Humane Society of Tulsa adds 56 dogs to packed shelter as Locust Grove breeder gives up license

LOCUST GROVE, Okla. - Workers from the Humane Society of Tulsa picked up 56 dogs Wednesday from a Mayes County home. 

Officials with the rescue organization said a commercial breeder in Locust Grove called them requesting they take the animals. 

The breeder gave up his license, saying he could no longer take care of the dogs -- 28 of which are puppies -- after increasing costs related to the Commercial Pet Breeders Act of 2012.


The dogs range from Boston Terriers and Chihuahuas to Daschunds and Shih Tzus, some of which are pregnant, according to the Humane Society.

The no-kill animal rescue is already at maximum capacity, though, after pulling 60 dogs from a north Tulsa house in September.

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Officials said 20 of those dogs are still at the facility, leaving workers to hold Wednesday's additions in mobile units until more animals are adopted.

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