Judge gives owner of ‘Starvin’ Marvin’ 15 year ban on having animals

Judge gives owner of ‘Starvin’ Marvin’ 15 year ban on having animals

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The owner of Joseph’s Legacy’s ‘Starvin’ Marvin,' the severely emaciated Middletown dog, was given a 15 year ban on owning and residing in a home with animals.

Ashley Kubilus, 27, was charged with first degree cruelty to a companion animal.

The judge said the recommended 180 days in jail for Kubilus was suspended.

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She also owes Joseph’s Legacy $157, and the $1,000 fine she would’ve had to pay the court was reduced to $200.

Kubilus said she was unable to care for the dog.

“This is not rocket science, you get a pet, you feed and take care of the pet or you give it to someone who will. This dog had been starved so badly I’m not sure how it is still alive right now," Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said. “She claimed she ran out of room because of buying new furniture so she kept it in a cage in the basement. The treatment of this animal is disgusting.”

Joseph’s Legacy was able to get Marvin’s health improved and he was adopted on March 30.

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