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UPDATE: Croley of Nitro's Law notoriety nabbed on probation violation



Published: Tue, December 20, 2011 @ 10:52 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

The former owner of a Youngstown kennel, convicted of two counts of animal cruelty, was arraigned today for violating the terms of his probation.

Steven S. Croley was charged with probation violation for having three dogs at his Austintown home. He was released on his own recognizance.

Croley was picked up about 10:50 p.m. Monday by Austintown police on the warrant, issued by Youngstown police after it was determined he owned dogs. Croley was held overnight in the Mahoning County jail pending his morning arraignment.

Nineteen dogs were found starving, including eight who died, at Croley’s High Caliber K-9 kennel in Youngstown in 2008. As part of his probation, he isn’t permitted to own dogs.

For the complete story, read Wednesday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1mollylm(16 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Wow good to know his probation is so closely supervised he managed to get not 1 but 3 dogs. His sentencing for killing all the dogs was so lenient his ban on owning them is up soon anyhow. Please get these dogs away from him. Who knows what will happen the next time he "can't afford to feed them." Oh and how about some jail time, maybe over Christmas?

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2binx(81 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Smart... very smart... I hope that this law gets signed off on http://www.nitrofoundation.com/nitros...
Although I am sure that the new owners have all the right intentions, it is hard for me to drive past the old High Caliber and stomach that another K9 training/lodging facility is there.

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3itbelinda(22 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Just wanted to say that I have housed my AKC German Shepard at this same place under the new management. It is very clean and my dog was well taken care of. He has been there twice with no incident.

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4rex(62 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Do the new owners still have the "rescued" dogs in outside kennels with only a blue plastic tarp for protection?

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5mammenchiro(10 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I'm glad they arrested him, but I'm curious as to the severativty of the penalties. I'm sure they are very weak. The laws need to be stiffer.

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6pkboo(2 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I knew it would only be a matter of time. Since the monster wasn't punished the first time, he felt free to do it again. Wasn't it enough that he starved several innocent animals the first time around and was required to pay NO RESTITUTION (oh yea, he was broke, right)... like any amount of $$ would bring back those poor animals that suffered under his (lack of) care. He took money to shelter and train those dogs and he LET THEM STARVE TO DEATH. Now he is at it again??? I certainly hope and pray that he is INCARCERATED this time and that people find out what kind of SLIME BALL this man really is. SHAME ON OHIO for letting this man get away with MURDER and for ensuring others animals are safe from him. This man was told to stay away from animals so to the person who says the place was clean... he was BREAKING THE LAW.

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7joshsprincess(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Got to LOVE Karma~!

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8PARbigdogs(7 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Get those 3 dogs away from him NOW ~ and what needs to be investigated IMO is who knew/enabled him to violate his probation. They, too, should be charged with something.
Hopefully Mahoning County Judge & Prosecutor will do more than give Croley a slap on the wrist this time. We're watching and counting on them to do the right thing (since they didn't the first go around).

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9ohioanimallover(18 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

WHY was his probation NOT being monitored? It has been three years, with SEVERAL reports of him owning dogs, transporting dogs, etc and yet, his PO HAS NEVER CHECKED ON IT! And they can't even say they have checked randomly, because there is no way to hide THREE DOGS for THREE YEARS. Who ever is in charge as his probation office might need to be checked out..

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10gregkim(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I'm glad to know he's being watched ! NOT! How the hell did he manage to get not one but THREE dogs? Come on, people! Do your jobs!!!

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11LovesYeshua(3 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

It's sad our Judaical System has failed. If we'd had the laws in place before this happened the first time, we we probably wouldn't be reading about him again. Please call you Representative now and demand the passage of HB 108-Nitro's Law. And Steve, you sir are one bad bad man!

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12lovesanimals(4 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

For the Dogs has many rescue dogs at Aim High - why are they outside?

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13hippie_33(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This is exactly why Nitro's law MUST pass! This man MURDERED multiple dogs for no reason whatsoever! STARVED them to DEATH! and now he is caught with three dogs!!! HE SHOULD BE IN PRISON!!

