Animal Legal Defense Fund Contributes $5,000 Reward to Fatal Beating of Pomeranian in South Florida

Posted on August 12, 2015

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Megan Backus: 707-795-2533, ext. 1010 (office); 707-479-7872 (mobile);

fox-the-dog-article-image-230pxBroward County, Florida – The national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is contributing $5,000 to a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for fatally beating a Pomeranian named Fox and bragging about the horrific killing. The dog’s South Florida family found his beaten body on August 8 with a chilling note that read, “We beat it 2 death lol hahaha.” Media reports state that the dog had broken ribs, missing teeth, and a broken back consistent with being kicked to death.

Under Florida law, aggravated animal abuse—intentionally committing an act that results in the cruel death of an animal—is a third-degree felony, punishable by imprisonment up to five years or a fine up to $10,000.

“Anyone who would commit such a sick act of cruelty to a defenseless dog—and then brag about it—is a danger to the community and needs to be held accountable,” says Stephen Wells, ALDF executive director. “We urge anyone who has any information about this case to come forward and help get justice for Fox.”

If you have information related to this incident, please contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

25 thoughts on “Animal Legal Defense Fund Contributes $5,000 Reward to Fatal Beating of Pomeranian in South Florida

  1. Denise Aber says:

    I am disgusted. I know these were juveniles by the way the note was written.

  2. Joann. Dworkin says:

    Wish I could find them I’d kick their teeth out and break their ribs too!

    1. brenda says:

      Me too!!! What horrible people!! How can they live with theirselves!! I hope they are caught and given the max!! I feel horrible for the family, I wish they were there to prevent it. Poor baby.

  3. Rick Hunt says:

    very sad

  4. Jessica says:

    This monster have to go to jail and pay for this horrible crime!

  5. Heidi Jones says:

    Thank you, ALDF! They must be caught!

  6. lynn says:

    How disgusting these kids are. And yea there kids, rotten kids. Their parents will be so proud. They need the crap beat out of them

  7. Michelle says:

    THANK YOU ALDF!!! Thank you for not only caring, but for being proactive about bringing these criminals to justice. I can’t imagine the fear this poor baby experienced at the hands of those sick savages. I hope you find them and then I hope they’re prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to serve as a warning and clear statement that animal abuse won’t be tolerated in our communities.

    1. Gloria Masmann says:

      I agree wholeheartedly. They should be held accountable for this horrible crime.

  8. Lela Tirona says:

    Cannot believe that they would do such horrible thing to this poor defenseless animal. Who ever did this must be caught.

  9. kelly says:

    the jail sentence must be stiff, a few months in a county jail will not phase these monsters! give them a good 1o yrs to think about it

  10. I hope they go to jail and rot in their. Just like child molestors.

  11. Heidi says:

    They need to be thrown in jail for several/many years AND pay a hefty fine for their cruel acts. The punishment for animal cruelty should mirror the sentence for human cruelty. If they do it to an animal a human isn’t far off so they need to be shown early that their behavior is NOT acceptable!

  12. ninna camilleri says:

    needs a very long sentence

  13. Tanya Romero says:

    This is horrible. I am making a donation to your organization – hopefully this will help catch the no good bastard(s).

  14. mamawk says:

    They need to be found and treated, as there is a known correlation between animal abuse and the abuse of chicldren, the elderly; many serial killers began by killing animals. This person is to be pitied, what hell must exist inside them to be able to do such a heinous act.

  15. Joseph says:

    I sincerely hope with all my heart and soul that whoever did this is caught and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Retired and on a fixed income. Just barely getting by. Wish I could make a donation.

  16. Tammy Sellards says:

    These psychopaths should face the same treatment they’ve dished out to a helpless animal!!!

  17. Matt says:

    Vile excuse for humans those piece of shit kids who did this. Even if it was a group of adults or kids or teens they deserve nothing but death. Enough with belittling other animal murders to just “animal” cruelty when all of us are animals and all of us deserve the precious gift of life, besides those who do shit like this, they should not be allowed their said pathetic excuse of their lives.
    Rest well Foxx, my heart goes out to you and your family.
    May justice prevail.
    And may murder and any other harm to non-human animals get more serious punishment than just a petty fine and jail time.

  18. I cannot bear violence against animals.NO WAY!!

  19. Marie says:

    Let’s get them, they deserve punishment

  20. emma vessey says:

    Disgusting! Poor thing to suffer such a fate

  21. emma vessey says:

    Disgusting! I hope they are caught and punished! That poor little mite to suffer such a end

  22. Arimid says:

    All these stories break my heart. I cant even imagine the horror and pain Fox wet through and I am very sorry for the family’s loss. I know my own dog is like my child. What I would like to see is not only these psychopaths arrested, put in prison where horrible things would happen to them, but change in the laws. The punishment needs to be upgraded!! Times have changed, an animal is not a possession, its not property, it is beauty and love and is carried in our hearts. Federal Legislation needs to be implemented or revised to make the punishment fit the crime. Enough of this hand slapping!

  23. Tonia Neal says:

    WTF is wrong with people?? I don’t care if they’re kids old enough to play old enough to pay!!!! This I’d sick & disgusting hang em!!!!

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