Phil Brown sociopathic serial killer

5737 Meadeville Rd Gap PA 17527-9304 Phone: (717) 768-3673

This guy needs to be skinned and exported to China
Phil Brown of Gap, PA is a horrible monster exporting all the murdered foxes and sent them to China and Europe. He was paid $25 for each murdered fox.
– 1202 fox caught in 90 days
– 1200 caught in 89 days
– 9247 traps check in 90 days
– 13 fox average a day for 90 days

And if Paul Browns hatred of animals wasn’t clear by all the foxes he murdered, his other business is killing other wildlife which he refers to as pests.

Sadistic Game Warden Tanner Dixson Murders Innocent Family Member

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Faline, the gentle deer, who chose a human family, The McGaughey’s,  as her own, entered the McGaughey residence on the morning of December 19, 2016, ate three cookies and then left to wander around outside. By that afternoon, she had been fatally and purposely shot by Tanner Dixson, Sadist Game Warden, while her human family and caretakers watched in horror.
Tanner Dixson, a game warden for the state of Kansas, was practically salivating at the prospect of knowing he would soon be able to end an innocent life. For a psychopath, ending an innocent life is seemingly more thrilling and packs more of a punch than ending the life of someone who deserves it.  A psychopath has had to practice his entire life and become good at balancing fitting into society and being able to continue his psychopathy; what better occupation than a law enforcement officer. And in this case just throw out a few official sounding reasons that are exaggerated parts of obscure laws and a few scare tactic statistics and there you have it;  and now he is ready to murder an innocent deer who is quiet, meek, shy, loving and kind. Faline came into the Mcgaughey’s life after she followed Kim Mcgaughey home one day to the family’s six-acre farm outside the town of Ulysses around 22 months ago when the animal was less than a year old.falene-deer-4  The family started feeding Faline two years ago when she came in with a broken leg and then refused to leave. “But she had free rein to do whatever the heck she wanted.  “There was no way you could keep her in an enclosure.” What is clear about Faline is that she was an unusual doe.  Taryn McGaughey, 34, said in an interview that the deer had followed her mother, Kim McGaughey, and the two, had an “instant connection.” Soon the deer had been dubbed Faline, after Bambi’s companion, and she made fast friends with the dogs, horses, and goats on the property.  The doe came and went as she pleased, sometimes roaming several miles, said McGaughey, who added that her mother had previously been told by a local game warden that this relationship was fine so long as the deer was not confined. Kim Mcgaughey fed Faline and gave her water. She put colorful knitted collars on the deer so that hunters would know not to shoot her. falene-12
The three-year-old deer apparently hated the wind and would lock the front door using her head and would often sleep in Kim McGaughey’s room. “She would get on the bed and stand like she owned the place,” said Taryn McGaughey, a fashion, fitness and glamor model. Taryn McGaughey, who said she believes Faline “thought she was a dog,” has photos and videos of the deer inside the home, standing on furniture and playing with her 8-year-old son.falineBed “She was house-trained, she would also come into the house behind me, sleep on the floor while I watched TV,” Kim McGaughey told the commission Thursday, describing how the deer would knock on the door with her head or bleat when she wanted inside. “I would answer her with a bleat back because it sounded like she was hollering, ‘Mom.’
Everyone in the area knew Faline, so when she went missing in December, Kim McGaughey posted a Facebook message asking people to keep their eyes peeled. That, the McGaugheys think, led someone to tip off wildlife authorities. On the afternoon of Dec. 19, 2016, game wardens arrived at the workplace of Kim McGaughey, an emergency medical technician, and issued her a ticket for the confinement of wildlife. [even though Faline was never confined and came and went as she pleased] She told the wildlife commission that she immediately called three Kansas zoos to ask if they’d take the deer, and that one told her to call back when they reopened in the morning.   Kim McGaughey questions the rush, saying the deer was dead within 45 minutes of the game wardens approaching her at work.

“After having her 22 months, they couldn’t even give us 12 hours to try to take her to a sanctuary,” said Taryn McGaughey.

“They said they were worried about our safety, but cats and dogs carry more diseases than any deer ever would. ” She would never get a chance to explore alternative locations for Faline. The wardens had gone to her house, said Taryn McGaughey, who was visiting from Las Vegas and filmed what happened next. In one video, she asks a warden who pets Faline’s head:

“So you’re going to shoot her in the head?” He responds: “Yeah, I am . . . it’s the most humane way to shut her down, to solve this problem.”

In another video, the wardens can be seen walking around the McGaugheys’ property after the deer, who takes quick steps but does not run from them. Taryn McGaughey can be heard saying, “Run, Faline, Jesus.” Soon, when the deer and the wardens are far from sight, a gunshot rings out and McGaughey is heard breaking down into sobs. Four additional shots were fired after that, she said.

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These Terrorist Bullies, who are not real men in my book, chase Faline around her yard at her home, a place where she has always felt safe and secure.  Faline knew something was wrong and was so confused because it was at her house and probably had no idea they were there to KILL HER.

Can you imagine how terrified Faline is?

Faline had always felt safe on the McGaughey’s property and I can only imagine the fear, confusion, and danger she sensed in these few minutes before these murderers corner and kill her!