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14NitrosLaw(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

8 dogs were starved to death, 7 already dead at the scene and the 8th having to be destroyed by the Barney Fife tag team/Humane Agents because the dog was imported from Germany & only understood German commands..and because he was so starved of food, they deemed the dog out of his mind/aggressive. They didn't put him out of his misery, but instead prolonged his misery with lethal injection to his heart in his kennel...on a stick pole/needle attached....as if he was a dart board. Nice end after enduring what he did. Here it is 3 years later & Humane Agents still have no formal training whatsoever. There have been so many atrocities associated with this crime against innocent animals, one wouldn't know where to begin.

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15Kaireann(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

The outside kennels are outside at Aim High. The newer ones have a wooden roof over them and the dogs are inside when the weather is bad. They take excellent care of our dogs.

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16Esmee(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This guy should have been left to starve the way he left dogs. People who break into cars get more punishment than someone who callously and maliciously allowed animals to starve to death.

The laws are too weak and defenseless animals need people to speak up for them.

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17rex(62 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

The weather is bad for 6 months in northeast Ohio - And last I heard being inside meant being in a cage with no room to move.

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18binx(81 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I have heard that the new owners treat the animals with care and compassion...and the animal rescue group is top notch as well. I just feel bad that they have to be in that same place where horrible things happened. I agree with all of the potential punishments this man should receive, but the overall thing that needs to be done is PASS NITRO'S LAW. Just keep animals away from this guy and punish him for gosh sakes, but I agree a slap on the wrist will be done. The victims are not just "animals" they are living things that need some rights in one way or another and those who treat them like crud to be punished.

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19amgolias(8 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

When does the pain stop for the animals of Ohio? Why is this man even out of prison after killing 8 plus dogs? He is then allowed to have 3 more dogs? Haven't you people learned that this man is EVIL AND CRUEL! These dogs he made suffer for so long were pets that were so deeply loved...they were part of a family. You want more animals to suffer in his barbaric hands. SHAME ON YOU OHIO.....how do you people in law enforcement and government sleep at night? JUST PASS HOUSE BILL 108 ALREADY!

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20lovesanimals(4 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Please define 'bad' conditions for these dogs? Ohio does have 6 months of bad weather, living in crates is not a quality of life for these dogs or being outside.

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21ytowhoh330(89 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I'm glad someone turned him in. We must get Nitro's Law passed! We can not let this bill get swept under the rug again. I think the next chance we have for them to vote on it is next month. Please everyone in Ohio call, e-mail all your elected officals and ask why this bill hasn't been passed yet.

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22Firefly65(2 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I hope the judgment is that he can NEVER own another animal. I have adopted a dog from aim highs rescue and the dogs have acces to indoor and outdoor runs. They are in the process of remodeling their kennel so maybe that's where Rex got his idea from. All the dogs there were allowed out of their runs to play several times per day. The new owners are great. I think that turning this place of horror into a place that helps mahoning pound dog that would have otherwise been killed is great. Turning something bad to something good.

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23rex(62 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

At least some of the "rescued" dogs were in outdoor kennels with blue plastic tarps as their only protection. During "bad" weather they were taken indoors and caged. Some of those dogs have been in "rescue" kennels for well over a year. What kind of life is that?

Does anyone who drives by know if all of the dogs been put in the indoor/outdoor kennels with heat or are they still living outside?

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24eleckid(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

We have been fighting for tougher animal cruelty laws since this man was arrested the first time! His "probation" was a joke, obviously, since he was able to obtain 3 more dogs. It is time for Nitro's Law to be passed.

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25TrueDogLuva(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

NITRO'S LAW MUST PASS! Although there is NOTHING that can be done that would even come close to the suffering Steve Croley caused those innocent dogs, dogs that people loved like their own children, the least Ohio can do is make future perpetrators think twice before they abuse an animal and hopefully deter it. Ohio needs to show the rest of the country that animal abuse will not be tolerated on any level. PLEASE PASS NITRO'S LAW!!!

