A man from Madison Township, Ohio, has been arrested after he reportedly beat a dog using a baseball bat.
Charles Miller has reportedly been charged with cruelty to a companion animal, a first-degree misdemeanor. The dog, named Ruger, was found in the neighbor’s yard after it had apparently been running around on the property. Its owner took it to a vet, who euthanized it due to its injuries.
Ruger suffered seven fractures from the incident, according to his owner.
“I don’t know how a person could beat a dog with a baseball bat and think it’s okay, this is intolerable,” said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.