A woman who claimed to run an animal rescue in Bristow was in court on animal abuse charges – FOX23 News
BRISTOW, Okla. – Last November, FOX23 told you about an animal rescue investigation in Bristow.
Tanya Dee Stice was connected to Redoing Rescue and Rescued Heirlooms. Following our initial investigation in November 2021, the Redoing Rescue Facebook page has been removed.
However, the saved legacies page is still active.
The investigation was launched after a woman from an Oklahoma City rescue sought a foster home for a brown lab named Hadley. Stice said she could take the dog in. Amber Hunsucker told FOX23 that Stice informed her of Hadley’s death, so Hunsucker says she drove to Bristow to pick up Hadley’s body.
Hunsucker claims Stice said Hadley was hit by a car. When Hunsucker went to retrieve Hadley’s body, she saw dismembered dogs strewn across the property.
“Dog head, paw, leg, they throw this away, other parts, part of a dog, another dog, another dog, who are these people?” Hunsucker said.
Hunsucker told FOX23 it also appears Hadley died from a dog attack.
Hunsucker reported the scene to the Creek County Sheriff’s Office, which launched an investigation.
19 dogs were removed from the property and Stice was charged with animal cruelty, a felony charge. She was also charged with two counts of unlawful disposal of a carcass, a misdemeanor.
Stice was in court last week, but the judge postponed the hearing until next month, September 23.
Stice previously pleaded not guilty. For the animal abuse charge alone, she could face up to five years in prison and could have to pay a $5,000 fee.
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