A Tulsa family says teens injured their dog with fireworks
|Updated: 6/24 8:16 am
||Published: 6/21 8:50 pm
A Tulsa family is upset over a run in with two teens and fireworks. The family says the teens took aim at their pet on purpose.
Christi Tilson has only had her dog, Suede, for a year. She says he's very loving, and is brokenhearted that someone would intentionally hurt him.
"The neighbors told me that the boys on the side of the house were throwing fireworks at him," said Tilson.
Suede was in their yard behind the fence at the time. Around 6 p.m. Thursday, Tilson went to let Suede inside and was shocked to see he was burned and scratched on the face.
"He was trying to come through the front door because he was scared," Tilson said.
Tilson raced her pet to the vet where they washed out his eyes and give him antibiotics.
"I've just heard of cases where stuff happens where they torture animals and then it happens to people," she said.
Police came out to investigate but say they were not told of the dog's injuries at the time, and were responding about the fireworks call. During that time - time, officers were called away to a riot.
When FOX23 contacted Tulsa police with Tilson's concerns, officers immediately came out.
They say they were alarmed to see the damage done to the dog and were not informed about it from the owner when they took the original report.
Police say they take reports of animal cruelty extremely seriously and had they known about the dog's injuries, they would have issued a citation then.
As officers continue to investigate, one or both teens could face a felony animal cruelty charge.
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