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26chowchowgrl(2 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

If he had treated a baby as he treated the dogs, he would not be allowed to have more babies "in his care;" why is it acceptable for him to have dogs? PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR LEGISLATORS TO PASS NITRO'S LAW to bring Ohio into the 21st century and make cruelty against the law! Each person has the power not only to vote, but to talk to other people who vote!

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27bigspotteddogs(4 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I am sickened by this monster. And the person who defends him because they left their GSD witht he place "under new management". what is wrong with you???? My God, this evil un-human personn killed so many dogs by purposely staring them & neglecting them. And what does he get?? A plea deal and a slap on the wrist!! And now he has more dogs? Oh - That is just SOOO wrong!!!!!! He is an evil monster who I hope rots in hell!!!!!!!!

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28hott2molly(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Welcome to Ohio, where you can allow the family pets of paying clients to die slow and agonizing deaths, get off virtually scot-free, and completely ignore your probation without any real reprimand. Everything involving the Croley case has been a joke. He should be paying tens of thousands in retribution to these families and be punished to the fullest. He is a poor excuse for a human being and is a drain on society. Ohio needs to finally step up its game and enact some real legislation that takes scumbags and sociopaths off our streets for good, rather than continuing to rank among the worst states in this nation in regards to humane animal legislation.

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29PARbigdogs(7 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Animal Advocates in the State of Ohio have been fighting for felony Animal Cruelty Laws for DECADES; our Ohio Representatives continue to fail our companion pets in this State ... and our Judges and Prosecutors continue to make a mockery of crimes against animals.

Steve Croley KILLED 8 dogs, starved them to death. The remaining dogs were emaciated and near death. After arriving LATE to court, in a plea deal Steve Croley was sentenced to only 120 days (less for 13 days served). He was ordered to pay an insulting amount in restitution (that probably didn't cover the cost to care for ONE of the surviving dogs that he starved) and ordered not have ANY animals for the duration of his probation ... only 3 years.

Steve Croley continues to thumb his nose at Judge Robert A. Douglas Jr, Prosecutor Jay Macejko, and Ohio State Laws. I only hope this won't be a replay of January 23, 2009 and that justice will finally be served.

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30bigspotteddogs(4 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I can NOT believe some of you people tht actually seem to defend this idiot monster!! What in the heck is wrong withh you?? What if he did this to children? What would you say then -- huh???? Oh, not the same?? Whatever! Ignorance is bliss I suppose for you who defend this POS!!!!!! Or maybe you are no different than him!! I wouldn't let him withing 100 yards of my dogs!!!!

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31Mali(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

It says that he was arressted and then released, but does it say they took the dogs away? These animals or any animals for that matter are not safe in this murderers house. They need to monitor him more closely and extend his probation even longer due to his violation, and FOREVER would be preffered.

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32bigspotteddogs(4 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

has anyone else noticed the ignorants that seem to defend this monster in previous postings?? Sickening-- just utterly sickening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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33HexedCell(5 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This guy is a monster!!! Out of all the bad things that have happened to Ohio's animals now is the time to step up and make all these sick animal abusers pay!!! No more slaps on the wrists ohio!!! Time for full prosecution!!! Please contact your Ohio rep and DEMAND that they PASS NITRO'S LAW!!!! We as ohio residents pay their salaries...Put a hold on a casino and do whats right for the animals!!!

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34janmit63(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This man is a monster & should never ever own a dog or any other animal. I do hope they throw the book at him this time. Too bad Ohio don't have a 3 strikes law.

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35Paige42986(3 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This man disgusts me. He should never own a dog again. Throw the book at him because of him many dogs died including Nitro. If we had Nitro's Law what he did would have been a felony and he would have been in jail and he would never have been able to have those animals. I beg the animal control authorities to get those dogs out of his hands and int to a safe place.

