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Sign: Texas Man Cut Off Puppies’ Limbs In Crime So Heinous Defense Attorneys Refuse To Represent Him

Published: August 04, 2023 at 02:44 PM Author: Penny Eims

Baytown, Texas – A Texas man is facing animal cruelty charges for doing something to innocent puppies so heinous that at least two defense attorneys have refused to take his case. The authorities have identified 44-year-old Justin Reilly Belton as the man who knowingly and intentionally cut off the paws and tails of at least four puppies on or around June 17, 2023.

Representative Image of 4 puppies/Pixabay

Belton’s sadistic act resulted in one of the puppies being humanely euthanized, leaving the others “critically injured.” One of Belton’s neighbors told investigators they heard cries being heard at 3 a.m. with Belton walking outside and swearing. According to the police, the “Neighbor also alleged that [the defendant] has caused death to other animals.”

The allegations against Belton are so disturbing that a court hearing had to be moved because at least two defense attorneys refused to represent him.

Currently, the first court appearance is scheduled for 8/9/2023. Belton is charged with four counts of cruelty to a non-livestock animal; each count carries a bail amount of $25,000.

If you are sickened by Belton’s demented cruelty, please add your name to the petition today! He must be put away for as long as possible.

We the undersigned demand that Justin Reilly Belton be held accountable for his appalling acts of cruelty against four innocent puppies. We are petitioning for Belton to face the maximum punishment allowable by law for the four cruelty charges stemming from this sadistic behavior. At sentencing, we want to see Belton prohibited from owning or residing with animals and ordered to undergo extensive mental health treatment.

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



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Update 9/29/2023: Justin Reilly Belton has a new court arraignment scheduled on October 25, 2023.

Update 9/14/2023: Justin Reilly Belton’s court date for arraignment is 09/18/2023. 

Update 8/15/2023: The petition has been sent to the Judge, the District Attorney, and the Chief Prosecutor of the Animal Cruelty Division. 

Update 8/11/2023: Animal Victory has learned that court has been reset to August 22, 2023, at 8:30 am in Court #337 on the 15th at 1201 Franklin in the Criminal Court building. 

Texas Man Cut Off Puppies’ Limbs In Crime So Heinous Defense Attorneys Refuse To Represent Him

17,418 signatures = 87% of goal


17,418 Meg Feltes Oct 04, 2023
17,417 Stephanie Schultz Oct 03, 2023
17,416 Jessica Fitzgerald He should face death penalty or be put away for life. the latter is too expensive on his waste of space. you deserve a slow death you deplorable human you are no good for society or this planet. is he being housed in jail until his next court date or is he allowed to roam free? I am disgusted by this story. and it is only the beginning if he is this sick and twisted in his demented brain Oct 02, 2023
17,415Anonymous Very dangerous man. Cruel. Please put him away. Oct 01, 2023
17,414 Irène Rivière Oct 01, 2023
17,413 Pamela Voorhees Oct 01, 2023
17,412 Molly Martinez Sep 30, 2023
17,411 Paula Cranny Sep 30, 2023
17,410 Sherrie Darce Sep 30, 2023
17,409 Antionette McKinney Sep 29, 2023
17,408Anonymous This man should not be allowed from a prison because he harm other creatures. Sep 29, 2023
17,407 Pam Degrange Sep 28, 2023
17,406 Laurence Berger Sep 28, 2023
17,404 Kathleen Metevier-Rizza Sep 27, 2023
17,403 Shannon street Sep 27, 2023
17,402 Jen Gassenheimer Sep 27, 2023
17,401 Dawn Tintari He is a danger to society and WILL HURT MORE ANIMALS and will eventually hurt humans if he hasn’t already. Please keep society safer and lock him up for good. How do we reform the Penalties for animal cruelty charges??! Sep 26, 2023
17,400 Debra Delyle Sep 26, 2023
17,399 Diane Ohlsen Sep 25, 2023
17,398 Derek Maida Sep 25, 2023
17,397Anonymous Sep 25, 2023
17,396 Kathy Norton This man is a danger to society and to animals . He is a mental case lock him up Sep 25, 2023
17,395 debra Phillips Sep 24, 2023
17,394 Michelle Wagner Sep 24, 2023
17,393 Ann Reilly Sep 24, 2023
17,392 Catherine Galvin I hope he rots in prison until he dies. He deserves NO mercy or sympathy. Worthless piece of dirt. Sep 24, 2023
17,391 Tara Hochstein This monster has nothing to offer society. He should be put to death Sep 24, 2023
17,390Anonymous Sep 24, 2023
17,389 Angela M Sep 24, 2023