Area resident and fellow dog lover Shari Jorge quickly backed the cause.
“It hits me hard to realize what has happened in that house for years. She’s been arrested repeatedly and nothing really happens to her. She goes on with her behavior,” Jorge, a local yoga instructor, said.
As some area residents have echoed on the online neighborhood forum, Jorge suggests the punishment for the animal cruelty should extend to the property owner who resides at the home where the dogs died. Property records show the home is owned by Jake Saverese, 81. The petition identifies him as the accused woman’s brother, but that could not be confirmed. He could not be reached for comment.
Dolores Saverese remains in jail, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records.