Demand Investigations of All Dog Tracks in Florida

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Originally Posted: 1 Nov 2010

Demand Investigations of All Dog Tracks in Florida



Please read the latest story [below] on the cruelty caused by greyhound racing, and write a letter demanding an investigation into EVERY RACING KENNEL STATEWIDE.

Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation
Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering
1940 N. Monroe Street, Suite 50
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035
phone (850) 487-1395
fax (805) 488-0550


Trainer arrested for felony animal cruelty

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) reports the arrest of a Ponce De Leon man on 37 counts of felony animal cruelty in one of the most disturbing cases of cruelty to animals the Washington County Sheriff's Office has ever investigated.

On the evening of Friday, October 29, gaming officials responded to Ebro Greyhound Park after receiving complaints by residents in reference to the smell of decaying animals coming from the kennels on site. After arriving and assessing the status of the animals, gaming officials immediately contacted Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators with WCSO responded to the scene and found 37 dogs in the kennels. Of the 37 dogs, only four were found alive, but near death. Three of the dogs had duct tape around their necks and had to be cut away to allow them to breathe. All four surviving dogs were treated by veterinarians on site.

Ronald John Williams, 36-year-old white male of Ponce De Leon, was arrested and charged with 37 counts of felony cruelty to animals. Williams was transported to Washington County Jail where he is being held on $54,000 bond.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!