Barry Switzer doubles reward in dog death in Rogers County

WINGANON, Okla. - Update: A Rogers County spokesman has revealed new details into a Rogers County dog death. Officials say the dog was never tied up behind a vehicle and dragged. The Rogers County Sheriff Office is not expected to pursue the incident as an animal cruelty case.  2News has updated the story here ( http:// / QmzfRR )


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Former University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboy head coach Barry Switzer has doubled the reward for information leading to an arrest of a person or persons involved in a Rogers County animal cruelty case.

The reward now stands at $10,000.

Deputies say a dog was dragged to death behind a vehicle after her legs were bound together with steel baling wire.

Officials say the dog's owner, Melony Patten, found the dog lying on the ground about a mile from her home near Winganon, Oklahoma on Saturday morning.

Patten said the dog, named "Jetta," was in the process of weaning her nine pups.

Police have no suspects. They ask if you have any information on the incident to please call the Sheriff's office at (918) 341-3535 or the tip line 918-341-3620.

"It makes one wonder what this person is capable of doing to another human or any living being if they would torture an animal to this extent," said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton.

News about the dog's death traveled quickly.

When Winganon resident Diana Miller found out, she decided to travel from house to house passing out flyers looking for information about the person or persons who did this.

"This is just something we don't want in our area and whoever did this needs to be caught," said Miller.

The reward is pledged by followers of Wild Heart Ranch's Facebook page , the Humane Society of United States of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Alliance for animals.

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