Apr 21, 2024

Police update alleged animal cruelty investigation at Kan. park

Posted Apr 21, 2024 2:00 PM
Image from Wichita Animal Action League
Image from Wichita Animal Action League

WICHITA, KS – On Friday Wichita Police Officers were following up on the report of alleged animal abuse at Sim Park, 2020 W. Murdock in Wichita.

While conducting that follow-up, officers were able to identify the individual who was captured in the video that was posted on Facebook.

That individual was extremely cooperative and explained to officers that he used that location to trim his dogs’ hair .Officers were able to confirm that no dogs and/or any animals were harmed at any time and have physically checked the individual’s animals to confirm their health and haircut.

At this time, police have not found any evidence to support the allegation that this individual was skinning dogs or harming them in any way at any time.


SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a disturbing allegation of animal cruelty that was reported on April 17, to Wichita Police and shared on social media.

The incident involves a white male subject with an animal at Sim Park, 2020 W. Murdock in Wichita and was captured on video demonstrating potential cruelty, according to Wichita Police spokesman Andrew Ford.

Upon receiving the video, the Wichita Police Department promptly initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this unsettling event. The department is urgently seeking to locate and interview the subject seen in the video to determine the nature of the incident and whether any laws have been violated.

Chief of Police Joe Sullivan reassured, "We take allegations of animal cruelty very seriously and are unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of all animals in our community. We urge anyone with information about this case to come forward to help us resolve this matter swiftly."

The Wichita Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Wichita Police Animal Control at 316-350-3360 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-4111.