     

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A petition was written by Michelle Phillips to bring Justice for Faline

Petition to fire Tanner Dixson for murdering an innocent deer

Her reason for the petition is as follows”

As a veterinarian and rural farmer, I recognize that Faline and the bond between her and this family was one in a million. That such a rare and precious thing could be so callously and senselessly destroyed, sickens and saddens me to no end. No amount of justice is going to bring Faline back, or erase what happened to her, but hopefully in achieving justice, this family can find some consolation when the perpetrators are punished. Just because something is legal does not make it morally or ethically right. What these men did while hiding behind their badges takes morals and ethics to, for me, an unimaginable low. They should be fired for unethical behavior unsuitable in a public servant. And they should continue to be publicly ostracized. They need to feel some of the pain that their actions have caused – a fraction of the pain that this family will continue to feel for the rest of their lives.
Hopefully we can send a message to people who think they are above the law or who think they are big fish in a little pond and therefore can act with impunity, that they will be held accountable. Maybe in doing so, we can prevent something like this from happening in the future.
Thank you, Taryn, for bravely taking the video and shining a light on this tragedy. Without you and your camera, they would have gotten away with it scott free.

Michelle Boelter, Delta, CO
Jan 11, 2017
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Uzya Baktybay Skinned his Dog Alive and then forced him to “SIT” for a photoshoot

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THIS MONSTER MUST BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, PLEASE SHARE AND KEEP SHARING UNTIL HE IS ARRESTED.

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The man you see in the above image above painfully skinned his dog while he was alive after sedating him. Then he took pictures of the poor skinned dog and proudly posted them on various social media sites. He continued to brag about the experience stating that he “enjoyed the process” and even noted that he had given the Staffordshire Terrier dog special sleeping pills to get him to fall asleep in the beginning, then woke him up forcing him to “SIT” for a photo shoot. This low-life human continued to brag as reported via social media and major Russian news sites.

A public outrage and 2 petitions have been created: 1 Petition + 2 Petition   these horrible acts demand that the man who did this is found and strictly punished. The man has been identified on several Russian websites as Uzya Baktybay. Reports also note that he lives in Taraz, which is in the southern part of Kazakhstan.

Many of his friends on social media were also reportedly encouraging and mocking the dog who had been skinned alive!

Outraged people posted their anger on VKontakte, a Russian social media platform, and shortly after, the horrific photos were deleted to conceal the crime. Baktybay even went as far as to delete his entire social media account, but thankfully someone had already copied the image and now thousands are demanding justice for the horrible acts that have happened.

People also noticed other disturbing images on Baktybay’s social media account which depict him organizing various series of dog fights in his garage which point to further acts which we may not even know the extent of now.

There is a Criminal Code of Kazakhstan (According to Article 316), which prohibits the mistreating of animals and it is punishable by law, but action at this time and as we currently know has not been fully taken.

We are asking you to please sign this petition demanding that justice and a full investigation is taken to stop this dangerous animal abuser. Any horrible human who would do such a thing like this deserves to be held 100% fully responsible.

Some may question if this really happened, however the story has major news coverage on many Russian news networks as seen below:

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Demand justice—Please sign and share these petitions: 1 Petition + 2 Petition

The picture below was of the dog before he was skinned

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Here’s what happened after he was skinned

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Here’s Uzya Baktybay, the person who was reported posting these images on social media before deleting them

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Videos of Uzya Baktybay from his VK Social media Profile, his favorite past time seems to be #dogfighting one of the most heinous of all activities

Demand justice—Please sign and share these petitions! 1 Petition + 2 Petition

This is his VK Profile https://vk.com/id312154595

3 MONTH OLD CALEB WAS STARVED, HAD BONES BROKEN! WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS MISERABLE SHORT LIFE?

CRIES OF PAIN

 

group on Facebook to figure out how a system let this little guy down..www.facebook.com/groups/WhoTorturedCaleb

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An anonymous call came into the Fulton County Animal Services about a three-month-old puppy being tossed over a high fence on Wednesday night. The puppy had severe injuries and suffered not only head trauma, but he’s clearly emaciated, covered in what looks to be old cigarette burns, and they found an “abnormal” anus! The medical team was so upset by his condition that a cruelty investigation is being started. There is no question that Caleb suffered cruel and sadistic torture over time. They also discovered he has a broken jaw. According Jackie O’Sullivan on the organization’s Facebook page early Saturday afternoon, “When we rescued Caleb the odds were stacked against him as he only had a 30% chance of survival, but we were going to try everything medically possible to give him every chance. Due to the abuse he suffered the damage was already so severe. So we knew, it would be an uphill battle. He had the very best medical treatment by our amazing team of Doctors who provided around the clock care for Caleb. He passed peacefully on his own which we are grateful for his little defeated weak body just could not fight anymore.”

A $5,000 reward has been offered by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Caleb’s abuse.  “We stand by the $5000 reward & someone knows who did this to sweet Caleb, so we hope he will get justice and that it will be reported. No doubt the sick person responsible will or is doing this again, so it’s very important they be stopped! Please call in and make a report if you have any knowledge of this crime!!!!”

