Dead dogs found in north Tulsa

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Updated: 12/19/2013 8:33 am Published: 12/18/2013 10:16 pm

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.


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Darbabes - 12/20/2013 9:27 AM
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$5,000 REWARD - The Humane Society of the United States will pay you up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a dog fighter. For more details, call 1-877-TIP-HSUS.***YOUR IDENTITY WILL BE PROTECTED***

JCooper9967 - 12/20/2013 12:03 AM
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Obviously someone is running a dogfighting ring in the area. They're probably bait dogs. Some of the dogs could even be stolen pets. Facebook is full of stories about this alarming "sport". The sick people running these so-called "rings" will even get "free" puppies off of Craigslist. Unfortunately Pitt Bulls are also a general target of hatred, as well.'

headedforhome - 12/19/2013 11:03 AM
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Someone out there knows who's responsible for this.....whoever you are, you need to turn them in NOW! Can you only imagine what kind of 'thing or things' are responsible for these wicked acts.....they are the same way in life to people and they need to be locked away!

kcshouse - 12/19/2013 11:02 AM
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Law enforcement can't figure out how this could happen? Seriously? It's north Tulsa take a f'ing guess!!!! Not all but the majority of the people that live over there treat their animals like ****!!!! They think that an investigation might uncover more information? Here's a guess dog fighting???? Maybe if this freaking city/state/country would actually prosecute the POS excuses for humans that abuse animals and give them time instead of a slap on the wrist, maybe just maybe we could start fixing this problem. God help you if you are an abused animal or child in this state because the laws here sure the hell won't. Tired of this bs!!!! Freaking do something elected officials! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mayor Maynot - 12/19/2013 10:29 AM
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I finally looked at the video ;-| Will thank you for the attention that you have paid to this incident. As a pet owner (really they own me) this is heart breaking. Hopefully you have brought it to enough light that the law can't look away from it. One more time thank you friend and god guide you on the trail of good and keep you from straying from the path.

JAZZY1214 - 12/19/2013 8:33 AM
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how can people be so cruel it worries me that these monsters walk our street and do these things now its poor defenseless animals tomorrow it will be children

Mayor Maynot - 12/19/2013 5:26 AM
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That's really disturbing. I have pit mix pets and I just had to call my baby girl over here to snuggle with. Me. She's the mother of ten this season.. She is such a snuggly buggly little baby.
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