Target: Gary Borders, Sheriff Lake County, Florida
Goal: Find and punish two men responsible for injuring and slaughtering dozens of animals.
Four times this year, Florida veteran Josh Curtis has found his animals mutilated and murdered at his home. Most recently, two young men were caught on camera leaving his property. In total, they have killed dozens of chickens, 12 goats, and shot pigs and a dog. The goats have been stabbed repeatedly, and some of the chickens have even been decapitated.
For some, this may seem like just the killing of farm animals, but for Curtis these animals are much more than that. After returning home from the military, he’s been using the animals as therapy animals to make his transition back to civilian life easier. The two young men responsible have yet to be found or identified.
The crimes committed against Josh Curtis and his animals are horrendous. No person, especially one who has served our country, deserves to have animals shot and slaughtered at their home. These two men need to be brought to justice for their actions. Please sign this petition to support the finding of these criminals and bring them to justice for the murder of dozens of animals.
Dear Sheriff Borders,
Throughout the last year, a member of your community has had animals murdered and injured at his home four times. These are not just crimes against Josh Curtis, the owner of the animals, but crimes against the animals themselves, and those responsible need to be brought to justice.
The absence of the animals is not an issue of livelihood for the family, but an issue of survival for Curtis. These were not only pets but therapy animals, helping him after his return home from serving our county. Please do everything in your power as sheriff to find the two men suspected of committing this cruelty, and hold them responsible for their horrendous crimes against the Curtis family and his beloved animals.
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Photo Credit: Mercy For Animals