Woman’s boyfriend accused of slamming 8-week-old puppy to ground

In Xenia, Ohio, a felony arrest warrant was issued on Saturday for the man accused of slamming an 8-week-old puppy to the ground after swinging the defenseless animal around on its leash. According to the Dayton Daily News, Matthew Bolen faces “causing serious harm to a companion animal” charges.

The puppy, named Willow was found last weekend after a neighbor called 911:

“One of my neighbors is throwing a dog around, and he’s like swinging him around and banging him on the ground,” the 911 caller told dispatch. “The dog is crying like crazy.”

Officers responded to the residence on Colorado Drive and arrested Bolen on an outstanding warrant. Bolen’s girlfriend  had been the original owner of Willow; she has since relinquished ownership of the puppy to Leah Lind, a victim’s advocate with the city of Xenia.

The puppy suffered serious injuries. A GoFundMe account described the puppy as having a broken knee, dislocated hip and fragmented bone in her hip socket. Willow is recovering from surgery and more procedures will be needed in the future. There is still a chance the dog may need to have her let amputated. And through it all, the puppy wags her tail, loves everyone and hops and plays as if nothing was wrong.

You can follow this adorable pooch’s recovery here. 

(Photos of suspect and 8-week-old puppy via Xenia Police and Saving Willow)

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19 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Swing this creep around by a crane several times and bash him to the ground. If still able to walk, send him to jail with bubba as his partner.

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  2. maxiemom says:

    I would really love to see someone do that to this piece of crap BEFORE he sees the inside of a jail. Then maybe justice will be served.

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    I hope they prosecute this POS and put him away for a long time, and where was the girlfriend while he was doing this? I hope she has more sense than to stay with this monster. Praying Willow has a wonderful life from now on, how can anyone hurt this sweet pup?

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  4. slv says:

    What a POS!!!! Look at him, looks dumber than a box of rocks!!! The same needs to be done to him. Might know some sense into his dumb ugly ass

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  5. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Put that POS away for a long time! Probably beats his girlfriend too! You’re in better hands now Willow! Get better soon!

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  6. Cynthia Como says:

    Even when these despicable abusers are charged with FELONY animal cruelty the judicial system,most of the time,STILL metes out the standard slap on the wrist! I just don’t know what it’s going to take to get these evil monsters harshly punished for this most brutal and depraved crime of animal cruelty! It TRUELY is an abomination and so very immoral!

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  7. Linda Szymoniak says:

    This monster needs to pay EVERY PENNY of vet bills, and still spend some time in jail over this. Prayers for this sweet pup.

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  8. Linda Patton says:

    The horrific human who viciously slammed an 8 week old puppy MUST spend at least 5-8 years in prison! There is no excuse for such a vicious act. I’d love to beat him for days on end causing the same pain and horror. He doesn’t deserve life on this earth!!!

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  9. paula calabrese says:

    I’D LIKE TO SWING HIM AROUND AND SLAMM HIM REAL HARD TO THE GROUND WHAT A REAL SICK BASTARD THIS REALLY SADDENS ME BUT IT ALSO ANGERS ME I HOPE THAT JUSTICE IS DONE HE GETS SERVED WITH THE MAXIMUM FELONY SENTENCE, I HAVE NO REMORSE FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS NO MERCY WHATS SO EVER KARMA IS A BITCH I HOPE KARMA GETS HIM THE SAME TREATMENT BE DONE TO HIM LIKE THIS PUP SUFFERED. I HOPE HE ROTTS IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Personally, the firing squad is too quick – this bastard needs to go through the wood chipper feet first – I’d video it.

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  10. Helen says:

    This human trash needs to be locked up and throw away the key. Only a POS would hurt a helpless puppy. I would love to rearrange his face with a 2 by 4.

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  11. pennysdachshund says:

    WOW !!! THIS IS A POTENTIAL HUSBAND & FATHER!!!! JUST what our world NEEDS another drugging psychopathic ASSHOLE RUNNING AROUND!!!

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  12. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    He looks like the dumbest scumbag filth, and for any woman to stay with him she’s just as dumb and evil! This guy and any human that can inflict pain and torture a voiceless defenseless animal shouldn’t be allowed to breathe air!

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  13. Sherry says:

    Wish we could eradicate all animal abusers from this earth. They really are not salvageable in my eyes. Good luck to Willow!

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