Justice for Bruiser

Please give Elizabeth Lewis, 19, of Timberhill Drive in Hamilton OH the max sentence possible for the death and abuse of Bruiser, who should have never went back to her care. The system failed him once please give Bruiser the justice he deserves by making an example out ot Elizabeth Lewis, his alleged abuser. The public asks for 180 days in jail and  $1,000 fine if found guilty.


HAMILTON — A Hamilton woman is facing a cruelty charge for a second time after an emaciated dog crawled out of her apartment Monday, prompting a call to police.
Elizabeth Lewis, 19, of Timberhill Drive, was charged with cruelty to a companion animal and failure to license a dog a day after Butler County Dog Warden Tonya Henson observed the condition of Bruiser, a pit bull.
Henson then ordered Lewis to take the dog to a vet clinic to be euthanized to end its suffering, according to Meg Stephenson, executive director of the Butler County Animal Friends Humane Society.
Hamilton police were called to the apartment building at about 9:30 p.m. for an emaciated dog that appeared to have fallen down the steps. Police immediately called the dog warden.
“It is a miracle the dog could crawl out of the apartment. It couldn’t even stand … it was dying,” Stephenson said.
Henson visited the veterinarian Tuesday and learned the body temperature of Bruiser before he was put to sleep was so low it didn’t register on a thermometer and the condition of the dog was a direct result of starvation.
It is not the first time Lewis was charged with cruelty for treatment of Bruiser, Stephenson said.
The dog was brought to the animal shelter in August by a dog warden. At that time Bruiser was lethargic, malnourished and weighed 17 pounds.
In October, Lewis was found not guilty of a cruelty charge in Hamilton Municipal Court by Judge Dan Gattermeyer. Bruiser was then returned to Lewis.
Stephenson said when Bruiser left the facility on Oct. 5, he weighed 38 pounds.
“It is devastating. We tried to intervene early and it didn’t go our way,” Stephenson said. “This is unacceptable, and she need to be held accountable.”
Lewis is scheduled to appear in Hamilton Municipal Court at 8 a.m. March 6. The charge is a first-degree misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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Please give Elizabeth Lewis, 19, of Timberhill Drive in Hamilton OH the max sentence possible for the death and abuse of Bruiser, who should have never went back to her care. The system failed him once please give Bruiser the justice he deserves by making an example out ot Elizabeth Lewis, his alleged abuser. The public asks for 180 days in jail and  $1,000 fine if found guilty.


HAMILTON — A Hamilton woman is facing a cruelty charge for a second time after an emaciated dog crawled out of her apartment Monday, prompting a call to police.
Elizabeth Lewis, 19, of Timberhill Drive, was charged with cruelty to a companion animal and failure to license a dog a day after Butler County Dog Warden Tonya Henson observed the condition of Bruiser, a pit bull.
Henson then ordered Lewis to take the dog to a vet clinic to be euthanized to end its suffering, according to Meg Stephenson, executive director of the Butler County Animal Friends Humane Society.
Hamilton police were called to the apartment building at about 9:30 p.m. for an emaciated dog that appeared to have fallen down the steps. Police immediately called the dog warden.
“It is a miracle the dog could crawl out of the apartment. It couldn’t even stand … it was dying,” Stephenson said.
Henson visited the veterinarian Tuesday and learned the body temperature of Bruiser before he was put to sleep was so low it didn’t register on a thermometer and the condition of the dog was a direct result of starvation.
It is not the first time Lewis was charged with cruelty for treatment of Bruiser, Stephenson said.
The dog was brought to the animal shelter in August by a dog warden. At that time Bruiser was lethargic, malnourished and weighed 17 pounds.
In October, Lewis was found not guilty of a cruelty charge in Hamilton Municipal Court by Judge Dan Gattermeyer. Bruiser was then returned to Lewis.
Stephenson said when Bruiser left the facility on Oct. 5, he weighed 38 pounds.
“It is devastating. We tried to intervene early and it didn’t go our way,” Stephenson said. “This is unacceptable, and she need to be held accountable.”
Lewis is scheduled to appear in Hamilton Municipal Court at 8 a.m. March 6. The charge is a first-degree misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

- See more at: http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/woman-faces-cruelty-charge-for-allegedly-starving-/nWc9t/#sthash.YANuqAKZ.dpuf
 

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