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Dog parent, Melony Patton and the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma need your help! On Saturday, the lifeless body of Melony Patten’s beautiful dog, a black lab named Jetta, was found lying on the side of the road in the Rogers County town of Winganon. A $4,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whomever killed this sweet family dog.
Oklahoma’s News9 reported that the Pattons thought their dog was outside. But, when they called for her, she didn’t return. Searching for the dog, Melony Patton’s brother found Jetta’s body about a mile from home, on the side of the road. Jetta had just given birth to nine puppies just a few weeks earlier.
Rogers County Sheriffs say the dog was shot and dragged behind a car after her rear legs were bound with steel baling wire.
“Someone took her back legs and wired them together and drug her a mile away from her home,” Melony Patton told News9. “We don’t know if she was shot first or she was still alive when this happened.” Patton reports that Jetta’s nine puppies are doing well. But, they are desperate to find the person responsible for killing their beloved family pet.
“We’ve had Jetta since she was about 8 weeks old. My daughter got her for her third birthday, so she was about a year and a half old. She was a very friendly dog; she’d lick you to death before anything,” Melony said.
If you have any concrete information about this crime, call Rogers County Sheriff’s Office at 918-341-3620 or 911.