PETITION TARGET: Broward County State Attorney Harold F. Pryor
UPDATE (5/30/2023): Lawrence Calvin Ivey pleaded nolo contendere — a legal term which means he accepted conviction without admitting guilt — and was sentenced to five years of probation and restitution, payable to a veterinary clinic, of $1,164.15, according to court records. Ivey also spent 550 days in jail. Otherwise, prosecutors declined to pursue charges against Huntley and Joazile. “Formal charges were not filed against Huntley and Joazile in this case because prosecutors reviewed all of the available evidence and information and determined there was insufficient evidence,” the Broward State Attorney’s Office told Lady Freethinker. — Lady Freethinker Staff
After getting shot with a pellet rifle and becoming paralyzed from the hips down, a tiny 8-week-old kitten had to be euthanized in Hollywood, Fla.
A local resident, who found the innocent animal desperately trying to crawling along a sidewalk, initially mistook the kitten as the victim of a dog attack.
But surveillance footage of the appalling cruelty revealed a man had shot the cat with a rifle and two other individuals tried to help him dispose of the animal, CBS Miami reported.
The kitten, part of a feral litter living nearby, was just fine the day before, neighbors told CBS12.
Police charged suspects Lawrence Calvin Ivey and Jamarlin Kenyatta Huntley with aggravated animal cruelty. Huntley and suspect Walkenssia Joazile also face charges of tampering with evidence.
Whoever shot and discarded this innocent kitten must answer for their crimes.
Sign this petition urging Broward County State Attorney Harold F. Pryor to prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law, before any more animals are harmed or killed.