Multiple Animals Seized From Creek County Home For Second Time

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 4:19 pm
By: News On 6

For the second time in two years, the Creek County Sheriff's Office seized dogs and cats from a property outside of Mannford.

Deputies said they found 11 or 12 dogs and four cats living at the property in deplorable conditions.

Billy Jo Tilley was distraught as deputies and the Tulsa Humane Society served a warrant for neglected dogs and cats at her home.

"Oh my God, they are trying to take my babies away," she said.

"Very, very skinny. Most of them are infested with fleas and ticks," said Evan Fadem with the Tulsa Humane Society. “Being out here, these animals don't have access to food and water, which are basic necessities to live."

Basic necessities that the sheriff's office was notified about.

"Deputies came out here to look into that and investigate it and determined that there were some concerns about the animals," Chief Deputy Fred Clark said.

However, Tilley said she's doing the best she can, and that many of the animals were dumped at her home.

Deputies said it’s not the first time they've been called out to the home. They said last year they were called out about 25 dogs - one of them was dead.

The Humane Society said after working with investigators and the owners, they spayed and neutered seven of the dogs and returned them; the rest were adopted out.

Now, investigators said they are frustrated and have to take the dogs again.

“It's just not fair to them and it's not humane," Fadem said.

As of right now no charges have been filed. The investigators will be wrapping up their investigation and turning their findings over to the district attorney's office.