A Pit Bull Tried To Bite A Pet Bird, So The Owner Beat The Dog With A Mallet: Report

Source: Tulsa police; MEGA

May 13 2022, Published 11:07 a.m. ET

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A man beat a pit bull with a mallet after the dog tried to bite a pet bird, police said.

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Around 5 p.m. on May 11, police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, responded to a home for a report of animal cruelty. A witness called 911 to say he saw a neighbor beating a pit bull with a mallet.

Officers saw the dog in a backyard, according to Tulsa police. When they called for the pup, the dog started to walk toward them with a severe limp.

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Police spoke to the dog’s owner, Alberto Esparza, and he admitted to hitting the pit bull after the dog tried to bite a pet bird, according to Tulsa police. Esparza told offices he followed the dog outside and hit the animal with the mallet.

The dog was taken to a vet and had a dislocated leg from the attack, police said.

Esparza was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals. He was released from jail after posting bond.


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