TULSA - A well-known Tulsa dog trainer made her first court appearance Tuesday.
It's a situation the DA's Office hardly ever finds itself in.
“This is a unique, very specific statute that we’re in charge of upholding," said First Assistant District Attorney Erik Grayless.
But in her first court appearance Tuesday morning Marjorie Satterfield forfeited ownership of all of the animals found in her home but two.
“The judge made a finding that the animals were abused. This is not a criminal finding, this is a civil finding in terms of setting bond only," Grayless said.
The judge found Marjorie will have to pay the Humane Society of Tulsa two thousand dollars in bond for the care of the two animals she's claiming out of the thirty she originally claimed.
“These animals have suffered. We believe they’ve been victims of cruelty and neglect," said Tulsa Humane Society President Gina Gardner.
The humane society has been caring for all of the animals on its own dime.
“It has been a strain and it will continue to be a strain," Gardner said.
Satterfield's attorney didn't answer calls for comment.
2 Works for You called Glad Wags and Marj did say she just wants everyone to get their dogs back.
The same thing the humane society said it's dedicated to doing.
"Our ultimate goal is to make sure these animals don't end up in a situation like they were," said Gardner.
The official count for animals in its care now down to 85.
The proceedings Tuesday don't have anything to do with the criminal case, just the civil.
The sheriff's office is still investigating potential criminal charges.
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