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Tulsa DA: Animal cruelty case against Skiatook woman 'resolved by agreement'

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 10:51:39-04

TULSA COUNTY — A Skiatook woman, who was charged in Tulsa County with four counts of cruelty to animals, saw her criminal charges dismissed after she reached an agreement with the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office.

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In a statement to 2 Works for You, District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said the cases against Kenda Woodburn were "resolved by agreement."

Woodburn was charged back in February after Tulsa County Sheriff's Office deputies found 31 emaciated animals on her property.

Kunzweiler said after speaking to investigators with the sheriff's office, as well as animal welfare representatives, they resolved the case against Woodburn.

A few of the seized horses and dogs were returned Woodburn, but the remaining horses, dogs and hogs were forfeited and / or relinquished to other appropriate care providers, Kunzweiler said.

"The expenses associated with the seizure of the animals will be paid by WoodburIn a statement to 2 Works for You, District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said the cases against Kenda Woodburn were "resolved by agreement."

Woodburn was charged back in February after Tulsa County Sheriff's Office deputies found 31 emaciated animals on her property.

Kunzweiler said after speaking to investigators with the sheriff's office, as well as animal welfare representatives, they resolved the case against Woodburn.

A few of the seized horses and dogs were returned Woodburn, but the remaining horses, dogs, and hogs were forfeited and/or relinquished to other appropriate care providers, Kunzweiler said.

"The expenses associated with the seizure of the animals will be paid by Woodburn, to include the payment of the costs of all treatment and boarding," Kunzweiler said. "There will be continued monitoring of Woodburn to ensure that her care of any animal does not fall into the circumstances witnessed by the investigators who initially responded to the scene."

Kunzweiler said that although her criminal charges were dismissed, criminal charges remain an option for refiling in the future should Woodburn fail to comply with the terms of the agreement.
n, to include the payment of the costs of all treatment and boarding," Kunzweiler said. "There will be continued monitoring of Woodburn to insure that her care of any animal does not fall into the circumstances witnessed by the investigators who initially responded to the scene."

Kunzweiler said that although her criminal charges were dismissed, criminal charges remain an option for refiling in the future should Woodburn fail to comply with the terms of the agreement.

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