Justice for Dogs Found Severely Ill and Starving To Death

Target: Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Prosecuting Attorney, Miami Gardens

Goal: Severely punish man accused of starving and neglecting dogs to the point that they were severely emaciated and near death.

Two dogs were found emaciated, with their skin cracked and bleeding, most of their teeth missing, and their eyes oozing with infection. The German Shepherd mixes were reportedly found in the yard of 65-year-old Ronald Wilson, a former police chief for Opa-locka, a city in Miami-Dade County. Wilson has been charged with two felony counts of animal cruelty with intent to injure or kill. He recently pled not guilty to both counts in a court hearing.

The two dogs were taken to Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue in Palm Beach County, where they required extensive care. One of the dogs, Lady, required surgery to remove 28 growths on her body. Her fur is starting to grow back and she is beginning to put on weight, though she will require another surgery to repair her eye. The male dog, Thug, can barely walk due to several improperly healed broken bones. He was also found to have two bullets lodged in his body.

According to reports, authorities were originally tipped off to the condition of the dogs by a neighbor, who saw them through a hole in Wilson’s fence. They were removed from his yard while he was on vacation. When questioned by officers upon his return, Wilson reportedly admitted that the animals hadn’t been to a vet in a “long time.” The ex-police chief allegedly had no explanation for why the dogs “had been deprived of necessary nutrition, hydration, medical evaluation and treatment,” according to veterinarians.

As a former officer of the law, the accused is familiar with the legal requirements for humane treatment of animals. This appears to be blatant neglect and complete disregard for the well-being of the animals. Sign the petition below to ask that the maximum possible penalty is sought against this man, if found guilty.


Dear Mrs. Fernandez Rundle,

Two dogs were reportedly found emaciated and near death in the yard of 65-year-old Ronald Wilson, a former police chief. The dogs were starving, had cracked and bleeding skin, were missing most of their teeth, and suffered severe eye infections.

A former law enforcement officer should be well aware of how to lawfully and humanely keep pets, suggesting that this neglect was malicious and intentional. We, the undersigned, ask you to seek the maximum possible penalty in this case.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Ronald Wilson is a depraved sadistic f. Off on a cruise while these poor dogs suffered. What a sub human callous vicious freak. Jail this bastard for a very very very long time. No excuse for unecassary cruelty and savagery! Omg what a sick uncaring scary sick criminal.. Treat him as such!

  2. This is an appalling case.And a police officer! Is this not a case for the most severe punishment? The man is a beast with no excuse whatever for his actions- or rather inactions. He left those unfortunate creatures sick, starving and injured while he jaunted off on holiday. Doesn’t show the police in a very good light. Please, judge, show him what we think of him!

  3. Yes, if true he sounds like a scumbag and needs to be punished. No special privileges being a former police officer. He should know better. Let his community know who their neighbor is.

  4. Another SOB who thinks he is above the law because he was a so called COP. You can bet he has more crimes to his name then many other criminals who were not able to HIDE BEHIND A BADGE!!!!!

  5. This repulsive filthbag former oinker pig cop needs to be turned into fertilizer! Die bastard die!!

  6. prison for this cruel animal abuser now.

  7. Rubens Jean-louis says:


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