I wrote a letter, if you'd like to read it:
I am writing concerning the charges filed against Mr Timothy Scott Putt, who allegedly killed a Jack Russell Terrier by bashing its head against concrete. This is an act which certainly deserves to be considered a felony. In itself, it is a heinous and inhumane crime. The terrier undoubtedly suffered needlessly and Mr Putt's crime is not just one of neglect or slapping his dog with a newspaper. If people see that this man can get nothing more than misdemeanor charges for brutally killing a dog, they may no longer be scared to keep their dog chained to a tree out back with little food or water, thinking, "it's not like we're bashing his head on the concrete, is it?" For this reason alone, the crime deserves felony charges.
Another reason is that this type or behavior is indicative of much more criminal thought-patterns. Famous serial killers, people who batter their spouses, people who go on killing "sprees" for no reason: if you look into their past often you find evidence of animal abuse that far outweighs the percentage of the normal population who abuses animals. By telling Mr Mott that murdering a dog is only a misdemeanor, will he take this as liscense to start in on people? Perhaps with only simple assault. Perhaps with domestic violence. Perhaps with murder. Of course it is not a perfect indicator, and he should be charged only for what he has done, but what he has done is not an act of ignorance or laziness the way a misdemeanor animal cruelty crime would be, it is an act of malice against another living being, causing its death, and should be considered a felony.
Life may seem cheap in our culture at some times. Don't let life be cheap in your courtroom.
Don't reuse the same words as me anybody, just because if they get bored reading these letters they'll stop reading them.
RIP doggy, you're in a better place where nobody can hurt you now.