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Texas Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Punching And Kicking His Dog

Published: August 12, 2022 at 06:24 PM Author: Penny Eims



San Antonio, Texas – A Texas man caught on video abusing his dog in 2019 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison; one of the longest sentences ever recorded in Texas for an animal cruelty case.

A good Samaritan captured the abuse of a Rottweiler named Buddy on video and that video led to the lengthy prison sentence handed down to 56-year-old Frank Javier Fonseca.

Stock image of a Rottweiler/Not Buddy

The damning video evidence showed Fonseca punching and kicking Buddy; Fonseca also hit his young dog with a piece of wood and choked him. Amazingly Buddy survived the abuse and he has since been adopted by a new family.

According to a news release from Animal Care Services, Fonseca’s prior felony convictions, including drug possession and crimes of retaliation, allowed for a heavier sentence.

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Elaine Bird
Elaine Bird
1 month ago

Great news, justice 👨‍⚖ served to this man i just hope now all animals & pets get the real justice ⚖ they all deserve after being abused or sadistically killed by humans in the future.
And because if these monsters can act like that towards an animal they can act like that to another person or a child…🤔😡
Stop all abuse! 🙏❤

Helen Win
Helen Win
22 days ago
Reply to  Elaine Bird

Exactly!! So brutal and vicious!! How sand this poor dog had to go through this torture.

Martha
Martha
1 month ago

It’s a well deserved sentence! I hope he does every day of that time and that he is never allowed to possess any animals

Karen S
Karen S
1 month ago

Now THIS is justice!!!!

Mario Middleton
Mario Middleton
1 month ago

Finally!!! Real justice!!

Sue
Sue
1 month ago

This is good, but punching and kicking, as well as slow hanging and electroshocking (and so much more, including lying about it) is standard procedure in K9 units, dog “training” academies (which utilize the military K9 protocols) and even just other “service” dog “training” allows this to go on all the time, hidden and protected. When a video leaks, we get the same old “one bad apple” excuse to keep the public anesthetized.

STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY
STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY
1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

SHUT UP SUE!! ITS A MILESTONE VICTORY AGAINST TOXIC MASCULINITY ESPECIALLY IN TEXAS RUNNER UP TO FLORIDA FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY AND TOXIC MASCULINITY!

Ashley
Ashley
1 month ago

What does toxic masculinity have to do with anything? If this had been a woman (which is often the case) would you be signing a petition to keep her from jail because that beating had to be the result of a period induced hormone surge?

With all due respect, Sue is absolutely right. Nothing she said was wrong or was deserving of your well meant but ncredibly rude outburst.

Maxine Moore
Maxine Moore
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashley

The majority of animal cruelty IS done by men, just as most murders are

Mary
Mary
28 days ago
Reply to  Maxine Moore

True so true

Sandi Beekman
Sandi Beekman
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashley

She should be held accountable just like he is being punished. I don’t care if it’s man or woman abusing an animal needs to be punished to the extent of the law. They both make me sick.

Mary
Mary
28 days ago
Reply to  Sandi Beekman

I agree with you 💯

Maxine Moore
Maxine Moore
1 month ago

It definitely is a milestone victory, I’m over the moon, I’ve seen many dogs that have been tortured, burned alive, dragged to their deaths by tying to a car, thrown out of windows (and many other things) and the people have gotten next to no punishment

Mary
Mary
28 days ago

I think it’s about time

jmuhj
jmuhj
1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

You are absolutely right, Sue. For those dissing Sue, get the facts. She is right.

Weyermann
Weyermann
1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

En 2022 , aucunes raisons ne justifie , le dressage violent , on ne dresse pas les animaux , on les éduquent , sans violences , avec patience et amour , la punition de prison ferme et longue , devrait être systématique , partout , dans tous les états et pays dits civilisés , montrons l’exemple et stoppons les TRAFICS D’ANIMAUX !!! Une famille veut un animal , elle est apte , OK ! Dans les SPA , il y en a beaucoup !!! Arrêtons pour toujours , de les servirent de COBAYES DE LABORATOIRES ET DANS LES ZOOS , STOP AUX EXIBITIONS , LIBÉRERONS LES ORQUES , DAUPHINS ET PHOQUES .

