CREEK COUNTY — Warning: Disturbing Content and Images
The Humane Society of Tulsa and the Creek County Sheriff's Office are investigating after an abused dog was found tied up in a field.
There is now a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the abuser or abusers responsible for Atlas's condition.
According to the Humane Society of Tulsa's Facebook page, the dog, named Atlas, was found in Creek County with his back legs "strapped together". Officials say a woman in the area was leaving water and food for Atlas because he had been dumped there and was unable to move from the field.
Atlas not only had his legs strapped together, but "glue had been poured into his ears" with food wrappers shoved into them, causing the wrappers to stick to the glue. The post says one ear canal will require surgery because of its condition.
The Humane Society Of Tulsa also believes that Atlas had some type of chemical poured onto his face and ears. Also, his ears appeared to have been partially cut off or burned.
When an x-ray was completed of Atlas, it showed a BB bullet was "lodged inside of him, so he'd been shot at with a BB gun, too."
The Humane Society of Tulsa says they transferred Atlas to VCA Woodland Central Animal Hospital. At the hospital, it took hours of treatment with ointments and creams, and removing glue from his ears, before Atlas started resting "comfortably."
Atlas is described as not being "mean, vicious or protectively aggressive." Instead, the post says he warmed up to personnel when he realized they were helping him.
The Humane Society of Tulsa says Atlas will require several weeks of care that will be costly, including surgeries and seeing specialist. Officials say, "Please help in any way you can! We need to show Atlas that people are good!!!"
If you have any information on this incident, please call the Creek County Sheriff's Office.
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