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Joseph The Dog Was Chained To A Tree For 4 Years

Posted: 10/04/2013 4:53 pm EDT | Updated: 10/04/2013 4:54 pm EDT

Joseph the German Shepherd was clinging to life when authorities rescued him. He was emaciated and dehydrated, his skin was covered with infection, and he had heart worms. Police say his owner left him chained to a tree for four straight years.

The poor pooch -- whose name was changed from Toby by the folks at Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Ohio -- is getting better. He's currently undergoing veterinary rehabilitation.

Joseph's former owner, Jeremy Shane Temple, faces animal cruelty charges.

"It's just hard, really, seeing a dog that skinny," Kassie Jadin, the facilities manager at PAWS, told HuffPost Crime. "It's just so pathetic all around. There aren't enough words to explain how sad it is."





Officers told WCPO that they found the 5-to-7-year-old dog chained to a backyard tree in Middletown with no more than a few scraps of food and little water. Jadin says he was covered in fleas and painful bites.

Temple reportedly told suspicious neighbors that Joseph had a disease that made him appear to be emaciated. When an arresting officer asked Temple about Joseph's condition, he allegedly said, "The dog is not a human."

Temple was fined and released, but he's expected back in court on Oct. 14 for more hearings on animal abuse charges. City prosecutors didn't return calls for comment by press time.

Jadin said he is expected to make a full recovery. He's a nice dog, and "he's really enjoying the attention," she said.


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October 6 2013 8:35 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Well, this bums me the fuck out.
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October 6 2013 8:43 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
shame
the cat
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October 6 2013 9:21 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Love those dogs. Would cut down tree, burn down house, take dog to pizza hut
Jason Voorheees
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October 6 2013 9:27 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
glad to see they published his name. i'd like to think that someday local dog owners will do to people like this what inmates do to child molesters in prison.

also, this is so NOT rare at all. whenever i've lived in small white trash towns, there were always multiple dogs in situations like this. i've rescued a few, but the level of stupidity that fosters this kind of shittiness is fairly impenetrable. i wish it was a lot harder to get a dog.
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October 6 2013 10:25 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: the cat

Love those dogs. Would cut down tree, burn down house, take dog to pizza hut



Take dog to pizza hut is what really makes this the best post here ever.

Also.. yeah, I'd say being chained to a tree for 4 years sounds about right in terms of punishment for this dick.
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October 6 2013 10:56 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
It's incredible the dog lasted 4 years. Hopefully, that will help prove he can rebound from this and they also throw the book at his "owner." Also, have to agree with taking the dog to pizza hut being awesome.
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October 6 2013 11:00 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
give that nigga a hot dog
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October 7 2013 7:02 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Why do people like this even bother getting a dog in the first place? I mean it's pretty clear they didn't want him and it is fairly easy to turn the dog over to a shelter or rescue. I mean all it would take is a simple phone call. It's a terrible shame that 4 years of this guys relatively short life was spent in complete misery. Hopefully he rebounds and is placed in a home that completely showers him in affection.

I also agree that I wish it was way harder to get a pet, not just a dog and I wish there were way stricter penalties for shitty owners/animal abusers.
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October 7 2013 7:17 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
well this ruined my day
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October 7 2013 7:25 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Next story: 16 dismembered bodies found in Jeremy Temple's yard. This is sociopath shit.
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October 7 2013 12:01 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
There should be an iq test for those who think they are capable enough to take care of an animal, cause obviously most aren't.
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October 7 2013 12:03 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: jongler

doggywouldulikesomesnausages



Lol
Jason Voorheees
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October 7 2013 1:12 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: viva hate

Next story: 16 dismembered bodies found in Jeremy Temple's yard. This is sociopath shit.




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you may be on to something. also, for anyone in middletown, feel free to rain hell down on this asshole.
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November 7 2013 3:30 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Greg Road

There should be an iq test for those who think they are capable enough to take care of an animal, cause obviously most aren't.



true words.
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August 5 2014 12:57 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
that dog was an asshole and deserved it
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