In Memory of Dexter the Kitten

Dexter

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Dexter

Dexter Dexter during his recovery Dexter meets Dexter Dexter and his alleged killer

I write this article in memory of Dexter the kitten, who in his short life became an inspiration for survival and hope.

For those of you who haven't heard of Dexter the kitten, I'd like to begin by telling of the horrors this kitten survived at the hands of a woman and her two children.

On June 8, 2011, Wilana Joenel Frazier of Brooksville was witnessed abusing two eight week old kittens by at least four children at Hill n' Dale park in Brooksville, Florida. Frazier along with her 8 year old and 5 year old sons were seen beating and torturing the two kittens using an aluminum baseball bat. A black kitten was tossed into a garbage can after being beaten and kicked and water poured on top of it by one of the children after it was killed. The surviving kitten had a neck injury where one of the children attempted to slit it's throat using a sharp stick.

It was then a 10 year old boy who had witnessed the violence rescued the remaining kitten and took it to safety. Sarah Murphy, mother of the young rescuer, called 9-1-1 and a Hernando County Animal Care Services worker arrived and took the unresponsive kitten to PetLuv Nonprofit Spay and Neuter Clinic in Brooksville, Florida for emergency treatment.

Frazier denies the whole thing and has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She has a prior arrest record from 2007 where she was charges with resisting a police officer without violence. She has bailed out of jail after being held on $3500 bond.

One report from late June stated she still had custody of the two children. Frazier's dream is to become a nurse. Her family and friends describe her as quiet and always willing to help others. They can't imagine her torturing and killing two kittens.

As for the surviving kitten, little Dexter immediately won the hearts of the staff at PetLuv as well as cat lovers world wide. Tiffany Sroka, a staff member at PetLuv for the past four years, has taken Dexter under her loving hand. He is cared for at the clinic by day and Tiffany takes him home at night.

Dexter went from being a near fatally abused kitten to a bundle of purring love who squeaked instead of meowed. He went from a feeding tube and a wobbly body to a kitten who learned to play and trust.

After receiving laser treatments along with other excellent veterinary care at PetLuv, Dexter was adopted by his caregiver Tiffany. He would finally have the forever home he deserved.

Sadly, Dexter began having nonstop seizures last month and on August 15 the decision was made to humanely euthanize him. He had come so far in his recovery . His death has put cat lovers everywhere in mourning over the little guy.

This article troubles me deeply as I personally feel Frazier will get away with murder. She says she's innocent and has family and friends willing to stand up for her in court. That alone may put the tiniest bit of doubt into whoever is judging her case. And that doubt is what can get her off free and clear.

I wrote this story on the heels of two other abuse cases. Here's the link to that article. https://pictures-of-cats.org/man-gets-probation-for-killing-kitten.html. These two men were both guilty. Everyone knew they were guilty and they didn't deny it. And they only got probation for murdering defenseless kittens.

How can we hope for a more severe sentence for someone proclaiming their innocence than for someone who was definitely guilty. Unfortunately, it's my prediction Wilana Frazier will go unpunished.

In memory of Dexter the kitten, I certainly hope some justice will come out of this. Little Dexter, you will be missed. In your short time on this earth you were loved at the end. I hope if there is Karma, your killer will be punished one way or another. No kitten should have to die at four months of age. In those four months, you left your legacy to all of the cat lover's around the world who followed your ordeal and then your progress.

See you at the Bridge, little one!

In closing, I'd love to hear how the readers at picture-of-cats.org think the verdict in this case will be. Frazier's first court date took place on September 2. Her next court date is scheduled for September 27th. For those of you who would like to express outrage at this case, the State Attorney Office phone number is (352) 754-4255.

Elisa

References:
http://www.pet-abuse.com/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/
http://yborcitystogie.blogspot.com
http://www2.hernandotoday.com/
http://www.lifewithcats.tv
http://www.moggies.co.uk/articles/aug2011/dexter.html

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Sep 24, 2011
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Sorry for his loss
by: Lindy Fellober

Cruelty is such a terrible thing and there seems to be so much of it. This little sweetheart looked just like the little fella I have right now who is just going into his fifth month. I had him since he was a week and a half and had to bottle feed him and he is quite the little guy, his name is Little Joe. He had to be to the vet for blood tests when he had a high fever about two months ago but praise God the tests showed no cat virus, cancer and whatever the third thing on the blood test was. His temp had gone two above normal but praise God again he is doing better dear little guy. God bless you for looking after Dexter.


Sep 24, 2011
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Children who abuse companion animals likely to abuse humans later
by: Grahame

Lisa:

I did not sleep well last night, thinking about Dexter some more. It is well known in the literature that children who abuse companion animals are at grave risk of later upping the ante and criminally abuse humans and, again, helpless companion animals to boot. Given that, it is abrogation of duty that proper authorities have not taken these children from their obviously incompetent mother--at least for in-depth psychological evaluation and an audit of the living conditions in the home.


