Thursday, September 23, 2010

Two cases of apparent animal hoarding dealt with by police

By Dustin Hughes
Thirty-five animals, 32 cats and three dogs, were removed from a home on the 3100 block of S. Summit Tuesday. Meanwhile, police said the home was deemed unfit for human habitation.

The removal came one day after two people were arrested on warrants stemming from a separate incident of dozens of cats living in a home.

Monday, Brenda Gail Hall, also known as Brenda Huff, and Karen Denise Wofford, living at 1007 N. Cleveland, were arrested on Tulsa County felony warrants of abuse by caretaker.

Assistant Police Chief Mike Carter said those warrants came from a March 3 incident when medical responders went to the house on Cleveland for a medical emergency.

A firefighter there was concerned about the large number of animals and unsanitary conditions of the house and contacted city code enforcement.

Carter said roaches, animal feces and urine smells were present in the home. Adult protective services were called because of the unsanitary conditions in the home.

An elderly woman was living at the house under the care of Wofford and Hall, Carter said. She was moved to a hospital. Warrants were issued for Wofford and Hall..." More

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