Dog Found Balding and Too Weak to Walk From Starvation Deserves Justice

Target: Julia R. Bates, Prosecutor for Lucas County, Ohio

Goal: Demand that the man who allegedly starved and neglected a dog nearly to the point of death receives the maximum penalty by law.

A dog suffered and nearly died when she was allegedly starved and neglected. The German shepherd reportedly weighed only 42 pounds and she was too weak to walk. The suspect denied ownership of the dog, but veterinarians concluded that she did not have the strength to wander the neighborhood or survive the cold weather. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

“It’s severe neglect. I don’t think you can doubt that. That dog has taken weeks and months to get into that condition,” stated Stephen Heaven, president and chief executive of the Toledo Area Humane Society. The Humane Society took custody of the German shepherd, named Hope, after she was found in poor condition on Dennis Pedelose’s property. Per veterinarians, Hope was too emaciated to walk and her nails had grown to more than two-inches long. She was also nearly bald, per reports, due to fleas and untreated skin infections.

Hope is recovering at the Toledo Area Humane Society. Investigators charged Pedelose with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Sign below and demand that Pedelose receives the maximum penalty by law, if convicted.


Dear Prosecutor Bates,

A dog was allegedly starved nearly to the point of death in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The German Shepherd was found so emaciated that she could not walk on her own. The suspect maintains that the dog was a stray found on his porch, but investigators believe that the dog lived with the suspect. We demand justice for this poor dog.

Investigators charged Dennis Pedelose with misdemeanor animal cruelty after he allegedly starved his dog and neglected to provide her with veterinary care. The German shepherd, named Hope, suffered from untreated skin and ear infections as well as a flea infestation. She weighed only 42 pounds, per veterinarians, and she was too weak to walk or stand without assistance. Hope is recovering thanks to the Toledo Area Humane Society. Pedelose will appear for a pretrial hearing soon.

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


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Toledo Area Humane Society

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  1. Salmz Hack-Suzé says:

    This is what this subhuman deserves ???

  2. Sharon stover says:

    For the life of me I don’t why you don’t put this person in jail, better yet starve them to death. A person like this is not fit to live in our society. This person is nothing but a piece of pathetic scum. As usual nothing will be done . These animals do not deserve to mistreated. I wish pain on this person every day they are here. They have to suffer just like the dog .

  3. Simon Rimmer says:

    Starve the scumbag that did this to an innocent animal. Animal cruelty must become a death penalty crime, time to clean up the human garbage in the world!!!

  4. Hang the bastards by the balls.

  5. Happy has passed away. The vets euthanized her today! I will post the article in 10 mins.

  6. Hope not happy, sorry!

  7. Hope
    It is with deep sadness that we have to inform you that yesterday morning we made the very difficult decision to euthanize Hope! As you remember she came to us several weeks ago malnourished and near death. After weeks of medical care, she rallied and was eventually strong enough to go into a foster home to continue her recovery. Unfortunately, on Friday evening she started to decline and was brought back to us for treatment. She was made comfortable and one of our vet techs, Jason Kerekes, slept on the floor with her all night! Sadly, despite the best efforts of our medical staff she continued to decline over the next two days.
    Having won over our hearts, a lot of tears were shed here on Tuesday and both staff members and volunteers alike came in on their own time to be with her at the end. She came in scared and alone but left with more friends than many of us have in a lifetime…RIP Hope!

  8. Dennis Pedelose please do us all a favour and go kill yourself. We do not need heartless cruel individuals like you walking and breathing the same air as the rest of us.

    If you are too much of a scaredy cat to do it yourself, am sure one of us will be willing to help.
    At least do this to make your parents proud of you, you worthless peace of scum

  9. DP you are a evil and vile monster who must be severely punished for what you did to this poor dog. THERE IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR YOU!!

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