50-year-old Dwight Turner (Dwight Turner) has undergone two operations since being attacked by animals on August 31. His wife Natushka Turner is giving Florida fish and Said in the affidavit of the Wildlife Conservation Committee (FWC).
The FWC stated in a captive wildfire report that Dwight Turner and the owner of the leopard, 54-year-old Michael Poggi, arranged for him to be at David’s in Povie. “Play, wipe belly and take pictures” on property.
The FWC reported that after Poggi opened the leopard’s cage, Dwight Turner entered and sat on the bench inside, when the leopard “grew up and attacked Turner and bit his head and ears”.
According to the FWC, Poggi was twice cited understatement in order to allow them to have full contact with extremely dangerous animals and put captive wild animals in an unsafe condition, causing serious damage.
CNN made several attempts to successfully reach Poggi. It is not clear whether he has a lawyer.
According to Broward County Court documents, his Zoom hearing is scheduled for December 2.
The FWC report stated that Poggi admitted to the FWC investigator that he knew his actions were illegal and answered questions, but would not provide a written statement.
Poggi said on his personal Facebook page that he is a “rare or endangered species of exotic animal breeder who has saved thousands of exotic animals in the past 35 years.”
A Facebook page called “Poggi’s Animal House” has been deactivated, which claimed to be an animal sanctuary.