Wagoner man arrested on elderly abuse, animal hoarding complaints

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 08:41:46-04

WAGONER, Okla.- Five days after being found in deplorable conditions, one elderly man is finally starting to recover.

Robert Sloan was found inside his home with more than 30 animals and covered in feces, unable to take care of himself.

His son, Michael Sloan, 58, was arrested not long after on complaints of elderly abuse and animal cruelty.

After being taken to a hospital, Robert Sloan is in a nursing home and is in good spirits and health. Fortunately, the dogs and cats he was found with are also on the mend.

Rescue volunteers say many were spayed and neutered Thursday- they've all been treated for fleas and ticks as well.

They say it was a relief to find him in good health despite horrible living conditions.

"We were very shocked,” said OK Alliance for Animals volunteer Lisa Varshay. "We were anticipating quite a few heartworm-positive dogs, serious worm cases, toxicities, a rare disease, and they have none of that."

Next up, these animals will be available for adoption. For some, that could be soon as next week.

At least six cats and dogs from the Wagoner home will be available for adoption at the OK Alliance for Animals adoption event on June 18. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the midtown Kia at 51st and Yale in Tulsa.

OK Alliance for Animals runs sobriety on donations. If you'd like to donate to its efforts in rescuing animals all over Oklahoma, you may do so at

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