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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… 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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11:35AM PDT on Mar 29, 2015

I see from the update the poor thing was euthanized--how traumatic for everyone forced to watch and scared to do anything--on top of animal cruelty charges the woman should have those children taken away from her as she is teaching them to be sociopaths. One wonders what she would have done if one of her children said 'I'm not doing that!" if I were her kid I would have been afraid to tell the monster mom no...she is inflicting harm on the minds and hearts of her children to teach them this is good behavior--if they don't turn out to be sociopaths, they will need lots of therapy. I truly believe if you are going to torture an animal, you can't be trusted with children.

6:13AM PDT on Mar 29, 2015

Thank you for the update. I hope this little kitten pulls through and get to enjoy a companionship life with a gentle human.

6:13PM PDT on Mar 28, 2015

Good role model for her kids.

9:27AM PDT on Mar 27, 2015


12:49AM PDT on Mar 27, 2015

Petition CLOSED now...

7:31PM PDT on Mar 26, 2015

These people are just so sick and bloody cruel, thanks for the update.

6:23PM PDT on Mar 26, 2015

Nuce Boo," Is this POS Facebook page, She would love to hear from you!

6:21PM PDT on Mar 26, 2015

Nuce Boo," FaceBook Page! Slut!

6:09PM PDT on Mar 26, 2015

Both this Hoer and her POS turd kids all need to be flushed down the toilet!

11:49AM PDT on Mar 26, 2015

Hope mom and kids came down extremely ill.

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