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Sign: Punish Couple Who Neglected Estimated 90 Dogs – Woman Is A Repeat Offender!

Published: August 19, 2020 at 10:03 AM Author: Penny Eims

Holmes County, Florida – In August, an estimated 90 dogs were found living in squalor on property in Holmes County, Florida. The sheriff’s office arrested 55-year-old Ferrell D. Godfrey and 60-year-old Marianne L. Godfrey at 1478 Peak Road – Marianne Godfrey is a repeat offender!

In 2011, Marianne Godfrey was arrested after more than 200 animals were discovered in Gordon, Alabama. The animals were part of Dirty Sally’s Pet Pals, which claimed to be a non-profit agency operating to help animals get adopted. Godfrey’s 2011 charge was just a misdemeanor – and here she is again in 2019, arrested for animal cruelty after dozens of dogs were found living in squalor.

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office stated that dogs were found chained to trees or crammed into an outside pen without access to food or water. Many of the dogs were malnourished and/or seriously injured and plagued with injuries and untreated wounds. The dogs in the Godfreys’ “care” were suffering and this couple must pay for their crime.

Join us in asking Holmes County officials to provide a strong enough sentence that the Godfreys will cease their deplorable behavior.

Please sign the petition – let officials know that this behavior is NOT okay.

Update 05/18/2020: Read Our Letter Here

Update 11/08/2021: Animal Victory has learned that this case has been concluded. The Godfreys will serve a period of probation, pay court costs, and $10,000 in restitution; they will not be allowed to own more than three dogs. Animal Victory is disappointed in this outcome, but we want to thank everyone who supported this petition and helped give a voice to these dogs.

Update 6/28/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next trial date is scheduled for August 18, 2021.

Update 5/14/2021: Both defendants have been sent a notice to appear and are scheduled for June 16, 2021.

Update 3/5/2021: Animal Victory has been informed that the felony pretrial was moved to April 21, 2021.

Update 1/26/2021: Both defendants, Marianne L and Ferrell D Godfrey, go back to court on Feb. 17, 2021. Main courtroom C, with Judge Timothy Registar;  their Attorney is David Thomas, and the cases will be heard at 1300 &1500 hours. Felony Pretrial

Update 12/4/2020: They now have a defense attorney, and pre-trial is set for Jan. 20 for both Marianne and Ferrell Godfrey.

Update 10/20/2020: Read our letter to Prosecutor Brandon Young here

Update 10/12/2020:  Ferrell D. Godfrey and Marianne L. Godfrey are facing 97 counts each of cruelty to animals/ cause cruel death pain and suffering to animals. Because of Covid-19, court has been continued until October 21, 2020. Please continue to sign and share the petition. We need as many signatures as possible!

Update 05/18/2020: Read Our Letter Here

* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Sign: Punish Couple Who Neglected Estimated 90 Dogs - Woman Is A Repeat Offender!

81 signatures = 1% of goal


81 Tamara Cloninger Punish animal cruelty as severe as u would a sociopath or psychopaths Nov 07, 2021
80 Fresia Pampas Nov 05, 2021
79 Fresia Pampas Nov 05, 2021
78 Fresia Pampas Nov 05, 2021
77 Fresia Pampas Nov 05, 2021
76 josip duplancic Nov 05, 2021
75 Evelyn Scimone Nov 04, 2021
74Anonymous Nov 02, 2021
73 Pamela Dickerson Oct 31, 2021
72 june bullied jail for life Oct 30, 2021
71 Mary Wentz Oct 28, 2021
70 Janice Pemberton Oct 27, 2021
69 bec marant Oct 27, 2021
68 Maggie Huggins Oct 26, 2021
67 Anne Bekkers Oct 26, 2021
66 Per-Thomas Hedberg Oct 26, 2021
65 leanne koski Oct 23, 2021
64 Cindy Roesler Oct 23, 2021
63 Uknown Anonymiss Oct 21, 2021
62 Marlene Foschi They depent on us for love n comfort, not abuse Oct 18, 2021
61 Theresa Sivori Give him jail for a long time so he will not be around any animal. Oct 18, 2021
60 Kristine Kelch Oct 17, 2021
59 ELYZABETH MUNOZ Oct 17, 2021
58 pilar blas Oct 17, 2021
57 A S Oct 17, 2021
56 Inna Stalinsky Oct 12, 2021
55 Suzanne Grafious Oct 11, 2021
54 Shana Cobin Oct 09, 2021
53 Teresa McIntosh Sep 30, 2021
52 Angela Araujo Sep 29, 2021

“Please sign the petition - let officials know that this behavior is NOT okay.”