Description: Outrage spreads across Oklahoma as video shows pit bull eating dead dog inside Idabel shelter.
There's outrage over a video showing a pit bull eating a dead dog inside an Oklahoma animal shelter.
After a flood of emails into our newsroom over the last 24-hours, 2NEWS is trying to find out what's going on.
The video seen above is blurred for content but still has some graphic images.
Abe Thomas captured the appalling seconds on his cell phone at the Idabel Animal Shelter Tuesday. He says he went to look for a dog and stumbled upon a gray pit bull eating a medium sized mutt inside the kennel.
The Idabel mayor calls this a "gross misunderstanding." She claims the dog died of natural causes and this must have happened in a few short hours.
The mayor alleges Animal Control Officer Cecil Richards fed the dogs Tuesday morning then came back after lunch to find the scene along with Thomas. Thomas even went back a few hours later and adopted the pit bull; however he said he doesn't want to be the permanent owner.