I will never understand why some people choose to mistreat their animals. It seems that repeat offenders like the man in this story always have excuses for why they can’t properly care for their animals.
It’s simple – if you can’t afford to have a pet, don’t. If you don’t have time to take care of a pet, don’t bring one into your home. It doesn’t matter whether your situation is financial or something else, your pet deserves the best home, even if it’s not with you.
Frank La Peruta, 54, was arrested on animal cruelty warrants issued on October 8 in Okeechobee County, Florida.
According to a court report, 14 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty were filed against the defendant.
This was after a thorough investigation of a one-acre property where investigators found six neglected or mistreated horses, 10 cats that were locked in a shed, and 2 uncared-for dogs.
During a routine traffic stop, Monroe County sheriff’s deputies heard barking coming from the parking lot of a local business.
Deputy Bryan Branco investigated the noise. Approaching the SUV, he peered through the partially open windows and saw 12 pairs of canine eyes staring back at him.
When he investigated further, he discovered there were actually 13 dogsinside. Most were smaller dogs while two were larger mixed breeds.
Guess whose dogs they were. That’s right – La Peruta’s.