Justice for Dogs Reportedly Found Emaciated and Covered in Fleas

Target: Phil Archer, State Attorney of Brevard County, Florida

Goal: Prosecute and impose severe penalties for those allegedly responsible for the extreme neglect of four dogs.

The shocking revelation of four dogs enduring extreme neglect in a Brevard County residence has sparked outrage and a call for justice. Allegedly, the dogs were found in conditions so appalling, it is hard to fathom the level of disregard for their well-being: emaciated, barely haired, and infested with fleas. This distressing situation reportedly came to light when alert construction workers noticed the dogs’ plight and informed authorities.

Further details provided by Sheriff Ivey illuminate the alleged severity of the neglect. The suspects, Curtis Leonard Shipley and Dixie Ethel Weeks, were arrested under accusations of allowing such deplorable conditions. The bond set at $38,000 each underscores the seriousness of the alleged offenses. These animals were not just neglected; they were reportedly subjected to a living hell, lacking basic care and compassion.

This case not only highlights the alleged abuse but also casts a shadow on our community’s values and our legal system’s responsiveness to animal welfare issues. We demand stringent legal actions and reforms to ensure such alleged neglect does not go unpunished and to prevent future occurrences. Send a clear message that our community does not tolerate such cruelty.


Dear State Attorney Phil Archer,

We are writing to express our deep concern and outrage over the alleged severe neglect of four dogs in Brevard County, as detailed by Sheriff Ivey. The conditions described are not only heartbreaking but also intolerable. Emaciated bodies, significant hair loss, and flea infestations point to a prolonged period of alleged suffering and disregard for basic animal welfare.

This case reportedly exposed by vigilant construction workers, reflects a grave violation of animal rights and highlights a need for a robust legal response. Curtis Leonard Shipley and Dixie Ethel Weeks, the suspects in this case, were arrested, suggesting substantial grounds for these allegations. Such severe neglect should meet with stringent legal consequences to reflect the seriousness of the offense and to deter similar future actions.

We, therefore, urge you to take swift and decisive action. Prosecute the alleged offenders to the fullest extent of the law and work towards enhancing legal protections for animals in Brevard County to prevent such cases from recurring. Our community looks to you to uphold justice and ensure that acts of such cruel neglect are met with the serious legal repercussions they warrant.

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