Kirtz Ordered To Pay $405K In Crypto Suit, Then Sued By Local Real Estate Firm. Now Animal Torture Arrest.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Boca Raton resident Sean Kirtz is facing an animal torture charge following his arrest by Boca Raton Police on Wednesday. Kirtz, of St. Andrews Blvd., was booked into jail at 11:49 on Wednesday morning. He was released on $3,000 bond just before 2 a.m. Thursday.
Kirtz, in late 2021, was accused of not taking care of “Isabella,” a dog described as a “black/brown juvenile Australian Shepherd mix,” after a babysitter discovered the animal in poor condition and took it to Boca Veterinary Clinic. The clinic reported Isabella’s poor condition to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control which initiated procedures to take custody of the animal.
According to a court filing: “Dr. Ana Poeck, DVM, testified that she examined Isabella (aka Izzy) on December 15, 2021. She testified that Izzy was underweight, unkempt, she had an ear infection, she had scabs on her face and head, had bruising in her groin area, and had wounds on her body. Dr. Poeck testified that Isabella was in, “all kinds of discomfort.” Isabella was very thirsty and hungry; she drank a whole bowl of water in the clinic and readily ate all the treats offered. Dr. Poeck testified that it was very unusual for a well-cared for pet to be that thirsty and hungry. Most of the diagnostics and medications suggested by Dr. Poeck were declined. Dr. Poeck testified that she called Mr. Kirtz but he did not seem interested in speaking to her.”
Animal Care and Control officers checked-up on Isabella later in December.
“On December 26, 2021, Officers from ACC responded to Mr. Kirt’s home located
at 20913 Saint Andrews Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33433 in response to the complaint. ACC Officer Mitchell testified that he and Officer Arguelles inspected Isabella and noted that she had obvious wounds on her arms, legs, and back. Mr. Kirtz did not know what was wrong with Isabella and wasn’t able to provide any veterinary records showing medical care for her.”
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control took Isabella and has nursed her back to health. On February 7th, Palm Beach County Judge Edward Garrison entered an order prohibiting Kirtz from possessing animals. Read the complete order, below. It was not immediately clear if Kirtz’s arrest on Wednesday is part of this ongoing case, or a new matter now being prosecuted. We will update with the arrest report once it is released.
Sean Kirtz was accused of running a Crytpo Currency scam in 2018 and ordered by a federal judge to pay $405,000 to a disgruntled investor. He was subsequently sued by “Florida’s Best Realty Services” after allegedly posting negative reviews when the company claimed he frauduently filed a lease application.
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