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Man charged after brutally beating neighbor’s shepherd with a baseball bat

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A man in Butler County, Ohio, has been charged for brutally beating his neighbor’s young German shepherd with a baseball bat. The dog, just a year of age, suffered severe injuries and brain swelling after his skull was fractured in multiple places – he had to be humanely euthanized as a result.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office issued a release about the horrific incident:

Sheriff Richard K. Jones reports the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Dog Wardens were investigating an incident in Madison Township involving a German Shepherd that was beaten with a baseball bat while running loose in the neighbor’s yard. Upon arrival, the canine was found on the neighbor’s property, bleeding and not moving. The canine was taken to an emergency vet by the owner, where it was humanely euthanized due to its condition and injuries.

The man charged is identified as Charles Miller of Madison Township; he is facing a charge of cruelty to a companion animal. Sheriff Jones states, “I don’t know how a person could beat an dog with a baseball bat and think it’s okay, this is intolerable.”

The dog’s owners have turned to social media about the death of their dog, Ruger. They have stated that their dog was the “sweetest dog in the world.” They have also stated that the man who attacked their dog did so because one of his free roaming chickens had entered their yard.

A fundraiser for veterinary costs and the dog’s cremation can be found here.

(Image via Facebook)

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8 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    What a disgusting POS……. Ruger was a puppy…… his life was stolen from him and his life mattered.
    Hope this POS neighbor is locked up forever with animal lovers who can give him “special attention”…….
    Hope the rest of his useless life is filled with pain and suffering. Execution would improve our planet since this POS is a waste of resources……
    I just know that anyone who is deliberately cruel to others (people and animals) will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…… Here’s hoping they get there ASAP after suffering in pain, alone, terrified and worst of all, unloved as they die (as they did to others)…….
    RIP Ruger. Please look for MacKitty in Heaven and he will welcome you into his snuggle buddies group. You can RIP amongst his loving friends……..

  2. Larry says:

    Some neighbor. This SOB deserves to be locked up never to see the light of day again. He is obviously dangerous to anyone and everyone in his vicinity. No punishment could be too severe for his heinous conduct. The dog owner should also sue this bastard for everything he has and then some. Sue him for expenses related to the dog and for punitive damages to the maximum extent allowed. This is cruelty, pure and simple and this Charles Miller should pay dearly. In addition, take his baseball bat and shove it up his ass.

  3. Tara M says:

    That dog was loved. You can see in the photo all the fur gathered by his bum by his mom repeatedly lovingy petting him as he lied there. ??

  4. sherry mainquist says:

    He beat this dog because of a chicken that was not penned up…RIP Ruger ur in Gods hands now…Mr. Charles, on the other hand, I hope u rot in hell!!!

  5. Randy Castle says:

    Boy takes a real badass to beat a dog that bad with a baseball bat , people like that must make God wonder what he was thinking when he created humans

  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    If I read this right, the chicken went on to the neighbor’s lawn and this POS goes over there and beats the dog to death in it’s own yard? This breaks my heart. I wish someone would take a bat to Charles Miller’s head and knock some sense into him! Better yet leave him in the same condition he saw fit to leave this poor dog! Rest in peace Ruger, condolences to your family, I can’t imagine someone doing this to your fur baby.


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