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Animal cruelty charges filed after dogs found without food or water

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - Destiny Nicole Remy, 26, of Sallisaw was charged July 5 with cruelty to animals, a felony punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both.

On June 3, a Sallisaw police officer was dispatched to a Sallisaw residence to assist animal control with dogs that were reportedly not being fed or watered. The officer met with animal control officers and a local veterinarian at the home. The officer was able to observe two dogs in a fenced in yard full of tall grass.

The animal control officers stated that they had been dealing with issues related to the dogs for nearly a year on different occasions. The dogs were noted to be infested with fleas and did not have access to food or water. They were also very thing from not being fed.

When questioned, Remy stated that the dogs had not been fed for two days and that food was going to be delivered to the residence the next day. She stated that the dogs belonged to her husband who was working out of state. Remy was advised that the dogs were left in her care and she was responsible.

Animal control took possession of the dogs and Remy was informed that a warrant for animal cruelty would be filed due to the dogs condition. Photographs were taken of the animals and their living conditions.

Remy's bond was set at $5,000. She is scheduled to appear in court July 19.

KXMX Staff Writer

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