Justice4Paws, a local group of animal welfare advocates with a national and international following, will hold a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. in front of the Superior Court building at 1415 Truxtun Avenue, southeast corner of Chester Avenue. Justice4Paws hopes that Robert Gonzales will receive the maximum and appropriate sentence at his hearing that morning. This individual, by pleading no contest to animal cruelty charges, has not denied the act of throwing bleach in Lacey's eyes, beating her with a golf club, tying her to a tree with her mouth duct taped shut and leaving her until she was found three days later. Lacey is recovering from these heinous acts, but her psyche has been scarred for the rest of her life. We cannot allow her tomenter to get away with only a slap on the wrist.
Participants are asked to show their support of Lacey with peaceful signs, such as Justice 4 Lacey or Maximum Sentence. Please join Justice4Paws on May 18 at 8:00 a.m at the Bakersfield courthouse.
For further information, please contact Karen Marousek at 589-6845. Justice4Paws thanks you for your support.