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Multiple Pit Bulls Seized by Animal Control After Owner Allegedly Beat Them with Shovel

BROOKSVILLE – Multiple Pit Bulls were seized by Animal Control Officers Thursday, after witnesses called the Sheriff’s Office to report that the owner was beating them with a shovel.

According to officials, Animal Enforcement Officer Mandy Rowe responded 8389 Evergreen Ave on December 11th, in reference to an animal complaint.

Several complainants contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that 61-Year-old Ronald Demille Jr. was beating his Pit Bulls with chairs and other objects, because they were fighting.

One witness told Rowe that they observed Demille hit the dogs with a shovel several times and that it wasn’t the first time that they had witnessed the abuse.

On December 15th, Rowe returned to the residence to the area to speak with three additional complainants regarding Demille’s alleged abuse.

10 days after the initial complaint, Rowe returned to Demille’s residence and placed him into custody on three counts of Animal Cruelty. Demille remains behind bars on a $3,000 bond.

A total of 10 Pit Bulls were seized by Animal Control and Demille has been ordered not to have contact with any animals.

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  • Last comment aight…To– -“Just saying” ,, u the only one who when I read what u wrote I can see that u too know what it like,, u actually had to deal with the problem.. crazy ain’t it? Crazy how these people think shit easy, cake walk,,it nothin,,separating a few pits that bumping—anyone could do it right?? Lmao.. and 10 at that,, then u see what old dude looked like to top it off,, he ain’t in any type of good physical condition! Lol , surprise he aint suffer a stroke from this shit.. lmao.. last thing ima say,,,i aint standing up for ol guy,, he shoulda learned from the past… he didn’t … his mess up.. but ain’t no one perfect… life could teach u much more than any person,,, he shoulda been paid attention.. but regardless, it happened,, I give em props for not walking away,,not letting em go to death.. that shows he cared somewhat.. aight… enough of all this….. none of it matter anyways….im Out… 1

    Monday, 25 December 2017, 8:02 pm
  • And i jus seen that comment saying to grab em buy they bag legs and pull em apart… naaa ese,,aint going down that smooth.. first off, there more than 2,,and even if it was jus 2, u pull all u want by the back legs,,u could swing it round by them back legs,,it just gonna end up swinging em both around.. when they got a good hold on what they biting,,when they shaking the sh.t out the other dog,,, u think a lil swing actuon gonna seperate em? U wilding.. u obviosly aint had to deal with any pits banging out. U could swing that dog around by its rearas,and it ain’t letting go.. U could swing the dog around and swing em both nto a wall full force,,ain’t doing shit… id say choke it till it passed out,,but there more than 1 dog… more than 2,,more than 3, shit aint easy.. specially if this old hillbilly looking foo was dolo.. if he dolo,,he damn lucky he somehow managed to stop a brawl of 10 pits.. if love to see anyone of u step up to it,,and handle it,, and handle it “humanely too lemme know how that works out for u.. lmao.. hindsight forever 2020,, and easy to look at a past situation and say “shoulda did this,,or that,,but even then,,naaa… id put money on it that no one who wrote some comments woulda even mannes up to it, most ereyone of u prolly woulda been running wit ya tail tucked.. thats what real

    Monday, 25 December 2017, 7:49 pm
  • All of u got hella comments,,,all ima say is he got to many,,I feel u on that.. maybe that got along for the most part,,or at least usually did.. but lemme ask u this,,how many of u own multiple pits, more than 2,,3 or more and had them get Into it with each other b4? Once 2 going at it,,the rest gonna try an jump in… shut get cray.. so say that happens.. u gonna wanna separate em quick.. What u do?? And how many of u had to deal with that,,been down that road? How many of u walked them shoes,,and no what it like? If u don’t separate em asap,, one or more gonna end up boddied… dead… so what he shoulda done? I agree he had to many,,and after the first time he shoulda made a change.. for what ever reason he didnt obviosly,, but dont judge one on a choice they made,,when u aint no the choices they had to choose from.. realt talk.. u saying he cruel amd what not,, when I read it that ain’t how I took it,, he panicked, ain’t k ow what to do, wanted to separate before it to late,,did what ever he could to get em off each other… that’s how I see it… and I know most u not gone agree.. it all good.. people think how they think cause of what they HAVE and haven’t gone through, what u been through,been around,and seen in your life gonna make u think how u think… and if u aint been through it,,then no words gonna make u understand. ..

    Monday, 25 December 2017, 7:31 pm
  • Only 3000.00 should be at least 1000.00 per dog,this man or I should animal should stay in jail,lock him up.

    Sunday, 24 December 2017, 6:39 pm
  • a attacks me draws blood doesn’t let go it’s a dead dog after it’s off me especially if a stupid dog attacks my kids USA freedom of speech

    Sunday, 24 December 2017, 11:31 am
  • where can I get an update on the dogs’ conditions?

