Holiday Puppy Mill Rescue
Central Oklahoma– Friday, December 16, 2011, the Tulsa SPCA in cooperation with The Central Oklahoma Humane Society rescued 64 small breed dogs. The Tulsa SPCA brought back 34 small dogs; plus a Chihuahua nursing 6 puppies.
A breeder located in central Oklahoma had been cited for several infractions during a visit by inspectors from the newly created Office of Commercial Pet Breeders. Since this is an ongoing investigation, the location will not be disclosed at this time. The office is operating to enforce the recent legislation to provide oversight statewide for humane conditions in puppy breeding facilities. Anyone
with eleven or more breeding females must meet certain requirements and obtain a Commercial Breeders license. This current breeder had obtained a number of dogs from another breeder six months previously but was overwhelmed by the care of so many animals and elected to close doors. The Central Oklahoma
Humane Society was contacted by the breeder about taking in the pets. In turn the Tulsa SPCA was asked for assistance as the Central Oklahoma Humane Society was unable to accommodate more than 27 of the dogs. Alternatives included sending the animals to an auction and unknown fate or euthanizing
them, but the Tulsa SPCA chose to step in and help give
these voiceless animals a second chance at a brighter future.
The Tulsa SPCA took in many small breed pets including
Pomeranians, Dachshunds,Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers, Malteses and Shih Tzus. A preliminary check of the pets revealed the need for assessment of health issues and a thorough diagnosis by our contracted Veterinarian, Agnielis Feliciano. Some have hernias, poor eating habits, and one was diagnosed with Cherry Eye and
an eye ulcer. They will receive the medical treatments needed and be altered before they are ready for adoption. Dazzle Dog has agreed to help us groom them so we can further exam them for skin conditions once the matted fur is eliminated. Our hopes are that they will be ready for adoption before Christmas.
For more information contact Lori Hall by email, email@example.com, or cell phone at 918-636-9935.