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36taraboler(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Why did no one take the dogs away from him? He was told he could not own dogs while on probation violated that order but no one took the dogs? How many dogs have to die at the hands of this monster before Ohio wakes up and passes Nitro's Law? Someone should have been watching him this shouldn't have been left up to private citizens to report. His parole/probation officer should be charged as an accomplice!

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37kacee(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I just was told the dogs were not removed from his property!!! We want to know why if this is true that they were left behind and he was actually released!! This man is a murderer 8 times over. Steve Croley KILLED 8 dogs, starved them to death. The remaining dogs were emaciated and near death. After arriving LATE to court, in a plea deal Steve Croley was sentenced to only 120 days (less for 13 days served. Where is the justice for the dogs he killed? Another thing is how long has he had these three in his posession? OHIO Pass Nitro's law ..... animals in OHIO need protection from animals like Steve Croley... where is the compassion in OHIO.......I am ashamed to say I live in the state that allows this type of horror to happen.

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38Davec(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This is Dave from Aim High K9 Training. Thanks for those of you who have commented nicely about Aimee and myself, who now own Aim High K9 which is located at the same location as the former High Caliber K9. Dogs died here under Steve Croley's care, and the case was handled to where Steve Croley didnt get much punishment in my opinion.

The dogs under our care, however, are very well taken care of whether they are our rescue client (For the Dogs) or our individual clients that have boarded or trained with us over the last three years. Prior to my arrival Aimee has done a great job overcoming the stigma. We are expanding and growing as that is what businesses do. If you have any questions about our organization, the assistance we give to For the Dogs rescue through boarding and training, please email me at dave@aimhighk9.com. Aimee and I'd both like to see more harsh punishment for animal abusers in general.

Good luck to all the local area dog rescues that are doing a great job.

Pet owners please be responsible through the holiday season and be careful with our four legged friends.

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39PMAR(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

OMG he had dogs after he was responsible for so many innocent lives being lost!! He gets arrested and released the next day? And I am sure he still has his dogs.. Whats wrong with these laws.. You can murder innocent animals and get away with it.. This is the reason we will never get anywhere with animal law.. Most people don't stand up and fight.. We need more than posts on fb, phone calls and letters. We need to continue to fight and protest.. THIS MAN HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH MURDER and continues to live life as if he did NO wrong.. Shameful!

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40rex(62 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Dave there is no doubt in my mind that you and Aimee truly care about dogs and are doing the best you can with the rescues. However, these dogs were in a horrible kennel for a long period of time- more than a year in some cases. I was at the old kennel many times and cried many times at their conditions. And then they were moved to your place to live outside and be put in cages at night. The rescue group has been criticized by many in the past for the way it treats its dogs. The group has split up because of the kenneling situation. And, unbelievably, the group pulled another dog from the pound just recently. I personally would feel comfortable kenneling my dogs at your facility but not in outdoor kennels and cages.

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41loverotts1(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I will say this what the hell is wrong with Ohio animal laws???? Someone that killed so many dogs so should not be allowed around any animals :(((( Ohio laws suck and they need to change NOW!!!! And I for one am not going to stop until it changes for the animals in Ohio, Steve Crowley needs to pay for what he did the first time around why oh why is he allowed a second chance???? I truly hope he finally has to pay the price for what he did the first time with all of the dogs that he starved :(((( You suck Steve!!!!! you don't deserve to have any dog!!!!

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42stev288(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Croley is scum! Law Enforcement does only what it can by law.. the PAROLE entity here has FALLEN down on the job! Owning 3 dogs? NO HOME VISITS? Someone needs to lose their job over this! Croley needs to be put away! He has shown no respect for life, no respect for people - he KILLED friends' and customers dogs - LYING to them daily - this man is a sociopath - no remorse, no huilt, self-serving and believes he is above the law... so far he has been right! My SON got a "Ticket" for drinking a beer - ONE beer - under age and spent 2 nights in jail!! And this man heartlessly, knowingly and purposefully killed animals and spends 13 days in jail?? No restitution by claiming BK? ALL Future earnings should go first to reimburse the owners of the dogs for the care and boarding they paid for - then restitution for their deaths and to cover pain and suffering of the families he robbed of their pets!! That the dogs were not immediately removed does seem criminal! Why would the judge not order immediate removal!? Support Nitro's Law people! CALL your reps!! Guys like this - see no "Cost" for their crimes - next it is children and people... STOP this insanity and make animal cuelty - esp in cases of death a FELONY!

