosemarie Cusumano Nov 10, 2021
68 Kathryn Irby Punish this cowardly animal killer--Severely and Immediately; mandate that he can never own an animal of any kind--ever!!! Nov 10, 2021
67 Sherry Gettmann Nov 09, 2021
66 Laura Etter Nov 09, 2021
65Anonymous Nov 09, 2021
64 Deborah Moore Nov 09, 2021
63 Tamara Cloninger He is a psychopath n shouldn't be amongst humans. Nov 07, 2021
62 Fresia Pampas Nov 05, 2021
61 Fresia Pampas Nov 05, 2021
60 Fresia Pampas Nov 05, 2021
59 Fresia Pampas Nov 05, 2021
58 josip duplancic Nov 05, 2021
57Anonymous Nov 02, 2021
56 Pamela Dickerson Oct 31, 2021
55 Mary Wentz Oct 28, 2021
54 Janice Pemberton Oct 27, 2021
53 Maggie Huggins Oct 26, 2021
52 Anne Bekkers Oct 26, 2021
51 Per-Thomas Hedberg Oct 26, 2021
50 leanne koski Oct 23, 2021
49 Cindy Roesler Oct 23, 2021