German Shepherd Allegedly Starved to Only 42 Pounds Deserves Justice

Target: Julia R. Bates, Prosecutor for Lucas County, Ohio

Goal: Demand that the man who allegedly starved and neglected a dog nearly to the point of death receives the maximum penalty by law.

A dog suffered and nearly died when she was allegedly starved and neglected. The German shepherd reportedly weighed only 42 pounds and she was too weak to walk. The suspect denied ownership of the dog, but veterinarians concluded that she did not have the strength to wander the neighborhood or survive the cold weather. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

“It’s severe neglect. I don’t think you can doubt that. That dog has taken weeks and months to get into that condition,” stated Stephen Heaven, president and chief executive of the Toledo Area Humane Society. The Humane Society took custody of the German shepherd, named Hope, after she was reportedly found in poor condition on Dennis Pedelose’s property. Per veterinarians, Hope was too emaciated to walk and her nails had grown to more than two-inches long. She was also nearly bald, per reports, due to fleas and untreated skin infections.

Hope is recovering at the Toledo Area Humane Society. Investigators charged Pedelose with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Sign below and demand that Pedelose receives the maximum penalty by law, if convicted.


Dear Prosecutor Bates,

A dog was allegedly starved nearly to the point of death in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The German Shepherd was reportedly so emaciated that she could not walk on her own. The suspect maintains that the dog was a stray found on his porch, but investigators believe that the dog lived with the suspect. We demand justice for this poor dog.

Investigators charged Dennis Pedelose with misdemeanor animal cruelty after he allegedly starved his dog and neglected to provide her with veterinary care. The German shepherd, named Hope, reportedly suffered from untreated skin and ear infections as well as a flea infestation. She weighed only 42 pounds, per veterinarians, and she was too weak to walk or stand without assistance. Hope is recovering thanks to the Toledo Area Humane Society. Pedelose will appear for a pretrial hearing soon.

This senseless cruelty must be punished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Toledo Area Humane Society

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  1. This should be a crime! Horrific suffering for months! Now it’s his turn to suffer! Lock him away with no food until he is 42 pounds!

  2. This is horrifying and outrageous!!! Poor sweet baby, I hope she´ll recover and come to a forever loving home.
    The evil bastard whos responsible for this I hope will die a slow painful Death. KARMA!!

  3. OMG the pain and sorrow in this dogs eyes how could someone the owner no less to something so cruel to there loving pet watch it lay there near death very sad and dick hope the POS gets a long sentence not some BS slap on wrist this is a disgusting way to treat any living pet they look to us for love and nourishment. How hard to give bowl of food bowl of water shame shame shame. Your day will come everyone gets there’s no need for this cruelty what this dog was going through knowing you are the owner my God very Sadd that God for the help of the vet and authorities to see the cruel act put upon this pooch now show you care and lock this POS away

  4. Linda Geeson says:

    Misdemeanor animal cruelty? Are you kidding? If that had been done to a human this POS would be in jail for years. Why are animals considered property and lesser than? They are slaves…some are treated well, but so many aren’t. They are the helpless and voiceless, and must be vigorously protected with laws much more harsh than ‘misdemeanor’.

  5. Something is very very wrong with person. Any human who could see this suffering and do nothing should be jailed for a very very long time, and then put on a lifetime parole so he can be watched as this is one sick violent criminal. Jail for the freak a long long jail sentence.

  6. This stupid criminal is a good reason to stop the domestic pet trade. This scumbag should never be a guardian for any living creature. Hopefully this violent dangerous criminal is not parent! Prosecute this stupid jerk to the fullest extent possible. And let the DA and law enforcment be responsible if this criminal is not prosecuted to the fullest extent for the future violent crimes the FBI and other criminal researchers know will be perpetrated if this violent criminal s not monitored for a very long time. Check the crawl space in this sickos home you may find bodies. 100% of serial killers were also animal abusers.

  7. Jacqui Skill says:

    Put the criminal monster in jail for life ..he is a danger to all helpless beings!

  8. Frank Bellmon says:

    SometHing is very very very wrong with a douche bag like this mentally ill freak. What kind of sicko gets a living creature to torture and starve. Jail this sick b@stard for a very very long time. I can garantee he is guilty of other crimes investigate this sack of crap!

  9. Does she have a forever home? If that picture is Hope, she is the sweetest little girl. How do people like this do this to an innocent animal….all they want is love and deserve to be taken care of. People who harm, neglect or kill an animal need to be removed from society one way or another. There seems to be more monsters like this in the World then decent and caring human beings.

  10. Shay Griepsma says:

    I hope Dennis Pedelose dies a slow death in a FIERY CAR CRASH!!! FUCKING BASTARD!

  11. This freaking bastard deserves the same treatment. Starve his ugly ass to death. Poor sweet baby, hope she recovers and finds her loving forever home.

  12. Marco Salvetti says:

    Bastardo infame!

  13. Why? Why do people get a pet and then treat it like this? The poor little thing.

  14. Agree to all meessages

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  16. Another sub-human wasting oxygen.
    Jail is too good for them because they get fed and looked after when sick, all on tax payers money.
    Any abuser should be condemned to hard labor a 7 to 7 shift until he/her expires.

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