OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) -- A puppy was tossed into a Dumpster like a bag of trash, and it was all caught on camera.
“I saw a female lady that had taken a dog by the neck, walked it across the parking lot, carrying it and chucked it into the dumpster,” said C.R. Head, the property manger at the Red Rose Apartments in northwest Oklahoma City. He was shocked when he went back to look at surveillance video from last Tuesday.
“It's very disturbing, you know. They left it there for about 10, 15 minutes, crawled back in the Dumpster, threw the dog back on the ground,” said Head.
Police were called and arrived shortly after. But since there was no dog in the Dumpster, no official report was made.
Head said he has a good idea who the woman is who threw away the puppy. Head said with the video and a shot of the lady's license plate, it should be easy for officials to take action.
News 4 showed the video to the superintendent of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare.
Jon Gary watched it and said it was absolutely a clear instance of animal cruelty.
“Definitely this is something our officers will be investigating and there is potential even felony-level cruelty. Obviously, that is a very cruel act," Gary said.
At this time the dog is believed to be in the custody of the woman seen in the video. Animal Welfare is conducting an investigation.