Animal lovers will unite tomorrow at a rally in Hagatna aimed at seeking justice for Pugua, a pet dog shot dead in Yigo, a life that may go unanswered for.
Guam – A peaceful protest will be held at the curbside of Chamorro Village on Wednesday in a stand against Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo’s decision to dismiss all the charges against Gerald Wayne Cruz II.
Cruz was accused of shooting and killing a neighbor’s pet dog Pugua and three other dogs in Yigo.
The decision sparked a community outrage and calls for the Attorney General to appeal the decision.
The ruling also prompted two senators to draft two pieces of legislation that seek to clarify the language of the law to avoid any misinterpretation of the intent of Guam Animal in the future.
The first bill, introduced by Sen. Sabina Perez, seeks to strengthen the current animal abuse laws of Guam. Bill 49-35 adds one word—“malicious”— to the existing law.
Sen. Louise Muña introduced Bill 48-35, which categorizes the crime of the “unlawful killing” a pet as “animal abuse in the first degree.”
The peaceful protest will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Organizers are inviting all concerned pet owners and animal lovers and those island residents concerned with justice to join the rally.