Court documents: Collinsville woman put dead dog in suitcase

Posted at 12:05 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 13:05:54-04

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. -- A Rogers County District Court probable cause affidavit filed Friday details an animal cruelty case in Collinsville in which authorities said a dead dog was found in a suitcase.

Documents said on March 6, a citizen found a red suitcase on the Collinsville City Lake walking trails. Inside the suitcase was a deceased dog that had been wrapped in a baby blanket. 

The animal was taken to the Skiatook Animal Clinic, and an autopsy showed that it had a large number of parasites and was already too far into decomposition to determine an exact cause of death. 

Authorities were able to track down the owner of the dog to a nearby home in the 15000 block of 154th East Avenue.

Documents said that the owner of the dog, Shelly Standridge, 48, had refused to take the dog to the veterinarian after it had become sick. 

Documents said that Standridge had asked someone else to bury the dog in the woods, but that never happened. 

A probable cause affidavit for Standridge's arrest was filed Friday. 

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