- Oklahoma, USA -
The Oklahoma Police Department announced the arrest of two juveniles in connection with horrifying videos showing them abusing two defenseless dogs.
Before the arrest, the videos in question were sent to News 9 and the news agency published them warning viewers about the graphic content. News 9 reported that the videos “showed two boys beating, throwing and stomping on two dogs.”
In view of the fact that the perpetrators, Deer Creek Middle School students, are minors, News 9 blurred their faces and distorted their voices.
In the first video, recorded inside of a vehicle, a terrified brown dog can be seen clinging onto a white dog in the middle of the backseat with the two juveniles sitting on each side of the backseat. At one point, the teens start punching the dogs. One of the two abusers say: “Stop trying to hide over Kingston” and smashed the brown dog onto the car floor.
The terrifying video goes on to show one of the abusers “standing on the backseat and stomping on the white dog's head and repeatedly punching the yelping animal while the other boy laughed and punched the dog as well,” reports News 9.
In the second video, the white dog can be seen hiding under the driver's seat of the as one of the abusers punched him/her in the mouth.
The voiceless victims can be heard yelping and crying in pain but that meant absolutely nothing to the evil teens who kept laughing and perpetrating the heinous act!
News 9 reports that Mitzi Brogdon, director of Street Dog Rescue and Recovery, alerted them about the incident.
According to the Oklahoma Police Department’s news release, on Sunday, April 2, 2023, several metro law enforcement agencies received calls regarding a video which surfaced online and that showed “two juveniles possibly abusing dogs, and also making threats toward a metro middle school.”
Attempts to track down the juveniles were unsuccessful.
Police also said that on Monday, April 3, 2023, another video surfaced online “making a threat toward a school.”
Officers were able to locate one of the two juveniles at his home and confiscated firearms as well.
On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, following additional information gathered on the second juvenile, officers took him also into custody.
OKC Animal Welfare executed a search warrant at the home where the dogs were being kept and three dogs were removed, including the two dogs who can be seen in the video enduring the senseless and despicable abuse.
Police did not disclose in which home the voiceless victims were found nor the relation to their abusers.
The good news is that all three dogs are expected to be ok.
According to police, both juveniles will face two counts of felony Animal Cruelty.
FOX 25 reports they attempted to reach out to the abusers’ parents but they were not available for comments.
Voice For Us believes that the system needs to be changed when it comes to juveniles who commit animal cruelty crimes. Their identities should not be hidden. They do not deserve to be protected!
I have reached out to Jennifer Denney, Deer Creek Middle School Media Specialist, for comments and if I receive a response, I will post it.
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