Three-Legged Dog Covered in Hundreds of Fleas Deserves Justice

Target: Michael T. Gmoser, Prosecutor for Butler County, Ohio

Goal: Demand that the person who allegedly denied their dog crucial veterinary care for a severe flea infestation receive the maximum penalty by law.

A dog suffered terribly when she was allegedly denied veterinary care for a severe flea infestation. The poor dog’s skin reportedly became pink and painful due to flea bites. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

“The whole way there, at the vet and on the way home I’m constantly hit by jumping fleas,” Joseph’s Legacy Rescue stated on their Facebook page. Volunteers with the rescue picked the dog, named Dezi, up from a concerned citizen who found her outside. Per rescuers, Dezi suffered with itchy and painful skin throughout her body due to a severe flea infestation and one of her legs had been amputated for unknown reasons.

Dezi is receiving treatment for her skin condition and is recovering well. Dezi’s owner, whose name has not been released, surrendered her to Joseph’s Legacy Rescue.  The owner has been charged with animal cruelty. Sign below and demand that Dezi’s owner receive the maximum penalty by law, if convicted.


Dear Prosecutor Gmoser,

A dog reportedly suffered with the effects of a severe flea infestation in a shocking case of animal cruelty. Hundreds of fleas allegedly lived on the dog’s skin and caused her horrific pain and discomfort. We demand justice for this poor dog.

The pictures, posted on Joseph’s Legacy Rescue’s Facebook page, showed a dog with red inflamed skin throughout her body. The dog, named Dezi, reportedly suffered with a severe flea infestation for an unknown amount of time and had an amputated leg. Per rescuers, hundreds of fleas jumped around on Dezi’s body and caused her skin to become itchy and painful. Her owner, whose named hasn’t been released, reportedly never sought veterinary treatment. Dezi’s owner surrendered Dezi to the rescue and has been charged with animal cruelty.

This horrific neglect cannot go unpunished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Joseph’s Legacy Rescue

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  1. this little baby has suffered so much I would love to have her and love her I hope she gets batter and find a loving home one that she deserves

  2. Greg Bryant says:

    He should be fined so that the new kind hearted owner of Dezi will be compensated.

  3. Please STOP THIS give JUSTICE

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