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August 8, 2010 / V A Nichols

Please Help Keep Dog Abuser in Jail

posted by: Megan Drake on

Louis Vuitton - 14 months after his terrible abuse

In September of 2007, in Montgomery, Ala., a pit bull named Louis Vuitton was beaten with a shovel, doused with lighter fluid, then set on fire.

Why? Because the then 20-year-old son of Louis’ owner got angry when denied permission to drive the family car.

The Injuries
Louis Vuitton was beaten so badly, his left upper canine tooth was broken and had to be removed.  That paled in comparison to the severe burns he sustained over 60 percent of his young body.

Louis’ Spirit
Through it all, Louis Vuitton — a pit bull with a magnificent and forgiving attitude toward humans — persevered. Even through the painful skin grafts and bandaging routines, he gave kisses and never complained.

The Abuser’s Punishment
Animal cruelty so often goes unpunished or under-punished. That’s why when Louis Vuitton’s abuser, Juan Daniels, plead guilty and was sentenced to nine years and six months for his crime, it was a victory for voiceless animal abuse victims everywhere.  It was the harshest sentence ever given in the State of Alabama for felony animal abuse.

The problem is, after serving only 18 months of his sentence, Daniels is eligible for parole.

What You Can Do to Help
Daniels’ parole hearing is scheduled for August 24. Please sign the Care2 petition addressed to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, joining the more than 1,000 people who signed the petition in its first day online.

For those who want to do even more to ensure Daniels is not released early, consider writing to The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Letters can be sent to:

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
PO Box 302405
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

The letter should reference: Juan Daniels, AIS#263875

Happy Ending for Louis
The good news is Louis Vuitton has been adopted by his foster parents, William and Dee Hartley of Montgomery, the couple who nursed him through his medical nightmare.

Additionally, you can visit the petition on; and while there view a wonderful video about Louis.



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