Reward for Abused Dogs Cases Up to 5K
Last week I wrote about the horrific abuse a number of Tulsa, Oklahoma dogs have been suffering at the hands of an unknown piece of human trash and now the reward is up to $5000.
There have been five dogs found with severe burns along their back. Someone set the dogs on fire after pouring a caustic material on them.
Three of the five dogs did not survive the abuse. Two others, a boxer, which has been named Winston, and a pitbull, named Pepe, have both pulled through their terrible injuries and are recovering, Winston is with Tulsa Boxer Rescue and Pepe is is with the Humane Society of Tulsa. Both dogs will be able to be adopted once they are recovered enough.
Police are taking these crimes very seriously!
“We consider this very serious,” Tulsa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Willie Lewis said. “You have heard of a ‘gateway drug.’ We consider this a gateway crime, where people start out abusing animals — which is very serious — but then it goes on to the abuse of human beings, also.”
Investigators think the dogs were abused by the same people. The dogs were found between Pine Street and 66th Street north and Cincinnati to Yale Avenues.
A witness came forward and told investigators that the person responsible for the abuse may have been driving a red 1980s model Ford pickup truck.
Law officers said that the abuse is severe and that people who torture animals often commit violence against people.
Animal cruelty is a felony that carries punishments ranging from a $500 fine to $5,000 or five years in prison.
Anyone with information about what happened to the dogs is urged to call Tulsa County Animal Control at 596-5638 or Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS. (Tulsa World)
The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals and the Humane Society of Tulsa are offering the reward. Gina Gardner, president of the Humane Society of Tulsa, encouraged other donors to increase the reward to raise the chances of an arrest.
“If you see in person these wounds, if you see them running from the tops of these dogs’ head to the tip of their tail and imagine what they went through when this happened to them, it appalls your senses,” she said.
“We want this person or these people brought to justice so this does not continue to happen in the future.”
Someone must know something! There is a very sick person out there and who knows who the next victim may be? If you know anything, don’t take the chance!
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