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Update: Kittens Beaten By Woman And Her Kids

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.”

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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‚Ķ 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,The issue of unwanted kittens is huge due in part to the economy.”

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Photo credit: Patrick Pace Hernando Animal Services

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4:14AM PDT on Sep 19, 2014

How utterly cruel and savage to torment and torture to death poor defenseless creatures! This mother should be fined and punished for this terrible crime!

8:00PM PDT on Sep 18, 2014

I totally agree with Audrey B. Laws have to change to protect animals. People need to be held accountable for their crimes against innocent animals. This stupid bitch and her devil spawn need to never see the light of day.

6:36PM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

I would have stepped up if I had seen this going on and knocked that lady out!! This is a lowlife piece of crap person! Her children should go to the detention center and she should go to jail. Her kids should be taken away since she clearly has no sense at all!!

5:43PM PDT on Sep 17, 2014


12:41PM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

I don't know what more I can add. Punishment, imprisonment, loss of children.
I totally agree with Audrey B.

11:52AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

Look at the news this week, a Congressman's son was watching a large amount of dogs while the owners of the business went on vacation. He locked all the dogs in a room w/ double doors and he put tape top to bottom where the double doors came together, because of the smell of their feces. People came to pick up their dogs and half or more of them were dead others had shortness of breath from lack of oxygen. This is not a kid.

He needs to be charged for cruelty/neglect/abuse/torture of these dogs. This is why we need stricter laws.

11:40AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

I agree with the others over the punishment. But, I also thought the children should have been taken away and put into someone else's home. I don't know about the punishment for the children. They do need a lot of help to be able to develop into caring, loving human beings.

11:28AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

Unbelievable a mother teaching her children its ok to abuse animals, they will intern grow up doing the same thing. This is wrong on so many levels. They say children that grow up abusing animals will do it to people in time. It needs to STOP now.

It comes down to we need stricter laws for animal abusers. Not State Wide but Nationwide. Make them strict enough to make an impression: Below is my example of doing this. We need to contract our Representatives in Congress & Govenor.

1. I think first offense should be 5 yrs. in jail
2. Probation x5 yrs & 1000 hr. Community Service
3. Fines to be paid to the local humane society for 5 yrs.
4. Loss of Drivers License for 5 yrs after jail, if younger and no license, then a 5-
yr. delay in receiving license.
5. 2nd offense double of 1st offense.

We need to make a lasting impression to these abusers, I would think a National Law will help show the law means business. Animal Abuse is running ramped & needs to stop. I am talking any animal abuse farm animals, zoo animals, circus animals, domestic animals, wild animals, homeless animals etc. Severe punishment & fines could make this impression. Copy & Paste to your Representatives if you agree.

9:35AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

What kind of a sicko would beat two helpless kittens with a baseball bat...and encourage her children to do likewise? What, did she say to her kids, "Boys, let's go bludgeon some kittens, it'll be fun"?!

I'm sorry the one kitten died. I hope the kitten who survived continues to get better.

9:12AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

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