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Sign: Vicious Woman Blinded Husky, Breaking Her Bones With A Rubber Mallet

Published: May 04, 2023 at 09:30 PM Author: Penny Eims

Hillsborough County, FL – On May 1, deputies in Hillsborough County arrested a woman for Aggravated Animal Cruelty after watching a surveillance video of her viciously beating a senior Husky named Maya.

According to a news release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old Elizabeth Jaimes beat a nine-year-old Husky named Maya with a rubber mallet, breaking the dog’s bones and causing her to go blind in one eye.

Stock image of a husky for representative purposes only

The video footage of Jaimes beating Maya is difficult to watch, or more specifically, painful to listen to because of the dog’s agonized screams of pain from the repeated blows dealt by her abuser.

Watch Video Here

The wounded dog was taken to the Veterinary Emergency Group, where it was confirmed that she had multiple blunt-force head and back injuries, including spine and rib fractures, and was blind in one eye.

Sheriff Chad Chronister said:

“The actions of Elizabeth Jaimes are reprehensible. No animal deserves to be treated cruelly and inhumanely, and we will not tolerate it. Our team acted swiftly to take Maya into custody and provide her with emergency medical care.”

According to the authorities, Jaimes was living in the home with her boyfriend and his mother, who is Maya’s owner. The dog’s owner installed a hidden camera in her home after noticing that Maya was receiving injuries beginning around the time that Jaimes moved in. The release states:

That is when she discovered the disturbing abuse occurring at the hands of Jaimes. Jaimes admitted to hitting the dog because she had growled at her.


Please add your name to the petition today if you are outraged by Elizabeth Jaimes’ reprehensible actions. Maya endured unimaginable suffering due to this woman’s vile conduct, and it is crucial to prevent her from causing harm to any other animal.

We the undersigned demand that Elizabeth Jaimes is held responsible for viciously beating a senior husky named Maya. We are petitioning for Jaimes to receive the maximum punishment allowable by law for the aggravated animal cruelty charge stemming from her cruel, abusive behavior. At sentencing, we also hope to see Jaimes prohibited from owning or residing with animals. 

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

Note: Following the arrest, Maya was reunited with her owner and is recovering at home. The owner has filed for an injunction on Jaimes.


Press Release

Update 9/14/23:  Animal Victory spoke with judicial officer Mark Kiser. Elizabeth Jaimes’s scheduled court date is 11/06/2023 at 401 N Jefferson St. Tampa, FL 33602. This case is a felony.

Update 9/3/2023: The next case disposition is on September 7, 2023. The disposition of this next case will deal with options. Jaimes has pled not guilty. Karrie Becker, the solicitor, has confirmed that she received the package Animal Victory sent and she is moving forward with the prosecution of Elizabeth Jaimes.

Update 7/17/2023: Animal Victory has learned that this case is being dispositioned on 8/14/2023. The abuser has pled not guilty.

On 7/3/2023, Animal Victory sent a cover letter and petition to the judge and to the court solicitor. 

Update 6/15/2023: Virtual Arraignment is set on 6/20/2023 at 1:30 pm

Sign: Vicious Woman Blinded Husky, Breaking Her Bones With A Rubber Mallet

23,907 signatures = 120% of goal


23,907 Casey Valentine Oct 03, 2023
23,906 Krystin Todd Oct 03, 2023
23,905 debra Phillips Oct 03, 2023
23,904 Francis Freeman Oct 03, 2023
23,903 Louis DeMatteo This is absolutely disgusting!!! This woman deserves to be beat with a bat and every bone in her body broken!!!! This is horribe!!!!! That poor husky!! Oct 03, 2023
23,902Anonymous Oct 02, 2023
23,901 Jordan W Oct 02, 2023
23,900Anonymous She deserves the same beating she gave that dog and then some. Eye for an eye Oct 01, 2023
23,899 David. Mergen Maximum Sentence Oct 01, 2023
23,898 Nicola Dandelion Sep 30, 2023
23,897 Maria Fidler-Fundora Sep 30, 2023
23,896 Doris Helena Rossi Matte Sep 30, 2023
23,895 karen renee allemann Sep 30, 2023
23,894 Adriana Arce Sep 30, 2023
23,893 Anisia Torres Sep 30, 2023
23,892 Denise Santanastaso Sep 30, 2023
23,891 Paula Cranny Sep 30, 2023
23,890 Adam Debicki Sep 30, 2023
23,889 Sherrie Darce Sep 30, 2023
23,888 Tammy Allen Sep 30, 2023
23,887 Crystal Schuler Sep 29, 2023
23,886 Sharon Litherland Sep 29, 2023
23,885 Marie Schram Sep 29, 2023
23,884 Gloria Steer Loathe people who are cruel to animals. Sep 29, 2023
23,883 Christine Moore Sep 29, 2023
23,882 Sharon wells Sep 29, 2023
23,881 Elena Sor Sep 29, 2023
23,880 Tom Himmelsbach Sep 28, 2023
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23,878 Vanessa Anderson Sep 28, 2023