Target: Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi
Goal: Punish man to the fullest extent of the law for allegedly holding dog fights and keeping 11 dogs in poor conditions.
Apparent career criminal Roy Chester Bennett was recently charged with 33 counts of animal cruelty by the Delray police. The charges include 11 counts for animal fighting, 11 counts for keeping animals in poor condition, and 11 counts for causing cruel pain. An anonymous tip brought the police to Bennett’s door, by informing them that he had been running a dog fighting ring on his property for weeks.
Police say when Bennett answered the door, he was covered in blood. At the time Bennett claimed that the blood had come from his injured pets, but this wasn’t the whole story. Police discovered 11 severely injured dogs on the property, chained up and not properly fed. There was no food and water in the cages the dogs were kept in. The police were also able to find the area on the property where the dog fights reportedly took place.
A prosecutor from the Florida State Attorney’s office told the media that this isn’t Bennett’s first run in with the law. He has reportedly been arrested over 20 times for felony charges, including once in 1995 for dog fighting-related offences. When Bennett made his first appearance in court to answer to his most recent charges, the judge set his bond to $66,000. Help keep this man behind bars for as long as possible by adding your name to the petition.
Dear Florida Attorney General Bondi,
The Delray Police Department recently arrested career criminal Roy Chester Bennett and charged him with 33 counts of animal cruelty. Bennett faces 11 counts of keeping animals in poor condition, 11 counts of causing cruel pain and suffering, and 11 counts of animal fighting. Police visited Bennett’s home after receiving an anonymous tip that he had been holding dog fights for weeks behind his house.
When police arrived on the property, Bennett answered the door covered in blood and claimed it had come from his injured pets. He allowed the police to check the property, at which point they found 11 poorly fed dogs nursing their wounds. Police also located the area on the property where they believe the dog fights took place.
This is not Bennett’s first time being charged with facilitating dogfighting, as he faced similar charges in 1995. He has also faced more than 20 felony charges. With a criminal record this long, we urge you to consider putting an end to more than two decades of criminal activities. Keep Bennett behind bars by ensuring he is punished to the fullest extent of the law for his actions,
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Lee D. Baker