8 dogs, 2 deer and 2 animal carcasses found thrown in garbage bags in northern Tulsa – FOX23 News

TULSA, Oklahoma. – CAUTION: Photos and some descriptions in this story may contain images that are too graphic for some viewers.

Sasha Smith, founder of Mercy Sakes 2nd Chance Animal Rescue and Marcia Reynolds, adoption coordinator with the rescue, stumbled upon an animal dump around Yale and Apache in north Tulsa on Saturday, January 8.

Smith and Reynolds, were looking for injured dogs around 1:30 p.m. in the area, when they discovered a trash bag on the side of the road.

“You could see the head and a muzzle in the bag. There were two bags right next to it that also contained dogs, ”Smith said.

According to Smith, she remembers seeing a German Shepherd, a Rottweiler, and a Pit Bull among the K9s and without any signs of trauma.

“Bags with dead dogs and maggots, some with collars, some without,” Reynolds described. “One has just landed on a pink duvet. Some dogs were all wrapped in the same kind of double bag.

They found a total of eight dogs, two deer and two animal carcasses too decomposed to be identified.

An appeal has been made to Jamee Suarez-Howard, founder of the Oklahoma Animal Alliance. When Suarez-Howard met Smith and Reynolds on the spot, she said the stench was overwhelming.

Tulsa Animal Welfare (TAW) has been called in to collect evidence for a possible investigation.

“We don’t know how the dogs died until the bodies are examined to determine if there is visible trauma or an autopsy is performed,” said Suarez Howard. “Everyone will be scanned for microchips. “

Suarez-Howard thinks it may be some people in the community who don’t know what to do when their pet dies.

Reynolds says it’s illegal to bury a dead pet in a backyard in Tulsa, but it’s also illegal to dump your pets. If you can’t afford a cremation or community funeral at a vet’s office, Reynolds thinks you can call the city to remove the animal.

Smith says this is the third time she has found dead dogs in this area.

On June 25, 2021, Smith discovered three dead dogs in the same location.

On July 28, 2021, Smith found a large dog with several dead puppies.

“I was heartbroken and angry. I wondered if there were any pets missing. I wondered if they had frozen. The refuge is literally a street down the road, ”Smith said.

Smith, Reynolds and Suarez-Howard are hopeful that an investigation by TAW will uncover the mystery of who and why dogs continue to be dumped like garbage in this area.

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