TULSA -- A Tulsa man was arrested on a count of animal cruelty after officials said he severely beat a dog earlier this year.
Witnesses said they heard a dog crying on Aug. 29 in the 800 block of North Urbana Avenue. When they went to investigate, they said they saw Ishmael Silvar hitting a dog with his fists as well as kicking it.
One witness said the man attacked the dog with a belt and that the attack lasted about 15 minutes.
Tulsa police officers found the dog in a cage, with lumps on its body as well as blood.
Veterinarians said the dog had eye damage, abrasions, scleral hemorrhage and puncture wounds.
Silvar's bail was set at $2,000. He was charged with one count of cruelty to animals, a felony.
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