The pit bull named Zeus was immediately removed from the home by the dog warden. Johnson was issued a citation for misdemeanor animal cruelty. He is scheduled to appear at the Hamilton Municipal Court at 8 a.m. Thursday.
“It’s a shame a crime like this doesn’t fit the felony statute. People like this deserve far worse punishments for their abusive actions,” Sheriff Richard Jones said. “It takes a real weak person to abuse a defenseless animal and it disgusts anyone who is a normal human being.”