Orlando, Florida – A man in Orlando, Florida, is accused of a heinous act of cruelty that claimed the life of a three-month-old husky puppy. The Orlando Police Department identifies 22-year-old Juan Félix as the man who was seen stomping the puppy to death on August 11, 2021.
In a release, the Orlando Police Department stated:
ARRESTED: Orange County Animal Services went to a home near Lee Vista Blvd after receiving an anonymous tip about a man seen outside a home “stomping” a puppy. They found the 3-month old husky dead inside a crate. OPD officers arrested Juan Félix, 22, on 08/11.
There are nearly 200 comments on the police department’s news release – most everyone is in agreement that this man deserves to be strongly punished for his brutal act of cruelty:
Félix is charged with cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony, as a result of the August 11 incident. We need your support to ensure that this man receives the maximum sentence for his felony animal cruelty charge, and we want the court to prohibit him from owning any pets in the future.
This innocent puppy did NOTHING to deserve being stomped to death. Juan Félix must pay for his despicable actions!
Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Update 5/20/2022: Animal Victory is disappointed to learn that this case has been closed. Félix was issued a fine and ordered to attend a mandatory pet class. We did find a letter the defendant wrote to the judge. The court had his name wrong. We’ve attached the defendant’s letter here. __CWPSEAA01.myorangeclerk.net_AbstractionData_RedactedImages_BEGPATHYMD_2022_01_31_BEGPATHYMD_3_A159EA79-DF76-4934-BAD8-09FC0D33BAB7.TIF.pdf.tmp
We thank everyone who took the time to help us fight for justice.
Update 4/06/2022: As of 4/5/2022, there is still an active warrant/capias for the suspect.
Update 9/13/2021: Animal Victory has learned that court is scheduled for 9/14/2021. We will provide an update about the court session as soon as it becomes available.
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