BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio -- A teenager is being charged after a 3-month-old puppy was hit by a train, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
A 17-year-old from Hamilton abandoned two puppies at about 10:30 p.m. on March 13 at a park in Lindenwald, authorities said. One of the puppies, now known as Trooper, was hit by a train and lost his back legs and an eye. The other puppy was found in Fairfield.
“If the juvenile would have just taken the dogs to the shelter, Trooper may not be injured today,” Sheriff Richard Jones said in a statement. “I am sure Trooper will find a great forever home but his limited quality of life could have been prevented if this individual made a better decision.”
The teen is being charged with animal cruelty and abandoning animals.