TULSA, Oklahoma - Dozens of greyhound dogs are being helped after the Humane Society of Tulsa rescued them from what they called deplorable conditions. The Humane Society says that about 40 greyhounds were taken from a property in Comanche County.

Some of the dogs were chained; many were without food, water or shelter, a spokesperson said.

The dogs were covered in parasites, and the Humane Society said two dogs were found dead. The Comanche County Sheriff's Office asked the rescue agency to assist with the animals.

The greyhounds are now at a temporary emergency shelter in Bixby. The temporary shelter was scheduled to be closed at the end of July, but Lori McPherson said they are keeping it open so they can continue helping animals from a number of criminal cases over the summer.

They have rescued over 250 animals for law enforcement since June 1, McPherson said. She said they desperately need financial assistance from the public to keep the shelter open in Bixby.

Donations to help keep the shelter open can be made at TulsaPets.com. The Humane Society is also asking for Pedigree brand food, and Martingale brand collars.

People interested in adopting an animal from the Tulsa Humane Society can visit TulsaPets.com, or visit the location at 60th and Sheridan, where about 50 dogs and several cats are ready to be adopted.