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Sign the Petition to

Nicole Smith -assistant city prosecutor

Dear ..
we the undersigned demand that you severely punish - ( Dennis L. Phalen, 68 ) as harshly as the current Law stands over his pure and evil act of animal cruelty which resulted in the horrific death of ( POOR DOG'S NAME not known ).
* ( Dennis L. Phalen, 68 ) severely beat his dog to the point where ... “the front of the face that I could see was severely swollen beyond recognition and the side that it was laying on, when I moved the dog, the entire other side of the face was clearly shattered and smashed,” .. “As far as body injuries, I couldn’t really tell. I could see swelling, but I made the assumption that it was pretty broken up. I couldn’t tell you exactly what kind of dog it was to begin with. The swelling on the one side was severe. The snout was swollen, the teeth and eyes were bloody, but the other side of the face, the bones looked like they were definitely shattered.” stated Alicia Phillips, operations manager for the Allen County Humane Society.

Please ensure that this man ( Dennis L. Phalen, 68 ) is harshly dealt with in Court. This man is obviously quite deranged and poses a real threat to both animals and humans alike.
Sincerely..

NEWS STORY: November 21st 2012
Dog beat to death, charges filed.
LIMA - OHIO
http://www.limaohio.com/news/local_news/article_53103476-3425-11e2-b01a-0019bb30f31a.html

UPDATE Nov 29th 2012
http://www.limaohio.com/news/local_news/article_92d4b9b2-3a68-11e2-9909-001a4bcf6878.html

Signed,

Orange for Animal Cruelty Awareness

This petition closed about 3 years ago

How this will help

NEWS STORY: November 21st 2012
Dog beat to death, charges filed.
LIMA - OHIO
http://www.limaohio.com/news/local_news/article_53103476-3425-11e2-b01a-0019bb30f31a.html

UPDATE NOV 29th 2012
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NEWS STORY: November 21st 2012
Dog beat to death, charges filed.
LIMA - OHIO
http://www.limaohio.com/news/local_news/article_53103476-3425-11e2-b01a-0019bb30f31a.html

UPDATE NOV 29th 2012
http://www.limaohio.com/news/local_news/article_92d4b9b2-3a68-11e2-9909-001a4bcf6878.html

LIMA — The man accused of beating a dog to death will be arraigned Monday in Lima Municipal Court.
His name is..Dennis L. Phalen, 68, of Lima, and he will appear in Lima Municipal Court on a count of cruelty against companion animals, Lima city assistant prosecutor Nicole Smith confirmed Thursday.
He is set to appear at 2 p.m. Monday in court, Smith said. She was not sure which courtroom he would be in or which judge would hear the case.

LIMA — Charges have been filed with the city prosecutor accusing a man - DENNIS L PHALEN, 68 YRS of Lima- of killing a dog on Friday by beating it to death with his bare hands until its head caved.
Alicia Phillips, operations manager for the Allen County Humane Society, originally saw the battered dog Friday afternoon, when she was filling in as a veterinarian's technician, something she said she usually does.
"I had a volunteer come to me who out was walking dogs and he said someone was out in the parking lot with a dead dog they wanted me to read the microchip on," she said Wednesday. "I assumed that it was a dog that had been hit in an accident or something, so I got our microchip reader and went out there."
Phillips said a woman was frantically crying out by her car. But Phillips said she wasn't prepared for what she was about to see.
"She popped open the trunk and inside was a dog, it looked like a schnauzer-type dog, though it was hard to tell what it was exactly, and there was blood that was freshly seeping from its head and body."
The injuries were severe, Phillips said.
"The front of the face that I could see was severely swollen beyond recognition and the side that it was laying on, when I moved the dog, the entire other side of the face was clearly shattered and smashed," she said. "As far as body injuries, I couldn't really tell. I could see swelling, but I made the assumption that it was pretty broken up. I couldn't tell you exactly what kind of dog it was to begin with. The swelling on the one side was severe. The snout was swollen, the teeth and eyes were bloody, but the other side of the face, the bones looked like they were definitely shattered."
She said the woman told her that her husband had killed it. Phillips said she thought she meant that he had accidentally hit it with his car, but she was mistaken.
"I thought the injuries were so bad, I initially thought it had to be a car accident," Phillips said. "So I started questioning her about what happened because she said it was her dog. And she said, 'My husband killed it.'
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CASE LOOK UP...
http://civil.limamunicipalcourt.org/CivilConnect334/cvlLookup.aspx

The case has been noticed nationwide. Justice For Mary, an animal abuse advocacy group, started an online petition addressed toward Smith to press charges on Phalen. The petition can be found at ..
www.causes.com
and as of Thursday afternoon, 22,325 people had signed the petition.
According to the Lima Municipal Courts website, Phalen also has two separate charges of animals running at large on his record, both from 2001.
He has no attorney listed on the website.

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