Update: Kittens Beaten By Woman And Her Kids

UPDATE: Many readers have asked how they can help Dexter get justice from his abusers.

A petition has been drafted by People Against Cruelty asking the Hernando County State Attorney to “take maximum prosecution under the Florida Statute Code in the Case involving felony animal abuse charges of the accused, Wilana Joenel Frazier, and her two children.”

Click Here to sign the petition.

Dexter is continuing to improve from his injuries.  The family of the little boy who saved him and wrapped him in a T-shirt hopes to adopt the kitten.


At 8 weeks old, a small black and white kitten named Dexter is lucky to be alive after his owner and her two young sons took him to a neighborhood park and beat him and another kitten with an aluminum bat.  Dexter is clinging to life, but his brother died as a result of his injuries.

Four children at a park in Brooksville, Florida watched in horror last Friday evening when they saw 24-year-old Wilana Joenel Frazier and her two sons –one 8 years old and the other 5 — torture the two small kittens.

Frazier hit the kittens with a baseball bat and encouraged her children to kick the animals and throw them against a tree.   Then they placed the kittens on a swing.  When one of the animals died, the boys put him in a trash can and covered him with water.

By the time Linda Christian, a Hernando County Animal Services officer, arrived on the scene little Dexter had been rescued and wrapped in a white T-shirt by one of the boys who witnessed the event.  Blood was running from the kitten’s nose and mouth.  Soon he began to have seizures from the trauma to his brain.

When Christian touched the kitten, he began to convulse.  Christian told the St. Petersburg Times, “I thought I was going to lose him at that point.  It was very upsetting.”

Christian rushed Dexter to the Pet Luv Nonprofit Spay and Neuter Clinic and miraculously the small ball of fur has survived the first few critical days.  Employees at the clinic care for him during the day and a veterinary technician has been taking him home each night.

Dexter is able to keep his medication down, is eating from a feeding tube and has started to walk a little on his own.  But veterinarians are still very concerned about potential damage to Dexter’s brain and are not sure if he will ultimately succumb to his injuries.

Rick Silvani, president of Pet Luv said,All animals have a right to life, but a helpless, defenseless kitten… You don’t know what to say.  It’s just incomprehensible.”  The group has agreed to cover the costs of Dexter’s medical care.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office questioned Frazier, but she denied being involved and said her children were not part of the beating either.  However authorities charged Frazier on two counts of cruelty to animals and two charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  She is out of jail on $3,500 bail.

Patrick Page, supervisor with the Animal Services told WTSP.com,The issue of unwanted kittens is huge due in part to the economy.”

Photo credit: Patrick Pace Hernando Animal Services


.8 months ago

Posted by admin, February 5, 2014 at 4:00 am

focus is on patient safety are very familiar with these alarming and frequently cited statistics from the Institute of Medicine: medical errors result in the death of between 44,000 and 98,000 patients every year.

.8 months ago

Fraier was convicted and jailed in 2012. Please update your articles Care2!

Pablo B.
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Jill M.
Jill M.8 months ago

Justice will be served when that idiot woman and her douchebag kids get beaten in a park with an aluminum bat.

Elaine W.
Past Member 9 months ago

There is no way for me to understand this except mental illness on the part of the adult. I am sad for the children and kittens.

Nena Milker
Nena MILLER9 months ago

The unwanted kittens are not due to the economy they are due to people who are uneducated and let their animals breed. Being low income or poor is never an excuse for abuse or horrible sociopathic behavior. She has mentally destroyed two children, hardening them to the joy of life and completely losing the opportunity to teach children what to do with kittens who were allegedly"unwanted". She should be in jail, she is a sociopath. She clearly is nothing near normal. Normal people don't do these things. There could NEVER be a reason for what she did.

Iskrica Knežzevic
Iskrica Knežzevic9 months ago

thank you!

S Gardner
sandy Gardner9 months ago

DID the monster get her jail time?

S Gardner
sandy Gardner9 months ago

I would like a more current update than June 2011!