Update 8/12/19: Charles Miller was arrested last Wednesday after his charge was upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony. Miller has pleaded not guilty, and he has since been released from jail after posting $10,000 bond. Miller's preliminary hearing is August 23. Please continue to support this petition as we will continue to send signatures to the prosecutor and request for Miller to be charged to the fullest extent of the law.
Update 8/10/19: Your voices are being heard! The prosecutor has held an emergency meeting about this cruelty case and the charges against Charles Miller have been upgraded to a 5th-Degree felony! Please continue to sign the petition as we ask for Miller to be sentenced to the fullest extent of the law, and pay restitution to Ruger's family.
The young shepherd, Ruger, was beaten so viciously that his skull sustained numerous fractures. Butler County Sheriff Jones states, “I don’t know how a person could beat a dog with a baseball bat and think it’s okay, this is intolerable.”
Despite the acknowledgment that this is an "intolerable" crime, Charles Miller faces nothing more than a misdemeanor charge. Please join us in asking Butler County, Ohio Prosecutor Michael T. Gmoser to take this incident seriously and charge Miller with felony animal cruelty.
You can read more about Ruger's death at this link to the Pet Rescue Report.