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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.”

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.

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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.”


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Photo credit: Patrick Pace Hernando Animal Services

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4:19AM PST on Dec 18, 2014

Can't be anything be done to that monsters (suppoustly humans)??? All this is also a reminder that "kids" can be monsters too!! As long as things like this happen the world will be doomed forever. As politicians are fighting to win the precidence why not US citizens that still care raise to command animals rights and care???

9:31PM PST on Dec 17, 2014

This hateful subhuman, Wilana Joenel Frazier, should have her kids taken away before it is too late to teach them respect or anything else. What a poor excuse for a mother and for a human being. She should be taken out and beaten within an inch of her life and left there to suffer. She should also be sterilized so that she can never have more children. The children should receive some kind of punishment as well, but mostly therapy for what they have already been taught. Then, they should be put in some kind of group home.

2:53PM PST on Dec 17, 2014

Oh nooooo, I already signed the petition for poor little Dexter, praying for his recovery, what kind of "mother" is this ????? Which real mother can do this or let her kids abuse a cat???? I hope she´ll rot in hell, and her scum kids too, sorry!!!

5:57AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

Signed and shared

9:27PM PST on Dec 15, 2014

Felony charger should be brought down.

9:27AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

James,
Let me get this straight. Are you claiming that the cats are NOT the victims here?

Chazz,
For once I completely agree with you.

There's nothing "fearful" about torturing any living being weaker than oneself. To do something horrible then claim "fear" is to add insult to injury.

9:26AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

James,
Let me get this straight. Are you claiming that the cats are NOT the victims here?

Chazz,
For once I completely agree with you.

There's nothing "fearful" about torturing any living being weaker than oneself. To do something horrible then claim "fear" is to add insult to injury.

8:40AM PST on Dec 11, 2014

Thank you

2:58PM PST on Dec 8, 2014

@ Sharon: "...but her children should also be taken away from her."

Well DUH... Da ya think? Next time you harangue about violent men consider the source. It's called pathological malnurturing.

10:20AM PST on Dec 8, 2014

I just read the 'update' on the petition "Mom and kids beat kittens with baseball bat" and was heartbroken to find out poor, precious, innocent, defenseless baby kitten, Dexter, had to be euthanized due to the horrific injuries he sustained at the hands of that EVIL, Monster Mom,Wilana Joenel Frazier and her two sons –one 8 years old and the other 5. I am relieved to know you will 'not close this petition'. Leaving it open is a tribute and memorial of love for innocent, defenseless baby Dexter. Also, as long as it remains open, it will always be a reminder and a thorn-in-the-side for that evil, Monster Mom and her extremely, sick kids. Not only should Monster Mom, Wilana Joenel Frazier, be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and, hopefully, jail time, but her children should also be taken away from her.

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