Dozens of dogs rescued Monday night in Grant are now on their way to recovery
CHOCTAW COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) -- Monday night, the Choctaw County Sheriff's Office was called to a property in Grant where 50 dogs were found living in their own feces, in conditions the sheriff says are the worst he's ever seen. We spoke with the woman who is now nursing those dogs back to health.
"It was unreal. You could not breathe very long inside of it, without having to come out," Sheriff Terry Park said.
That's how Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park describes Monday night's scene at a home in Grant where 52 dogs, some just days old, were being hoarded by a woman in a vacant house.
"We received an email from a man who was trying to buy right-a-ways to put up the big signs along the highway. He went to this residence south of Grant, off of highway 271 and discovered dozens and dozens of dogs in a despicable environment," Park told News 12.
Once he and deputies entered the home, the conditions were shocking.
"They were stacked in cages, three or four high and they'd used the bathroom on one another...it went down the cages," Park added.
Park says some of the dogs were dead.
"Pieces of bodies of little dogs that the other dogs were eating on and skeletons and skulls of smaller dogs that had died," Park exclaimed.
Park says the dogs owner is currently in a Dallas hospital and that a family member was feeding the dogs while she was away.
"I did speak with her by phone, letting her know that charges will be sent to the District Attorney and we will be arresting her," Park said.
Marjorie Eastwood runs the Boswell Pet Rescue.
She's calling this her biggest rescue yet.
"Most of them are Dachshund or Dachshund mixes. There are a few little Yorkies," Eastwood added.
She says they are treating the dogs around the clock.
"Demodex mange is the worst and there are some allergy issues, fleas and skin issues," Eastwood told News 12.
And Eastwood says they still need help.
"Right now we are going to need donations for the vetting and the medications for the healing," Eastwood exclaimed.
If you would like to help the Boswell Pet Rescue you can do so by mailing donations to Boswell Pet Rescue P.O Box 83 in Boswell or you can drop off donations at the 1st Texoma National Bank in Boswell.
There has also been a Gofundme page set up for people to donate to as well. Search Boswell Pet Rescue at gofundme.com