• North Tulsa neighbors shaken by dog's death

    By: Ashli Lincoln

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    • North Tulsa say they heard a wailing dog in February; one said he saw his neighbor kill his dog with a dumbbell in his driveway 
    • Animal Control reopened the investigation and may present charges to the Tulsa County District Attorney 

    TULSA, Okla. - North Tulsa residents say they want justice for a dog they believe was killed by his owner. 

    James Penix says he looked out his window Feb. 21 after hearing the screams of a dog. He claims he saw his neighbor killing Gabriel with a dumbbell in the driveway. 

    Penix said he called 9-1-1, but emergency operators referred him to City of Tulsa's animal control, who allegedly said they could not find the home involved and left. 

    Penix began a petition on Change.org, calling for justice. It has more than 2,500 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon.

    Animal Control reopened the investigation, and will present possible charges to the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office. 

    An update to the petition suggests the neighbor's other dog was taken as evidence and remains in Animal Welfare custody. 

    The City of Tulsa responds to animal cruelty reports Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and forwards such calls to Tulsa Police after hours.  


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