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43pitbullshirt(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This man is a sociopathic nightmare....released on his own recognizence....is this a JOKE? I guess the joke is on the dogs ....
I can only HOPE this man violates his probation again and the judge he goes before is a dog lover who makes him take a vacation in cell.....and his cell mate likes it doggie style.
Someone, PLEASE kill this animal abusing waste of skin!

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44luvsdogs(70 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Good Old Judge Douglas has done it again! He's released the dog killer back into society. I'm sure glad I don't have to live right next door to him or all that close to him in Austintown. I've posted it before and I'll post it again "COMMUNITIES BEWARE" watch your children, your animals, your elderly and lock your doors!

2 of the dogs are HIS dogs, he owned them long before the kennel raid in 2008. Their names are Hannah and Peanut and that is what Croley still calls them. The 3rd dog belongs to his new very innocent wife.

Hannah and Peanut were adopted out by Animal Charities so how did Croley get them back? Another Animal Charities folly?

Why are all the animals still in the house with him?

Croley was convicted of 4 counts of animal cruelty not 2 as Vindy has stated here.

I am ashamed to live in this State. Animal abuse must be a felony and if the legislators don't pass Nitro's Law in 2012, it's time to clean house and get them out of office and that includes the sponsors of the bill, our own Gerberry and Hagan.

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45luvsdogs(70 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I didn't know that Rescue dogs that are pulled from the Mahoning Pound and Adoption Center are put in the same kennel as clients dogs davec. Thanks for that information. I'll be sure to not to kennel my beloved rescued dogs at such a facility.

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46Firefly65(2 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Dave I think you and Aimee have done a great job with your kennel and training. I suggest that rex take a tour of the local dogs pound and see what conditions look like there. If for the dogs would not have stepped up to save my dog from that place he would have been killed. He is a pit bull and for the dogs believed he deserved a chance. I am so thankful that they did. I will adopt from them again. Maybe you could offer support to the resuce. They are all volunteers and im sure can always use help. They are saving dogs from bad situations and the steve croleys of the world.

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47Joanie(2 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Once again, Ohio is showing/proving, just how come we rate 45/50 states for animal cruelty laws.. by allowing one of the worse POS so called humans get away with whatever he so desires!
The dogs that Croley senselessly, needlessly and callously, and KNOWINGLY allowed to starve to death in his care were loved family members! There is not a day that goes by that these loved furbabies are not thought of and cried over, yet there is nothing that can ever bring them back.. they are gone from here forever.
It is bad enough that he never received a penalty to fit the atrocious crimes committed, now it is as if he is STILL laughing at the heartache he caused. He isn't remorseful. It wasn't an accident. He hasn't learned anything, other than how to 'beat the system', over and over again.
Not being permitted to even be around animals.. not being permitted to reside with animals.. not being permitted to own animals..
then how.. why.. was he numerous times seen transporting animals? AND across state lines, which in and of itself needs to be looked into! Where did he take them? For who? Why? Did he have the proper documentation and health certificates for this?? What asinine group/person would allow a cold blooded murderer near an animal??
I am sure he is going to claim that all of the animals belong to his wife.. which is an outright lie.. they were his BEFORE he acquired her! There is NO way she can claim she 'didn't know the stipulations' of his probation, considering thousands upon thousands of people both in and outside of Ohio know!
I only hope and pray that THIS time the seriousness of the need to put this monster away is not taken as lightly as the actual trial was!
Ohio needs to step up and come into the current century and STOP allowing animal abusers to get away with MURDER!
Don't worry, Nitro and Friends.. WE will never forget you, and love you eternally!