 

NAMES EXPOSED-Four Teen Girls, Dejanae Williams, Marleigh Ferguson, Taylor Breanna Thomas and Ashlyn Boen, Torture a 3 Month Old Rabbit

UPDATE: I want to make a public apology to Seirra Fullard, as she was assisting in the investigation and not a participant. Seirra I sincerely apologize for any trouble this has caused you or your family.

*Scroll to bottom to take action and to see their ugly faces*

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. —

Three teen girls are charged with animal cruelty after a Snapchat video that shows a bunny being thrown around a room and slammed against the wall was posted on a Facebook group created by Nassau County residents.

The teens giggled and laughed as the bunny smashed against the wall. The video shows one of the girls kick the bunny as it tries to escape.

It happened at a Taylor Breanna Thomas’s, age 13, house on at Lina Road in Fernandina Beach.  Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Bill Leeper said deputies were at the home early Saturday morning.

NCOS said the three girls are between the ages of 13 and 14 and were arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

The bunny was taken to Yulee  Animal Services. He has a fractured leg and other minor injuries and won’t be available for adoption for a while as he receives additional care, Nassau County Animal Services posted on its Facebook page.

When reviewing the News Story and Facebook comments, people living in the neighborhood have posted alleged complaints regarding the 3 teens killing a hamster, torturing animals, encouraging dog fights, bullying daughters of neighbors and one neighbor believing his dog was possibly killed by the same teens. They reference a dog named Shadow from the property where the teens were arrested that was seeking shelter while showing visible signs of hip or leg damage, claim the Police have been called there in the past and the teens are left unsupervised in the home.

Their names are:

  1. Taylor Breanna Thomas
  2. Dejanae Williams
  3. Marleigh Ferguson
  4. Ashlyn Boen

 

The house where the incident happened is on the 85000 block of Lina Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034-1204

The monsters attend Yulee High School 85375 Miner Road Yulee, FL 32097 (904) 225-8641
The monsters pictures and facebook pages are as follows:

Monster 1. Dejanae Williams: https://www.facebook.com/dejanae.williams.399

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MONSTER Dejanae Williams

Monster 2. Marleigh Ferguson https://www.facebook.com/marleigh.ferguson.1

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MONSTER Marleigh Ferguson

Monster 3. Taylor Breanna Thomas: facebook.com/taylor.thomas.9083477

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Monster 4. Ashlyn Boen www.facebook.com/ashlyn.boen

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http://www.news4jax.com/news/grandmother-of-2-teens-in-video-not-first-time-bunny-was-hurt

ACTIONS TO TAKE:

Please sign these petitions:

  1.  www.forcechange.com/157812/justice-for-bunny-allegedly-kicked-and-thrown-against-wall/

May 29, 2016
YULEE, Fla. – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office states three teenagers were arrested Saturday morning and charged with felony cruelty to animals. The teens were transferred to the juvenile detention facility in Jacksonville.

“The Nassau County Animal Service Facebook page states the rabbit is safe in its care and has a fractured leg and the bunny won’t be available for adoption until its injury has healed”.
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Rabbits have very fragile bones, they die easily from fright and shock causes severe illness.
In the video you can hear the rabbit being banged off the walls and seen being chased and kicked repeatedly. It is nothing less than a Miracle if this rabbit survives with only a fractured leg.

When reviewing the News Story and Facebook comments, people living in the neighborhood have posted alleged complaints regarding the 3 teens killing a hamster, torturing animals, encouraging dog fights, bullying daughters of neighbors and one neighbor believing his dog was possibly killed by the same teens. They reference a dog named Shadow from the property where the teens were arrested that was seeking shelter while showing visible signs of hip or leg damage, claim the Police have been called there in the past and the teens are left unsupervised in the home.

 

News References:
The rabbit, recuperating at the animal shelter, has a leg fracture, fractured pelvis and some bruising. The bunny will eventually go up for adoption once he has recovered.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bunny-rabbit-thrown-wall-safe_us_574b5c55e4b03ede44151674?phojle2yz5kjiqkt9

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/snapchat-video-shows-bunny-thrown-around-room-3-teen-girls-charged/308435766

http://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/nassau-county/three-teens-in-nassau-co-arrested-for-animal-cruelty

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/3-teens-arrested-for-animal-cruelty-after-throwing-bunny-against-wall/219457491

UPDATE: JUL 4, 2016

Teen accused of throwing bunny seen on Snapchat holding a different bunny.

BUNNY

 

JUL 4, 2016 — Also seen is an image from one of the girls Snapchat accounts showing baby bunnies being kept in dangerous conditions – a glass fish tank covered with a blanket.

