A Tulsa woman wants answers after she said her pit bull was shot


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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 11/16/2013 11:27 pm Published: 11/16/2013 11:21 pm


A Tulsa woman wants answers after her pit bull was shot and killed.
Jordan Martin told FOX23 that a blue collar is one of the only memories that she has left of her dog, Ares.

“I just want some type of explanation,” said Martin.

Martin contacted FOX23 after she said she received a phone call from her property manager on Wednesday that her pit bull was dead.

“She said, you neighbor shot your dog because it tried to attack them,” said Martin.

Martin said that she hasn’t received a lot of information regarding what happened except a note that was left in her mailbox. She said that she can’t erase the image of the plastic bag that her pet was put in.

“I just don’t understand how they could leave him in a trash bag on my curb and think that that is ok.”

An incident report was filed but Martin said she still doesn’t know who shot her animal, and if the dog attacked someone she wants to know what happened.

“I just want to know who it was, I want to know why,” said Martin, “I want to know what happened and if they say they were attacked I want to know about it.”

FOX23 confirmed with Tulsa Police that officers responded to the scene and an incident report was filed by animal control.

Jordan said that she will continue to search for answers and talk with animal control about the details of the incident.



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karlschneider - 11/27/2013 10:33 AM
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Most owners of pit bulldogs are trying to make up for their own deficiencies. We shoot every one we see running loose.

Mayor Maynot - 11/18/2013 3:04 PM
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Fpbmt :-) So do chiwawas.

PitOwner - 11/18/2013 1:33 PM
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Let's see ... firemike922 ... patients ... Let me guess ... EMT/Paramedic, right? * EMT arrested after giving undercover reporter $400, forged ID to take his state certification test. (Fraud) * EMT arrested for serving marijuana-laced cookies to underage girls (Drugs; Child Neglect) * EMT arrested after exposing himself in WalMart (Pervert) * EMTs Steal $320,000 from non-profit organization (Thieves) * EMT arrested for possession of destructive device (Terrorist) * EMT arrested after drunk driving and hitting parked car * EMT arrested for punching cab driver (Assault) * EMT arrested for attempted murder of partner while on duty and the list goes on ... So, which one (or more) of these EMTs do you identify with? Doesn't matter, you're all no-good menaces and should be put down.

FPBMT - 11/18/2013 1:21 PM
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If cities are not going to ban pit bulls then the next best thing would be to put several restrictions that owners would have to abide by. If they are caught not following the rules and/or their pit bull attacks, then owners will be legally and financially responsible:                 RESTRICTIONS Mandatory spay and neutering Registering dog with police and give a picture of it Muzzle and leash dog while in public Must have an insurance policy Dog must take a training class Adopters must take an educational class and must be informed of the potential dangers if a pit bull were to attack Animal services must do a home check to make sure it is the right environment for the dog and make sure the fences are strong and high enough to keep them from breaking out. When an attack happens, pit bull advocates are quick to excuse it by saying,"It's the owner not the breed." It's true that irresponsible ownership of these dogs is part of the problem, however there has been multiple cases when family pit bulls attacked without being provoked and without warning. What makes them different and more dangerous then most other dogs is not that they attack more but the way they attack. Most dogs growl, bark, even look at you a certain way before they attack and usually don't attack to kill. Pit bulls attack without warning or provocation and usually don't show any aggression help people understand until the second they attack. And when they attack they usually don't stop until their victim is dead or someone intervenes. Unfortunately these restrictions will not stop all the attacks. But it will help people understand the  responsibility that comes with owning these dogs therefore reducing the majority of attacks and make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on illegal dog fighting.

Mayor Maynot - 11/18/2013 9:20 AM
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Dirty Sermon (aka unwashed mass) if Fox23 is part to blame then so are you.

Mayor Maynot - 11/17/2013 8:49 PM
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Firemike |~| Just like a Catsup lid go screw off. I have two pit bulls and if they like ya they'll probably find an adequate way to display it. If they don't like ya there must be a good reason (they can read any subterfuge). To just pick a breed and decide that the breed needs killing is pure ignorance. Makes you sound like a shyt bull maybe you need to be exterminated like a pest.

Tommy - 11/17/2013 4:56 PM
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There are no bad pets. The problem is bad owners.228

Unwashed Mass - 11/17/2013 12:36 PM
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This is felony animal cruelty. How long ago was it when Dobermans were the bad dogs? or German Shepherds? No one breed is inherently dangerous; bad owners can turn any dog. FOX23 shares part of the blame of this fear-mongering.

firemike922 - 11/17/2013 8:15 AM
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I'm sorry, but pits should be put down all together. All of the patients that I've seen that have been victim of a dog attack have been attacked by pit bulls. They're a menace.
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