Man arrested for breaking dog out of pound

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One man's battle over his dog landed him in jail. The dog's owner threatened to kill police if they took his dog to the pound, but after repeated complaints from neighbors, police say they were forced to get the dog off the streets. Full Story
Brian

Raleigh, NC

#203 Oct 27, 2010
person wrote:
<quoted text>
they didnt kill the dog because they wanted to teach the guy a lesson. they killed it because its policy to do so if a dog is running the streets for 3 days. who knows if it got any diseases while out there. I, personally, think that its really sad that the dog had to be euthinized because i LOVE animals. But they didnt do it to get back at him, they can get into trouble if they did it for that reason.
Trouble?!?!? I guess the light that they showed their small town in to the rest of the WORLD is a good thing!! Their actions speak louder than their words. This really makes me want to visit that town!!
Brian

Raleigh, NC

#204 Oct 27, 2010
Ron Helton wrote:
Folks I am not an attorney. But if the article is as stated. Follow me on this for one minute.
1. Mr. Fry busted Buddy Tough (his dog and companion) out of the city pound,
said dog was in the possession of Mr. Fry.
2. Mr. Fry was arrested by Officer Chancellor.
3. Buddy Tough has now been abandoned by Mr. Fry due to his arrest.
4. Buddy Tough was taken back to the pound.
The second incarceration would appear to be mute in reference to the third incarceration
of Buddy Tough, considering that we are now dealing with an entirely new case of the
arrest of a man (Mr. Fry), who now has in his possession a dog that he has broken out
of the dog pound. The dog at this point is no longer in the possession of the dog pound and
must therefore be re-incarcerated since Mr. Fry will now have to abandon the dog due to his
own arrest.
The following applies to abandoned dogs:
Oklahoma Statutes
Title 4
511. Definitions
As used in this act:[FN1]
1. "Abandon" includes leaving an animal without making reasonable arrangements for assumption of custody by another person; and
2. "Neglect" means unreasonable deprivation of necessary food, care, or shelter.
CREDIT(S)
Laws 2007, c. 116, 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.
512. Seizure of abandoned or neglected animals--Divestment of ownership
A. If a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that an animal has been abandoned or neglected in violation of Sections 1685 or 1692 through 1700 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma
Statutes, the officer may apply in a court of competent jurisdiction for a warrant to seize the animal. Upon a showing of probable cause, the court shall issue a warrant and set a hearing
within ten (10) calendar days of the date of issuance to determine if a violation of such statutes has occurred. Upon execution of the warrant, the animal shall be impounded and the owner
of the animal shall receive written notice of the time and place of a hearing to determine whether the owner's right to ownership of the animal shall be terminated.
B. If the court finds that the owner of the animal has not abandoned or neglected the animal, the court shall order the animal returned to the owner.
C. If the court finds that the owner of the animal has abandoned or neglected the animal, the owner shall be divested of ownership of the animal, and the court shall order:
1. The ownership of the animal be transferred to a nonprofit animal shelter, pound or society for the protection of animals so that the animal may be sold or adopted; or
2. The animal be humanely destroyed if the court determines that the best interests of the animal or that the public health and safety would be served by doing so.
D. If the court finds that the owner of the animal has abandoned or neglected the animal, the court shall order the owner to pay all court costs, any reasonable costs incurred for housing
and caring for the animal during impoundment, and any reasonable costs incurred for humanely destroying the animal if ordered by the court.
CREDIT(S)
Laws 2007, c. 116, 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2007
If this is found to be true in a court of law, then the City of Hydro has just circumvented the judicial process and destroyed Buddy Tough without due process.
I guess the police in Hydro just do what ever they want no matter what the law says!! I smell a lawsuit!!!
Pam

