Gainesville woman accused of starving her two dogs

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In Gainesville, Florida the owner of two dogs, has been accused by authorities of two counts of aggravated animal cruelty after the starving animals were found living in trash and feces in the woman’s apartment located at 39th Avenue.

According to the Gainesville Sun, Kya Benjamin, 21, abandoned a male bulldog named Hiro, and a female mixed breed named Famous, in her apartment with no food or water for weeks. Police reported both dogs suffered from injuries and when found were bleeding. Benjamin admitted she had not checked on her dogs and knew they were both sick.

The Gainesville Police notified the Alachua County Animal Services who reported the condition of the dogs has been listed as life threatening; one of the dogs will likely have to be euthanized.

Benjamin had been trying to sell the dogs on Craigslist.

(Photo of Gainesville woman arrested screenshot via the Gainesville Sun)

She is currently being held in the Alachua County Jail.

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11 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    The same should happen to her. How could she leave these dogs alone?Take them to a shelter and say you found them. At least they might have had a chance. What a disgusting thing and should be made to pay for all dogs care.

    • Darla says:

      I agree 100%. She deserves to have the same done to her. In fact, I think she deserves even worse. Starve her and then beat the crap out of her. Make her feel pain and suffering.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    O Kya Benjamin – You are only lucky I don’t live anywhere near Gainesville – I promise I would be hunting you down. It would be the last breath your crack addicted ass ever took. I would LOVE to stick your nasty ass in a cage, watch you go through withdrawal, starve you, and laugh while you slowly and painfully died and laugh the whole time. Good riddance to your ugly face.


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