Chandler, Okla. (KFOR) – A man is recovering in an Oklahoma City hospital after being mauled by a pack of wild dogs on Wednesday.
“Worst thing I’ve ever seen,” Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty said. “Regarding an injury to a dog.”
The 65-year-old was walking in the morning along a stretch of rural road in Chandler when he was attacked by the Wild dogs.
“The dogs come out and take him down and go mutilate him,” Dougherty said. “Looks like he’s been there for quite a while. They had ripped off all his clothes.
The recently retired man lay on the dirt road for hours with open wounds until a passerby called 911 and reported finding a body. The man was later found alive and was airlifted to OU Health in Oklahoma City to undergo surgery.
“He received wounds all over his body, with the possible exception of his neck,” the sheriff said.
Dougherty said the wild dog pack originated from a street-sandwiched marijuana grow operation. In early March, deputies and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics shut down the cultivation of the sale of buds – the smokable part of a cannabis plant – on the “black market” and off the market. ‘State. The operation had been authorized by the state.
“I don’t know if these dogs were meant to protect growth or if they’re just mean dogs,” Dougherty said.
Two of the dogs were caught and taken to a local veterinary clinic. For the moment, it is not known if they will be slaughtered.
“Investigators will be looking to try to charge someone for some type of restitution for medical and other reasons,” the sheriff said. “If you’re going to own dogs, you have to take care of them. You must be responsible.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received calls about other wild dogs in the area. If you know where they are, call the sheriff’s office so the deputies can capture them.
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