Oklahoma City, OK

#205 Oct 27, 2010
I know for a fact, there were many complaints. This wasn't some cute little poodle. It was a pain in the ass poodle then nobody could get close to. We have our own dogs to worry about and this dog was making our lifes miserable. If he cared so much about this dog, he would have kept better care of it.
Mrs Altman wrote:
I just wondered what kind of complaints were made aganist the dog from the neighbors?
Seems kind of harsh that the city put the dog down while the man was in jail.
What kind of country do we live in that would put an old man through that kind of pain?
Disgusting and absolutely horrible... I don't even have words to describe what I feel...
jen

Oklahoma City, OK

#206 Oct 27, 2010
Oh, that's a smart comment, kill people. The owner wouldn't pay the fine, that's why he broke in. His dog was picked up multiple times and he was told the fines raise each time. He didn't want to pay the money to get out. If he cared so much, he would have kept the dog locked up.
California Native wrote:
City officials should be euthanized! are you kidding me? this poor dog was not the problem but the owner not being responsible for keeping his dogs in the yard, but as humans some of us are idiots and think that getting rid of the dog with make it all better. get a life "city officials" since there was a pending case involved with the owner, the dog should have been kept in a separate area and if fees for holding the dog were a problem for them, then they should make the owner pay for them. besides city officials get paid way to much anyways.
Dear Angry

Oklahoma City, OK

#207 Oct 27, 2010
I agree pets are like family, but you won't find my dogs roaming the streets. This wasn't the first time the poodle was picked up. And obviously this was man was far beyond sane before any of this happened
Angry wrote:
What a horrible ending. His dog was probably the only thing he had that kept him sane. Pets are like family and to euthanize the dog just because the man loved his dog dearly and didn't want it to die?
This is a horrible story!
Michelle

Oklahoma City, OK

#208 Oct 27, 2010
I am really surprised at all the outrage shown about euthanizing this dog. The Hydro officials and the owner had conversations about letting his dog roam the streets. The owner knew the rules but yet his dog was still out running around. He just didn't want to pay the fee to get him out. Yeah, he really cared about his dog, so much so, he let him run all over the place. How about all you Hydro haters go out and adopt some dogs or cats from the shelters because they are also being killed everyday.

Since: Sep 09

I walk among the losers now

#209 Oct 27, 2010
Darvon wrote:
The cops knew he was in jail.
I think they should have made an exception here.
But then city police is city policy.
Killing dogs after they have been in the pound three days should be extended to seven days.
Three days just doesn't seem long enough.
I agree. Where I was raised it's 30 days and that is only if its a mean or sick dog. Just be glad the police don't treat people in jail the same way. 3 days locked up then we kill you!!!

Since: Sep 09

I walk among the losers now

#210 Oct 27, 2010
Parick wrote:
What a great community to live in. Let's kill a 73 year old man's dog. OK he was wrong to bust the mutt out of the pound..his time on this earth was limited and his buddy was his canine companion. So the Town Fathers in their infinite wisdom, put the old man in jail and KILL his dog. Fire them all! Where is this country's compassion? Remind me to by-pass your town next time I'm ion Oklahoma.
Your more than welcome to go to their town, just don't take your dog.
no excuse

Hendersonville, TN

#211 Oct 27, 2010
I am just wondering what their response is to real crime. It is easy to push around an elderly person with limited resources. It is also easy to kill a little dog. How quick are they to go after someone that will give them trouble. In my opinion a person that can harm a defenseless dog would have no problem hurting a child.
Ron Helton

Prague, OK

#212 Oct 28, 2010
Michelle wrote:
I am really surprised at all the outrage shown about euthanizing this dog. The Hydro officials and the owner had conversations about letting his dog roam the streets. The owner knew the rules but yet his dog was still out running around. He just didn't want to pay the fee to get him out. Yeah, he really cared about his dog, so much so, he let him run all over the place. How about all you Hydro haters go out and adopt some dogs or cats from the shelters because they are also being killed everyday.
I am a little confused by your comment. Below your name says Kansas, and I am about 70 miles east of Hydro. But just going by the video of the pound on the local news. Well, the pens were empty. Which either means they city kills the animals as soon as they pick them up. Or the loose dog problem has been overstated.
watching

Carnegie, OK

#213 Oct 28, 2010
Jen, Pam and Michelle sound like the same person. Was it your family that had the Dog KILLED???????