 

 

Other photos and video of the monsters:

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RAYMOND GERARD WILLIAMS Tortured multiple dogs born 05/28/1968 14719 MICAH ST WINTER GARDEN Orange County, Florida

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a dead dog floating in a nearby swamp. Although the dog had disintegrated into bones, the animal still wore a pronged, black shock collar. This dog was murdered by Raymond Gerard Williams

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NINE DOGS FOUND LOCKED IN KENNELS, HURT, AND SOME WITHOUT ACCESS TO FOOD AND WATER. WESH 2’S MATT GRANT REPORTS. SURROUNDED BY TRASH REFOUND AT LEAST HALF A DOZEN DOGS LOCKED INSIDE HOMEMADE WOODEN CRATES. THURSDAY DEPUTIES WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE ALONG WITH ANIMAL SERVICES CAME TO THIS HOUSE ON MICA STREET IN WINTER GARDEN AND CONFISCATED THIS FIVE-YEAR-OLD NAMED PIKE WHO THEY SAY IS THE VICTIM OF ANIMAL CRUELTY. ACCORDING TO ANIMAL SERVICES PIKE HAD A SEVERE INFECTION AND THE MUSCLE AND SKIN ON HIS BOTTOM JAW WERE RIPPED APART AND THERE WAS EXPOSED BONE. OFFICIALS FOUND NINE DOGS BELIEVED TO BE PIT BULLS, SOME PREGNANT WITH SCARRING AND OPEN WOUNDS. ACCORDING TO ANIMAL SERVICES, ONE DOG WAS CHAINED TO A TREE WITH NO FOOD, WATER OR SHELTER. WITHOUT A WARRANT, THE DOGS COULD NOT BE TAKEN EXCEPT FOR PIKE WHO NEEDED IMMEDIATE CARE. ARE THEY BEING ABUSED? NO THEY’RE THEM DOGS GOT THEIR SHOTS. THEY GOT RECORDS. THE PERSON WHO ANSWERED THE DOOR SAYS THE DOGS BELONG TO SOMEONE ELSE. ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE THAT IS RAYMOND WILLIAMS AND OFFICIALS SAY THEY’RE ACTIVELY INVESTIGATING AS A CRIMINAL CASE. THIS AIN’T NO DAMN DOGFIGHTING RING. IT’S UNCLEAR THE SOURCE OF THE DOGS INJURIES BUT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE DID FIND EVIDENCE OF DOGFIGHTING. ACCORDING TO THEIR REPORT, A ROLLED UP PANEL FENCING FOUND NEARBY IS OFTEN USED TO CREATE A RING OR PEN TO CONTAIN THE DOGS FOR FIGHTING. AND CUT UP COLLARS ARE COMMONLY USED TO QUICKLY RELEASE THE DOGS INTO A RING. THE DOGS NOT BEING ABUSED. THEY GOT WATER. THEY GOTED INTO. THEY GOT SHELTER. WHY ARE THEY IN CRATES? DO YOU LET THEM OUT? THAT’S THE LAW YOU HAVE TO KEEP THEM IN THERE FROM NINE TO FIVE. ANIMAL SERVICES TELLS US THERE IS NO SUCH LAW AND OFFICIALS SAY SEVERAL DOGS NEED CARE SAYING THE NEGLECT ISSUES NEED TO BE FURTHER ADDRESSED. IN WINTER GARDEN, MATT GRANT, WESH 2 NEWS. ANIMAL SERVICES CITED THE OWNER FOR IMPROPER USE OF A RESTRAINING DEVICE, NEGLECT OF FOOD, WATER AND SHELTER.

RAYMOND GERARD WILLIAMS (born 05/28/1968) 14719 MICAH ST

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RAYMOND GERARD WILLIAMS was born 28 May 1968 and he lives (or lived) at 14719 MICAH ST in WINTER GARDEN, Orange County, Florida, U.S.A. His voter ID number is 122268977. He registered to vote 23 January 2015 and he is registered in the Republican Party of Florida. He is listed as Black, not Hispanic.
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. —A possible dog-fighting ring is being investigated in Winter Garden. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations of animal cruelty after nine dogs were found locked in wooden kennels, hurt, and some without access to food and water. One dog was so badly injured it had to be immediately confiscated.

Deputies, along with Animal Services, came to the home on Micah Street and seized the 5-year-old dog named Pike, believed to be the victim of animal cruelty.

According to animal services, Pike had a severe infection and “the muscle and skin on his bottom jaw were ripped apart and there was exposed bone.”

Authorities also found nine dogs, believed to be pit bulls. Some of the dogs were pregnant and had scarring and open wounds.

According to Animal Services, one dog was chained to a tree with no food, water or shelter. Without a warrant, the dogs couldn’t be taken, except for Pike, who needed immediate care.

The sheriff’s office said they’re actively investigating this as a criminal case.

What caused the dog’s injuries is unclear. However, the sheriff’s office said it did find evidence of dog-fighting.

According to the report, a rolled up panel fence found nearby “is often used to create a ring or a pin to contain the dogs for fighting,” and cut up collars “are commonly used to quickly release the dogs into a ring.”

Officials believe several dogs at the property are in need of care, saying, “the neglect issues need to be further addressed.”

Animal Services cited the owner for improper use of a restraining device, neglect of food, water and proper shelter.

~The following was taken from The Dodo
By Christina M. Russo
The dog’s name was Pike. He was 5 years old, tan and weighed only 50 pounds. When an officer from Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) discovered him inside a homemade wooden crate with a loaf of bread and bowl of water, he had so many cuts and rips around his mouth…” “Pit Bull Died A Painful Death. Are His Friends In Danger Too?”,
The dog’s name was Pike.
He was 5 years old, tan and weighed only 50 pounds. When an officer from Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) discovered him inside a homemade wooden crate with a loaf of bread and bowl of water, he had so many cuts and rips around his mouth — as well as cropped ears and a partially missing jaw — that his face was swollen and severely infected.

