Dogs Allegedly Abandoned and Starved Nearly to Death Deserve Justice

Target: William P. Cervone, State Attorney for Alachua County, Florida

Goal: Demand that the woman who allegedly abandoned two dogs in a disheveled apartment for weeks without food receive the maximum penalty by law.

Two dogs suffered and may die after they were allegedly left alone for weeks without access to food. The dogs reportedly lived in their own urine and feces and became emaciated. Demand justice for these poor dogs.

Gainsville police arrested Kya M. Benjamin after she allegedly left her two dogs alone in deplorable conditions for weeks. Hiro, a male bulldog, and Famous, a female mixed breed, reportedly lived amongst garbage, feces, and urine. Per authorities, neither Hiro nor Famous had access to food during the weeks that they were alone, and both became severely emaciated and sick. A medical examination showed that both Hiro and Famous sustained injuries that caused bleeding, and they are in serious and critical condition, respectively, at this time.

Alachua County Animal Control took Hiro and Famous into their custody for treatment. The dogs are fighting for their lives, and one may have to be euthanized. Benjamin was charged with two counts of aggravated animal cruelty. Sign below and demand that Benjamin receive the maximum penalty by law, if convicted.


Dear State Attorney Cervone,

Two dogs were allegedly left alone in deplorable conditions for weeks in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The dogs reportedly had no access to food and lived in their own feces and urine. We demand justice for these innocent dogs.

Kya M. Benjamin was charged with two counts of aggravated animal cruelty after she allegedly left her two dogs home alone without access to food. Hiro, a bulldog, and Famous, a mixed breed, reportedly suffered from severe emaciation and illness due to not eating for weeks. Per police, the dogs lived amongst feces and garbage, and they each sustained an injury that caused bleeding. The dogs are in critical and serious condition, and one of the dogs may need to be euthanized. According to police, Benjamin knowingly did not provide for her dogs, which may now cost one of them their lives.

This horrific abuse cannot go unpunished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


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  1. punish this bitch for allowing this to happen to these poor dogs starve her and see how she likes it


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