Homestead Man Accused Of Hanging Dogs From Tree

HOMESTEAD – (CBS4) – A Homestead man faces two counts of cruelty to animal charges after police say he tied two dogs to a tree and let them hang there until two people saw it and threatened to call police.

Jorge Guzman-Zubiaur, 49, faced a judge Monday morning who ordered him held on $20,000 bond.

Police say two people screamed and yelled at Guzman-Zubiaur to bring down the two dogs that appeared to be in distress when the incident occurred sometime at 6 p.m. Sunday at 16001 SW 281st St.

“Both witnesses stated they screamed and yelled at [Guzman-Zubiaur] telling him to cut the ropes and free the dogs,” the police report states.

After they threatened to call police, Guzman-Zubiaur agreed to free both dogs. It turned out to be too late for one of them. Police say the Doberman pinscher died because of the cruel treatment.

The other dog – a Dalmatian – was injured and taken by animal services.


    Let’s tie him to a tree, until his friends make Bail (=$2,000) and see what happens to Jorge Guzman-Zubiar.

    Another suggestion is for Jorge to go to ANIMAL SERVICES, too

    • Fanny Forbes Franklen

      “I worship the quicksand he walks in.”
      – Art Buchwald

    • drmichaelgray

      Great idea!!!

      • drmichaelgray


        Let’s tie him to a tree, until his friends make Bail (=$2,000) and see what happens to Jorge Guzman-Zubiar.

        That is the GREAT IDEA I am speaking of.

      • rych

        Jorge should get elected dog catcher

    • Nate

      I wish people felt this disgusted and alarmed about abortions. Imagine hanging a baby from a tree instead of aborting it in a doctor’s office. It’s really the same end result

      • stan

        this is about animal cruelty! not about abortion.Can you read?
        Why peolpe bring abortion issue all time- any subject,always abortion.

      • Marie

        Nate, is there a reason why you think that if someone is outraged my animal abuse that they may not be outraged by abortions as well? But this article is about animal abuse, NOT abortion.

      • cs

        You are an idiot, keep your stupid ideas to your self.

      • david

        ummm no its not the same you scared follower of god. All you are just nut jobs who are scared to death of living life to the fullest. I wish there was a hell so you could go there

      • Suzanne

        Fortunately we don’t have to choose.

      • Steven

        Very true. These idiots will cry about a few trees being uprooted, but babies tossed in a trash can? Eh, no problem. $250, please.

      • msc

        Well said Nate! There’s more anger vented at the killing of animals than the delay slaughter of babies in this country. Very sad.

      • Robert Smith

        I don’t think he’s an idiot. It’s not THAT different. One doesn’t necessarily have to be a religious nut to agree with the science that abortions are still killing. I guess it’s easy to just accuse someone of being a religious nut than actually think about what they are saying.

      • G

        How does striving to save the life of an unborn child imply being a religious nut? All life should be respected. Period.

      • Tom More

        It would be nice to have a conversation with a pro-abortion person about why they believe a new born baby has rights but just moments before birth they do not.

        Unfortunately they don’t talk. They yell irrationally. It’s as if they’re incapable of having their beliefs questioned, though they accuse others of blindly following dogma.


      • y snider

        I wish some one would have aborted this animal abuser!

      • Jason Ryan Windon

        I disagree, the dogs are more than a bundle of stem cells…

      • Kelly

        You are pathetic. God left something out of your soul, Nate.

      • CSM

        Actually, allowing a child to be born to someone who can’t or doesn’t want to take care of it and raise it with love is more equal to hanging a baby from a tree than an abortion is. How about you stick to the topic and keep your comments about the female uterus and what they do with them to yourself? That’s a great idea, Nate.

      • vicki

        This is an article about abuse of dogs not abortion, but since you brought it up how many children that were brought into this world by mothers that couldn’t care for them have you adopted? Since you’re against abortion, I can only assume you’ve opened your heart and home up to the children that were born instead of being aborted. Y’know, those babies that are addicted to drugs at birth, have severe disabilities, are the product of incest and rapes, and were gifted onto women whose men abandoned them when they got pregnant. How many have you helped? Are you also one of those people who complain about ‘welfare mothers and the drain on society that they’re creating’ ?
        Unless you’ve ever been in the horrible position where you need to consider having an abortion, you shouldn’t have a decision about it.

      • Stuart

        So strange how people here can humanize an animal while at the same time dehumanize a person (a few/mass of cells). Mass killings of people always start with a process of dehumanizing the victims. Over a million unborn baby humans are killed out of public sight each year – if this was observable by the public the humanity could not be disguised and the practice would stop. Auschwitz was put in the remote Polish countryside for a reason…

      • Bullfeathers

        How many of those non-aborted babies have you adopted so far?