Pike wasn’t the only dog found at the property in Winter Garden, a suburb of Orlando, Florida, on July 23. There were eight other dogs, including a black-and-white pregnant pit bull who was heavily chained to a tree with no food, shelter or water. Another pregnant pit bull was ready to deliver a litter of puppies (and she eventually would). Many of the dogs were covered with scars and fresh wounds.

While the situation continues to unfold, and the dogs remain at the property, the case has raised crucial questions about how well local communities and authorities are equipped to handle suspected incidents of animal cruelty. And exactly how much cruelty has to occur before officials intervene.

Pike in his cage. Orange County Animal Services/courtesy of WFTV

The first visit

Official notes from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) describe animal services’ initial visit to the property. The notes state that a bungee strap connected to a rubber inner tube — an item that can be used in pit bull fighting to strengthen the dogs’ necks — was found on the property. A rolled-up chain link fence, another item commonly used in dogfighting, was also found on-site. The property was overlaid with feces and flies, and literally “surrounded by trash,” which is exactly how the local TV news station, WESH, described the property on its newscast the next day.

One of the remaining dogs at the Winter Garden property. Orange County Animal Services/courtesy of WFTV

Chain link fence. Orange County Animal Services/courtesy of WFTV

Inner tube found at the property. Orange County Animal Services/courtesy of WFTVAnimal services confiscated Pike and had a veterinarian examine him. The vet found exposed bone, a recent infection in his mouth and “the muscle on [his] skin on his bottom jaw were ripped apart,” according to additional notes provided to The Dodo by OCAS.

Not long after, Pike was euthanized.

And so began a battle in the Winter Garden community over the fate of the other dogs still on the property. Authorities say the pit bulls, including the newborn puppies, are healthy enough to remain on the property and animal services does not have legal jurisdiction to remove them.

However, according to OCAS notes, the dogs’ owner was issued a citation for “improper use of restraining device, neglect of food, water and proper shelter and proper care and impoundment.” Reports from the initial visit to the property showcased potential evidence of dogfighting. Furthermore, animal services has visited this same property 12 times in four years.

“We agree this is certainly not an ideal situation,” reads a statement from OCAS to The Dodo. “However, by law a warrant or exigent circumstances — clear the animals are in an immediate death or serious injury situation — are required in order to remove animals from the property, which is why one of the dogs were able to be removed.”

Dog cages at the Winter Garden property. Orange County Animal Services/courtesy of WFTVFor someone like Tanisha Branchick, a volunteer with Passion 4 Pits — a St. Petersburg-based rescue group recently in the media for rescuing a dog with much of her snout missing — the remaining animals do appear to be in “an immediate death or serious injury situation.”

“I think how OCAS is handling this case is disgusting,” Branchick told The Dodo. “They aren’t following through … they are responsible for animal welfare. But they don’t have the dogs’ best interest at heart. They aren’t protecting the animals. [They are leaving them there], and what kind of protection is that?”

Winter Garden property. Orange County Animal Services/courtesy of WFTVBranchick has been following the Winter Garden case since July 23 and has visited the neighborhood at least twice to monitor the remaining dogs. It was during her second trip that she allegedly discovered a dead dog floating in a nearby swamp. Although the dog had disintegrated into bones, the animal still wore a pronged, black shock collar, Branchick says. She took a photograph of the decomposed animal and alerted OCAS.

Branchick says the dog was found approximately 600 yards from the home on the property line if walking through the woods nearby, which led her to believe the dog was likely associated with the Winter Garden case.

Initially, OCAS walked the perimeter of the home and did not find the dog. “As a result, Animal Services asked Tanisha Branchick, the woman who took the photo, to visit the area with our staff and show us where the dead dog was located. The dog was found in a ditch about 5 miles from the Winter Garden home,” OCAS told The Dodo. “[The dog] has been picked up by Animal Services and will be sent for a necropsy.”

Warning: Graphic image below.

Decomposed dog found by Tanisha Branchick. A necropsy is currently being performed. Tanisha Branchick

Confusing reports

A review of the official OCAS notes by The Dodo show somewhat conflicting accounts by officers visiting the property. For example, although OCAS notes from July 23 state there were open wounds on some of the dogs, OCAS notes from July 25 read that wounds on the dogs were “old minor scars,” and “all of the dogs on the property appear to be active, alert and at normal weights.”

Notes from July 25 also state that the officials “did not observe any open wounds or any evidence of dog fighting on this property.”

OCAS later said the notes from July 23 were based on the inexperience of the animal services officer who was first to the scene. The Orlando Weekly reads:

Sgt. Al Giardiello, who works on agricultural crimes for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office… says that the animal control officer who reported to the scene was “brand new” at her job and “she thought it was dog-fighting, which come to find out later we did a more in-depth investigation and that is not correct. … animal services has since addressed the issue, told the person, that if you don’t really know what you’re talking about, then you shouldn’t make statements alleging things that are going on that aren’t.”

These discrepancies in official accounts only show how difficult it can be to assess instances of dogfighting, adding to the growing outrage within the community. Local news station WFTV reported that on August 18, at an annual animal services advisory board meeting, some 50 attendees were appalled that the pit bulls remained at the Winter Garden property.