Jan
Jan
1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

Please tell me how you know this information?

Jo Dukarić
Jo Dukarić
1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

Many years ago my brother was a POLDOGH (military police) in the Australian Air-Force. One year his dog won Australian champion. You are 100% correct. They do not use “food rewards” to “train” the dogs, they abuse them.

Mary
Mary
28 days ago
Reply to  Jo Dukarić

The they should have been sent yo prison

Tina
Tina
1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

If that’s the case, Sue, then all of those “K9 Units”, etc., need to be investigated and charged accordingly. Many years ago I trained obedience and agility. One of the methods that was used for those dogs who misbehaved was the “hanging” technique. Now, today, there are much more humane and effective ways to deal with those dogs that misbehave. I would NEVER use the methods you spoke about when training my personal dogs – and they have always been the most well behaved people have seen. Plus, they are also trained to protect me and my property. It’s not necessary to abuse dogs and bring them to the brink of fearing for their lives in order to get them trained for the jobs they are required to do.

deb
deb
1 month ago
Reply to  Sue

I agree and I read more and more about police officers and trainers getting away with torture and murder of these precious animals, it makes my stomach turn I really mean that, it is so upsetting what goes on I can only cry and pray they be stopped. The things humans do, I pray God sees them through the eyes of the animals.

Mary
Mary
28 days ago
Reply to  Sue

Sound like you love yo see are hear about people abusing animals I Agee with the others you need to shut up he got what he deserves 25 years in prison just like all the other need to be

Cindy B
Cindy B
1 month ago

Let’s hope his sentence sticks and he is the example for other would be abusers. It’s about time justice prevails for these defenseless beautiful souls!

W.Wright
W.Wright
1 month ago

Wish more States were willing to give appropriate sentences like this for animal cruelty instead of the usual slap on the wrist. Hope this bastard rots in jail.

Donna G
Donna G
1 month ago

YES! YES! YES! Finally a just punishment for animal cruelty! It’s about time!

Evelyn Ball
Evelyn Ball
1 month ago

Good news and now hopefully he will receive the same treatment from his fellow inmates on a daily basis.

Mary McMahon
Mary McMahon
1 month ago
Reply to  Evelyn Ball

And he WILL. 👹👹

Patricia Lamonica
Patricia Lamonica
1 month ago
Reply to  Evelyn Ball

I WILL PRAY FOR THIS ALSO!!!

Jennifer Barnes
Jennifer Barnes
1 month ago

Great news! Justice has been served.

Jennifer
Jennifer
1 month ago

Finally. Justice. Follow up with how he gets beat, choked in jail. Please.

Treasa
Treasa
1 month ago

They should all get sentences like this! Society has no use for animal abusers!

Shan Brown
Shan Brown
1 month ago

This creep is right where he needs to be. In prison.

Debra
Debra
1 month ago

I hope he gets beat, strangled,punched, raped and maybe murdered for being sooo ugly to Buddy he better not drop the soap! Such a scumbag!

Michelle Mitchell
Michelle Mitchell
1 month ago

This evil,mentally deranged severe dog abusing scumbag most definitely requires instigation of the death penalty. A slow and agonizing extermination for this evil cretin is essential.

Marnel
Marnel
1 month ago

I could not agree with u more.

Jo Dukarić
Jo Dukarić
1 month ago

I’d love just two minutes with that human garbage.

Lynda Czika
Lynda Czika
1 month ago

This is absolutely FANTASTIC news! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a sentence of this severity for animal cruelty!!! WOW!! I am not certain as to how this sentence came to be but I am elated! I will need to research animal cruelty laws in TX, but this should be a mandatory sentence for such a viscous and horrific attack on an innocent animal. Thank you to the Judge who handed this much deserved sentence down to this evil monster! 👏👏

It was that harsh because of prior felony convicti
It was that harsh because of prior felony convicti
1 month ago
Reply to  Lynda Czika

It was that harsh because of prior felony convictions.

