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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-464

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 8, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Animal Cruelty

    Couple arrested after leaving two dogs locked in their vehicle.
    • Friday
    • September 4, 2015
    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • University Mall
    • 2241 East Fowler Avenue
    • Tampa


    Ashlee M. Frazier
    4116 Franklin Street
    Grove City, Ohio


    • 2 counts of Felony Animal Cruelty


    Joe B. Frazier
    4116 Franklin Street
    Grove City, Ohio


    • 2 counts of Felony Animal Cruelty


    On September 04, 2015 at 10:15 am, Joe and Ashlee Frazier whom are married and reside at the same residence drove their 2004 Mazda to the University Mall located at 2241 E Fowler Avenue with a 5-year-old Staffordshire Terrier named "Beast" and a 10-month-old Dachshund and Maltese mix named "Scooby Doo".

    The Fraizers went inside the mall leaving the two dogs in their vehicle with the windows rolled up and no running A/C in 91 degree weather. At approximately 11:15 am, two witnesses spotted the dogs in extreme distress and one of the witnesses broke a window and removed both dogs.

    "Beast" was already suffering from convulsions and unable to walk or respond. "Scooby Doo" was painting and extremely over heated.

    The Frazier's returned to the vehicle at 1135 am, where deputies arrested the pair and transported them both to the Hillsborough County Jail.

    Investigator K. Vetzel with Hillsborough County Pet Resources responded to the scene and took a rectal temperature of "Beast" that registered at 110 degrees, the temperature for "Beast" should of been 101 degrees.

    The investigator measured the interior temperature of the Fraizer's vehicle at 130 degrees with the doors closed and one broken window.

    Both dogs were taken to Hillsborough County Pet Resources where they are being medically treated.

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