Prosecute Cheryn Smilen for Starving to Death 27 Cats

  • by: Manuel M
  • recipient: Attorney of Miami-Dade County, Katherine Fernandez Rundle

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Cheryn Rochelle Smilen, of Smilen Cats, was arrested on February 16, 2018 for starving 18 cats to death. However, due to her cruelty the death toll has now unfortunately risen to 27. She abandoned the cats in an efficiency apartment, neglecting them inside small cages and depriving them of food and water for weeks. Out of sheer desperation the few surviving cats managed to stay alive by feeding off the corpses of the dead ones. The neighbors who resided in the vicinity smelled the odor of decomposition emanating from the efficiency and finally contacted the police. Three of the cats that were removed from this house of horrors were unfortunately euthanized due to their irreversible condition. Cheryn was arrested and charged with 18 counts of felony animal cruelty, but 3 days later was freed on $18,000 bond. Her first hearing date is scheduled for March 19, 2018.
Her Miami Dade Court Case number is: F-18-003300

In the event that you believe that justice must be sought for these poor animals, we encourage you to please sign this petition. The petition will be sent to the State Attorney of Miami-Dade County, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, asking her to prosecute Cheryn Smilen to the fullest extent of the law for this atrocity.

Update #36 years ago
For those who live in the South Florida, this Monday at 9:30AM there will be a huge gathering at the court house 1351 NW 12 Street in Miami Florida, it will be Cheryn's first arraignment. Courtroom REGJB, Justice Bldg, Room 7-2. Start at 9:30, Honorable Judge Alberto Milian presiding PLEASE COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! THE MEDIA WILL BE PRESENT AS WELL, THE MORE PEOPLE THE BETTER!!
Update #26 years ago
We are meeting Tuesday night, March 13, 2018 at Gallery Art in Aventura@ 20633 Biscayne Blvd Aventura FL 33180 at 7:00PM to discuss: 1) the legal case and 2) ways to prevent this woman from abusing animals ever again. We are also planning to appear in court at her hearing Monday, March 19th, 2018. Whoever is interested in attending this meeting on March 13 at 7pm please contact Amy 305-439-7117.
Your participation does count!
Update #16 years ago
Everyone please take a look at the blog we created regarding this incident:
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