LIMA — Still no arrests in the savage beating and burning of a German Shepherd dog in Lima.
The incident happened March 27.
The dog, named Titus, was set on fire on the railroad tracks near East Elm and Central streets.
A necropsy indicated that the dog had “multiple subcutaneous and muscular hemorrhages to the head, neck and back that suggests an acute traumatic episode with blunt force trauma being the primary differential. Some causes of blunt force trauma include, but are not limited to, being kicked or punched, falling, clubs/weapons or tools, and/or being thrown or swung against a structure or object.” Large branches that had been cut from a tree were found around Titus’ body. They were not used in the fire.
The 911 call to Lima police indicated the suspects were two young black males who were seen carrying a gas can. The toxicology report indicated that the accelerant used was a petroleum distillate, such as lighter fluid.
The Ohio SPCA is urging anyone with information to call authorities or the Ohio SPCA & Humane Society at 419-991-1775.