Fragile Yorkshire Terriers Allegedly Euthanized Due to Neglect Deserve Justice

Target: Bruce Colton, Florida State Attorney of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Goal: Give man harshest legal sentence if he is found guilty of allegedly neglecting and abusing his dogs.

Two Yorkshire terriers allegedly had to be euthanized because they were greatly suffering as a result of not being provided with proper food, water, or veterinary care. Owner Jerry Tillman was given a notice to appear in court shortly after the dogs were found. He needs to spend maximum time behind bars if these allegations are true to better ensure more animals will not have to suffer a similar fate.

The first dog deputies found allegedly had numerous growths on her body and barely any fur. Deputies stated that they also discovered another Yorkshire terrier in almost the same condition. The second dog was reportedly full of fleas and blind in one eye. Matted up fur allegedly covered the functional eye. According to reports, two more dogs were trapped in cages without any type of cushioning. Officers said the cages were kept in a filthy trailer. It was also indicated that the dogs did not have adequate food or water. Tillman was allegedly not able to show proof of the dogs’ past vaccines, veterinary paperwork, or even something that proved the dogs legally belonged to him.

Unfortunately, the emergency veterinarian said that the terriers were suffering so much they needed to be immediately put down. Sign this petition to demand Tillman receive the most time in prison possible if it is found he abused these innocent dogs in any way.


Dear State Attorney Colton,

Jerry Tillman was recently summoned to appear in court after two of his dogs were allegedly found to be in horrible physical condition and without proper food or water. He should have to spend time in prison if he is found guilty so that it will be less likely that other animals will be harmed.

Officers said one Yorkshire terrier had multiple growths and that she was missing most of her fur. Another Yorkshire terrier allegedly was blind and was unable to see out of the second eye because it was hidden by matted fur. The dog was also said to be covered in fleas. Two more dogs were further reportedly found in cages that had no padding. According to reports, the dogs were not provided with proper food or water. Paperwork pertaining to vaccinations, veterinary care, or ownership of the dogs allegedly could not be provided to officers.

The Yorkshire terriers were thought to be in such bad shape it was decided that their suffering could only be relieved through euthanasia. This type of animal cruelty should not be tolerated. We therefore demand you suggest Tillman receive the most stringent punishment allowed by law if he is found guilty of such inexcusable animal cruelty.


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  1. Gloria Navan says:

    Mr. Tillman deserves to go to jail for a long time. There is no excuse for what
    he did to these dogs.

  2. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    There is NO EXCUSE for this evil treatment or neglect of ANY PET—EVER!!! I can only wish the same for this heartless, soulless BASTARD, Jerry Tillman! 👿 PLS sign to get some justice for these poor helpless dogs!!! SIGNED & SHARED!

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