Chrysoula
Chrysoula
29 days ago

The SCUMBAGS sentence was so harsh only because of his prior felony convictions. HOPEFULLY this rotten EVIL to the core BASTARD will suffer a punishment that mirrors his CRIME of CRUELTY every day for the next 25 yrs!!! 🤬😖🤬 He should never be allowed back out into society until his full sentence is served. A no brainer is…he must be hit with a lifetime BAN prohibiting him from owning, or even being anywhere near another animal of any kind, including birds ever again. He’s a PSYCHO whom I WISH could be thrown under the jail instead of in it!!! THANKFULLY Buddy survived his BRUTAL attack!!! May he know nothing but love, nurturing kindness, &, SAFETY for the rest of his precious life.
🐾🤎🐾

Last edited 29 days ago by Chrysoula
Kathryn Irby
Kathryn Irby
1 month ago

This 25-year prison sentence for this low-life animal abuser is finally PROGRESS AND LONG OVERDUE!!! This kind of Trash should never be allowed to own another animal of any king–EVER!!! Furthermore, they should be monitored periodically to see to it that the animal abuser/killer is abiding by that mandate!!!!

STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY
STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY
1 month ago

NOW WE ARE FINALLY GETTING SOMEWHERE! HUGE VICTORY! AND IN TEXAS!!! LOCK UP TOXIC MASCULINITY AND END ANIMAL ABUSE CHILD ABUSE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!

Leslie
Leslie
1 month ago

BEST NEWS EVER! Let’s hope this starts the ball rolling for like sentences for other abusers!

Sandy
Sandy
1 month ago

Absolutely fabulous!! I am so tired of reading abusers getting a slap on the wrist. Finally a sentence that fits the crime…lifetime could have been better. I pray more states get on board with this.

jmuhj
jmuhj
1 month ago

I advocate for capital punishment for anyone wilfully harming ANY cat, as was law in ancient Egypt, a far more highly evolved society than any currently on earth. As we have not progressed that far yet, I always ask for maximum sentence; and though I’m not a “dog person” I abhor cruelty and applaud this sentence. May the perpetrator serve every hour of it.

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

Good!

Gayle
Gayle
1 month ago

A lot of others in TX need this kind of sentence !!

sassycat
sassycat
1 month ago

About time we see some justice for these innocent creatures. NOW…..if all the courts would follow suit and give sentences like this, then this abuse, mistreatment, torture and killing of these babies would end!!! Karma finally did its job.

It was that harsh because of prior felony convicti
It was that harsh because of prior felony convicti
1 month ago
Reply to  sassycat

“Karma” had nothing to do with it. It was law being upheld and prior offenses.

Tracy
Tracy
1 month ago

If every abuser was given this length of sentence, the world would be a better place. Kudos to the judge for having the gonads to deliver it.

Mary Ann
Mary Ann
1 month ago

Great news! It is about time, I am so sick of reading about all the abuse, torture and death of defenseless animals.

Ann
Ann
1 month ago

I am so glad he got 25 years. They need to do this worldwide then maybe people will think twice. Piece of shit

Ani
Ani
1 month ago

Let this be a warning to other abusers!!! However why not thing of all the abuse involved and torture of animals that used to eat? Do you think they deserve to be treated less than a dog? How they suffer so terribly too. I mean would you torture and then eat your dog? It really is a shame that people do not understand the difference.

Benita
Benita
1 month ago
Reply to  Ani

I sometimes ask a similar question – why is killing a lamb, or a calf ok but not a puppy or a kitten?

Janet B.
Janet B.
1 month ago

YES!!!! Great News. This punishment is something that every state and country should follow. Don’t Get a Dog if You Don’t Know How to Treat it Right! Treat Animals as you would like to be treated, they are sentient beings too!