      • alrightythen

        Nate, ever been raped and forced to have your rapist baby?? let me know when and we will talk.

      • Kat

        Lovely, leave it to some rabid pro-lifer to come on here smacking of self righteousness. How about the unwanted children in this country who are abused and neglected and living in poverty without health care because idiot conservatives could care less about the kids once they are on the ground. Wake up Nate, hypocrites like you have no right to speak until you reconcile your pathetically contradictory beliefs.

      • Michael

        # Tom More: No one is “pro abortion”. Abortion is ugly and sad. People who are pro choice wish for less abortion, just like you do. We just think it isn’t murder, and that it shouldn’t be a crime.

        And why do we believe a newborn baby has rights but just moments before birth they do not? That is kind of like asking why can’t a person consent to sex a few hours before turning 18. You have to draw the line somewhere, and the law says you can’t consent unless you’re 18, and it says you have rights once you are born. Rabid anti-abortion people think that a few cells should have rights. Most reasonable people don’t. Reasonable people can see that cells should not have rights and babies should have rights. Just like 18 year olds can consent to sex and 17 year olds can’t.

      • David Bruce Feldman

        one has nothing to do with the other…oh, its ok to hang dogs, but not babies…are you nuts…

      • KansasGirl

        Heather, how do you know a fetus doesn’t feel pain?

        Good grief, you are a truly sick individual.

      • Heather

        An embryo isn’t a baby. An embryo also isn’t as developed as a dog. For example a dog is capable of learning and experiencing pain. An embryo isn’t. It’s not until the later stages of pregnancy, long past the embryo stage(and the legal period for an abortion), that the nervous system is developed enough for the fetus to experience pain. If you’d bother to look at census data, read local laws, and read research based articles about prenatal development you’d understand that A. baby killing isn’t legally happening (you can’t legally abort a healthy fetus that is considered “viable”) and B. a dog, or a farm animal for that matter, is much more deserving of sympathy than something so completely undeveloped.

    • Rych

      naughty dogs cannot be allowed to get away with mischief. These dogs did not want to listen to Jorge when he scolded them. Once when I was visiting my friend Jorge, the Doberman would not stop chewing on the couch. No matter how many times Jorge said “no no Chulo!” he would noi stop. Sometimes a rolled up newspaper is not enough.

    • Frank

      Look, I am serious here, I am Korean, born and raised South of Seoul. Asians from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Korea etc., eat tens of thousands of dogs every single day. I don’t know why moderators deleted my previous posts. Here in America, thousands of Asians eat dog, what this guy dud is nothing.

      • Kat

        Just because lack of civility exists in certain cultures doesn’t mean that it should be condoned or excuse ILLEGAL acts of animal cruelty. Asian cultures have traditionally treated animals brutally. It doesn’t mean that it is acceptable.

  • Homestead resident

    Was the Dalmation taken to Miami Dade Animal Services? I am interested in finding this dog a loving home.

    • kelly

      you better hurry i hear that they are cosing to “clean” and killing all animals broght there, espically large dogs.

      • Homestead resident

        I checked the MDAS database of adoptable pets and they do not currently have any Dalmations listed. That’s why I’m wondering exactly what facility they took this one to.

    • yami

      thats my dog .

      • Curious

        Was the Doberman Pincher that this man killed also your dog?

      • rych

        hot dog!

      • Patty

        Why was this man hanging YOUR dog? Why was it left in a yard of a home that no one lives in? Why weren’t you there all those nights while he whined barked and cried because he was hungry and lonely? I fed your dog as did the other neighbors! You should be in jail too! I watched “your dog” die…She was a beautiful dog! The man claims he was giving them a bath. How do you give a dog a bath with no shampoo, the house has no electric did it have water? I saw no hose! I WATCHED THIS DOG DIE A TERRIBLE DEATH! I Hate myself because I could not save her.

    • keith

      The dogs will be held until after the criminal trial is completed. I’m sure they will need a foster home for the Dalmatian though.

      • Thank you

        I admire Patty for calling the police to protect those dogs. She took action and protected animals that could not protect themselves. She saved the life of one of the dogs. We should all be so brave to stand up against cruelty- against animals or against people.

      • ben dayhoe

        Where are they holding the dead dog?


    hang that fool.don’t take him to jail.

    • Kenneth Campbell

      I say hang him too but by the toes and not the neck. Let the crows finish him off.