“Love your pets!”

Since: Oct 10

West Virginia

#214 Oct 28, 2010
Ron Helton wrote:
Folks I am not an attorney. But if the article is as stated. Follow me on this for one minute.
1. Mr. Fry busted Buddy Tough (his dog and companion) out of the city pound,
said dog was in the possession of Mr. Fry.
2. Mr. Fry was arrested by Officer Chancellor.
3. Buddy Tough has now been abandoned by Mr. Fry due to his arrest.
4. Buddy Tough was taken back to the pound.
The second incarceration would appear to be mute in reference to the third incarceration
of Buddy Tough, considering that we are now dealing with an entirely new case of the
arrest of a man (Mr. Fry), who now has in his possession a dog that he has broken out
of the dog pound. The dog at this point is no longer in the possession of the dog pound and
must therefore be re-incarcerated since Mr. Fry will now have to abandon the dog due to his
own arrest.
The following applies to abandoned dogs:
Oklahoma Statutes
Title 4
511. Definitions
As used in this act:[FN1]
1. "Abandon" includes leaving an animal without making reasonable arrangements for assumption of custody by another person; and
2. "Neglect" means unreasonable deprivation of necessary food, care, or shelter.
CREDIT(S)
Laws 2007, c. 116, 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.
512. Seizure of abandoned or neglected animals--Divestment of ownership
A. If a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that an animal has been abandoned or neglected in violation of Sections 1685 or 1692 through 1700 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma
Statutes, the officer may apply in a court of competent jurisdiction for a warrant to seize the animal. Upon a showing of probable cause, the court shall issue a warrant and set a hearing
within ten (10) calendar days of the date of issuance to determine if a violation of such statutes has occurred. Upon execution of the warrant, the animal shall be impounded and the owner
of the animal shall receive written notice of the time and place of a hearing to determine whether the owner's right to ownership of the animal shall be terminated.
B. If the court finds that the owner of the animal has not abandoned or neglected the animal, the court shall order the animal returned to the owner.
C. If the court finds that the owner of the animal has abandoned or neglected the animal, the owner shall be divested of ownership of the animal, and the court shall order:
1. The ownership of the animal be transferred to a nonprofit animal shelter, pound or society for the protection of animals so that the animal may be sold or adopted; or
2. The animal be humanely destroyed if the court determines that the best interests of the animal or that the public health and safety would be served by doing so.
D. If the court finds that the owner of the animal has abandoned or neglected the animal, the court shall order the owner to pay all court costs, any reasonable costs incurred for housing
and caring for the animal during impoundment, and any reasonable costs incurred for humanely destroying the animal if ordered by the court.
CREDIT(S)
Laws 2007, c. 116, 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2007
If this is found to be true in a court of law, then the City of Hydro has just circumvented the judicial process and destroyed Buddy Tough without due process.
Yes and we all know the law is on our side. We all know the government is there for us...We didnt say this was illegal..it was just heartless.
Doc

Oklahoma City, OK

#215 Oct 29, 2010
Now that these idiots wearing a badge gassed this mans dog by putting it in a box with a hose hooked to the exhaust of a cop car, they are trying to make the owner look like he is a nut job. They do this to try and justify their stupid, thoughtless, insensitive, un-just, uncaring, act of killing this 73 year old's dog. Maybe he might of had a little more respect for these idiot cops if they had just saved his dog for him ! They could have easily saved this guys dog. What a crew of heartless punks. There is no justification for their actions. Its no wonder this 73 year old guy has no respect for these stupid ass cops, I certainly don't ethier , and I am angry about this.
DISGUSTING

