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Saturday, Aug 26, 2000County: Butler
Alleged: 11 year old boy
An 11 year old boy was arrested by Hamilton police and charged with cruelty to animals after approximately two months of investigation for torturing a puppy that has become the fire department's first mascot.
The boy has been released to his parents. His hearing will be Nov 1, 2000 in Butler County Juvenile Court.
The puppy was named Phoenix after a countywide contest. Two women took the puppy to the Hal Shepherd fire headquarters and said they had rescued him from a group of boys who were torturing the puppy.
The 7-pound puppy, a Laborador retriever and chow mix was treated for burns on his feet, tail and suffered broken teeth during the attack. Veterinarian Larry Baum treated the injured puppy free of charge.
- The Cincinnati Enquirer - Oct 19, 2000
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