Sunday, May 14, 2017

Texas: Zavier Humphrey, 18, accused of breaking into a home and torturing the owner's pit bull, dumping bleach, lighter fluid and other chemicals on her, blinding her

TEXAS -- When four men busted into a Mesquite home this week, the family’s dog was barking from inside her crate.

When she wouldn’t stop barking at the intruders, the burglars did the unthinkable.

She was locked inside her crate and couldn't get away
while they threw bleach, lighter fluid and cleaning
products into her face, blinding her

“We believe the suspects became angry with the dog, dumped bleach on the dog, and dumped on other household items around the house,” said Mesquite Police Department spokesman Lt. Brian Parrish.

According to a GoFundMe page set up to cover Laila’s vet bills, the chemicals caused ulcers on her dog's, leaving her nearly blind.

The family did not want to speak on camera out of fear of retaliation. However, a post seeking the public’s help to find the burglars was shared more than 17 times on Facebook.

Two days later, thanks to a crime stoppers tip, Mesquite police arrested two of the suspects connected with the case, police said.

Eighteen-year-olds, Zavier Humphrey and Jacob Hernandez, of Dallas, have both been charged with burglary. Humphrey has also been charged with animal cruelty. Police are still looking for two more people.

“In my career, I haven’t seen something like this that’s seemed this mean,” Parrish said.

The burglars also ransacked the home, throwing food around the kitchen, and stole electronics, according to police. The investigation continues.

The good news is that their GoFundMe reached - and surpassed - its goal within 24 hours.

GoFundMe: Laila's medical bill
$2,470 of $1,000 goal
Raised by 85 people in 23 hours
Erika Ortiz Parra  MESQUITE, TX
On May 3rd our house was burglarized by a group of young men who destroyed our home and stole most of our belongings.

The thieves poured bleach, lighter fluid and other cleaning chemicals on our family dogs' eyes and entire body. 

We took them to the vet our chihuahua was fine but our pit bull suffered the most damage in her eyes. The chemicals caused cornea ulcers that cover 80% of her eyes. 

They're doing everything possible to save the little sight she has left. We have to continue her medical care so they can save the last 20% vision she has.

We don't care for our material belongings we just want our pets to get better. We are only asking for  some of her  future medical bills and medicine. Thank you in advance and anything will help.

According to, animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes than non-abusers and violent childhood and adolescent offenders against animals are likely to repeat the criminal behavior as they become adults. Studies have shown that most serial killers tortured animals as children/teens.

Full Name: Zavier Humphrey
City: Dallas, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birthdate: 06/15/1998
Arrest Age: 18
Arrest Date: 05/06/2017
Arrest Time: 4:30 AM
Arrest location: Dallas County, Texas
Total Bond: $6000
#3 Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals: Fail to prov. BOND: $1000


(WFAA - May 5, 2017)

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