MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WCMH) — An Ohio woman is facing an animal cruelty charge after the Butler County Sheriff’s Office says she nearly starved her dog to death.
According to Sheriff Richard K. Jones, Joseph’s Legacy, an area animal rescue, received a dog that was severely emaciated.
The Butler County Dog Warden traced the dog back to 27-year-old Ashley Kubilus, of Middletown. Jones said she told the dog warden she had the dog for two years and was unable to care for it.
“This is not rocket science, you get a pet, you feed and take care of the pet or you give it to someone who will. This dog had been starved so badly I’m not sure how it is still alive right now. She claimed she ran out of room because of buying new furniture so she kept it in a cage in the basement. The treatment of this animal is disgusting,” said Sheriff Jones.
The dog will receive medical treatment and be in the care of Josephs Legacy. Ms. Kubilus was charged with cruelty to a companion animal, a first-degree misdemeanor.