Maximum Animal Cruelty Charges for Zoraida Garcia If Found Guilty!
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Maximum Animal Cruelty Charges for Zoraida Garcia If Found Guilty!

    1. Hand 4Paws
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      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, United States

Bradenton, Florida: Veteran detectives arrived to car alarm call and came upon Zoriada Garcia who was continuously beating a dog with a thick metal flashlight. The dog, a pit bull whimpered and cried out as 59 year old Garcia beat her. The pit bull dog is believed to be between 2 and 5 years old was in “constant pain, yelping in distress” states Tampa Bay’s 10 News article.

 

The detectives ordered Ms Garcia to stop. Ms Garcia did not stop and proceeded to come at the detective with what turned out to be a BB gun. After Ms Garcia’s surrender, the frightened and hurt dog was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment. Garcia is being charged with beating the terrified dog.

 

Even long-time veterinarian Dr. Berglund was shocked at what he found upon examination of the female pit bull. She was in a lot of pain and was extremely frightened. Dr. Berglund stated that the dog is very sweet and is currently recovering from her abuse. She is being offered a loving forever home by one of the detectives that rescued this sweet girl from this horror.

 

Ms Garcia’s employer, Miguel Cruz was interviewed. Mr. Cruz supports her actions saying “that she was trying to stop the animal from attacking another dog”.

Garcia has a criminal record ranging from probation violation, retail theft and driving with a suspended license.

 

Story courtesy of 10 news Tampa Bay:

http://www.wtsp.com/rss/article/248514/8/Dog-hospitalized-after-ferocious-beating-by-flashlight?utm_source=feedburner

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      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      As a sentence, Ms Garcia received 24 months probation, 100 hours community service and had to have a mental health evaulation.

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      09/24/2012 is the next court date. Please continue sharing this petition! Thank you so very much for your support!

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    • KRIS AINSWORTH COQUITLAM, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Kris Ainsworth

      I love animals! They are so helpless!

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    • Elaine Neumann COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm so tired of these people i could die. The judge will probably let her (although it looks more like him) go. So she can continue to abuse more animals. Just trying to be the tough guy aka bully she always wanted to be.

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    • Kavita Uppal URBANA, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      The court system needs to recognize that animal abuse is rampant. Every harsh sentence will have the deterrent effect that judges are required to consider in sentencing.

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    • Diane Kennedy LARGO, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Abuse has to stop. People need to know that they can't get away with this anymore. Harsher pennalty is required to ssend that message home.

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    • Mary Oster CANTON, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      Zoriada Garcia is violent , abusive, and uncontrolled anger issues. She should be given maximum punishment and never be allowed around any animals, ever !!!

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