A cat rescued from a meth bust in Catoosa tested positive for meth exposure.
Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies and the Catoosa Police Department found 30 one pot meth labs during a search of a Catoosa home on April, 15th.
Sheriff Bob Colbert says the deputies and officers served a search warrant at a home in the Rolling Hills neighborhood. He says they found 30 one pot meth labs and gas generators, firearms and other weapons, drug paraphernalia and meth.
"This was probably one of the worst labs we've seen, with the debris and the trash scattered around the house. They would just cook and throw their debris wherever," said Sheriff Colbert.
Officers arrested Terry Young and Kristi Maner at the scene. The two are in jail on complaints including manufacturing meth, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty to animals.
Deputies say they also found several cats in poor condition at the home. One cat, was in such bad condition is was taken from the city of Catoosa to a veterinarian at the Catoosa Small Animal Clinic. Sheriff Colbert said the cat had its tongue hanging out of its mouth and it was losing hair off of its body when they found it.
"He is starting to eat and drink his mouth is looking much better with the antibiotics and the anti-inflammatories," said Steve Weir, the veterinarian that is treating the cat.
Weir says the clinic sent three samples to Texas A&M to be tested on Friday. The results came back positive that the cat had been exposed to meth. Dr. Weir said the cat wasn't intentionally given the drug but the chemicals can be absorbed or inhaled.
Dr. Weir said the cat is also suffering from a mouth infection and symptoms of neglect. Dr. Weir said the cats condition is improving but he is not out of the woods just yet. "He is a sweet cat but he was scared to death when he got here," said Dr. Weir.
Many people have come forward and said they are willing to adopt the cat if it is able to recover. Tammy Murray said she saw the cats picture on the FOX23 facebook page and she immediately called Dr. Weir about adopting the animal.
"It broke my heart, he doesn't have a voice and he doesn't deserve to live like that." Murray said.
Dr. Weir said his goal is to get the cat healthy enough so that is can be adopted but, he is not convinced that will happen. "He has improved quite a bit but he is not well," said Dr. Weir.