(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) in an announcement noted that on Wednesday 51-year-old Florida nurse Tamesha Knighten had been arrested for animal cruelty after she had allegedly poisoned her neighbor’s pets.
According to the report, authorities had been alerted after the two cats, Pancake and Luna, had passed away within hours of each other on Aug. 16, 2023. Both of the cats had foam coming out of their mouths, were distressed, in pain, and unable to breathe according to the owners. Around four hours later the owners had been unable to find their Chihuahua, who was pregnant with eight puppies.
When they managed to find her, Daisey, the pregnant Chihuahua, was dead along with all the puppies she was carrying.
On Friday, during a news conference, Sheriff Grady Judd said that people should never poison innocent animals unless they want to end up in jail.
The owners told investigators that previously Knighten had threatened on a few occasions to poison their pets if they went into her yard and that on the day of the deaths they had seen her outside. Authorities were able to locate a white bowl containing a white meaty substance mixed with another dark-colored substance. When Knighten was asked about the content of the bowl, she claimed that the dark-colored material was “special seasoning” and that she had placed a food bowl outside as she was feeding the animals in the area.
Judd said that the arrest had taken months as they needed to receive the lab results which showed that the chemical Phorate had been used to kill the three pets.
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