  • Don

    Now, Let’s hand him from a tree and see how long he last…………

    • yami sanchez

      probably longer than u

      • Sendthemback

        just another illegal mexican that should not be here. you both should go back. we dont need you.

      • Davy Sprockett

        Send all those stinking illegals back ariba, ariba, undelay, undelay – I’d rather have ALL of Mexico’s dogs in America than 1 worthless illegal. blech

      • Crystal

        why didnt u stop him, are u proud, cuz ur sick if u are, and u should be in the cell with him!!!!!!!!

      • janet-Dog lover

        Apparently you are a heartless no good. Like the other post states, go back where you came from.. you aren’t needed here. You have no soul

  • FYI

    What about the other charges?
    Sex: M Race: W Eye: BRO Weight: 210 Lbs
    DOB: 02/05/1962 Hair: BLK Height: 5′ 8″
    Booking Information
    Jail Number: 110025187 IDS: 2556858 Loc: PTDC
    Date Booked: 04/10/2011 Time Booked: 22:41

    Case(s) Information
    Case Number: F11009452 Bond: $ 20000**
    Comment Case: CNT1&2 10000
    Warrant Case: F10017792 Desc: See remarks below Bond: N/A **

    • zenbuckaroo

      They also love to eat kimchee. I love kimchee. am I Korean too?

  • Oscar

    He should be hanged from a tree by his testicles.This man is a monster.He is also a coward.He should try to do it to man his size and see what happens to him.But what can you expect from a man from Homestead of all places.

    • Itchik

      Then why don’t you explain? Tell us how hanging a dog from a tree is a way of “saving” it. Explain. We’re waiting.

    • UPSTANDING citizen

      Of course he wasn’t. He was a drug dealing scumbag and deserves to rot in jail. I hope he’s thrown away for years. As for worthless property owners such as yourself, Hopefully if you visit they can drag you in there with him,

    • Jason Ryan Windon

      Yami, he is a coward… and i am willing to bet not that well educated either. please explain your extremely stupid comment to us all. And instead giving him the treatment the dogs had, let he and I have 10 minutes with no rules or consequences…

    • Kelly

      Crazy much?

    • janet-Dog lover

      Yami, learn how to spell. I bet you cant even speak english

  • Idea

    We should gather people like this guy, the fraudsters, and other felons and load up a boat and ship them back to Fidel if they are found guilty in the court of law. A reverse Mariel Boatlift. That way the hardworking honest Cubans can live in peace without those people making them look bad.

    • Guess Who

      All two of them?

  • judyf2

    Where is this guy from??? – hanging dogs from trees is a common practice in SPAIN! When hunters are done with their dogs (Galagos) for the season they hang them from a tree to die because they ‘can’t’ afford to feed them until next hunting season. It is a disgusting practice and one major reason I will never travel to Spain.

    • carmelo salmantino

      The following quote is untrue
      “hanging dogs from trees is a common practice in SPAIN! When hunters are done with their dogs (Galagos) for the season they hang them from a tree to die because they ‘can’t’ afford to feed them until next hunting season. It is a disgusting practice and one major reason I will never travel to Spain.”
      There are things to criticizie about the Spanish perhaps, but I never saw galgos hanged. Galgos don’t need to be fed – they hunt rats, mice, rabbits, squirrels, etc and feed themslkesves in the wild when not working as greyhounds/sighthounds. They are impressive dogs.

  • Carlos

    Yall need to jump on the multi-culturalism wagon ,man. You closed minded types are not embracing other cultures as you should. Be inclusive, celebrate our differances!

    • gman

      Carlos you get it, LOL, but remember the Obama doctrine won’t apply in this case, they are only dogs afterall.

    • BillinCA

      He’s in our cultural atmosphere, so he needs to follow our laws. If you want to celebrate culture differences then you need to go where that activity is acceptable to it’s society and doesn’t goes against the laws of the land.

      I am no PETA wacko, but c’mon, are you really defending this guy’s actions?

    • jerryjeff

      You need to jump on the wagon that ships you out of the US.
      I am sick of people playing this “multi-cultural” card like it’s the new “race card.”

      • Carlos

        Dang, Jerry Jeff,we had a big “diversity” class in my workplace to teach me all this a couple of years ago ,,,are you suggesting that some cultures are supierior to others?

    • D-Vid-Edit

      How about, this is the USA….you’re welcome to come here legally, but you damn well better learn to assimilate and obey our laws. You can celebrate your culture and be proud of where you’re from, but don’t forget where you’re living and to honor the free country you reside in.

