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Asher was the usual innocent and playful puppy, expecting to be loved and protected when a human adopted him.
That is why when the police found him earnestly wagging his tail while hanging on a bathroom door with bloody paws, it broke their hearts.
The police department in Union County received an emergency call. A poor animal was in need of rescue from a man who was torturing it.
The deputies were quick to arrive at the residence of Tyler Austin Jerdo, who was apparently high on some dangerous chemicals. Jerdo had himself and his five-month-old puppy locked inside the bathroom.