Woman accused of abusing Bogey the dog pleads not guilty in Common Pleas Court

TOLEDO (WTVG) - Ashley Rodeick, the Toledo woman facing animal cruelty charges, was arraigned in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

Bogey recovering

Roderick entered a not guilty plea and was released on a recognizance bond. She was ordered to get a mental health assessment completed at an accredited agency and comply with all recommendations for treatment.

Her pretrial hearing is set for March 3.

The animal she turned over was near death, according to the Lucas County Pit Crew. They described Bogey as basically a skeleton.

But at last report, Bogey was making a remarkable recovery.

“The suffering that he has gone through was completely unnecessary and people need to realize there are consequences to doing that to someone else," Jean Keating, the executive director of the Lucas County Pit Crew, said in January.

That's why members of the Lucas County Pit Crew and Bogey supporters came to downtown Toledo for the first court appearance in January for Ashley Roderick. She's charged with animal cruelty, leading to Bogey’s conditions.

"It's great to see that people in the community are concerned about animal abuse and willing to give up their time and let his voice be heard," said Keating.