Like if you think an “Animal Abuse Register” will stop people like this from getting another dog from a shelter: FL WOMAN ACCUSED OF STARVING PIT BULL SAY’S “she’ll just adopt another”

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A complaint made in July to the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control about a dog tied up out in the rain led to the arrest of Yolanda Williams of West Palm Beach on September 25, 2014, according to the Sun Sentinel. The six year old pit bull, Diamond, was found emaciated, tied up in the backyard.



Williams, 43, claims she never hurt her dog and that Diamond was just sick. According to officials, Williams moved to the area last year and Diamond proceeded to get sick, but she was not able to afford a veterinary visit. She claims to have tried to get the dog healthy but the dog just kept losing weight.

Authorities reported that Diamond’s bones were visible through her skin and the dog was constantly left outside without shelter. Diamond was removed from the property and placed in the care of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. According to a representative of Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, Diamond recovered and has since been adopted out.

Though Williams said she misses Diamond and cries whenever she goes in the backyard, she stated she would just get another dog after officials took Diamond. Thankfully, she never did.” She may not have then, but how do you know she won’t get another dog, unless you visit every week??”

Williams has been charged with animal cruelty but insists she is a good person who should not be charged. Authorities reported Williams appeared to have no remorse over her sick and emaciated dog. She was released on bond.


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Porn star, Shane Thompson, Jailed For Killing His Dog: Video Posted Separately

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“Please see Video posted to Twitter & Face Book about this despicable act of brutality to his own dog!”

BOCA RATON, FL (CBS12) — A man, who authorities say is a porn star from Boca Raton, has turned himself in to start serving a sentence for animal cruelty.

In November, Shane Thompson, 22, pled guilty to beating his dog to death and had until this week to turn himself in. Thompson went by the name Jason Creed in porn videos.

Authorities said in October 2010, he beat to death his one-year-old dog named Moonshine. Moonshine was part wolf, part dog. Investigators said Thompson took the dog’s body to a veterinary clinic in Boca Raton to have the dog’s body cremated. But Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control got a tip that Moonshine had died as a result of abuse.

Before the cremation took place, they got the dog’s remains from the vet, did a necropsy and found Moonshine was beaten multiple times and had several fractures and bruises.

Thompson pled guilty to animal cruelty. Although the charge carries a maximum five years in prison, he got three months in the county jail. The head of Animal Care and Control is not satisfied with that sentence. “Neither am I, WTF are these judges thinking…3 months?”?

“I believe the prosecutors work very hard for us. But this is a case I am really disappointed in. I certainly think that three months is laughable,” said Dianne Sauve, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control director. “It is disgraceful that a man can beat a dog to death & only get 3 months jail…bloody shop lifters would get more!”

Sauve said Thompson should have been sentenced to at least one year behind bars, and should have been ordered not to have contact with animals for the rest of his life.

She said after he does three months in jail, followed by three years probation, he can legally have another pet dog again, which she finds unacceptable. “It is totally unacceptable; I’m starting to think some judges just don’t like dogs, or they don’t have the balls to use the sentences available to them!”

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West Palm Beach woman facing 45 counts of animal cruelty released from jail

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A woman whose home was once singled out by authorities as the worst hoarding case in Palm Beach County history was released from jail Tuesday afternoon after she was arrested a day earlier on more than three dozen animal cruelty charges.

West Palm Beach woman facing 45 counts of animal cruelty released from jail

Janna Howard, 60, came under scrutiny March 6 when fire rescue crews were called to her Greenacres home for a medical emergency. There they discovered an ill Howard living on her patio while some 50 cats were crawling among trash heaps. Authorities found that the home’s doors, windows and vents were covered with duct tape so neighbors could not smell the urine, feces and garbage that had accumulated.

Fire rescue alerted the county’s Animal Care and Control department and Greenacres code enforcement officials eventually condemned the home. Howard moved to an apartment in West Palm Beach, according to jail records.

