Dog Allegedly Beaten with Leash Deserves Justice

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

 Goal: Charge man who allegedly beat a dog with a thick rope-like leash to the maximum penalty allowed by law.

A dog was allegedly beaten in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The dog reportedly yelped as his owner aggressively hit him with a thick leash. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

“People like this deserve far worse punishments for their abusive actions. It takes a real weak person to abuse a defenseless animal and it disgusts anyone who is a normal human being,” stated Richard Jones, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Dog Warden. Jones took Zeus, a pit bull, into his custody after 21-year-old Kristopher Johnson allegedly beat the poor dog. Video footage, caught on a neighbor’s surveillance camera, shows Johnson allegedly beating Zeus with a thick leash on two separate occasions. Zeus yelped, according to the footage, and appeared incredibly frightened.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office cited Johnson with animal cruelty. He has been ordered to appear in court to face his citations. Sign below to demand that Johnson receive the maximum penalty by law, if convicted.


Dear Prosecutor Gmoser,

A dog yelped in pain when he was allegedly beaten with a thick leash multiple times. Video footage, captured on a surveillance camera, shows the frightened dog running away from the suspect. We demand justice for this innocent dog.

A dog’s loud heart-wrenching yelps echoed as 21-year-old Kristopher Johnson allegedly beat him with a leash. Video footage shows Johnson allegedly pursuing Zeus, a pit bull, on two separate occasions while holding a thick rope-like leash. Johnson then caught Zeus by the collar, per the video, and began aggressively beating the terrified dog. The Butler County Sheriff’s Dog Warden took custody of Zeus following the release of this video and cited Johnson with animal cruelty.

This horrific abuse must be punished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


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  1. Derinda Nilsson says:

    How about this son of a bitch gets beat just like that dog did.

  2. Treat him the same way and then put him away forever! Inadequate cowards pick on defenseless innocent animals! Waste of a life!

  3. Not only should this mutant get the maximum penalty, but the punishment for animal cruelty MUST be raised to meet the heinousness of the crime, and also to incarcerate the non-humans to keep them away from their next victims.

  4. Terry Violanti says:

    Something is very wrong with this freak! He is violent, out of control and obviously has mental issues. Please lock up this violent criminal. Keep our community safe by prosecuting this very sick criminal to the fullest extent of the law!

  5. Mr Johnson is sick, he has anger management problems, he’s a vile and despicable animal abuser, he has no respect for life or even for his own property. He needs to be put in a nice cell for a long time so he can figure out what his problem is and how to get over it; then ban him from owning an animal for life.

  6. So basically whipped? Disgusting. This and any other form of animal abuse must be stopped.

  7. put this bastard in jail with inmates that love dogs and see how he fares I hope they beat the sh.t right out of him

  8. These cowards that abuse innocent animals
    Need to have the same punishment unleashed on them! When will people find compassion for animals! This subhuman piece of waste needs to be eradicated from the earth!

  9. Some aggressive dogs can try to take the alpha role in a house.I would need to see the video before I make a decision on if it was abuse or not. Without knowing the dog or the man this sensationalized story is only part of the truth as far as I see. I suggest some of this article may be out of context.

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