S. Tulsa neighbors worry about abandoned dogs

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Updated: 5/13/2013 1:47 pm Published: 5/10/2013 12:31 am

Abandoned dogs are getting help after a FOX23 News viewer contacted the newsroom.

The viewer was concerned the owner not only abandoned their South Tulsa home in the 1700 block of E. 57th Street but also left two dogs without any food or water.

In Friday, an officer with Animal Welfare posted a notice on the owners door. The director of Animal Welfare says on Saturday the owner called them and since the dogs are fine there will be no violation filed. 

FOX23 News contacted Animal Welfare about the neighbors concerns on Thursday. One neighor says who lives next to the home where the dogs were abandoned and says the dogs bark all hours of the night.

"We can't enjoy the backyard, we can't go out all close to the fence. They bark all the time and late at night," said Mrs. Lee.

The Lee's built up their fence with chicken wire so the dogs won't jump over their fence.

"It's really been a problem," said John Lee.

Families across the street are concerned for the dogs too.

"All of the neighbors are a little afraid it," said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.

FOX23 News went to the home and from the Lee's backyard you see there was not a bowl for food or water for the two dogs.

"There is no one feeding them, they are in that backyard, it's full of trash and high grass it's a junk yard," said the neighbor.

Blue tarps could be seen, metal pieces, bicycles and overgrown grass were seen in the backyard.

"The backyard is just trashed, I mean really trashed," said Lee.

A search of online property records found court records showing the owner is going through a foreclosure.

"We need someone to come and get them and take care of
them," said the neighbor.
FOX23 News call police but were told unless the dog is vicious or at large Animal Control would need to respond during normal business hours.

The director of Animal Control says they will check on the dogs and try contacting the owner. If they don't respond in 24 hours, the dogs will be removed from the home and in their custody.

"Whatever wrongs have happened they need to be righted for sure. We need the dogs out of this neighborhood. We really would," said Mr. Lee.

The director of Animal Control says since the dogs are not in immediate danger, officers will be out on Friday to check on the welfare of the animals.

FOX23 News will follow this story and bring you new information as it becomes available.

Tulsa Police report on May 4, officers were called to the home for a reported break-in. They thought the home was vacant and were unaware of the dogs.

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gettingby - 5/10/2013 7:54 PM
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So did anyone pitch some dog food to the dogs or did the neighbors tsk tsk and go to the phone.

kindagreywolf - 5/10/2013 4:23 AM
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Sure, since the news is involved Animal control will do something, Otherwise you're on your own unless the dog becomes violent. Ive been attacked by two violent dogs last year, Sorry Bloody Badges, I don't call if attacked and walk away, your just not worth it.
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