Former pit bull rescuer arrested on animal cruelty charge
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Thursday, January 24, 2013
1/24/13 at 3:45 PM
A former Tulsa pit bull rescuer was arrested Tuesday after a dog in his care had to be euthanized for injuries apparently suffered during a dog fight.
Roy A. Wright, 66, was charged with single counts of cruelty to animals and obstructing an officer Jan. 18, Tulsa County District Court records show.
Wright had previously registered with Tulsa County authorities as a caretaker for rescue dogs, but his registration expired in June, Deputy David Long said.
When the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office investigated his expired registration, they discovered 26 pit bulls in his care, one of which had injuries that required euthanasia, Long said. The injuries appeared to be inflicted by another dog.
Tulsa County residents can own up to five dogs without special authorization, Long said. Wright was allowed to keep five of the pit bulls as his personal pets and the rest were placed with rescue groups.
He was arrested at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Wright posted bail on a $5,000 bond and was released two hours later.
Roy A. Wright