Tulsa Humane Society still needs help with rescued dogs
|Updated: 9/17/2013 10:34 am
||Published: 9/11/2013 9:55 pm
Tulsa Animal Control crews made a second trip to a north Tulsa home in three days.
FOX23's cameras followed as animal control removed 25 dogs. On Wednesday, animal control found even more.
Neighbors complained about the noise and filth for years.
"I have some that I've had for 10 and 12 years," said the homeowner. "How can you do that? How can you say those have to go? I can't, no."
The homeowner refused to show her face, or share her name.
"When I lost my husband, it just snowballed. That was my world my husband was my world," said the homeowner.
Finally, neighbors got a bit of a break from the noise, but the smell lingered.
"Yeah, it was nasty," said Evan Fadem, with Tulsa Human Society.
At the time, only the homeowner knew just how bad it was. However, two days later there were more complaints on the same house.
"Now we have 60 Chihuahuas, 60," said Fadem.
The collection rivaled the Tulsa Humane Society's lineup. Crews found enough to turn the biggest animal lover's stomach.
"Oh my God, the smell was indescribable," said Fadem. "It smelled like chicken that had been sitting in the trash can rotting."
Fadem said animal control thought the woman only had six or seven dogs left inside. Crews allowed the homeowner to bring out the dogs, because of the stench.
"It just built because they give me more love than my son. My son doesn't give me any love," said homeowner.
These dogs are in good health, but many had never been bathed. Some are fighting fleas.
For now, crews are almost certain they won't be back anytime soon.
The Humane Society said many of the dogs are already up for adoption.
Animal control said the homeowner signed over the dogs, so she won't face charges.
The Humane Society said they have seen an outpouring of support from the community.
Metro Builders donated a new top of the line industrial washing machine. Someone anonymously donated $800 of Frontline, flea and tick treatment and Orchid Paper in Pryor donated 9 boxes of paper towels.
Officials said they also had dozens of supporters bring in rawhides, bath towels, treats, collars and many other fantastic items that helped our new babies feel at home.
They said expenses will continue with all of the spay and neuter surgeries, additional medical care and other supplies we need to continue to care for the Chihuahuas and the other animals currently in our adoption center.
They also said five of Chihuahuas were very pregnant and they have already had a litter of five puppies, so the care and the expenses will be ongoing until they are ready to go home.
They said their medical bills will increase as they continue to make sure these precious Chihuahuas are ready to go home.
Donations can be made at www.TulsaPets.com or at the Adoption Center.
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