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SIGN NOW: Man Accused Of Zip-Tying Dog’s Mouth Shut, Starving Another Dog, And Neglecting 10 Puppies

Published: March 29, 2022 at 08:05 PM Author: Penny Eims

Surprise, Arizona – An Arizona man is facing a charge of felony animal cruelty after police discovered a dog with a zip-tie around its muzzle last week. The Surprise Police Department identifies 41-year-old Levi Lewis as the man who mistreated a total of two adult dogs and 10 puppies.

According to a release from the authorities, a witness called the police on March 24 to report that a dog had a zip-tie around its muzzle at an apartment complex near Bell Road and El Mirage Road. Investigators learned that the dog had its mouth zip-tied closed multiple times over the prior two weeks.

The authorities secured a search warrant and were able to enter Lewis’ apartment. Inside, they found 10 puppies who were suffering from “various states of dehydration.” The officers observed that the puppies had no access to water. Another dog was found in an “emaciated state,” and had to be transported to a local animal hospital for emergency evaluation and treatment.

Lewis was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County ITR jail facility on one count of felony animal cruelty and 10 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. The dogs were taken to an area animal shelter for care.

Please add your name to the petition. What these dogs and puppies were forced to endure is unconscionable and must be taken seriously by court officials. Animal abuse cannot, and should not, be condoned in any way, shape, or form.

We the undersigned demand that Levi Lewis be held responsible for zip-tying a dog’s muzzle, starving another dog, and neglecting 10 puppies. We are petitioning for him to receive the maximum punishment allowable by law and to be prohibited from owning pets in the future.

Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.

Update 9/13/2022: The next court date is September 14, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Animal Victory has sent 25,558 signatures to ADA Samantha Caplinger.

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Update 8/28/2022: We are still waiting for a new court date and the assigned prosecuting attorney. See the Case doc below for Levi Lewis. Lewis_ Levi

Update 8/6/2022: There is still no new information. 

Update 5/20/2022: Animal Victory has contacted the prosecutor, superior court, and city court, but there is still no information about this case in the system.

Update 4/13/2022: As of April 1, there was no online case access because the charges have not been formally made; once the charges have been formally made and the case is entered into the system the case can be accessed. As of right now, there is no case number, prosecutor, court date, or even what the exact charges are. Arizona Humane has confirmed to Animal Victory that the dogs from this case are in the shelter’s care; no further information is available about the dogs.

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Sign: Man Accused Of Zip-Tying Dog's Mouth Shut, Starving Another Dog, And Neglecting 10 Puppies

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
22,574 Nereida Alamo Sep 17, 2022
22,573 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
22,572 Jay Rich Sep 16, 2022
22,571 Christine Field Sep 15, 2022
22,570 Deanna Arce Sep 11, 2022
22,569 Carmen Verdugo Sep 11, 2022
22,568 Jennifer Warrow Sep 10, 2022
22,567 Kelly A Kalish Sep 10, 2022
22,566 Michelle Krueger Sep 09, 2022
22,565 danell tomasella Sep 07, 2022
22,564 Shanelle Manzanares Sep 06, 2022
22,563 Jill Tirner Sep 06, 2022
22,562 Shambhavi Ojha Sep 05, 2022
22,561 Jeffrey Clouatre Sep 04, 2022
22,560 Amanda Ocasio Sep 02, 2022
22,559 Magdalina Montero Sep 02, 2022
22,558 Eric Fournier Aug 30, 2022
22,557 LEO MENDEZ SICK LOW LIFE POS!!! HORRIBLE!!! Aug 28, 2022
22,556 MARIE BOTEILHO YOU CRUEL BASTARD! I HOPE THEY PUT YOU AWAY YOU FUTURE JEFFREY DAHMER!! Aug 28, 2022
22,555 Rodney Leamy Aug 25, 2022
22,554 Bonnie Roquita Punish to the max, counsel, charity work Aug 23, 2022
22,553 Mandii Dojcinovic Aug 18, 2022
22,552 Panama Morris Aug 18, 2022
22,551 Paula Irvine Make it law if anyone abuses neglects harms or tortures or kills animals they get death sentence pure evil Aug 18, 2022
22,550 Chinanan Khurasee Aug 17, 2022
22,549 Julia Oliver Aug 15, 2022
22,548 Susan Cerniglia Aug 11, 2022
22,547Anonymous Lets zip tie his genitalia and starve him Aug 10, 2022
22,546 Deborah Cruse HOW IN THE HELL DO WE PRESSURE THEM TO HURRY UP W CHARGES? SND WAS THAT SWEET DOG ADOPTED I HOPE! Aug 10, 2022
22,545 Susan Welch Aug 05, 2022