Dogs returned to Bryan County owner after animal cruelty case dismissed

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HENDRIX, Okla. (KXII) - A Bryan County man got some of his dogs back Friday morning after his animal cruelty case against him was dismissed months ago.

"I got back eight little chihuahuas today," said Carol Garrison.

These are a few of Garrison's chihuahuas. A December 2016 incident report from the Bryan County Sheriff's Office states that 30 dogs were living on his property in poor conditions.

"I had them cooped up that morning because a man called to come take me to get dog food and I didn't want them left out," Garrison said. "And they thought, I guess they thought I keep my dogs cooped up all the time."

They were seized after deputies said they found at least a dozen dogs with hair loss and other mangy conditions. According to reports, some were in such bad shape they couldn't get up off the ground. One investigator said they were malnourished and there was even a dead dog was found in the back of the house, that other dogs had been feeding on.

Online court records state the case was dismissed.

News 12 asked the District Attorney's office why but didn't get a call back.

The Sheriff's Office told News 12 the case happened during the previous administration and couldn't comment.

"Good news and bad news, barely happy for the ones I got back and still want to get the ones they still have," Garrison said.

Garrison told us he will go back to court to get the rest of his dogs back.

"This thing has lasted over a year and a half is finally coming to an end and maybe it will workout alright," Garrison said.

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