Tammy R Davis
Tammy R Davis
1 month ago

As a Texan, I am unbelievably happy to hear this. Maybe this is a sign that Texas is going to start enforcing our animal abuse and neglect.

SHARON PAYTON
SHARON PAYTON
1 month ago

I am greatful he got such a strong sentence I just pray they keep him the total amount of years

Patricia Burgos
Patricia Burgos
1 month ago

This is great, but hope the law can keep it up and punish more if not all those caught abusing and torturing animals. In my opinion, those that do this, deserve the same as they had done. Punch, kick, strangle, starve, burn and sodomize those POS!! And then if they are still alive, then throw them in jail.

Eileen
Eileen
1 month ago

GOOD! This should be the least number of years punishment for anyone abusing an animal.

Diane Price
Diane Price
1 month ago

FINALLY!!! Now if all states would do this to all animal abusers Justice served

Marion
Marion
1 month ago

Everyone seems to be thinking Yay, finally someone has been sentenced greatly for animal cruelty. But he has a lengthy history, the only reason he got this sentence was the dog cruelty was the last straw for the judge. He was sentenced for an accumulation of his past crimes. Yes, it’s good, but it doesn’t mean the laws are getting stricter for our animals, unfortunately.

M. Magro
M. Magro
1 month ago

That’s really good news. We need to make people realise that owning a pet is not the same as owning a piece of furniture. They are sentient beings and feel all the emotions a human does. I hope that all future sentences take this into account.

Dawn Nelson
Dawn Nelson
1 month ago

Good! It’s about time there is justice for abused animals! More punishment like this should occur. We could save more animals from these monsters if animal abuse was taken seriously by the justice system.

Mike Senn
Mike Senn
1 month ago

Good riddance 👏

Melanie
Melanie
1 month ago

Wish we would give long jail sentences in the uk all they get here is a fine we’ll done texts

Raffaella
Raffaella
1 month ago

Povero piccolo ma ke gentaccia

Sarah
Sarah
1 month ago

This news has made me happy. Another abuser locked away. I hope he suffers in there…

AMANDA BORRETT
AMANDA BORRETT
1 month ago

Now THIS is what I call justice. Thank you for removing this disgusting man from society for so long. PLEASE DO NOT GRABNT HIM PAROLE

Deb
Deb
1 month ago

Thank god the dog is ok and has been adopted. These sentences should be carried out for all animal abusers.

Kate
Kate
1 month ago

And in Texas yet! It is not the best state for animals though none are perfect. Thanks to those extra changes he will sit in a depressing and dangerous prison for a long time. I hope he does not get out early. Thanks for the good news.

Leonardo Reyes Jr
Leonardo Reyes Jr
1 month ago

Those are the best news I have heard in all seven days; I have been depressed and in bed, but now with this news, I got to get out of bed and celebrate, going to open my Choco vine, which is Dutch chocolate with red wine, been waiting for a great reason to open it. Now I have one. Also want to Thank God for allowing this man to be punished, Amen!!! I hope he gets beaten to death in prison!!!!!

Joanna
Joanna
1 month ago

That is what I call JUSTICE. All judges should follow. Until these monsters are left in prison to rot, animal abuse will be prevalent. Happy life Buddy!! You deserve nothing but love!! 🙂

Jaime Perez
Jaime Perez
1 month ago

This is great! A nice long sentence for a monster. Hopefully this will make abusers think twice about harming an animal!

Karen
Karen
1 month ago

Great news! Happy to see that there are places where the justice system treats animal cruelty as the true crime it is. Kudos to those involved in prosecuting this case.

Kay Althouse
Kay Althouse
1 month ago

Thank goodness this POS has been removed from society. Hopefully he’ll serve the whole 25. He should actually be abused the same as he abused that poor dog.

Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez
1 month ago

This kind of news should be shared all over the state and country to let abusers know that they will not get away with cruelty to any living being.