      Hanging animals from trees and abusing/killing them is not accepted in the USA. Don’t like it Carlos, then you know where the door is.

      This goes for any culture/race/creed…. celebrate but assimilate into our country.

      • Kelly

        I’m about as left of center as you can find, but I agree with you DVid-Edit. We are a nation of laws, responsibilities, and ethics. Observe these, or go away. BTW, I suspect that “Carlos” does not believe what he is saying, and is just trying to whip up frenzy, but I think that you are taking the conversation down the correct road.

      • janet-Dog lover


        You said it perfectly..I salute you

  • Jakl

    Hang him by his testes

  • Abe

    He has the right idea. I wish they were rottweilers, pit bulls, or bulldogs. These animals have no place in a civilized nation. They kill kids and babies every year. They also attack and kill adults. All of you that love them and are sympathetic to them should be shipped off to an island with your dirty, nasty, filthy, and disgusting dogs. I hate when I go for a walk and I am confronted with someone’s pit bull that got loose.

    • localsavage

      You are an idiot. I have a bulldog and it is scared of it shadow. By far the nicest dog I’ve ever owned.

    • Maine Man

      how could you say such a thing they should hang you and him like he did those dogs. the dogs you listed are good dogs most of them are raised to fight by drug heads who think they are cool to have a fighting dog

    • Greaser

      I’d love to see my rot eat your face

      • Frank

        Rots taste great! Nothing better than baked rot with a side of rice!

    • jerryjeff

      Look up the stats ABE, chows and poodles are more prone to attack/bite. Most of the cases you hear about dealing with the three breeds you mentioned are because the OWNERS raised them to be savages. Four of the friendliest dogs I have ever had the pleasure of meeting were American Standard and Staffordshire Pits. YOU should be shipped to an island.
      I’ll bet you are a “cat person,” huh?

      • tig

        True, had a chow and very mean. had to keep a constant eye on him. never bit a woman, but hated men.

    • Ray

      Kids and babies should be seen from a distance IMO. I love dogs a lot better, including Rottweilers, pitbulls and especially bulldogs. I own a Belgium Malinois. I’ve never had a dog get loose on me in the over 30 years of owning dogs. I know there are many irresponsible pet owners and I’m sympathetic to those who want to enjoy a peaceful walk without being harrassed by loose dogs. BTW, I’d rather be licked by a dog than your diseased child where I can surely catch something. IDIOT.

    • Kandi

      Ahhh yes and here is the idiot who must bring up Pits. I had a Pit for a long time, nicest dog ever never hurt a soul, now I have a purebred Dachsund and guess what he did when my 8 year old sons friend came over to play? Why yes he bit him!

      • Dina

        Why don’t we ever hear of cocker spaniels, boston terriers, etc. killing anyone? Obviously, pits are bred to be killers….and it will eventually turn on someone. As for getting bit by a dashshund, a little bite is not like the damage a pit can do.

    • Lily

      Stupid people create aggressive dogs. Are you sure you don’t own any Abe? You seem pretty stupid.

  • Snoop dog

    Should have smoked some of that ganja and listened tp Pearljam…
    one, two, three, four, five against one
    five, five, against one
    said one, two, three, four, five against one
    five, five…five, five…five against one
    torture from you to me
    abducted from the street
    i’d rather be…
    i’d rather be with…
    i’d rather be with an animal

  • Htos1

    You motherf’er!Let’s hope you meet inmates with my attitude,animals and children are NOT touched,ever.

    • lee

      Right on! Bless the beasts and the children

    • Steve

      Except when they are “inconvenient” are we abort them.

      • friend of unborn

        Glad that someone remembers the babies that are mutilated and murdered daily in this country. Killing dogs is wrong but babies …that’s legal. This will catch up with us. Thanks Steve

      • Kelly

        Look. Nobody really “likes” abortion. Nobody enjoys seeing a fetus terminated. But when a woman who doesn’t have another choice does this (and its almost always before nerve endings even exist), its between her and God.

        Torturing a conscious, fully developed dog is different. Do you get the difference? Are you capable of grasping the difference? Jesus.

  • NeoKong

    Sounds like a little drug abuse was going on here.
    Nobody does that sober.

  • CMOM

    GMAN, these are living and breathing things. We humans who are supposed to be smarter should know better. Inhumane behavior against animals is perverted!! NO matter what your culture — shows cowardice!!

    • Carlos

      In his culture this may be perfectly acceptable. Diversity makes us stronger. Don’t be judgemental, man.

      • lee

        Well then he has no soul

      • KansasGirl

        Carlos, you are sick.

