Graphic Video Taken At Idabel Animal Shelter Sparks Outrage

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 8:23 am
By: News 9

A very disturbing video taken at an animal shelter in Oklahoma is getting plenty of attention online. It comes from the city of Idabel in McCurtain County.

It's a cell phone video showing one dog feeding off the carcass of another. For obvious reasons, we've had to edit the video and blur out the images.

The cell phone video has gone viral on the Internet and it contains disturbing footage of what one dog is doing to another in the Idabel, Oklahoma, Animal Shelter. The person who took the video claims the dogs aren't being fed enough to stay alive.

According to CBS affiliate KXII, the Idabel Police Department said it's been investigating what happened and at this point, they said it's a rare incident and no crime has been committed by anyone at the shelter.

Assistant Idabel Police Chief John Martin said the dogs are well cared for, fed and given water every day. He went on to say a lot of the allegations many are making online about the shelter and the condition of the rest of the animals are not true and unfounded.

We'll certainly keep you posted on any new developments on this story.