Man Kills German Shepherd Puppy, Raises $14,000 Fraudulent GoFundMe

Atlas was a beautiful German Shepherd puppy who died from hemorrhaging and numerous fractures. In only 3 months, the little puppy had suffered traumatic injuries at least 3 times before finally drying from allegedly being beaten to death.

According to the Courier Post, the Shamong New Jersey owner, Reid M. Herjo, was pulled over for speeding on January 22, 2018 and police became suspicious of him when Atlas was seen in the vehicle injured. At that time, Reid told officers the puppy had been hit by an ATV. The puppy died on February 3, 2018. According to authorities, the puppy had sustained additional trauma due to severe abuse.

Fraudulent GoFundMe Page

GoFundMe is a great platform which is occasionally abused. According to NJ.com,the alleged puppy killer Reid Herjo has been banned from using GoFundMe. The campaign for Atlas had raised over $14,000. Everyone who donated will receive a refund.

Do people who kill puppies in New Jersey get prison?

In this case, according to Patch, the alleged puppy killer was charged with third-degree animal cruelty and third-degree theft by deception. If found guilty, there is a potential for community service.

2 Comments
  1. He needs to get more then just community service for beating poor Atlas. There should be a law that if you mistreat an animal in any way and they die from those in juries you will be charges with murder just or attempted murder just like you would if it was a human. An animal is a living, breathing thing just like a human is and deserves the same rights as we do !!!

    • I agree, prison terms are totally necessary !!!! These are: LOVING, CARING, DEPENDANT, THINKING, FEELING CREATURES who CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES and NEED OUR LOVE, EMPATHY, & PROTECTION ALWAYS !!!!
      I also suggest that ALL PHYSICAL & PSYCOLGICAL ABUSE MUST DISQUALIFY them or ANY HOUSEHOLD MEMBER for. EVER OWNING ANY ANIMAL as long as the ABUSER LIVES in the house !!! The perfect way to do this is to INSERT a ELECTRONIC CHIP under their skin that has their CRIMINAL RECORDS ON IT, THEIR NAME BIRTH DATE, JUDICIAL SENTENCE (which states that the person may NEVER OWN ANY ANIMAL, not reside with anyone who owns an animal — EVER & if found BREAKING that JUDICIAL SENTENCE will go back to PRISON for an ADDITIONAL 5 to 10years which is up to the circumstances & up to the judge !!!!! This would go a LONG WAY toward stopping CRUELTY TO DEFENSELESS ANIMALS !!!! And there is NO REASON to “,PITTY” any jerk who’d hurt an innocent animal !!!!!!! P.S. — the law should be absolutely STRICT about OWNERS who ALLOW THEIR ANIMALS to DESTROY the PEACE, COMFORT & QUALITY of LIFE of their NEIGHBORS by ALLOWING their ANIMALS to continuously back (,over 90 seconds), howl, run loose, DESTROY property, etcetera !!!! Human beings have the RIGHT to live in SAFETY, SECURITY, and PEACE in their OWN HOMES without that SAFETY & PEACE being DESTROYED by a dog owner who cares NOTHING for OTHERS RIGHTS !!!!

Leave a Reply