BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!
August 29, 2018- Almost two months to the date, the second and final animal abuser of the Sunrise Illegal animal slaughter and sacrifice farm, was captured by US Customs as he re-entered the United States. The Sunrise Police Department had been searching for the owner of the animals since the June seizure of over 300 animals, which was conducted by ARM. After eluding police,Nour Albandakji (51) was arrested for 17 felony and 7 misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty.
The first arrest was served upon Kalito Jones Sunday (67), who was charged with 17 counts of animal cruelty and 7 counts of confining animals without proper food and water.
ARM recently obtained intel that in 2011, residents and then City Commissioner, Sheila Alu, exposed and intervened a large animal sacrifice event that was occurring on the Sunrise property. This was in preparation the most holiest of animal sacrifice events on the Muslim calendar, known as Eid-Al-Adha. Coincidentally, ARM recently returned from an international investigation in Bangladesh documenting this same festival.)click here to learn more).
Albandakji was subjecting countless animals to both religious sacrifice and slaughter for human consumption and had been keeping the animals in some of the most deplorable conditions that ARM investigators have witnessed before. The animals are now undergoing intensive medical treatments which are expected to endure a lengthy, and expensive 12 months of rehabilitation.
About the Sunrise Animal Seizure
On Thursday 28th June, 2018, ARM responded to the critical rescue call of hundreds of animals, following an anonymous tip of animals ailing on an expansive, broken down property in Sunrise of Florida.
Immediately, ARM’s animal transport units, Sanctuary staff and veterinarians headed to the site and began treating, rounding up and transporting emaciated, dehydrated and severely sick animals to our private sanctuary.
What was originally estimated as 75 animals, quickly escalated to over 300 animals and ARM has been working tirelessly around the clock to stabilize and accommodate the animals immediate needs.
Overnight, ARM’s Sanctuary has doubled in it’s residents and it will take over 12 months of care to save these animals from peril. Please consider a donation of any kind today by clicking on our donate button or contacting us at the details below.
ARM thanks everyone for their support in this heartbreaking and challenging case of animal abuse.