Butler County sheriff issues message on animal abuse: ‘We are not going to tolerate it’

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones has released a video showing some of the past cases of animal abuse his dog warden’s office has investigated.

Jones, who is serves as the dog warden in the county, says while holding a puppy at Animal Friend Humane Society, “For someone to abuse it. We are not going to tolerate it, we are not going to put up with it.”

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Just his week, the deputy dog wardens rescued a puppy hit by a train that is now being cared for at the humane society on Princeton Road.

In the past several years, the office has investigated and charged several people with felony abuse to companion animals and many others with the misdemeanor charge.

Last week, a Middletown woman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cruelty to a companion animal after she turned her severely emaciated dog into an animal rescue. Joseph’s Legacy, a local animal rescue, received a canine on Feb. 12, that was so severely emaciated they had to report the dog and its condition to the dog warden’s office.

The dog has gained nearly 40 pounds with proper care and will soon be up for adoption.

“We have had enough of these and it is time to stop,” the sheriff says in the video.

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