However, it’s not just local welfare advocates who are confounded by officials’ decision to keep the pit bulls at the property. Scott Heiser, an attorney with the Animal League Defense Fund (ALDF), has worked on animal cruelty cases for years and says he finds the actions of OCAS puzzling. “According to the cited news story, two suspects were arrested on [August 14],” he told The Dodo. “We would expect that the State Attorney’s Office will be seeking, as a condition of the defendant’s release, an animal possession ban during the pendency of this case.”

“It defies logic,” he says, “to let suspects continue to have access to a pool of victims with criminal charges pending.”

Dog at the Winter Garden lot in a wooden cage. Orange County Animal Services/courtesy of WFTV

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Get a job losers and leave animals alone you pos’s

The two men who lived at the Winter Garden property and cared for the dogs — Raymond Williams and Bruceness Tatum— were arrested and charged with animal cruelty, Lourdes Clayton, a public information officer with OCSO, told The Dodo. They both remain in jail.

For now, the dogs are in the care of Williams’ POS girlfriend, Elisha Gilbert, who spoke with WESH news on August 20. “I make sure they have food and stuff. And I make sure they have water,” Gilbert lied to WESH.

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Elisha Gilbert Lying to the newscaster

With this criminal record i tend not to believe she is taking care of the dogs: [The following is the criminal history for Elisha Lynnette Gilbert]

