|Updated: 1/21 5:24 pm
||Published: 1/21 5:15 pm
Last month, FOX23 reported about four pit bulls dumped on the side of the road in north Tulsa.
Since then, more dogs have been found dead in that area, and now some wonder if they were a part of a dog fighting ring.
Right now it's too early to tell if the dogs found recently were fighting dogs, but FOX23 found out from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office that some of the dogs found in December showed signs of being abused.
On Tuesday afternoon, FOX23 was there as Tulsa County crews drove down North Yale Avenue near 56th Street North picking up the remains of dead dogs.
Animal advocacy groups say over the past few months that the location has become a dumping ground for unwanted animals.
"Dogs are being dumped down there. And my message to people, and I'm very passionate about this, don't dump your domesticated dog out in the country. Take it to the city shelter," said Lori Hill with the Oklahoma Animal Alliance.
Hill said since four dead pit bulls were found dumped last month, people became vigilant and have been looking for abandoned animals at that location.
One abandoned pit bull was found Monday.
"She looks like she's just had babies. They've probably have sold the babies and couldn't sell her so they had no use for her and dumped her," said Hill.
Some animal advocates fear these animals were a part of a dog fighting ring. The sheriff's office says some of the dogs might be, and they are still investigating, but they warn people not to jump to conclusions.
"Some of these groups get out there and they are looking at these dogs. They are making these phone calls and making these insinuations that they are involved in dog fighting because they are torn apart. Well those animals weren't placed there like that. We know that for a fact," said Maj. Shannon Clark with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.
Regardless of whether or not these dogs are abused, it is a crime to abandon or dump your animal.