Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is calling for your help!
The Alliance has raised a reward of $5,000 for information that they hope will lead to the arrest and prosecution of a man who dragged and killed a dog in Osage County, before leaving the poor dog’s mutilated body on public state land. The man has been identified and has even admitted to dragging the dog, confessing to Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Osage County District Attorney.
Oklahoma Alliance for Animals has raised a petition on Care2 asking for signatures to encourage the Oklahoma State Attorney General to file felony charges against this awful excuse of a human being, cited as animal cruelty charges and a misdemeanor count of improper disposal of a carcass. It is hoped that once prosecuted, this person will face the full extent of the law which could mean up to five years of imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.
Susie Owens, who rescues dogs in Osage County, was called by someone passing by who found the dog. She and her partner went out to the wetlands where the dog was lying. Owens said, “The choke collar and the twine around its neck and the rope around its legs. It was sad. We both cried. It’s hard to talk about it. I don’t know for sure, but in my heart I do not believe he was dead before he was dragged.”
The Alliance has evidence to help build a case against this person, providing an extensive report to both the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney. As part of that evidence collection, they have also arranged for a necropsy of the body of this poor dog that proved there was no evidence to suggest the dog died before being dragged. This is an appalling example of animal cruelty, an attack on a defenseless dog for no reason other than apparent entertainment. We have to take a stand against people like this, both for justice for this poor dog and in the hope it will dissuade other would-be abusers from doing similar.
There is never an excuse for animal cruelty, not one. A human being going out of their way to harm an animal that has no way of defending itself is the lowest of the low, and it leaves us wondering what other crimes they may stoop to if they aren’t prosecuted for cases like this.
Please sign the petition calling to fully prosecute the man who admitted to dragging the dog and abandoning the mutilated body on state land.
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