Sep 24, 2011
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No worse animal than man
by: Grahame

I wept copious tears for poor Dexter and animals who cannot defend themselves from that huge and ubiquitous predator: man. When mankind suceeds in extincting itself, the rest of creation will celebrate, with none to mourn the late, not-great homo sapiens. Sapiens my arse!

Can you tell, friends: I am enraged for the sake of the myriad victims of mankind, including his own kind, upon whom he sets with ferocity in his wars and selfish greed. If,as some say, man holds dominion over all the rest of the creation, then I say: "Malfeasnce!"


Sep 23, 2011
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Love for Dexter
by: LeAnn Munson

I have heard about this story before. It broke my heart then, and it still does. I am a nurse, and the fact that this killer wants to become a nurse, really really pisses me off. How dare she thinks she even deserves to become a nurse after killing kittens! I doubt she will get what she deserves. What a terrible crime that this world does not recognize or punish adequately. How tragic that this sweet boy had to die. How tragic that she does not take responsibilty for her actions. The only hearmwarming thing is that a ten yr old boy rescued Dexter. A kind act by a child.


Sep 23, 2011
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Dexter
by: Margot Treybig

The laws for abuse and cruelty MUST be changed . It doesn't matter how many friends support her, she was SEEN beating the kittens as were her children . Until the lives of our innocent animals are given the same value under the law as humans' people will continue to maime and torture them. To beat a helpless animal is sick and brutal, and the person who does it MUST be punished.

RIP sweet Dexter, tou are with your sweet sibling and know longer can be hurt by sick humans.


Sep 23, 2011
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Dexter
by: Margot Treybig

The laws for abuse and cruelty MUST be changed . It doesn't matter how many friends support her, she was SEEN beating the kittens as were her children . Until the lives of our innocent animals are given the same value under the law as humans' people will continue to maime and torture them. To beat a helpless animal is sick and brutal, and the person who does it MUST be punished.

RIP sweet Dexter, tou are with your sweet sibling and know longer can be hurt by sick humans.


Sep 23, 2011
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dexter
by: Anonymous

That woman should be in jail and her children in care of mental health workers there is something very wrong with a whole family this disturbed 🙁 poor Dexter may he rest in peace <3


Sep 23, 2011
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Justice
by: Elizabeth Blackwell

That is nothing but terrible.... I pray that the good LORD will do justice upon this woman... Awful to say, but maybe she will get the same treatment...


Sep 23, 2011
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Outrage and Tears
by: Anna, Foster Mama

I remember reading about this when it first happened and I sobbed for the poor kittens. I agree that she will more than likely get a slap on the wrist, if anything at all. The one hope, is that they stick her with something for the "contributing to the delinquency of a minor" charge because that is a crime against a child. Please if you witness abuse or neglect, DO SOMETHING!


3 thoughts on “In Memory of Dexter the Kitten”

  1. I am here to remember Dexter and Drake some apox 7 years later. I will never forget you my baby Boys. God bless you and keep you both always and God get you justice and karma for what you went through and what all the children witnessing went through. Amen Lord.

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  2. I’m not sure if this sick punk excuse for a human being and mother has been sentenced yet or not but I will find out soon and if she hasn’t I’m for sure calling the number at the bottom of this post to let them know that they need to give jail time and a lot of it to this dangerous person that for one has severe anger problems and is deeply cruel and deeply mentally not fit to be a mother. Her kids should have been taken away that moment and she should never be allowed custody of them again. I seriously can’t even look at Dexter in a photo no joke I have to force myself to look and then I look away very fast because I start losing it I get so much rage and sadness and almost everyday I think about what happened to those kittens and this has traumatized even my sleep and emotional health and nauseated me at least a few times daily since it happened likeover 2 yrs ago andIm almost 48. If we as a society don’t give severe punishment to this type of crime and cruelty to animals then society will be very sorry they didn’t when this evil person is one day their neighbor or nurse as she claims she wants to be which I thought nurses are suppose to want to make you feel better and enjoy helping a person so do you see this person as that way? Imagine is sumthing ticks her off when sheworks with sick and or frail and ill patients and becomes enraged over the littlest thing what she would do to a human that could be you or your loved one.There is plenty of cases of people that abused animals going on to commit mass if not at least one murder for example the kid killers at Colombine had admitted to torturing animals, Jeffrey Dahmer did and so did recently this gay porn star that filmed his asain lover as he bound him and stabbed him with an ice pick to his death, had sex with limbs of the body he just mutilated and then actually cut from a limb a piece of the man’s flesh and ate it himself. I have some college education, did not finish college but was going to be a psych major so studied it a lot and read it a lot. If thishas traumatized me this badly, all those 4 kids that were forced to witness the murder of the first kitten as they pleaded for her to sttop have to without a doubt in my mind be traumatized over being forced to witness this horrific scene, I didn’t even see it personally just read a lot about. She should have to pay restitution and not the taxpayers, for all 4 of those kids as well as her own 2 kids to get psychiatric help until it is appeared that those kids are healed so that the event they experienced doesn’t effect their lives in the least… for future for their well being

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