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Twisted And Evil Man Intentionally Starved Two Dogs While Leaving Unopened Bag Of Food In Their View

Published: November 04, 2022 at 04:22 PM Author: Penny Eims

Brevard County, FL – A 68-year-old Florida man is accused of an especially heinous act of cruelty towards his two dogs, Darcy and Katie. According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Farkas intentionally starved his two dogs.

According to Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Farkas left an unopened bag of dog food in the view of his starving dogs to cause them further torment and suffering, actions Sheriff Ivey refers to as “despicable and horrific.”

Imagine seeing and smelling food while enduring the gnawing pain of hunger. Imagine being too weak to even attempt to get to the bag that is taunting you – close, but impossible to reach. According to the Sheriff, the dogs were skin and bones and too weak to walk or stand by the time their horrible situation was discovered.

The police were alerted to the appalling situation on Sept. 1 by a woman who had visited Farkas’ home and saw what was happening in person. She told the police that Farkas was “starving his two dogs to death.” The woman had offered to open the bag of food for the dogs and rather than accepting her help, he made her leave.

Deputies who performed the welfare check observed skeletal dogs who were so frail that they were essentially paralyzed. Katie was so weak that she was unable to move from the floor where she was surrounded by puddles of her own urine. Darcy was in worse condition; so starved that her organs were starting to shut down. Both dogs had overgrown nails and other signs of severe neglect including urine burns and plaque-covered teeth.

Farkas surrendered the dogs to the sheriff’s office on the day of the welfare check, even though he told investigators that his dogs did not need help.

Both dogs began immediately improving after they were removed from Farkas’ possession. Darcy has already been adopted and Katie will be after her health has been restored.

Joseph Farkas is facing two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty and two counts of unlawful animal confinement. If you are sickened by the suffering he caused these helpless dogs, please add your name to the petition today!

We the undersigned demand that Joseph Farkas be held accountable for the intentional starvation of his two dogs, Katie and Darcy. We are petitioning for Farkas to face the maximum sentence for two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty and two counts of unlawful confinement, in addition to a lifelong ban from animal ownership. It is our firm belief that animal abusers must be held accountable for their actions.

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.

Watch the Sheriff’s press conference on Facebook at this link.


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Update 2/8/2023: The court date is set for February 13, 2020. Animal Victory has sent the petition along with 19,692 signatures directly to Judge Tesha Scolaro Ballou and State Attorney Anthony Mechachonis.

Update 12/23/2022: The case is set for January 12, 2023.ARELLANO ViewImage

Update 11/16/2022: Arrest Affidavit_1 (1)  Arrest Affidavit_1B     Arrest Affidavit_2 The next court date is a status hearing on Dec. 20th at 1:30 pm. State Attorney Anthony Mechachonis is on the case.

Twisted And Evil Man Intentionally Starved Two Dogs While Leaving Unopened Bag Of Food In Their View

19,927 signatures = 100% of goal


19,927 Laura Allen Mar 24, 2023
19,926 Julie Cowburn Mar 24, 2023
19,925 Maggie Reynolds Mar 23, 2023
19,924 Maria Morringello Mar 22, 2023
19,923 Gillian Ellis Mar 22, 2023
19,922 Mary Avakian Mar 21, 2023
19,921 Cynthia Wennemark Mar 18, 2023
19,920 Richard Soucy Just horrible! Lock up this man! Mar 17, 2023
19,919 Anna Nelson Mar 17, 2023
19,918 Cheryl Dashke Mar 15, 2023
19,917 Roberta Malanowski Prosecute to the full extent of the law. Keep the perpetrator away from all animals. Mar 14, 2023
19,916 Lisa Sebesta Mar 14, 2023
19,915 Louis BALLY Mar 14, 2023
19,914 Lucette BALLY Mar 14, 2023
19,913 Laurie Lane Mar 13, 2023
19,912 Dottie Fleischmann Mar 13, 2023
19,911 M W Mar 12, 2023
19,910 Anitas Carmine Let this evil f-k hang upside down in his cell with a full smorgasbord of his favorite edibles conveniently out of reach. What kind of demented lowlife inflicts this suffering and onown his own pets? Maximum sentencing! Mar 11, 2023
19,909 Tina Billman Kelty Mar 11, 2023
19,908 Natasha Stafford Breaks my heart .he wanted to watch them die ,that's so could he have the heart to do this? Pure evil in this man and he should be sentenced to hard time in jail and the money he works for should go to the local shelters for pet food for animals in need of food Mar 11, 2023
19,907 Betty Belcher Mar 11, 2023
19,906 Carol Williams You are sick & cruel, I hope you are found guilty & rot in jail, no dog deserves this treatment, I hope you get the same. Mar 11, 2023
19,905 Marie-France Fuster Mar 10, 2023
19,904 Chrystelle Sauzet Mar 09, 2023
19,903 Jennifer Coleman Mar 09, 2023
19,902 Marisa Avolio Mar 09, 2023
19,901 Grace VanEss Mar 09, 2023
19,900 claire libert Mar 09, 2023
19,899 Lynn Stevenson Mar 09, 2023
19,898 Annette Miro-Cassar Mar 08, 2023