Tulsa family says police are taking over animal cruelty case after dog beaten to death

TULSA, Okla. -- A Tulsa resident fears the man who he said killed his dog is still on the loose.

Tulsa Animal Welfare began their investigation on Tuesday.

In most cases of suspected abuse, animal control investigates to see if there is a case before presenting evidence to the district attorney.

"In my opinion the justification is my wife watching it happen and the corpse of my pet down at the vet's office, you know waiting on a final disposal," Scott Guy said after losing his dog.

Guy said it happened Friday while a city worker was checking their water meter, and the dog got away from his wife. The pet owner said that's when the city worker beat their dog thumper to death.

"All the departments that might interact with the public and their pets are trained on how to respond and beating one with a manhole cover key is not in the employee handbook," Guy said.

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That's what the city told Guy when he called about what happened. Guy said when waiting on animal welfare, the mayor got Tulsa Police involved, even though animal control normally handles these kinds of cases.

Statements have been given. Now, it's a waiting game.

"My fear is that maybe he'll hurt another animal or another human being. Anyone with that much pent up rage needs a little help," Guy said.

If the district attorney makes the decision to prosecute, the suspect could face up to five years in prison.

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