Justice For Desmond
New Haven Superior Court
121 Elm Street
Protesters will gather peacefully on the court steps today, asking the maximum sentence be given to 22 year old Alex Wullaert, for the charge of felony animal cruelty (). Desmond was surrendered by his owner to the New Haven Animal Shelter in January 2011, and immediately became a volunteer favorite. When Desmond was adopted a few months later, we were ecstatic. We didn't know that the young man who adopted Desmond was the original owner's ex-boyfriend with a history of violence, Alex Wullaert. Alex admits to beating Desmond so he didn't bark, locking him in the bathroom for twelve hours a day, and only feeding him a cup of rice a day. After a year of being beaten, and starved, Alex hanged six year old Desmond to death, threw his body in a trash bag, and dumped his body. Alex was charged with felony animal cruelty and littering. The community is stepping up to be the voice of a shelter dog who was loved, and mattered. Alex withdrew his application for Accelerated Rehabilitation, and is expected to refile.
Alex returns to court Thursday, September 13th. Justice For Desmond asks you to join us peacefully at New Haven Superior Court located at 121 Elm Street at 8:00AM. Please visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/JusticeForDesmond Inquiries can be directed to Micah Rapini via our facebook page.