    Sunday, 24 December 2017, 10:19 am
  • Pit Bulls are ALWAYS surrounded by stupid humans.

    Sunday, 24 December 2017, 6:15 am
  • “Lock jaw” – some people believe anything they hear/read about pitbulls….. Don’t worry Santa’s coming this weekend too!

    Sunday, 24 December 2017, 12:21 am
  • “Lock jaw”…. Some people believe everything! Don’t worry Santa comes this weekend too!

    Sunday, 24 December 2017, 12:19 am
    • So good…. Posted twice!

      Sunday, 24 December 2017, 12:23 am
  • you do not hit animals with a bat a shovel a chair or anything else. If you want to separate them grab them by their back legs and pull them apart.

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 11:26 pm
  • The 10 pit bulls would like to thank all who called animal control on their behalf. YOU WERE A BLESSING TO THESE ANIMALS – BE PROUD OF YOURSELVES. As for the “owner” he should NEVER BE ALLOWED TO OWN ANY ANIMALS AGAIN. He looks like a drunk who takes his anger out on anything except himself. Those who gave reports should be allowed to go to his trial and see he is blocked from sucking air on this earth. Maybe other pit bull owners should organize and run his ass out of dodge after beating him with shovels, chairs, etc. I, for one, would never rat them out – convenient blindness, you know.

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 9:21 pm
    • No, no, no don’t run his ass out of town, keep him where he is. I don’t want his type moving into my neighborhood. Thank you Brooksville.

      Sunday, 24 December 2017, 6:43 am
  • Was he beating them because he had nothing else to do, or was he beating them to get them separated when they were fighting? Ive had to separate a few dog fights and it may sound poorly of me, but I understand beating them to try to separate them, especially pitbulls. Ive had to separate 2 80lb pits lockjawed on each others mouths and it was not fun. We didn’t want to get to close to their heads because even though they were lockjawed we were afraid they might let go and turn on us. We tried hitting them both with a bat, sprayed them with a hose, kept jabbing them with a broomstick, and they were still thrashing around growling and bleeding everywhere. It took 5 of us punching, kicking, and pulling them away from each other to finally break their lock. So, I could understand beating them to break them up cause Ive been there and it was a scary situation. That being said, he should still be held accountable for being an irresponsible owner for having too many dangerous animals that he can’t control. Pits should be regulated.

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 8:57 pm
    • You talk like a person with a paper a**hole! You said, “was he beating them because he had nothing else to do….?” What kind of a question is that. You are no different than he is if you were involved because YOU HAD TO SEPARATE two pits from fighting. Your picture belongs right up there in the box where his is. And, yes, it does sound poorly of you the only difference between you and him is that he was caught and you weren’t.

      Sunday, 24 December 2017, 2:26 am
      • So if 2 or more pits are locked onto each other, shaking the hell out of each other, what is it u think should be done?? U know,,to get them separated? Maybe whisper sweet nothing’s into their eats? Pet em real soft and talk nice to em? Let me know how that works out for u.

        Wednesday, 27 December 2017, 9:20 am
  • This just shows pits are not as bad as people make them out to be, they were being beat and still didn’t attack. poor babies hope they find homes for them.

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 8:32 pm
  • If they would have left all those bags of trash all over MY yard, I would have beat em too!!

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 5:54 pm
  • DAD!!!!
    So it wasn’t just me u beat?

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 5:51 pm
  • Love the comments can’t any more. Let the system turn him loose and I will join all of you and take care of the scumbag!!! Ill bring my shovel.

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 4:47 pm
  • This case is simple, shoot this ass and than hangem. Case close

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 2:06 pm
  • Unfortunately, he will be back home with dogs for xmas.. way too leniant judicial system..looks shldnt be part but he looks capable of being an a** u knw what ..

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 1:43 pm

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 1:41 pm
  • This animal needs to be beat to a pulp by humans with a shovel, chairs, the entire dining room set and whatever else they can get their hands on and beat him until he can’t breath anymore…..Stories like this make me sick!!

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 1:12 pm
    • I read this site all the time. This is by far the best and most appropriate response I have ever read. Thank you. What a horrible being this guy is.

      Saturday, 23 December 2017, 1:46 pm
    • Agreed…

      Tuesday, 26 December 2017, 5:06 pm
  • What the h*ll is he doing w 10 pit bulls. What a dirt bag. I really don’t care for pit bulls at all but don’t want them beat w any weapon. Tie him to a tree and let us all take a swipe at him.

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 1:02 pm
  • No contact with animals…really lmaoo

    Saturday, 23 December 2017, 12:58 pm

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