Criminal Record for Elisha Lynnette Gilbert

# Name Age Address DOB
1 Elisha Lynnette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
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Name: Elisha Lynnette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height: 066
Weight: 192
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
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Source State: FL
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Case Number: 0002272
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Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type: Department Of Correction
Arrest Agency:  
Sentence Date: 12/17/2001
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 02/17/2000
Offense Code:  
Source: Department of Corrections
Offense: RESISTING OFFICER W/VIOLEN. Max Term: 2Years
2 Elisha Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: MIW970001501A
Case Number: MIW970001501A
Source Name:  
Disposition: ADJUDICATED GUILTY/D
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea: GUILTY/ADMIT
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 0784.03
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Sentence Date: 05/27/1997
Disposition Date: 05/27/1997
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 10/06/1996
Offense Code: 0784.03
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: NOT SPECIFIED MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE
3 Elisha Lynnette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynnette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: CRO010015232A
Case Number: CRO010015232A
Source Name:  
Disposition: ADJUDICATED GUILTY/D
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea: NOLO-CONTENDERE
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 0812.015.6
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Sentence Date: 12/17/2001
Disposition Date: 12/17/2001
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 08/10/2001
Offense Code: 0812.015.6
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: NOT SPECIFIED MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE
4 Elisha Lynnette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynnette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: MIO010014320A
Case Number: MIO010014320A
Source Name:  
Disposition: TRANSFERRED TO ANOTH
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 0901.36.1
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Disposition Date: 10/24/2001
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 08/10/2001
Offense Code: 0901.36.1
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: NOT SPECIFIED MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE
5 Elisha Lynnette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynnette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: MIW990003089A
Case Number: MIW990003089A
Source Name:  
Disposition:  
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 0812.014
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 09/21/1999
Offense Code: 0812.014
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: NOT SPECIFIED MISDEMEANOR SECOND DEGREE
6 Elisha Lynnette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynnette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: MIW990003604A
Case Number: MIW990003604A
Source Name:  
Disposition: TRANSFERRED TO ANOTH
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 0812.014.3B
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Disposition Date: 12/20/1999
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 11/18/1999
Offense Code: 0812.014.3B
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: NOT SPECIFIED MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE
7 Lynette Elisha Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Lynette Elisha Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency: WINTER GARDEN PD
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: VIOLATION OF PROBATION
8 Elisha Lynnette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynnette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency: WINTER GARDEN PD
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: FALSE REPORTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTH.
9 Elisha L Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha L Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency: ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: CONTEMPT OF COURT (FELONY 3RD DEGREE)
10 Elisha Lynnette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynnette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency: WINTER GARDEN PD
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: VIOLATION OF PROBATION
11 Elisha Lynette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency: WINTER GARDEN PD
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT-
12 Elisha Lynette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency: ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: AGGRAVATED STALKING WITH A CREDIBLE THREAT
13 Elisha Lynette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: FALSE REPORTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTH.
14 Elisha Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency: ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: VIOLATION OF PROBATION
15 Elisha Lynnette Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynnette Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: BURGLARY OF DWELLING
16 Elisha L Gilbert 37 FL 04/17/1978
Result Details
Name: Elisha L Gilbert
Age: 37
Date of Birth: 04/17/1978
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: Status:PRESENTENCED
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency: WINTER GARDEN PD
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
17 Elisha Lynett Gilbert 39 FL 04/17/1976
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynett Gilbert
Age: 39
Date of Birth: 04/17/1976
Height: 062
Weight: 154
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID:  
Case Number:  
Source Name: Lake County
Disposition:  
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code:  
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency: LAKE COUNTY S.O.
Source State: FL
Offense Code:  
Source: Arrest Log
Offense: O/C FRAUD/INSUFF FUNDS CHECK-MAKE/ISSUE UNDER 15
18 Elisha Lynett Gilbert 39 FL 04/17/1976
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynett Gilbert
Age: 39
Date of Birth: 04/17/1976
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Female
Race: BLACK
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: 0103664MMA0136
Case Number: 0103664MMA0136
Source Name:  
Disposition:  
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 0843.02
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Disposition Date: 11/02/2001
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 08/03/2001
Offense Code: 0843.02
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: NOT SPECIFIED MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE
19 Elisha Lynette Gilbert Unavailable FL  
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynette Gilbert
Date of Birth:  
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Unknown
Race:  
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: 48-2004-MM-000863-W
Case Number: 48-2004-MM-000863-W
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition:  
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 843.02
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Source State: FL
Offense Code: 843.02
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: RESISTING OFFICER WITHOUT VIOLENCE
20 Elisha Lynette Gilbert Unavailable FL  
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynette Gilbert
Date of Birth:  
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Unknown
Race:  
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: 48-2006-CF-017945-O
Case Number: 48-2006-CF-017945-O
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition:  
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 741.31(4)(A)(5)
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 01/08/2007
Offense Code: 741.31(4)(A)(5)
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: VIOLATION OF DOMESTIC INJUNCTION/CONTACT
21 Elisha Lynette Gilbert Unavailable FL  
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynette Gilbert
Date of Birth:  
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Unknown
Race:  
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: 48-2006-MM-000069-W
Case Number: 48-2006-MM-000069-W
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition:  
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 784.03
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 06/14/2005
Offense Code: 784.03
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: BATTERY
22 Elisha Lynette Gilbert Unavailable FL  
Result Details
Name: Elisha Lynette Gilbert
Date of Birth:  
Height:  
Weight:  
Sex: Unknown
Race:  
Eye Color:  
Hair Color:  
Scars/Marks:  
Source State: FL
Offense Details
Court Record ID: 48-2010-CF-003922-A-O
Case Number: 48-2010-CF-003922-A-O
Source Name: Orange County
Disposition: ADJUDICATED GUILTY
Court Name:  
Conviction Date:  
Charge Category:  
Plea:  
NCIC Code:  
Offense Code: 784.048(3)
Case Type:  
Arrest Agency:  
Disposition Date: 07/02/2010
Source State: FL
Offense Date: 03/27/2010
Offense Code: 784.048(3)
Source: Criminal Court
Offense: AGGRAVATED STALKING WITH A CREDIBLE THREAT
 Possible Relatives
# Name Age Address
1 Sabrina Gilbert 35 1231 Mable Butler Ave, Orlando, FL 32805
No Occupancy Dates Specified521 S Park Ave 45, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified
2 Robert Lee Gilbert 72 1231 Mable Butler Ave, Orlando, FL 32805
No Occupancy Dates Specified847 Klondike St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(05/1993 – 05/1996)
3 Janet Yolanda Willis 45 5503 Pine Chase Dr 6, Orlando, FL 32808
No Occupancy Dates Specified1231 Mable Butler Ave, Orlando, FL 32805
(06/1993 – 2007)
4 Rosa Bennett Willis 79 2820 Lake Sunset Dr, Orlando, FL 32805
No Occupancy Dates SpecifiedPo Box 783773, Winter Garden, FL 34778
No Occupancy Dates Specified
5 Joann B Williss 60 1045 Maxey Dr, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(04/1981 – 02/1996)4606 Edgemoor St, Orlando, FL 32811
No Occupancy Dates Specified
6 Aisha Clinique Willis 38 1045 Maxey Dr, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(08/1997 – 04/2015)4606 Edgemoor St, Orlando, FL 32811
No Occupancy Dates Specified
7 Theodore Willis 84 Po Box 714, Winter Garden, FL 34777
(09/1987 – 10/1987)1045 Maxey Dr, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified
8 Alisa Gilbert NA  
9 Jane Y Gilbert 45  
10 Sabrina Gilbert NA  
 

Associates

Possible Associates
# Name Age Address
1 Aisha Clinique Willis 38 1045 Maxey Dr, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(08/1997 – 04/2015)4606 Edgemoor St, Orlando, FL 32811
No Occupancy Dates Specified
2 Vernesia Denise Caldwell 34 14719 Micah St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified194 North St A, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(11/2008 – 11/2008)
3 Omara N Chandler 36 3475 Crump Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
No Occupancy Dates Specified4475 Crump Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
No Occupancy Dates Specified
4 Vickie Lee Ranking 57 870 Klondike St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified894 Klondike St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified
5 Shannon K Law 35 2391 Blain St, Brunswick, GA 31520
No Occupancy Dates Specified2314 Wolfe St, Brunswick, GA 31520
No Occupancy Dates Specified
6 Tonya Adriene McBride 53 620 18th St, Orlando, FL 32805
(12/2000 – 12/2000)Po Box 148, Clarcona, FL 32710
No Occupancy Dates Specified
7 Bryan Oneal Tatum 34 7343 Tallowtree Ln, Orlando, FL 32835
No Occupancy Dates Specified204 Massey Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified
8 Teresa Lav Williams 48 1752 Mercy Dr 5, Orlando, FL 32808
(08/1999 – 07/2006)5254 Cinderlane Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32808
No Occupancy Dates Specified
9 Archie Y Whitley 75 380 Railroad Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified
10 Angela L Williams 44 Po Box 770643, Winter Garden, FL 34777
(08/2000 – 01/2003)14713 Betina St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified
11 John W Williams NA  
12 Raymond Gerard Williams 47 781 Klondike St A, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified137 Th St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified
13 Rosa Bennett Willis 79 2820 Lake Sunset Dr, Orlando, FL 32805
No Occupancy Dates SpecifiedPo Box 783773, Winter Garden, FL 34778
No Occupancy Dates Specified
14 Sylvester Wright 37 894 Klondike St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(08/1996 – 11/2000)1192 Maxey Dr, Winter Garden, FL 34787
No Occupancy Dates Specified
15 Raymond Williams NA  
16 Larry Harrison NA  

