12 dogs recovering in Craig County after rescue from accused animal abuser
CRAIG COUNTY, Okla. (KTUL) —
Twenty-two dogs, 10 deceased, were found last week at a home in Craig County near Vinita. If it weren't for a neighbor calling in the tip, Craig County Sheriff Heath Winfrey said all of them could have died.
"It was pretty horrific, the way the animals were treated," said Winfrey.
Winfrey said this is the worst case of animal cruelty he's ever seen.
"I couldn't tell you the last time it looked like they'd been fed or watered. It was terrible, terrible conditions," said Winfrey.
Glen Davidson was arrested for animal cruelty and is awaiting arraignment.
Meanwhile, six of the dogs are recovering at the PAAS shelter in Vinita, and six more at the city animal shelter.
Rhonda Norris with the shelter said most of the dogs were covered in ticks.
"They were malnourished, dehydrated; they were living in their own waste," said Norris.
Norris said most of the dogs didn't even have access to water or food.
"I think what's most disturbing about it is there was six healthy animals living inside the house that had been well cared for. And these dogs were left to die," said Norris.
Norris said the animals won't be ready for adoption for about a month, but they will be taken care of until they can find a new home.
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