The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


December 18, 2005

Woods County animal rescue raided

By Robert Barron

Staff Writer

A reported “animal rescue” site near Avard was raided Saturday by the Oklahoma Humane Society and Woods County Sheriff’s Department.

About 60 dogs were being kept in four 6 feet by 16 feet open stock trailers at a so-called animal rescue farm near Avard. The owner, Liddy Miller, was arrested on a felony count of animal cruelty and probably will face additional charges later in the week, said Woods County Deputy Sheriff Steve Ward.

When authorities arrived they found two puppies dead and another died enroute to the veterinarian, said Vickie Fox of the Enid Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Another woman who identified herself as a co-owner of the rescue arrived as the dogs were being taken away by authorities and also will have charges filed against her, Ward said.

Cynthia Armstrong, of the United States Humane Society in Oklahoma City said she has received reports on Waggin Tails Rescue, which has been under investigation for nearly a year.

The group received complaints based on poor health of the dogs and the animal’s living conditions.

“Not only does she pose as a rescue, but she is breeding animals that are ill and many puppies sent around the U.S. are very ill. Several people who have received them have called the U.S. Humane Society for assistance on the investigation,” Armstrong said.

The remaining 57 animals were taken to triage facilities in Enid and distributed to five shelters across the state that volunteered to keep the dogs throughout the trial.

The humane society is stressing the felony charges be pursued.

“All of the animals had lice. I’ve never seen a dog with lice,” said Vickie Fox, president of the Enid SPCA. “It probably has something to do with the conditions they were kept in.”

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