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Update on Dexter, Kitten Beaten By Mother And Kids

Update on Dexter, Kitten Beaten By Mother And Kids
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Many concerned readers have asked for an update on the condition of Dexter, the kitten beaten at a Florida park by a woman and her two children.  While the small black and white kitten still needs constant care, he is making small strides towards recovery every day.

At 8 weeks old, Dexter and his sibling were allegedly beaten with an aluminum baseball bat at a park in Brooksville, Florida by 24-year-old Wilana Joenel Frazier and her 8 and 5 year-old sons.  The abuse took place in front of four children at the park.

One of the kittens died of its injuries, but Dexter was saved by one of the children who witnessed the beating. The boy wrapped the kitten in a T-shirt and carried him home.

Dexter suffered trauma to his brain and was bleeding from his nose and mouth. He was taken to PetLuv Nonprofit Spay and Neuter Clinic by Hernando County Animal Services and continues to be in their care.

Since Dexter’s rescue more of the details about the case have come to light. At first it was believed the kittens were brought to the park by Frazier, but Animal Services now thinks they were strays that happened to walk by the family.

Liana Teague, Code and Animal Service Manager for Animal Services reported that her agency set out humane traps to determine if there were more kittens from the litter at the park and to find Dexter’s mother. However at this time, no cats have been captured in the traps.

Teague also addressed the condition of the kitten. “Dexter is more responsive, but he still needs continuous care and 24-hour monitoring,” said Teague. “He suffered severe head trauma.”

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6:58AM PDT on Sep 26, 2014

Terrible state of affairs. What sort of woman, mother would not teach her off spring kindness towards all living beings including each other? If this is what they do to kittens what are they going to do to humans later on. A just long punishment is required and none of them ever allowed to own an animal for their whole life. Animal wouldn't be safe. Abuse is the ultimate betrayal towards any living soul and is absolutely heartbreaking. You simply can not do such a horrific thing without it killing the best in you. And to carry out such terrible abuse means the best part of the soul and essence has long gone.

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6:45AM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

This is not the latest update and it gives false hope. Poor, little, innocent Dexter died of his injuries.

2:26AM PST on Feb 20, 2014

EVIL does exist in this world, and this woman is a prime example of that fact !!!! And what's up with a lousy twelve month sentence? That's all this MONSTER gets for MURDERING a helpless kitten and beating the crap out of the kitten's siblings? What the HELL is wrong with our justice system?! This so-called mother should never again see the light of day. Murder is Murder and this helpless animal was MURDERED !!!!! As for her kids, they desperately need to be rehabilitated and should never again have to live with this stupid, evil mother. I would love to have 5 minutes alone with this SICK, TWISTED, EVIL WOMAN ..... and I wouldn't even need a baseball bat !!!!!!!!


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7:13AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Thanks Caroline W. for pointing out "filler stories" when hot-button reporting might erupt in the deadening flow of life as we know it.

10:34AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

What is the point of circulating a 2011 story with the word "update" that does NOT bring the story up to date to this year, which most observant people would agree is 2013!

Dexter died in or before 2012. The woman who beat him was tried and found guilty and sentenced to just 12 months in the county jail. Not sure if they even kept her in that long. Her two kids got away with zilch.

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So there's your update.

4:29AM PST on Dec 11, 2011

Indeed what happened to the abusers? They should be jailed or severely punished. That stupid B***H shoud be beaten in the same way and her kids should be councelling before they turn into freaking serial killers.

8:48PM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

This is SO sad. What did they do to the abusers? They should be in prison.

1:37PM PDT on Aug 20, 2011

I am so sad!! ;(

10:33PM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

This breaks my heart! I hope these a**holes are made to suffer somehow for what they did to poor little innocent Dexter!

8:58PM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

8/15/11 Dexter died today. He started having seizures (again) yesterday and they couldn't be controlled. They let him go this morning. This is just the saddest thing! It made me smile to go to Facebook and read about his progress. Now he's gone. Rest well, little boycat.

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