Thursday, June 12, 2008
Oklahoma man hanged dog from tree.
Apparently this Man do no have a compassion for Humanity. that's ashamed, sad, wrong and Inhumane. Let's bring this man to Justice.
The Broken Arrow man faces a felony charge of animal cruelty.
A Tulsa County man faces an animal cruelty charge alleging that he hanged a neighbor's dog from a tree when it wandered onto his property.
The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office filed the felony charge Monday against George Henry Roberts, 59, who lives in a wooded area in the 13100 block of South 125th East Avenue in Broken Arrow.
Roberts is alleged to have hanged the dog, which belonged to neighbor Leah Owings and her family, on May 24.
"Neighbors were driving by and saw him string up a black Labrador mix," Assistant District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said.
The neighbors then called the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, and deputies soon arrived at Roberts' house.
"When deputies pulled up, the dog was still hanging," Kunzweiler said.
Owings said her family had adopted the dog, named George, after he strayed into the neighborhood in recent months.
"We fed him every day and gave him baths. He just loved it," she said.
Owings said the dog was tame and showed no signs of harming anyone
He was so incredibly passive and was so laid back," she said " He would lie there like a rug".
Owings did not know until Saturday that her dog had been killed.
The family, which lives on 126th East Avenue about 100 yards from Roberts' house, was on vacation and did not return until Memorial Day — two days after the dog reportedly was killed.
For the next two weeks, family members looked around the neighborhood and contacted animal shelters in a futile search for George.
Then deputies interviewed the Owingses in their attempts to find out who had owned the dog.
Owings was devastated that someone would kill her dog.
"I just cried. It made me sick," she said.
Neighbors who told deputies that they'd witnessed Roberts hang the dog also said he had threatened to kill their pets if they ever wandered onto his property, Deputy David Long said.
"He's basically an animal hater," Long said.
A man who answered the telephone at Roberts' home Tuesday evening would not comment.
Deputies are in the process of obtaining a warrant to search Roberts' property, where they believe the dog's remains have been buried, Long said.
An arrest is expected to be made this week.