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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 is 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 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

22,427 signatures = 112% of goal

22,427 Lucy Didomenico May 23, 2022
22,426 Heather Dees May 23, 2022
22,425 CAROL Williams POS do the same to him then throw him in jail. May 23, 2022
22,424 Yeniffer Quijano May 23, 2022
22,423Anonymous May 22, 2022
22,422 Edie Shaw May 22, 2022
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22,420 Sonya S May 22, 2022
22,419 Daniel Avichail May 22, 2022
22,418 Lisa Velez May 22, 2022
22,417 Michelle Peters Put this piece of human filth in a small cage, tape his mouth shut and throw him in a garbage dump with the rest of the trash. May 21, 2022
22,416 Dawn Hardwicke Send this piece of human garbage down!!! May 21, 2022
22,415 Melissa Lynch May 21, 2022
22,414 Anna Nelson May 21, 2022
22,413 Gerri Reynolds May 20, 2022
22,412Anonymous This man should be hung. May 20, 2022
22,411 Susan Fong This monster deserves maximum prison time and must pay maximum fines. May 20, 2022
22,410 Lynn Hanusa May 19, 2022
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