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Duncan Man Seen Abusing Dogs, Neighbors Are Speaking Out

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DUNCAN, Okla_A Duncan man is accused of brutally abusing several dogs in his backyard, and his neighbors are furious, shocked and speaking out.

The man in question has been seen with as many as 7 dogs at once, but neighbors fear the number may have dwindled after seeing evidence of 1 dead dog, and they believe that others may have died as a result of the abuse.

The house these animals call home is in shambles. It reeks of animal feces and appears to have no electricity. Calls have been made, but neighbors have not yet seen any action taken.

Neighbor Kay Adams has been aware that something bad has been going on at her neighbor's house, but after what she saw on Monday, she can't keep looking the other way.

Adams said, "He was beating his dogs with a 4 by 8 piece of plywood. And then he got the little black dog by the collar and just spun him around and threw him."

Adams and her neighbor screamed at the man to stop, but they said he was in his own world and never even looked up. Instantly, she and her neighbors called the police, but by the time they arrived the dogs were inside, and the man wouldn't come to the door.

"You can hear him beat them dogs. And then with all of us neighbors up in arms about it, you know, it's pitiful. None of us can hardly sleep at night knowing that these animals are getting hurt, " Adams said.

The dogs have been inside since Monday's attack, and neighbors say this has been going on for over a year. They've contacted everyone from Animal Control to PETA, but nothing has been done.

The Stephens County Humane Society says they are all too aware of the problem but, "We have no jurisdiction within city limits so everything has to be done through the city of Duncan, Animal Control or the Police Department, " explained Nicole Baldwin, Stephens County Human Society Director.

Animal Control is closed on Fridays, but a city employee said they are working on the issue and recommended talking to the police department.

Sergeant Steve Biffle of the Duncan Police Department said, "Officers have been out there several times and have tried to make contact with this individual. And to no avail they haven't seen any animals outside the home or anything, but yes they have been over there several times."

The police assure the neighbors they are taking the matter seriously, and it is under investigation.

Adams said she will not rest until it comes to an end.

Adams said, "Animal abuse is terrible. It's just uncalled for. If you don't want your animals take them to the humane society or give them a chance to have a good home. They wasn't asked to be brought over there."

Adams says she and her neighbors would like to see the dogs taken from the man, and will not be happy until he is behind bars for his behavior.


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