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Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 25

Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 25
Modified: January 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm •  Published: January 25, 2013
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In brief

Tulsa

Dog's injuries

bring arrest

A former Tulsa pit bull terrier rescuer was arrested Tuesday after a dog in his care had to be euthanized for injuries apparently suffered during a dogfight. 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 registered with Tulsa County authorities as a caretaker for rescue dogs, but his registration expired in June, Deputy David Long said. When sheriff's deputies investigated his expired registration, they discovered 26 pit bull terriers in his care, one of which had injuries that required euthanasia, Long said. Tulsa County residents can own up to five dogs without special authorization, Long said. Wright was allowed to keep five dogs; the rest were placed with rescue groups.

AMANDA BLAND,

TULSA WORLD

Oklahoma City

Gardening

Class set

Oklahoma County Master Gardeners will present a workshop on starting a community garden from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Oklahoma County Extension Center, 930 N Portland Ave. The workshop is free, but participants are asked to reserve a seat, as space is limited. Call 713-1125 or register online at okstate.edu/extension/Oklahoma by following the “Contact Us” link.

FROM STAFF REPORTS