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Case reopened on Simpson; detectives trying to find answers on injured dogs

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The Logan County Sheriff’s Office has reopened the case on Simpson and another possible dog that was found with severe injuries in southern Logan County.

Veterinarians were not able to determine a cause of the injuries, and further stated that Simpson did not have the associated injuries to paws, legs, and face that most animals that are drug have.

Veterinarians were not able to determine a cause of the injuries, and further stated that Simpson did not have the associated injuries to paws, legs, and face that most animals that are drug have.

Many recall earlier this month of a dog (Simpson) reportedly being dragged from behind a vehicle causing injuries to his back near the intersection of Western and Simpson.

However, investigators could not positively claim Simpson was indeed dragged, along with a female dog that has not been located to date.

The case was closed the case three days later on July 4.

Related story: Investigation closed: No evidence to confirm dog was dragged behind vehicle

Now, the Sheriff’s Office has again taken on the case.

A veterinarian told a detective he believed, “the lesions on Simpson’s back were consistent with erosive dermatitis caused by thermal or caustic burn.”

When asked “how the wounds could have been caused,” the reply was either poured (most likely) or the animal walked under something.  However, it could not be determined if it was caused on purpose.

“We are going to attempt to try to find an owner of the animals and then determine whether or not this was an accident or if it was done on purpose,” Lt. Tom Kutay said.

Kutay says it has been determined as of now that no dragging incident took place to injure Simpson, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or the alleged female dog.

Witnesses reported a blue or purple Jeep was driving around had approached them asking if anyone had seen their dogs fitting the description of the two animals with injuries. Kutay says that individual in the Jeep is not a suspect at this time, but is being thought in questioning of whether these animals are in fact his and then how these injuries might have occurred.

Simpson was treated at Stoneridge Animal Hospital in Edmond turned over to Free to Live. Days later, he was taken to Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Stillwater.

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