Woman who tossed dog into dumpster arrested

Woman who tossed dog into dumpster arrested

Winter Haven — On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an animal cruelty investigation at 4073 Mahogany Run, Winter Haven. According to a press release, two people heard what sounded like a dog “yelping” coming from a dumpster behind an apartment complex. One of the Good Samaritans jumped inside the […]

New law for those who abuse animals

New law for those who abuse animals

On October 1, 2018, (SB 1576) will take effect. The new law stems from the beating death last year of a 9-month-old Labrador retriever puppy in Volusia County. The new law was named “Ponce’s Law” after the puppy. The law will basically allow judges to keep those who have been convicted of animal cruelty from […]

Forest High School teacher on paid leave following animal drowning

Forest High School teacher on paid leave following animal drowning

Law enforcement officials are investigating a Forest High School teacher, Dewie Brewton, who allegedly drown two raccoons and an opossum in an agriculture class. The incident was made public after a student showed his mother a video of the animals being drowned. Brewton apparently drowned the animals because they had been killing the class’ chickens. […]

FWC charges 3 in connection to shark dragging video

FWC charges 3 in connection to shark dragging video

  Following a four-month-long investigation, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office announced charges against three fishermen in connection with a video of a shark being dragged behind a boat at a high rate of speed. During the investigation, officials said they also learned of other […]

“Man” arrested after cutting tails off kittens

“Man” arrested after cutting tails off kittens

Anthony, Florida — A 68-year-old Anthony man was arrested for cutting the tails off of five kittens. James Steele Reid committed the heinous crime in September but was not arrested until Monday, November 27. Reid, who volunteers at a family farm, was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with the farm owners. During the altercation, […]

Three-year-old was living with feces and urine throughout residence

Three-year-old was living with feces and urine throughout residence

Marion County Officials said they removed 56 dogs from a home, located at 931 Northeast 12th Avenue. Ocala Police said that a three-year-old child had been living in the urine and feces-filled residence. On October 5, OPD received a call in which the caller reported that there was a foul smell coming from the residence. […]

Man threw dog in front of several moving vehicles

Man threw dog in front of several moving vehicles

[Last updated on November 30, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.] UPDATE – Nov. 30, 1:36 a.m. The dog was located and is currently being treated at UF Pet Emergency Treatment Services in Ocala. Ocala Post spoke with UF, however, citing confidentiality laws they refused to provide any information about the dog’s condition. UPDATE – Nov. 30, 2:45 p.m. On Wednesday, the […]

New ordinance: Marion County animal abuser registry list

New ordinance: Marion County animal abuser registry list

Marion County — The Board of County Commissioners passed an animal abuser registry ordinance, which will take effect on January 1. The ordinance, known as “Molly’s Law,” will comprise of a list of individuals residing in Marion County who have been convicted of animal abuse. Convictions can be misdemeanor or felony. The ordinance states that anyone […]

Deputy on leave after K-9 left in patrol car, died

Deputy on leave after K-9 left in patrol car, died

  Gainesville, Florida — An Alachua County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy was placed on paid administrative leave after his K-9 was found dead in his patrol car. K-9 Robbie, a Belgian Malinois, was discovered in the back seat of Deputy Tommy Willcox’s car on Friday. According to AccuWeather, it was approximately 94 degrees in Gainesville on […]

Man, drunk, cut throat of family pet

Man, drunk, cut throat of family pet

Ocala, Florida — A family’s pet pig is dead after a man sliced its throat with a pocket knife. Marion County Animals Services released a more than 20-page document, which included graphic photos, which detailed the slaying of the pig. According to reports, when the family found the pig several months ago, it was in poor health, […]

Hunting dogs found dead in Ocala National Forest

Hunting dogs found dead in Ocala National Forest

Marion County — Authorities are still investigating the deaths of three hunting dogs that were found deceased in the Ocala National Forest this week. According to reports, the dogs were discarded like trash on U.S. Forest Land just inside of the Marion County line. The jurisdiction falls under the Unites States Forest Service. Authorities said all […]

Teen had poisoned neighbor’s pet in the past

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Teen had poisoned neighbor’s pet in the past

Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 12170 Southwest 43rd street, after a woman reported that her dog had been poisoned. Susan Graham told deputies that she had taken her 10-year-old Jack Russell, Tinker, to an emergency animal treatment center when she found her dog sick and vomiting. She said that […]

Woman charged with 8 counts of Animal Cruelty-Cause Cruel Death Pain and Suffering

Woman charged with 8 counts of Animal Cruelty-Cause Cruel Death Pain and Suffering

Ocklawaha, Florida — An Ocklawaha woman was charged with 8 counts of felony Animal Cruelty-Cause Cruel Death Pain and Suffering following an inspection of her property by Marion County Animal Services. Animal Control Officer Richard Pratt responded to 16750 Southeast 95th Street Road, Ocklawaha, after receiving a tip that Melanie A. Owen, 52, had been […]

Family heartbroken after family pet found slain

Family heartbroken after family pet found slain

Sparr, Florida — A family is grieving after the tragic loss of one of their two dogs. Madelyn Parker, of Sparr, said the last few days have been very traumatic for her family after they found that their pet dog, Ziek, had been shot dead. It has been especially devastating for her 5-year-old son, Easton. Parker […]

Man has bad dream, wakes up, and beats wife

Man has bad dream, wakes up, and beats wife

Summerland Key, Florida — Carlos Gascon, 27, of Summerland Key, Florida, was arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Battery, False Imprisonment, and Animal Cruelty. Friday morning, Gascon woke up angry and started beating his girlfriend because he had a dream that she cheated on him. Gascon’s girlfriend said he […]

Puppies Rescued From 123 Degree Car

Puppies Rescued From 123 Degree Car

Palm Beach, Florida — Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Wellington Mall, 10300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington in regards to animal cruelty. According to deputies, a good Samaritan noticed two puppies that were left in a vehicle parked at Wellington Green Mall inside a black SUV, for over 35 minutes. The Samaritan notified […]

Bloody scene at Ocala home after dog was stabbed

Bloody scene at Ocala home after dog was stabbed

Ocala, Florida — On April 27, 2014, Ocala Police Officers Wabbersen and Drawdy responded to the 1100 block of NE 13th Street in reference to a domestic dispute and beating of a dog. Callers reported hearing lots of screaming and a dog yelping coming from inside a residence. Upon arrival, a group of neighbors were […]