A disturbing discovery in north Tulsa as deputies found multiple dogs dumped in a ditch. A driver who passes North Yale near 56th Street said this is not the first time he's seen dogs dumped in the area.
Some said at least a week had passed. Hundreds traveled on North Yale, through the rain and snow, but few felt they had reason to stop. Will Pilant did.
"He just acted like he was drunk and just fell," said Pilant.
He saw something moving in the ditch. Will looked closer and saw a mauled pit bull struggling to stay alive.
"I found him last night and tried to do the best I could," said Pilant.
He took the dog home and fed him what would be his last meal. Infection had set in, so a vet had to put him down.
"He tried to stand up and he'd just fall back over," said Pilant.
Pilant got a pit bull rescue group involved.
"This is sick, this is cruel," said Chay Gibson.
Pilant told Gibson what he saw.
"I think someone said there were two more down there at the stoplight," said Gibson.
Deputies found at least four dogs dumped in a ditch. Deputies told FOX23 they don't know how any of this happened.
Pilant felt compelled to look toward the ditch, because for the last 15 months just about every day on his way to work, he said he's seen multiple dogs thrown in this ditch: some wandering, some dead, others near death.
"I actually have one at the house now that I found six months ago out here, lying next to another dog," said Pilant.
Deputies believe a closer look could uncover more.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating.