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Status: Current
Originally Posted: 28 March 2009

Dog Dragged to Death Behind a Bicycle

From Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)

Contact Assistant District Attorney Brad Noland, encouraging him to seek the maximum penalty upon conviction for Antonio Ray, who allegedly dragged a pit bull behind his bicycle for four-tenths of a mile down Admore OK city streets.

On or before March 30:

Sign the online petition here

And/or better yet, send a fax to:

Brad Noland, Assistant District Attorney
20th Judicial District
#20 B Street SW, Second Floor
Ardmore, OK 73401
Fax: 580-221-5504


On March 17, Antonio Ray, 37, allegedly dragged a pit bull from his bicycle through the Ardmore, Oklahoma city streets. Many witnesses called police, and one took a picture of the incident using his cell phone. A witness described the horrifying scene, “[The dog’s] arms were behind it, its chest was on the ground and there were streaks of blood. And we went back afterwards and measured it, four-tenths of a mile he dragged this dog. The pads of its feet were gone and it was laying in a pool of blood." Authorities took the tortured dog to a nearby animal shelter, but he died before he could be treated.

Police arrested Ray and charged him with animal cruelty. A police press release details the incident. Court records show Ray has a history of domestic abuse, drug offenses, weapons offenses and DUI.

Locals may support the prosecution by attending court proceedings. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 31, 2009 at 9 a.m. with Judge Tate. Always contact the Court to confirm court dates as they are subject to change. To check the status of a court date, call:

Carter County Court House
#20 B Street SW Suite 304, Third Floor
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Phone: 580-223-4750
Case #CF-09-00130

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