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Teen Tied Family’s Dog To Tree, Repeatedly Slashed Pet To Death With Sword

Published: November 11, 2021 at 07:47 PM Author: Penny Eims

Lake County, Florida – A Florida teenager is accused of a horrific act of cruelty that claimed the life of his family’s pet dog. The 17-year-old allegedly tied his family’s retriever mix to a tree in a wooded area near his home, then used a katana-style sword to repeatedly slash the dog to death.

The teenager’s mother and step-father contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, November 7, to let them know that the boy had admitted to killing the family dog. According to the parents, the teenager had a “history of violence,” and they admitted to fearing for their safety, as well as for the safety of their other kids, and pets.

Responding deputies found a sword in the boy’s bedroom, hidden between the mattress and box-spring of his bed. The weapon still had blood and fur on it. The dog’s body was found in a wooded area not far from the family’s home. The deputy’s police report stated that the dog had died  “a very inhumane and cruel death.”

Deputies said that the dog’s body had multiple stab and slash wounds, and that part of the canine’s face was missing; the wounds were determined to be consistent with the sword that was found in the teenager’s bedroom.

The teenager, whose identity has not been publicly released due to his age, was booked into the Lake County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty. He was then transferred to the Lifestream Behavioral Center for involuntary commitment.

It goes without saying…this was an appalling act of cruelty. Not only does this young man need to pay for what he did, but he also needs mental help to prevent him from hurting anyone else. Please add your name to this petition as we fight for maximum punishment for the aggravated animal cruelty charge. We will also be demanding a full mental evaluation and requesting psychiatric help, in addition to a lifetime ban on pet ownership.

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

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Update: Animal Victory has sent 20,543 signatures to Sheriff Peyton Grinnell and Sergeant Earl Ray.  

Teen Tied Family's Dog To Tree, Repeatedly Slashed Pet To Death With Sword

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
20,631 John Robertson Nov 30, 2022
20,630 Dana Dykes Nov 19, 2022
20,629 Christina Roop Nov 16, 2022
20,628 Lisa Kelly Nov 10, 2022
20,627 Amy Ong Nov 04, 2022
20,626 Wendy Anderson Nov 04, 2022
20,625 Risa Valentine Oct 28, 2022
20,624 Lisa Cairns Oct 20, 2022
20,623 Shannon Nichols Oct 07, 2022
20,622 Julie Goss Oct 05, 2022
20,621 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
20,620 Carmen Verdugo Sep 11, 2022
20,619 Kelly A Kalish Sep 10, 2022
20,618 Craig Davis Sep 10, 2022
20,617 Mike Davis Sep 10, 2022
20,616 Jammie Davis Sep 10, 2022
20,615 Michelle Krueger Sep 09, 2022
20,614 Shanelle Manzanares Sep 06, 2022
20,613 Tina Woods Sep 03, 2022
20,612 Nancy Coupe Sep 03, 2022
20,611 Peter Herrmann Aug 24, 2022
20,610 Kristen Megan Veronica DONT EVER LET THIS SICK BASTARD OUT NEXT ARE HUMANS HOPE HE ROTS IN HELL Aug 24, 2022
20,609 LEO MENDEZ SICK, DEMENTED FUTURE JEFFREY DAHMER!!! PUT THIS KID IN PRISON FOR LIFE BUT FIRST BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HIM AND MAKE SURE YOU USE SHARP OBJECTS TOO!! Aug 21, 2022
20,608 MARIE BOTEILHO I hope this SICK BASTARD 17 YEAR OLD KID PAYS A HUGE PRICE FOR KILLING THIS INNOCENT DOG!! PUT HIM IN PRISON FOR THIS HORRIFIC CRUELTY! Aug 21, 2022
20,607 Sandy Beshir Aug 21, 2022
20,606 Daria Bucklin Aug 20, 2022
20,605 Panama Morris Aug 18, 2022
20,604 Karen Sexauer Aug 15, 2022
20,603 Vickie Barnett Aug 10, 2022
20,602 Renee Crawford Serial killer in the making Aug 10, 2022