More than 90 pit bulls involved in the recent animal neglect case are now in the custody of the Oklahoma Animal Alliance, the Kay County Sheriff's Department announced Tuesday morning.
The Oklahoma Animal Alliance, a Tulsa non-profit organization, will then transfer the animals to "Bad Rap," a California based Pit Bull Terrier Group that will examine the dogs later this week.
According to Ruth Steinberger, State Outreach Coordinator of the Oklahoma Animal Alliance, some of the animals will be transported to California for rehabilitation and possible adoption at a later date. Steinberger said the remainder of the pit bulls will be euthanized based on the recommendation of "Bad Rap" experts.
As for the number of dogs that might be euthanized, Steinberger said Tuesday, "There is no way to know at this point."
Eight pups were not turned over to the Oklahoma Animal Alliance and remain in the custody of Kay County.
According to Kay County Undersheriff Steve Kelley, the pups will be available for adoption in the near future. Kelley said a list of area residents asking to adopt the pups has been compiled from requests over the past two weeks. The undersheriff said those wishing to adopt will have their background screened before the county will agree to the adoption.