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Florida Man Viciously Beat His Goldendoodle Puppy ‘Buzz Lightyear’ To Death

Published: August 18, 2022 at 02:24 PM Author: Penny Eims

Naples, Florida – A 23-year-old Naples man is accused of beating his Goldendoodle puppy, Buzz Lightyear, so severely that the puppy died. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Robert William Garon beat the five-month-old puppy on July 29, and then he and his girlfriend took the puppy to an emergency veterinarian.

The news release from the authorities outlines the puppy’s pitiful condition upon arrival at the veterinary hospital:

“The puppy was wet, disoriented, and unable to breathe normally. The dog was unable to stand or pick its head up. A veterinarian examination revealed possible head trauma, bruising to the right ear and mouth, and muscle damage throughout the body.”

Buzz Lightyear died at the emergency veterinary hospital – his injuries were too severe for his survival. Dr. John Morton performed a necropsy on the puppy at Humane Society Naples. The necropsy report included the following: “This dog’s death was caused by non-accidental, blunt force trauma to the head and body with secondary internal hemorrhage. I believe he suffered significantly from his injuries before death.”

Witnesses have stated that Garon locked himself in a room with Buzz and proceeded to pummel the puppy. Yelps and cries could be heard from the puppy for several minutes…then silence.

The authorities are appalled by the brutality of this incident. Sheriff Rambosk said, “This is one of the worst cases of animal abuse we’ve seen. No animal should ever have to suffer such a death.”

As if this puppy’s death was not bad enough, the authorities say this is the second dog in five months to die in his care.

Representative image of a Goldendoodle puppy

There is no excuse for what happened to this puppy – no excuse. Please add your name to the petition and help us fight for justice!

We the undersigned demand that Robert William Garon is held responsible for the abhorrent cruelty inflicted on his puppy, Buzz Lightyear. We are petitioning for Garon to receive the maximum punishment allowable by law for his charge of cruelty to animals. We want to see Garon prohibited from ever owning or residing with an animal in the future.

Garon was booked into the Collier County Jail; bail was set at $150,000.

Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until they have been found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.


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Update 9/9/2022: Robert Garon entered a plea of not guilty this week. It has been reported that he was given a polygraph test through the Naples-based John Hisler & Associates and according to his attorney, the results were negative. Recently, his friends and family have spoken out against the abuse allegations – insisting that Garon could never do what he is accused of. Animal Victory is continuing to follow the case closely.

Update 9/5/2022: Animal Victory has sent 18,564 signatures along with our petition to Solicitor Laura Marie Farrell.

Update 8/28/2022: The arraignment is scheduled for September 6, 2022, at 8:15 a.m. 

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Florida Man Viciously Beat His Goldendoodle Puppy ‘Buzz Lightyear’ To Death

18,826 signatures = 94% of goal


18,826 Danielle Piso Sep 25, 2022
18,825 Daniel Perkins "An Eye For An Eye!" Evil people should get what they give! Sep 24, 2022
18,824 benedicta wegeng Sep 23, 2022
18,823 Perrie'Lee Prouty Witnesses said the jerk locked himself in the room with dog & witnesses said they could hear the dog crying & then silence. Throw the book at this sicko NEVER to be able to own or be around animals. STOP these deranged jerks from killing more helpless creatures. Sep 23, 2022
18,822 Andrea Sebastian Sep 23, 2022
18,821 Joanne M Sep 22, 2022
18,820 Richard Bentley Sep 22, 2022
18,819 Diane Sprouse Hope you go to prison and rot there. I also hope some big guy beats you to death. Sep 22, 2022
18,818 Holly Rebecca Burkhart It is inconceivable that someone could do this to an innocent and precious animal. Maximum penalty!!!! Sep 22, 2022
18,817 Brenda Brewster Sep 21, 2022
18,816 Daiza Fogle Sep 21, 2022
18,815 Jessica Swaysland Sep 21, 2022
18,814 Kathy Blaul This scumbag should be beat to death the same way he did this baby Sep 21, 2022
18,813 Jessica Lukaszczyk Sep 20, 2022
18,812 KK Sill Sep 20, 2022
18,811 gracie donahue Sep 20, 2022
18,810 Eleonora Bacchini Sep 20, 2022
18,809 Bonnie Smith Sep 19, 2022
18,808 Kerri Flowers Sep 19, 2022
18,807 Donald Henz Sep 19, 2022
18,806 Bill Mendez Sep 19, 2022
18,805 Kate Cat Sep 19, 2022
18,804 Janet Smith Sep 19, 2022
18,803 Janice Perez Sep 19, 2022
18,802 Lilli Hamilton Sep 19, 2022
18,801 Natalie Sipe Sep 19, 2022
18,800 Monique Scheurer Sep 19, 2022
18,799 Monique Scheurer Sep 19, 2022
18,798 Linda Teague Sep 19, 2022
18,797 Greg Van Pukeston Sep 19, 2022