More than two dozen dogs were at risk of dying in Creek County when a rescue team responded to save them.
A bus served as an active animal hospital as the dogs were transported to the Tulsa Humane Society for medical treatment.
A total of 28 dogs were rescued in Creek County when the sheriff noticed a deceased puppy on a property.
"Several animals that were just in really bad shape, emaciated, puppies who were running all over the place with big distended bellies," says Tulsa Humane Society Executive Directory Evan Fadem.
This was the scene the Humane Emergency Response Team came across when they responded to a tip from the Creek County Sheriff's Office. The department participated in training on signs of animal cruelty last week.
"You can see her spine and her ribs here and her hip bones. She's just super emaciated," says Fadem. "I'm not 100 percent sure what this is, but one of them threw it up, it looks like cellophane."
Fadem says this is an indicator the dogs have been eating trash. After her team's arrival, she says the owner voluntarily relinquished the animals.
"The owner saw that for him to surrender them to us and let us take care of them, treat them, treat their medical problems and get them placed in the living forever homes was going to be what was best for the animals," says Fadem.
The dogs will eventually be available for adoption when they are healthy. Starting Wednesday, the society will name them.
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