Howard, an Air Force veteran from 1974-83, was booked on 45 counts of cruelty to animals, according to an Animal Care and Control probable cause affidavit.

She appeared before Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Charles E. Burton Tuesday morning in a wheelchair. He ordered she be released from jail under supervision and ordered her to have no contact with animals.

In an April Palm Beach Post article, Animal Care and Control Capt. David Walesky called the home’s conditions “deplorable” and said, “it is probably the worst hoarding case that we’ve seen in Palm Beach County.”

The scene inside a Sherwood Lakes townhome in Greenacres, where authorities last month found 45 cats scaling the trash heaps and two other cats dead. Officials called it the worst case of animal hoarding they had seen in the county

“I’m glad to see she could face prosecution for what she’s done to the animals there at her residence,” Walesky told the PostTuesday. “I think she needs to get some help for sure. It’s going to take more than prosecution to help her from doing this again.”

Walesky said Howard was involuntarily committed to a mental health center in March because she was seen as a danger to herself. She spent time at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis then was transfer ed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Riviera Beach. He said Howard is currently in some type of assisted living or health care program.

According to the affidavit released Tuesday, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies, the Greenacres Fire Marshal, code enforcement officers and Animal Care and Control officers all were dispatched to the home on 27th Lane in March.

The Fire Marshal decided that the home was unsafe for anyone to enter, or stay long enough to remove the cats. However, officers wearing “industrial strength respirators” were eventually able to enter the home and round up the cats with traps.

Several cats had eye and nasal discharge and some had ulcers, according to the affidavit. Some were dehydrated and many had severe signs of upper respiratory infections.

By March 16 all but two cats were dead, according to the affidavit.

A veterinarian concluded in March that Howard, who was a cantor at St. Juliana Catholic Church in West Palm Beach for eight years, denied the cats the five freedoms of animal welfare: Freedom from hunger and thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury and disease; freedom to express normal behavior; and freedom from fear and distress.

“Had these animals not been subjected to a hoarding environment, had been provided clean air, food and water as well as routine preventative veterinary care such as vaccinations, survival and longevity would have been far greater,” an officer wrote in the affidavit.

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Greenacres home filled with cats and garbage sheds light on animal hoarding

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GREENACRES, Fla. — No one passing by the townhome on 27th Lane would have suspected the horrible conditions inside that led authorities to rescue nearly 50 cats living there.

The manicured lawn and a back yard opening onto a lake belied the stacks of garbage bags and stench of urine inside the Sherwood Lakes home. Scores of cats scaled the trash heaps in what investigators are calling the biggest recent case of animal hoarding in Palm Beach County.

The neglect came to light when the townhome owner suffered a medical problem March 6 and was hospitalized. Worried about her cats, she asked authorities to look after them.

When county Animal Care and Control crews arrived, they had to call other county departments for help with what they found. They spent two weeks removing cats from the home. The final tally: two dead and 45 alive.

“It is probably the worst hoarding case that we’ve seen in Palm Beach County,” Animal Care and Control Capt. David Walesky said. He described the home’s condition as “very, very deplorable.”

Animal Care and Control is receiving more calls about hoarding as more people learn about the problem.

Of the many calls reporting possible animal cruelty, investigators find that about one a day involves a hoarder. Extreme situations such as the one in Greenacres are found every few months.

Another extreme hoarding case was that of Chi Lu Linville of Loxahatchee. In 2002, crews removed hundreds of goats from her home. In 2003, they removed almost 200 pigs, cats, sheep and cows.

Linville became so enraged that she enlisted a hit man – actually an undercover Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy posing as as a hit man – to shoot Tammie Crawford, an Animal Care and Control officer, and dump her body into a canal. Linville was convicted in 2005 of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

Also fresh in Walesky’s mind were the 52 animals found in a western Boynton Beach home in 2000. In that same house was a roomful of dead animals the homeowner just couldn’t let go of.

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