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48rex(62 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

I was a volunteer for the group. That's how I know about the dogs and their living conditions and I adopted my pittie mix from them.

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49starrotts(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

MONSTER i cant even say his name he doesnt deserve that kind of regognition..PASS NITROS LAW NOW..HE IS A MURDERER..u have failed the system yet again OHIO i am an outraged Canadian

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50rabbit66(20 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

What I am outraged by is not that this happened, but why it was *allowed* to happen AGAIN.

Why are THEY (our elected officials) LETTING this happen? WHY ARE *WE* LETTING THIS HAPPEN?

Online name calling, vitriol and thoughts of street justice are great and cathartic, but really... IT'S NOT ENOUGH.

DO SOMETHING. Change things. It's been long enough.

CALL these "officials" and HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.

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51southsidedave(4777 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Lock him up for awhile!

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52Kitty093(2 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Its appalling and of course Youngstown is so impoverished and corrupt. Welcome to Ohio!
I have written to my State Reps and have called and faxed . WTH do we need to do here. Its a disgrace.

State Reps- PASS Nitro's Law!!!!!!!

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53Warren44485(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

This is why we need Nitro's Law!! These little slaps on the wrist that they're given mean nothing to these people that abuse animals. PASS NITRO'S LAW!!!!

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54Connie_Goodwin(1 comment)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Put him in jail and let him serve out the piddly sentence you gave him. Ohio is a laughing stock amongst rescue when we hear of attrocities. We know it's being allowed in Ohio!

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55jtwaldie(3 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

ALL Ohio authorites are responsible for this reprehensible man and his actions. Politicians, Police, ACOs, every one of them. Ohio is host to a multitude of slackers and con artists who abuse animals. These same individuals do not want Nitro's Law to pass because they are the very ones abusing the animals. OHIO'S ANIMAL ABUSE LAWS ARE A FRIGGING JOKE! PASS NITRO'S LAW NOW!

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56DERGH11(3 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Steve Croley is now infamous in Ohio and throughout the fifty states because of his torture and subsequent starvation of eight out of 19 dogs entrusted to his care. Eight dogs who undoubtedly suffered tremendously while they starved, died of dehydration, and tried to claw their way out of the torture chambers they were held in while he sat in his house feet from them and simply LET THEM DIE.

Steve Croley has been allegedly seen transporting and owning animals and finally after years of arrogantly ignoring his terms of probation, he was caught. So many of us knew what he was doing. He does not care if he was told not to enjoy the company of animals after what he did. He does not care about the suffering he caused not only the animals, but also their families. The have suffered tremendously after thinking they had done their animals a favor by sending them to Steve Croley for training. Their mistake was in leaving their animals to be taught to be well-behaved pets. They ended up sacrificing their lives.

Steve Croley is a monster and an arrogant one. He needs and deserves extra additional jail time, more fines, and the option of ever owning animals taken from him permanently. We will continue to push for harsh laws because of what he did. The suffering he caused, the loss, the pain. Ohio, it is time to catch up with the other states who have seen the need for felony animal abuse laws!

D. Ergh
Wayne County, Ohio
denelleergh1@hotmail.com

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57palmer16121(115 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

You know, this NEEDS to have a referendum on the 2012 ballot now! It seems to me the Ohio legislature is dragging their feet on purpose.

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58BUMBLES(3 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

What this heartless bastard did to Nitro & others is horrific.. If this was humans he would be a serial killer & facing life or death, so why the double standard ? At time of death, all these pups were OHIO RESIDENTS, another let down by goverment...I will never visit or live in Ohio, you have no respect for your citizens both k-9 or human..Ohio is the ANIMAL STATE, WANNA HURT A PET, MOVE TO OHIO, YOU GET NO PUNISHMENT, PASS NITROS LAW, PA IS WATCHING & SO IS THE REST OF THE WORLD.

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