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Animal Emergency Officers Saving Lives In The Cold

Posted at 7:36 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 21:06:03-05

A busy morning for the Tulsa Animal Welfare, and animal control officers like Amanda Creekmore.

She tells us her first call came in around 9:30 a.m on Wednesday.

It was a report of a stray dog left out in the snow in west Tulsa near 33rd West Avenue.

When we got there, we learned the dog wasn't a stray, but that it's owner had left it out overnight, and a neighbor reported it.

“The thing is you always have to provide shelter for the dog," Creekmore said. "No matter what weather conditions are like so if you could. Make sure you keep shelter out there for the dog.”

Creekmore says pet owners should bring their animals inside in weather like this.

Otherwise they face a risk of an investigation that could lead to criminal charges.

“In cases like this, we make sure that the dog is healthy for one, and if it has food, water and shelter, which the dogs do. " Creekmore said. "The woman stated the dog was out overnight. When she woke up this morning it was snowing and the neighbor called.”

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