Elisha L Gilbert
Location: Winter Garden, FL
Personal Information

Aliases: Alicia Gilbert
Elisha Gilbert
Elisha L Gilbert
Elisha L Gilbert
Age: 37
Phone numbers: 407-877-6911
407-614-8573
407-656-1420
407-395-9123
407-656-0570
407-395-9383
407-347-5724
407-347-3691
407-614-4473
407-654-7225
407-877-3869
407-905-3624
407-578-0947

Property Address History

The dogs are being observed by OCAS, which told The Dodo in a statement that it has revisited the property nine times since the initial trip on July 23, “to monitor the health of the animals and ensure the owner [Williams] has complied with Animal Services’ mandates, which he has. Regression on these mandates will result in Animal Services taking additional, appropriate action.” Those “mandates” included kennel repairs, ensuring kennels are free of feces and that the dogs have access to food and water, according to OCAS notes.

OCAS says it “will continue to monitor the pets at this residence in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office [OCSO], which is the agency that can pursue criminal charges.”

Animal cruelty: in Florida and beyond

Chris Schindler, senior manager of animal fighting investigations for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has been working on dogfighting cases in the field for nearly 20 years. It’s unclear if the Winter Garden case involves dogfighting, but Schindler notes that around the nation, backyard dogfighting rings are not uncommon.

“People who are involved in dogfighting live in every part of the country, in every county, in every state. And neighbors aren’t always aware of what is going on,” he says.

Referring to another dogfighting case in Jacksonville, Florida, Schindler says, “The [ringleader’s] house was on the corner of a neighborhood street, surrounded by homes that people drove by every day.”

Eighteen dogs were discovered at that property and had been forced to fight for decades, he says.

One of the 18 dogs who were part of a decades-long dog fighting ring in Jacksonville, Florida. Kathy Milani/HSUS

Kathy Milani/HSUSEven in what can appear to be atrocious living conditions for the animals, there are cases, Schindler says, when officials simply do not have enough reason to pull dogs off a property: “You have to show that there was intent that the dogs were being owned, possessed or used for fighting. You need more evidence than the dogs alone to show intent. You cannot provide intent with just scarred animals.”

Florida, Schindler claims, has some of the strongest laws in the country pertaining to dogfighting. But officials and welfare groups also rely on the public. In some cases, people are too frightened to call local authorities when they suspect dogfighting is happening in their community.

HSUS offers a reward of up to $5,000 to people who come forward with information that can be confirmed or corroborated. “And if people are worried or weary of calling local law enforcement in any part of the country, we have an anonymous tip line and we will not release their identifying information,” Schindler says.

Dogs suffer tremendously in dogfighting, but not always in the most obvious manner. “The public perceives [dogfighting] as a fight to the death,” Schindler says. “But that is not usually how they die. Usually the dogs aren’t performing good enough for the owner, so they kill the dog. He is often killed by electrocution, drowning, hanging.”

Even the winning dog, Schindler says, “can die from blood loss, shock and trauma.” Dogs will also commonly have injuries to their faces, necks and forelimbs, with subsequent inflammation and infections.

Chained dog found at the Winter Garden property. Orange County Animal Services/courtesy of WFTV

Dog chain tied to tree on the Winter Garden lot. Orange County Animal Services/courtesy of WFTV

Laws only go so far

ALDF’s Heiser appreciates robust laws, but says when it comes to protecting dogs, states often fail the animals’ welfare. “Many states, including Florida, have antiquated cruelty laws that fail to expressly address cases of neglect where conditions of confinement are inhumane,” he says.

Essentially, Florida’s vague animal welfare statutes are difficult for OCAS officers to interpret, which can have grave consequences for the dogs at Winter Garden: “Florida’s animal neglect statutes are in very real need of amendment to both clarify definitions and toughen the outcomes,” Heiser adds.

But, until Florida’s statutes are updated or intervention occurs, these particular dogs in Winter Garden — listed in the official animal services notes from July 23 as Billy Jean, CJ, Cry Baby, Django, Show, Bubba, Sassy and the dog simply referred to as “Friends Dog,” along with the litter of puppies — remain in their wooden cages.

To review more coverage and photographs of the Winter Garden case, visit WFTV, another local station following the story.

To learn more about how you can take action against dogfighting, visit HSUS.

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