There are many animal abuse cases in Ohio that go unsolved. "Wanted Wednesday" is a service provided by the Nitro Foundation to focus on these crimes. You can find photos related to the cases in the list.
PINKERINGTON: Kennel owner wanted by police surrenders
Cory Dewberry turned himself in to the Fairfield County Sheriff today. Dewberry was wanted on 70 charges, including animal cruelty, abandoning animals and prohibitions companion animals. Dewberry was released on a $15,000 bond. As a condition of the bond he is not permitted to possess any animals. A pretrial hearing was set for May 9.
TOLEDO: Who dumped Will and Jessie?
Jessie and Will are two pit bulls rescued separately, but both in the same horrible condition. Jean Keating from the Lucas County Pit Crew rescue group says they were basically skeletons. A veterinarian said the two dogs were on the brink of death.
The two dogs were taken to the Lucas County Dog Warden's Office and Pit Crew volunteers have been taking care of them since Friday, March 15. Will was so weak and emaciated he could not stand. Despite all he had been through, his tail was wagging.
Police would like to know who starved the dogs and dumped them. If you have any information about the dogs or their owners, please call the Toledo Area Humane Society cruelty division at 419-891-0705
MANSFIELD: Who abused Bo?
In February, Richland County Animal Control picked up a stray German Shepherd mix that had been seen around Dean Rd. The dog was very shy and had avoided capture for some time. Once in the care of Richland County dog warden Dave Jordan, it was discovered that the dog had a wound in his chest. It appears that he had been shot in the chest with an arrow.
The dog has received veterinary care and is doing well. He has been named “Bo”.
If you have any information on the case, please contact:Richland County Dog Warden Dave Jordan at 419-774-5892.
NORTH LIMA: Who threw Valentine out of a car?
On Valentine’s Day, a Lima resident witnessed an orange and white cat being thrown out of a northbound car on Sharrott Road, and called Beaver Township police. The ten-year-old cat was filthy, emaciated, missing an eye, possibly blind in the other eye, and suffering from a presumed upper respiratory infection.
The cat has been taken to Angels for Animals where he has been improving.
If you know the owner of this cat or have any information about who threw him out of a moving vehicle, please call: Beaver Township Police Department 601 West South Range Road North Lima, Ohio 44452 (330)-549-5338
SPRINGFIELD: Couple shot dog in head
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a dog was found shot in the head in the woods near Spangler and Union Roads in Clark County. On Monday, February 4, a witness reported seeing a couple walk their dog into a wooded area just after 1 pm.
The witness heard a gunshot, then saw the couple exit the woods without their dog.
The witness told deputies the couple left in a yellow/gold hatchback vehicle. The person then walked in to the woods and discovered the dog dead, shot in the head.
The dog was described as a mid-size, border collie mix breed.
If you have any information about this crime, please contact Clark County Sheriff Department: (937) 521-2050
TOLEDO: Do you know who abused Trey?
In October, Trey the Rottweiler was found in Toledo, dragging a 25 pound (plus) tow chain from a severely embedded and infected collar. He has been rescued by Mountain Rottie Rescue in upstate NY where he is being fostered. Trey is estimated to be 6 to 8 years old.
His abuser has still not been found.
If you have any information on who Trey belonged to or who is responsible for his condition, you can email confidentially to email@example.com.
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