OKMULGEE, Okla. – Officials are investigating what they call one of the worst cases of animal cruelty ever seen in Okmulgee County.
Deputies were called out to Gun Club Rd. just outside of the City of Okmulgee Wednesday morning. They found a six-month-old pit bull stuffed in a small crate with multiple gunshot wounds.
Okmulgee County Humane Society President Lyn Miles said, “She had been shot three times: through-and-through in one ear, through-and-through in one hind leg, and then they shot down towards her head. It went down into her eye and into her jaw.”
The puppy was taken to a Henryetta vet where she is expected to survive.
Miles explained, “She was stuffed in a wire crate that was just big enough for maybe a 15 lb. Dog and she is a six-month-old pit bull that it probably 30 or 40 lbs. Out in this heat.”
It’s something the sheriff’s office doesn’t see very often and doesn’t take lightly. Investigator Aaron Swayze said, “We look at dogs . . . We work those cases the same as we work cases involving children. We have to be their voice.”
The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest
Since posting about the dog on social media, the humane society has been inundated with hundreds of phone calls and emails from people wanting to foster the pup after she makes it out of the hospital.
If you have any information that could possibly lead to an arrest, you’re asked to call the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office.