Dog Critically Injured After Being Thrown Off Bridge In OKC


Thursday, December 6th 2012, 11:03 am
By: News 9


A German Shepherd was critically injured after he was thrown off a bridge in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Authorities are now looking for the person who is responsible for the crime.

According to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, the dog was thrown from a bridge on S.E. 59th Street down to Interstate 40.

The dog was identified through a tag on his collar as "Rookie." Deputies say he is in critical condition with several injuries, including an open fracture on his rear left leg.

The pup is also suffering from internal bleeding, authorities said.

Rookie was transported to the Deer Creek Animal Hospital in Harrah where he is being treated for his injuries. Authorities have not released any suspect information at this time.

The Humane Society of the United States will cover all veterinary care costs for "Rookie," and is offering a $2,500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this crime, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office at (405)-869-2501.