Dog thrown against Loveland apartment wall, shaking structure: Court docs

Neighbor reacts after deputies accuse Clermont County man of abusing dog
Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 2:20 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 11:22 PM EDT
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LOVELAND, Ohio (WXIX) - An apartment resident’s call to law enforcement resulted in a man being charged for abusing a dog.

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A complaint was made to the Clermont County Dog Warden’s Office on Sept. 12, claiming 31-year-old Marquez Moore was “beating” his dog, according to Clermont County court records.

On Sept. 10 and 11, the resident said Moore had beat, hit, punched, and even thrown the dog against the apartment wall, the documents explained.

The neighbor recorded a video of the abuse and showed that to the responding deputy, Chief Dog Warden Tim Pappas.

“It makes me sad. It makes me angry. It hurts more than anything that someone would be able to do that to an animal,” one neighbor told FOX19 NOW. “I saw him [Moore] out here every so often and said hi to him in the hallway. Never really had the dog on a leash but the dog seemed very well-behaved and not interested in any other human being at all.”

The deputy wrote in the criminal complaint, “In the video, you can clearly hear the dog being struck multiple times. You could also see the wall shake upon impact.”

The dog is also heard crying and yelping in the video, the deputy added.

The deputy wrote that he called the apartment manager, who said they had received a previous complaint against Moore from a different resident for animal abuse, the court record says.

Loveland police were called, and an officer responded to the apartment parking lot, where the officer found a car registered to Moore, according to the documents.

Pappas explained Moore has not been arrested yet and stated that the dog has not been found yet either.

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