Animal abuse charges filed against woman who claims to run rescue

BRISTOW, Okla. — Animal abuse charges have been filed against a woman who claims to run an animal rescue in Bristow. Other animal rescue owners are calling the allegations a disturbing case of animal abuse.

On Facebook, Tanya Dee Stice claims to run Redoing Rescue, or another organization called Rescued Heirlooms. The pages say it is a business, but it’s not registered with the state as a business or a non-profit.

Amber Hunsucker runs A Lab for Life Rescue in Oklahoma City. She was looking for a home for Hadley, a brown lab. Hunsucker said the dog needed to be kept indoors and fed small meals. Stice offered to foster Hadley.

Hunsucker says the learned that Hadley died under Stice’s care. When Hunsucker drove to Bristow to get Hadley’s body, she says she made a dreadful discovery.

She recorded video of dismembered dogs tossed in a pile of trash on Stice’s property.

The District Attorney filed charges against Stice, including cruelty to animals, neglect, and failing to dispose a dog.

FOX23 tried to ask Stice about the charges, but she didn’t want to talk about it.

Stice pleaded not guilty. She’s due in court Nov. 19.