Couple Arrested For Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse

Couple Jeff O’Neil and Jennifer Kovacs Arrested For 300 Counts of Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse.

OLDSMAR, Florida USA  – A woman who shared her home with 300 Animals, which the Tampa Bay SPCA took away Sunday 6th January 2013, is reacting to the incident.

Joyce Kovacs said she is glad the Animals are gone.

They belonged to her daughter, Jennifer, and her daughter’s boyfriend, Jeffrey O’Neil, who lived with Joyce.

Jeff O’Neil and Jennifer Kovacs were arrested for Child Abuse and Animal Cruelty.

Couple Jeff O'Neil and Jennifer Kovacs Arrested For Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse

Couple Jeff O’Neil and Jennifer Kovacs Arrested For Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse

“I’m kind of devastated, you know. I guess I feel bad for Jennifer and Jeff that they’re sitting in jail, and yet they brought this all on themselves,” said Joyce.

Animals — including snakes, lizards, and rats — were taken from the home along the 200 block of Lee Street after deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call there about a missing infant.

Joyce said it was the couple’s daughter, who a relative had come and taken away. According to deputies, a family member came to the house, saw the Child was Crying, but couldn’t wake O’Neil. The relative left a note, which Jennifer and O’Neil didn’t see.

That’s when deputies saw all the Animals being held in 88 Cages. They described the home as being in ” Deplorable Conditions.”.

Some Animals were even found ‘Dead’ and ‘Half Eaten by the Other Animals’.

According to Deputies, they were being Bred and Sold without the Proper Licensing and Conditions.

The SPCA Tampa Bay was called and they took all of the 300 Animals.

SPCA Tampa Bay Rescued 300 Animals From Couple Arrested For Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse

SPCA Tampa Bay Rescued 300 Animals From Couple Arrested For Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse

Joyce said her daughter and O’Neil sold some of the Animals at flea markets or over the Internet, but the breeding got out of control. She added it’s been that way for the past year.

She said she told Jennifer and O’Neil they would have to leave the house soon, just recently. Joyce said she put up with it for so long for the sake of her granddaughter, because the couple had nowhere else to go.

All of the Animals are in the care of Tampa Bay SPCA now.

According to the organisation, they will try to get the owners to sign the Animals over to them. If not, the SPCA will have to file for custody. 

Mícheál Caomhánach Founder Protection 4 Animals @P4Animal and Stop Fur Trade @StopFurTrade.

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Kittens Beaten with Bat

Pregnant Mom and Sons Accused of Beating Kittens With Aluminum Bat

Brooksville, Florida – A pregnant mother in Brooksville is accused of beating two kittens with an aluminum bat. The kittens’ injuries were so severe that one of them died and the other is badly hurt.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at the Hill N. Dale Community Park at 6460 Boxwood Street in Brooksville around 7:30 p.m. Friday. But detectives say witnesses told them that 24-year-old Wilana Frazier didn’t act alone. They say she allowed her young sons to participate too. Her son’s are 5 and 8.

Four kids at the playground told detectives they watched as Frazier beat the two kittens, who were just a few weeks old. Patrick Pace, a supervisor with Hernando County Animal Services says one of his animal control officers responded and found one of the kittens “unconscious and unresponsive.”

One witness told investigators that Frazier stood by as one of her young sons tried to cut the kitten‘s neck with a stick. The witness says the boy threw the cat, then put it in a swing and kicked it repeatedly.

Witnesses also say Frazier joined in as another one of her sons beat a second kitten, doused it with water and dumped it in a trash can. That kitten died. But thanks to a little boy who rescued the other kitten, it survived.

The Surviving Kitten, Now Called 'Dexter'

Dexter, the Kitten that survived the horrendous ordeal

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office questioned Frazier and they say she denied beating the animals and said her two kids weren’t a part of it either. She’s been charged with not only animal cruelty but two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Meanwhile, Dexter is under the care of a local veterinarian now. Pace says, “Well, right now Dexter is recovering and his recovery could be long due to head trauma, head injury, you know, with swelling on the brain. It’s sort of uncertain, but stay posted. When information becomes available and Dexter’s ready to get into a new family and into a new home, we’ll make it available.”

Frazier has bonded out of jail.

Pace says the issue of unwanted kittens is huge due in part to the economy, but they have all types of programs and special services to take care of the animals and to try to find them all good homes.

Published Source: Tammie Fields, 13th July 2011

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

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