Bally, PA

#216 Oct 29, 2010
The City Clerk's office of Hydro said they had "mixed feelings about this when I just called and asked them about it....So apparently this is actually the type of regime that is in power in HYDRO, Oklahoma...Personally, I know I will NOT be buying ANYTHING manufactured or shipped from HYDRO Oklahoma and I will CERTAINLY NEVER visit this town or spend my money there. The reality is that they violated the civil rights of the man involved since they knew he was incapacitated and unable to retrieve the dog from the pound because THEY incarcerated him. Perhaps the FBI should investigate and prosecute the people who violated his civil right.
Furious

Oklahoma City, OK

#217 Oct 29, 2010
That was flat out cruel and spiteful for the police to euthanize that poor little dog. Shame on you, Hydro! I would be embarrassed to say I lived in a backwards town like that. They took advantage of him being in jail and killed his dog out of spite for his actions. Someone needs to report them to PETA or the ASPCA. They didn't even give the dog a chance to be adopted. What kind of backwater policy is that? And it was downright COWARDLY for them to try to place blame on the dog's owner. Did you hear me, Hydro? COWARDLY!
Geraldine

Chickasha, OK

#218 Oct 29, 2010
No one is above the law and threatening police was way out of line. However, small dogs like this one are more easilly adopted and it should not have been euthanized. Regardless of policy, pounds typically keep dogs as long as they have room and feed for them. Euthanizing his dog sure looks like they were trying to get back at Fry.
yeah right

Hendersonville, TN

#219 Oct 30, 2010
Geraldine wrote:
No one is above the law and threatening police was way out of line. However, small dogs like this one are more easilly adopted and it should not have been euthanized. Regardless of policy, pounds typically keep dogs as long as they have room and feed for them. Euthanizing his dog sure looks like they were trying to get back at Fry.
That exactly what they were doing. Teaching the old man a lesson. Showing him that they were in control. America is going downhill more and more everyday.

“Love your pets!”

Since: Oct 10

West Virginia

#220 Oct 30, 2010
Well they showed him the awesome power they have of killing a tiny,helpless poodle that probley loves its owner till death..literally.Im getting more sick of this world everyday!
Judge Not

Edmond, OK

#221 Nov 1, 2010
smite wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly. Where was this mans Family? Why didnt someone from the family retrieve the dog they knew he cared so much about? His daughter and other family wrote on the boards here and stated they knew he had problems. Why was a man that was mentally ill left alone? I would not do that to any of my family members and recently drove a long way to help a family member with dementia and had him committed. I would be concerned about his or others safety. That man was not taking care of anything but his tractor and I bet that needed service too. All this tells me is that this man was as uncared for by his family, as his dog was cared for by him. You want the city and police to solve issues that the family of this man should have taken care of on their own. Then have the gall to complain they did not treat a violent and mentally ill person right or the situation was not handled right. wheres the outrage at the family for leaving a mentally ill person to fend for himself. aw poor dog. I say Help the old man find a appropriate place to hang his hat and that is a nursing home. They bring well cared for animals to see the patients and make friends with.
Yo "Smite from Texas" You apparently had a run in with this old man or something that you pretend to know so much about him?!? Since you are so knowledgable about institutionalizing individuals you should totally assist this family who has been trying to seek help for this man for years. Your recent drive to commit your dementia laden relative was obviously not in the good ole' State of Oklahoma where they virtually have NO help for the mentally ill. THAT should be the headline here. Pretty easy to cast the first stone.....
Judge Not

Edmond, OK

#222 Nov 1, 2010
Kristina Kelley wrote:
So , they kept the older man in jail for three days . It just so happens that Hydro pound kills dogs after three days of holding ??!! What a Joke , someone was trying to make a statement to this man .. I wonder if they even did a mental evaluation on this poor man ...
Nope. Family requested it, no help.

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