Friday, December 5, 2008

3 Dogs Dead in Kay County Neglect Case

In addition to the 96 dogs found outside a man's home in Kay County, Oklahoma, ten puppies were found in a crate inside the home.

According to Undersheriff Steve Kelley, the puppies were in worse condition than the dogs found outside.

One of those puppies died on the way to the vet. Thursday, two of the dogs outside were put down because of serious infection.

The undersheriff did not say when or if more dogs will be euthanized. Kelley is working with the Oklahoma Humane Society to set up a forfeiture hearing.

The dog's owner still has rights to the animals, the county wants those rights taken away. A forfeiture hearing would take place in the next seven to ten days.

The owner of the dogs is being held in an Oklahoma county jail on animal cruelty charges.

Bond is set at $250,000. His first court appearance is set for December 17th. In Oklahoma animal cruelty is a felony and each count carries up to five years in prison.

In Kansas, animal cruelty is only a felony if the abuse can be proven intentional.


If you would like to help feed and shelter the pit bulls contact:

Kay County Sheriff
Care of: Undersheriff Steve Kelley
Attn: Pit Bull Fund
110 South Maple
Newkirk, Oklahoma 74647

1 comment:

Oklahoma Humane Society said...

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