Siberian husky and kitten starved to death by owner

In Palm Springs, Florida, Eliot Arroyo Echevarria was arrested on Friday on numerous counts of animal cruelty. In late August, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control found 11 animals in his Kirk Road home – a Siberian husky and calico kitten had been starved to death. According to the Palm Beach Post,  another husky had been so severely starved, he had to be humanely euthanized.

When authorities entered the home in August, six other dogs and two iguanas appeared healthy, however the living conditions in the home were described as “filthy.” When officers questioned Echevarria, he appeared intoxicated and stated the pets belonged to his wife and stepdaughter, but admitted he had not fed them. Officers described the home as “… unsanitary with food and feces…”

In one of the bedrooms, a four-week- kitten was found dead in a crate. Ants and roaches had been eating its body. In the next room, a starved, skeletal Siberian husky was found barely alive and suffering from seizures. A dead husky was also found. The suffering husky was later humanely euthanized at the Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.

Further into the home, officers found two healthy chihuahuas, and four more dogs living outside. Those dogs were all deemed healthy, although they did not have proper shelter. Animal Care and Control seized all of the animals including an iguana. All of the pets have since been adopted.

Echevarria has since bonded out at $3,000. It’s not known why he let the other pets allegedly starve to death.

Booking photo

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17 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    JUST WHERE in the HELL were the wife and daughter: there watching this horror story? tied in the basement to starve also. OR D”ID THEY GET THE Hell out of there and ABANDON THEIR LOVING PETS KNOWING THIS WOULD HAPPEN !

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  2. Red says:

    PLEASE DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN A SLAP ON THE HAND. This monster deserves massive jail time, huge fine and being jailed with an animal lover….
    Come on karma…this this living breathing monster and PUT HIM DOWN!

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  3. Darla says:

    The miserable POS needs to be starved to death, too. There’s no doubt he’s guilty since he admitted he hadn’t fed them. I am so effing sick of these spawns of Satan getting away with torturing animals. RIP sweet dogs and kitten. I’m sorry for your suffering.

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  4. Star Shelley says:

    What a low life on this earth. Needs to be prosecute to its fullest. This is where I hate people. May this ass. have nightmares for the rest of his life with no peace in his heart, mind and soul

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  5. Sherry says:

    These atrocities just keep on coming. So many twisted people in this world. I do wonder why he was feeding some animals and not others though. So cruel. Hope he is punished to the fullest extent of the law; although the law sucks and doesn’t protect animals nearly enough. No less than life in jail if I was in charge.

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  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    How does someone do this? Ignore the stench and dying animals? Why were some dogs fed and not the others? Hope the POS rots in jail!

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  7. Irene Mettlen says:

    How can anyone live in a house, while dogs are dying animals,! And feed some but not all of themails! He doesn’t need anything but to live in a kennel and rot.! To see how long he lasts! Shouldn’t ever be around living animals ! EVER!????????

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