SAND SPRINGS, Okla. -- More than 100 dogs were rescued from a Sand Springs puppy mill by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the Humane Society of Tulsa Wednesday afternoon.
Sergeant Travis Jones with TCSO said about a week ago an elderly couple called saying they needed assistance and were overwhelmed by their dogs.
Officials arrived Wednesday to find 103 poodles, Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers, Lhasa Apsos and cross breeds between the dogs.
Gina Gardner, president of the Tulsa Humane Society, says the couple kept the dogs in a double wide trailer, used solely for the dogs. On Wednesday, officers found the trailer with waste about three to four inches deep.
Gardner also says the dogs were strictly for breeding as the couple was attempting to breed a teacup-sized dog -- about two to three pounds in size.
The dogs ranged from puppies to senior. The Humane Society found many of the dogs to have dental and vision issues – rotting teeth and cataracts.
A veterinarian told 2NEWS they believe some have breast cancer, some are in need of surgery and some, unfortunately, may not make it.
As for the couple, Jones says because the couple surrendered the dogs they will not face any fines or jail time.
Gardner says all the dogs are in good temperaments and the Humane Society hopes to get them adopted as soon as possible.
Crews were washing and vaccinating the dogs Wednesday afternoon and say they will be spayed and neutered as they are adopted.
Anyone seeking to adopt or donate, can reach the Humane Society of Tulsa at 918-978-PETS.
The Humane Society also tell 2NEWS that rescued dogs will be available for adoption at the Tulsa Home and Garden Show Thursday. March 6.