On Thursday, Joseph’s Legacy Rescue contacted the Butler County Sheriff’s Dog Warden office about a dog, believed to be a pit bull, in “deplorable” condition. Rosemary Verge, the owner of the dog, contacted the Monroe Family Pet Clinic and asked them to euthanize her dog. The pet clinic then contacted Joseph’s Legacy to transport the dog, according to the sheriff’s office.
“They called us to investigate what lead to this dog’s poor condition, which was so bad they could not retrieve a temperature due to the organs shutting down. Unfortunately, the dog did not survive the night at the hospital,” Dog Warden supervisor Kurt Merbs said.