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Jeremy Shane Temple Arrested For Chaining Joseph The Dog To Tree For Four Years

Jeremy Shane Temple Arrested For Chaining Joseph The Dog To Tree For Four Years

Jeremy Shane Temple is in trouble with police after leaving Joseph the Dog chained to a tree for four straight years.

The Ohio man was napped by police officers who found the 5- to 7-year-old dog chain to a backyard tree in Middleton, covered in fleas and painful bites and with little food and water.

When an officers showed up to arrest Jeremy Shane Temple, he reportedly told the arresting officer, “The dog is not a human.”

Police found out that Temple had kept Joseph the Dog chained to the tree for four straight years. Aside from its hunger and dehydration, the dog was also suffering heartworms.

Neighbors reportedly suspected that Temple was abusing Joseph the Dog, but he told them that the dog had a medical condition that made him appear emaciated.

“They told us that it was a disease that he had,” said Ron Allman, Temple’s next-door neighbor.

Allman added that a Temple family member asked him to help cover up the abuse.

“She wanted us to write a sort of note…that we never saw anyone mistreat the dog…so we did,” Allman said.

Joseph the Dog has since been taken to Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), where he is recovering.

“He’s feeling a little better now, a little more perky,” West Chester veterinary clinic manager Michael Gigis said.

Workers said it was one of the most difficult case of animal abuse they had ever seen.

“It’s just hard, really, seeing a dog that skinny,” Kassie Jadin, the facilities manager at PAWS, told HuffPost Crime. “It’s just so pathetic all around. There aren’t enough words to explain how sad it is.”

Jeremy Shane Temple was fined and released for his treatment of Joseph the Dog, and is due back in court on October 14 to face animal abuse charges.

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27 Responses to “Jeremy Shane Temple Arrested For Chaining Joseph The Dog To Tree For Four Years”

  1. Anonymous

    "The dog is not a human," you say, Jeremy Shane Temple? YOU are the only animal. You are not human!

  2. Boman Jefferson

    You're the one with no soul… you AND everyone else who lives in that house

  3. Joy Patton

    So happy to hear this poor dog got some help and I pray he will be able to trust humans again. He has to be scared to death. I hope this man is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and is never allowed to own another animal.

  4. Tom Faleshock

    The neighbors should rot in hell, too. What kind of person sees this every day and does nothing about it?

  5. Jerilyn Capaccione

    MAYBE HE OUGHT TO BE STARVED FOR 4 YEARS AND CHAINED TO A TREE TO SEE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A POOR DEFENSELESS ANIMAL! I PRAY HE GETS A LOT OF JAIL TIME FOR THE ABUSE OF JOSEPH! ALSO PRAYING FOR COMPLETE RECOVERY FOR JOSEPH AND GOOD, LOVING HOME!

  6. Lynnda La Placa

    Ask yourself, why did this man want the dog, if it was kept outside & hardly fed and tied to a tree..why wouldn't he just let it go..He obviously was getting some mental pleasure to see that dog suffering, and this is what I hope the judge will realize and judge on, this man is a sick o and dangerous,,I hope they get medical examiners on this case to diagnose just how bad this Jeremy Temple is…and why wasn't there a blown of picture of this monster in their article??

  7. Lynnda La Placa

    sk yourself, why did this man want the dog, if it was kept outside & hardly fed and tied to a tree..why wouldn't he just let it go..He obviously was getting some mental pleasure to see that dog suffering, and this is what I hope the judge will realize and judge on, this man is a sick o and dangerous,,I hope they get medical examiners on this case to diagnose just how bad this Jeremy Temple is…and why wasn't there a blown up picture of this monster in their article??

  8. Karr Ash

    Shouldnt we be writing to the judge hearing the case to ask for the maximum penalties?

  9. Karr Ash

    Someone should have just stepped up and stolen the dog a long time ago.

  10. Leslie Cuebeans

    Dear reporters: Please proofread your articles before publishing. As horrendous as this dog was treated, the word is "nabbed", not "napped". Or were they sleeping on the job, too?

  11. Lory Gh

    yes we should contact the judge Karr Ash …do you have the details..?

  12. JillIan Marie Fassold

    I agree, the neighbors and Jeremy Shane Temple should have to live tied to a tree without food for 4 years. This is The saddest thing I've ever seen, I hope they all rot in hell!

  13. JillIan Marie Fassold

    I agree; what idiot Would sit there and watch this poor dog suffer! One simple phone call could have saved his misery!!! I hope Karma gets every single one of these idiots!

  14. Karr Ash

    If anyone wants to write or call the judge there in Middletown to twll him to throw the maximum penalty at this animal abuser, call Judge Wall at 513-425-7822 or write him at One Donham Plaza, Middletown, Ohio 45042. The case was to be held yesterday but of course, has been continued until later in the month. Be polite, ask the judge to use the power of the courts to punish this man for for years of abuse to this dog. Def no more animals ever for the rest of his life…him, anyone living with him, kids, wife, etc. that is their way out. Look at Vick! Also abuse of people starts with animal abuse. Wonder how he treats his baby momma, his family, neighbors….of course all of them are JUST as guilty in abuse as they saw it and did NOTHING!