      • Dina

        No! Celebrate RIGHT ACTIONS, not EVIL PRACTICES. NO! Diversity does not make anyone stronger. It is just the opposite, for a divided house will not stand. I don’t care what the PC people say. It has never worked and never will. Assimilate! If you don’t like our laws and our ways, leave just like you came in.

      • Brian

        No need to assimilate,eh Carlos?As Americans our differences do make us stronger but to come here with no intention of assimilating makes us weaker.Honor killings,sharia law in the muslim world cannot and will never work here for example.

      • Frank

        Yes, maybe he is Asian. Maybe he likes to eat dog, c’mon, get a grip.

    • lee

      Sure doies. It also shows that he has no consicience.

  • jerryjeff

    I’ve said again and again…The OWNERS need to be licensed, not the animals.

  • Ryan

    I hope this bag of human feces suffers in his last moments. I hope he cries and begs for his pitiful life. I hope in his last days he realizes what a waste of life he really is.

    • Eric

      Dude – get a life. It was cruel but it was just a dog. Take an anger management course – you have the same problem he has.

      • Amber

        Next time it’ll be “just your kid”. Loser.

      • Kelly

        You ARE a loser, Eric.

  • rob4

    Another illegal immigrant carrying out his barbaric customs, debasing our country and probably in the long run lowering our standards. Just deport his ass. Oh wait. The Obama Administration won’t allow us to do that….

  • John

    What’s wrong with these crazy animals that pretend to be people. Man, put these creeps in shelters and let the dogs have their homes. How about a law that says, cruelty to animals, lose your residence it happens in. !!! Be enough mnoney then from the sales to care for more animals. And put these creeps in jail or on the street where they belong. They make me sick !

  • leo

    The cops that arrested him should be busted for racism. After all he is an illegal immigrant. They were obviously discriminating against him.

    • Punisher

      You are an idiot….he wasn’t busted for being a immigrant…he was busted for what he did to those dogs. People really need to read what they write before they post it…because some of these posts are really stupid and childish….posts should be about the article at hand….he didn’t hang babies so lets keep the kid comments out of this.

      • Ruright

        Leo was joking!

  • LeeRoy Brown

    Should have mandatory enlistment for such cruelty. Then send him to Afghanistan for a few tours of duty checking dirt paths for mines.

    • Amber

      The military doesn’t want pieces of crap like this, come on.

  • morgang

    Take him out.

  • AAA

    Funny how everyone demands the most severe of punishment for this man…for what he did to a couple of “dogs.” Yet, there is no outcry half as powerful as you people’s for child abusers/sex offenders. Only in the wonderfully PERVERTED state of Florida.

    • D-Vid-Edit

      AAA, you’re obviously not a dog owner. I believe most of us would react the same way if he were hanging children from tree branches.

      Pets give love unconditionally, they didn’t ask to be hung by the damn tree, and certainly can’t defend themselves against this third world turd.

      I must admit, there’s just way too much strange $hit that happens in Florida for me to ever consider moving there. I don’t know how people can live in a state that makes the news so often with oddball horrific stories.

      Los Angeles is bad, and we have our freaks, but damn Florida, you get the prize for dysfunction. Nice beaches with white sand but some f’d up people for sure.

    • Amber

      Animal abuse and child abuse are related, they start with animals and move up to kids.

    • Kelly

      I’m unclear–You’re pro-animal abuse, but anti-child abuse? I think that moral, responsible people should strongly be against both.

  • Robin

    I truly hope he dies.

  • JT

    Carlos/Abe–you are sick sick men. The fact the you can justify or ENCOURAGE this monster’s actions is beyond the pale. Have you ever owned a dog???? They are more loving, compassionate and loyal than any human could ever hope to be. YOU two and this man are the dirty, nasty, filthy, disgusting ones, not the dogs. And carlos this is AMERICA. Not mexico, not spain or any other country where they torture animals. You wanna be in this country? Live by OUR laws and respect OUR customs.

    Homestead resident, if you do find any info on the dalmatian, please post any ways to help on this thread. If you do decided to adopt him/her, I am sure many of us here would be happy to help you with costs.

    • Carlos

      Are you saying,, diversity,,,really does not make us stronger?

      • BillinCA

        In this case, yes!

      • Kelly

        I’m saying that you are deeply, deeply flawed as a human..

    • lee

      Welll said! We are lucky to have the company of dogs in this world. I can’t imagine my life without them.

    • Punisher

      People like carlos and Abe just write crap like that to get a rise out of everyone …the best thing we all can do is not say anything about the stupidity that flows from their lips.

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