Tulsa Police arrested a woman Monday on complaints of child neglect, having an unlawful number of dogs and cats, illegal disposal of dead animals, larceny and several other complaints.
According to TPD, officers arrested Stacy Deann Basden, 45, after discovering that she and her three children were living in a shed in the backyard surrounded by dead and dying animals because nearly 30 dogs and cats had taken over the house. There was no food or other resources available in the shed or home, police say.
Basden was hoarding animals and providing for them instead of caring for her children, the report states.
Responding officers had to wear gas masks to access the area and home, and results of air tests of the home showed ammonia levels several times higher than established danger levels, the report states.
Basden was also arrested on complaints of larceny, no driver’s license, improper license plate display and no proof of insurance, according to police.
She is being held on more than $150,000 bond.