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Arrest made in Butler County emaciated dogs case

Brian Scott Trauthwein, 42 (Source: Butler County) Brian Scott Trauthwein, 42 (Source: Butler County)
The Butler County Dog Warden and Humane Officers are asking for the public's help after finding a severely emaciated dog. (WXIX) The Butler County Dog Warden and Humane Officers are asking for the public's help after finding a severely emaciated dog. (WXIX)
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Butler County officials investigated a report of two severely emaciated dogs this week.

On Thursday, a picture of one of the dogs was shared on Facebook. The Dog Warden sought the public's help to track down the owner.

On Friday, it was announced Brian Scott Trauthwein, 42, was arrested in the case on two counts of cruelty to a companion animal.

“The suffering that both these dogs endured is ridiculous and will not be tolerated in Butler County. There are so many different ways to get help for animals so this outcome will not be tolerated,” said Sheriff Richard Jones.

The dog in the Facebook post has been given special treatment and care at the Deputy Dog Warden's house. She needs timed feeding and monitoring, officials said.

"I'd be lying if I said that we think she's going to make a recovery," Deputy Dog Warden supervisor Kurt Merbs said Friday. "It's definitely too early to tell."

After 24 hours of care, the dog is showing more interest in food, Merbs said.

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