Woman arrested for kicking puppy, Tulsa police say

TULSA, Okla. — A woman was arrested for animal abuse after police say she kicked and dragged a puppy in her care on New Year’s Eve.

Police were called to 8th and Sheridan after witnesses saw a woman, who was identified as Sarah Powell, kicking a puppy, police said.

When the witnesses tried to stop Powell from harming the puppy, Powell threatened them, police said.

When an officer arrived to intervene, she tossed the puppy to him and walked off trying to leave but was later arrested, police said.

ANIMAL CRUELTY ARREST -- Woman arrested for abusing a puppy, then throwing the dog at an officer. On 12/31/2021 around...

Posted by Tulsa Police Department on Monday, January 3, 2022

Police said the puppy suffered minor injuries including scrapes and abrasions on its feet and abdomen.

The puppy was placed with the City of Tulsa Animal Shelter for treatment and care. The witnesses said they were interested in adopting the puppy.

Powell was arrested for cruelty to an animal, threats of violence, and resisting officers.