Request Maximum Sentence for Breon D. Woodard & Meagan Gordon for animal cruelty & neglect.
  • Petitioned Peter Overstreet

This petition was delivered to:

Florida Assistant State Attorney
Peter Overstreet
Judge
MARK HULSEY

Request Maximum Sentence for Breon D. Woodard & Meagan Gordon for animal cruelty & neglect.

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

Jacksonville, Florida. The Sheriff’s Office was called to assist Animal Care and Protective Services regarding a complaint at the Rozafa Apartments.The Animal Control officer reported finding two dogs chained and severely emaciated in the back porch of the apartment. The dogs ( Handsome, adult dog, and Princess, puppy) seemed to be severely neglected and starved to the point that their bones showed through their skin. They were surrounded by urine and feces and covered in flies. Their condition was so horrifying that the dogs couldn’t even get up from their own filth to get the food tossed by the Animal Control Officer. The animal control investigator said it was “one of the worst cases” of animal neglect and cruelty he had seen in his 10 years on the job, according to the arrest report.

Breon Dirneal Woodard was arrested at the scene and the dogs were removed and taken for treatment to the city’s Animal Care and Protective Services center, police said.

He has been charged with S828.12 (2) Cruelty to Animals. (2) A person who intentionally commits an act to any animal which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

On November 22, 2011, bond was set at $20,003.00.

We respectfully request that Breon Woodard be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and be given the maximum sentence. We also demand that his girlfriend be charged with animal cruelty and neglect for knowingly allowing the dogs to live in those conditions.

The case number is for the state attorney 11cf087124ad and for the clerk, which can be found @ duvalclerk.com 162011cf012807a.  

Articles related to the story.
http://www.examiner.com/animal-advocacy-in-national/two-starving-pit-bulls-found-chained-their-own-filth

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/227908/3/Dogs-Too-Weak-to-Get-Out-of-Own-Urine-Owner-Arrested

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-11-22/story/starving-dogs-saved-jacksonville-apartment-following-owners-arrest

Image courtesy of Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Inc./Facebook.

Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Inc. helps the shelter with animals in need and are helping Handsome and Princess. Please consider liking their page and helping animals and for updates on Handsome and Princess.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Jacksonville-Animals-Inc/131152410731?sk=info

This petition will be updated as more information becomes available but the intent will remain the same.

 

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    1. Update on the petitio

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Update on this petition. Their probation will end Sept 2013

      This was Woodard's punishment

      SERVE 100 COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

      OBEY MANDATORY CURFEW IMPOSED FROM: 7PM-7AM

      DEFT TO LIVE WITH STEP FATHER DURING PROBATION

      DEFT CAN ONLY LEAVE HOME FOR WORK,SCHOOL,CHURCH OR MEDICAL

      DEFT NOT TO POSSESS ANY ANIMAL WHILE ON PROBATION

      In February of this year he filled for reduce of sentence... court date to come.

      Megan she only served

      SERVE 100 COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

      OBEY MANDATORY CURFEW IMPOSED FROM: 7PM-7AM

      DEFT CAN ONLY LEAVE HOME FOR WORK,SCHOOL,CHURCH OR MEDICAL

      DEFT NOT TO POSSESS ANY ANIMAL WHILE ON PROBATION

    2. Final Pre-Trial date for Woodard & Hearing for Meagan

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Breon Woodard's final pre-trial is set for May 9th.
      Meagan Gordon's next status hearing is April 26th, 2012.
      Thank you all again for your support.

    3. Status Hearing Re-scheduled again

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Woodard's status hearing was re-scheduled again for April 12th, 2012. Thank you all for your support and will update you as soon as more information becomes available.

    4. Status Hearing Re-scheduled again

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Woodard's status hearing was re-scheduled again for Feb. 23rd, 2012. Thank you all for your support and will update you as soon as more information becomes available.

    5. Status Hearing Rescheduled

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Woodard's status hearing has been rescheduled for Feb. 2, 2012

    6. This petition is now closed. Thank you for your support .

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      The petition will be printed and delivered to the targets. We will keep you posted as information about this case becomes available.

    7. Status Hearing Scheduled

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      A status hearing has been scheduled for Breon Woodard on January 26th at 9:00 a.m. at the Duval County Circuit Court, 330 E Bay St., Jacksonville FL

    8. Reached 2,500 signatures

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    • Felipe Navarrete GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR
      • over 2 years ago

      Send these animal abusers to jail for life ! Please somebody adopt these abused pets !

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    • Teresa Gibson LEWES, DE
      • over 2 years ago

      Looking at vacation property in Fla.. WOULD NOT want to live in a state that did not prosecute these people to the fullest extent of the law.

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    • Misty David BATON ROUGE, LA
      • over 2 years ago

      I think BOTH of these people who abused & starved both of these dogs should be punished to the max the law can sentence. People need to start understanding they can't keep abusing helpless animals, kids, or elderly people. ANY Living creation of God should be protected & respected. Thank you & please make stronger laws & max penalties for this type of abuse. This has to STOP NOW!! We pray Princess & Handsome will have a full recovery & find a loving safe family to take care of them like they should have been in the first place. We also need an animal offender list just like a sexual predator has to register

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    • april white JONESPORT, ME
      • almost 3 years ago

      i love pets there is no need of this stuff to happen to this guys

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    • Karen Schavoni MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Disgusting, these horrible people need to realise this is an unnacceptable way to treat any animal and the world is showing zero tollerance...

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