Reprimand Man for Chaining Dog to a Tree for Four Years

Target: Jeremy Shane Temple

Goal: Reprimand dog owner for prolonged animal cruelty against a German Shepherd.

Jeremy Shane Temple, a resident of Middletown, Ohio, carried out an obscene and inhumane act of animal cruelty against his German Shepherd, Toby, by chaining the dog to a tree and refusing to feed, protect or care for it for four years.

Authorities reported that Toby was starving, infected and showed signs of physical abuse. Meg Melampy, a volunteer at the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), detailed Toby’s condition saying “When I gave him a bath, the blood just ran off of him…fleas were eating [him] alive.”

What’s worse, is that Temple’s family members have been soliciting neighbors to testify in his favor, by stating that they were unaware of any abuse. Temple continually told his neighbors that Toby was suffering from an unidentifiable disease and, when asked about the dog’s condition, in a police report Temple simply stated “the dog is not a human…”

After everything was said and done, Jeremy Temple was simply fined $25 dollars.

By signing this petition, you’ll let Jeremy Shane Temple know that just because his German Shepherd wasn’t human, doesn’t mean that he deserved to be treated so savagely, and that this prolonged act of animal cruelty warrants more than just a paltry fine.


Dear Jeremy Shane Temple,

Your recent act of violence and terror against your German Shepherd, Toby, was merciless, cowardly and unthinkable. The fact that you carried out this inhumane act for four years, is equally as appalling. Not only have you abused an innocent animal, you have also abused the trust of your neighbors through sleuth and deceit.

Exclaiming half-heartedly that Toby ‘is not a human’ shows that you are a man that lacks a conscience, without an ounce of compassion or empathy present in your heart. To further justify your actions with such a statement is deplorable.

Although you may believe that you have gotten off ‘scott-free’ with a simple fine of $25 dollars, I hope you take time out to reflect on your heinous act of animal cruelty and ask yourself, had you been subjected to the same treatment, would you not want justice, too?


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  1. What a low life. The dog is not a human? YOU are not a human. Repulsive being!! White trash, piece of scum with no balls.

  2. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men” – ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs…(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – MAHATMA GANDHI

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