A local animal rescue is working to adopt dogs rescued from an Oklahoma County dog fighting operation.
Twenty-four dogs were rescued in December from Casper and Celeste Ingram’s home in Spencer on NE 50th Street. Both face more than 21 animal cruelty-related charges.
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Since the seizure, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare has been working with the dogs while Mutt Misfits Animal Rescue Society finds the animals new homes.
Of the 24 dogs rescued, four still need to be adopted or find foster families.
“We're looking for people that can open their homes to help us find a safe spot for these guys to land, while we are looking for their forever home and trying to get them healthy,” said Heather Hernandez, Mutt Misfits Animal Rescue CEO.
These pups need to be placed with experienced owners. Behaviors have been evaluated and they were given the green light.
“We need people to recognize that they are not aggressive dogs,” said Hernandez. “These are animals that were forced to do horrible things against their will. It wasn't by choice and it’s not by nature that they are aggressive dogs, they were forced to be that way.”
These animals are leaving the shelter preparing to be boarded for the time being. A cost animal rescue Mutt Misfits will have to find a way to pay.
“We're really holding out hope we find foster homes and adoptable homes for these animals as quickly as possible,” said Hernandez.
If you think you'd be a great fit for any of the dogs, contact Mutt Misfits on Facebook.