TULSA - Animal control officers dropped off 47 dogs at the Humane Society of Tulsa Wednesday afternoon after a breeder said they no longer wanted the animals.
"They had come across somebody not wanting to renew their breeding license, so they voluntarily surrendered all of their animals up for adoption," said Dan Canfield, with the Humane Society of Tulsa.
Before the dogs, which are mostly Jack Russell Terriers, can be placed for adoption, they have to give each animal a full examination.
"We noticed a lot of them need flea and tick prevention. A lot of them have ticks, so we'll start trying to get them cleaned up and treated for that," said Canfield.
Most of the dogs appear in good health, according to Canfield.
"No one's really underweight or undersized or needing super medical attention," Canfield said.
But caring for the dogs is challenging.
The Humane Society is looking for volunteers, fosters and donations.
"We're definitely looking for people to help us," said Canfield.
To contact the Humane Society call 918-495-DOGS. The Humane Society of Tulsa is located at 6232 E. 60th St. in Tulsa.