Elgin, OKkswo.com

Snake safety to be taught at Elgin Community Library

ELGIN, Okla. (KSWO) - Elgin Community Library is hosting a snake safety event Thursday evening. It starts at 6 and will last about an hour. An expert is being brought in to teach people about snake safety. Guests will learn about different snakes, how to identify them, how to handle...
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Sterling, OKkswo.com

MAKENZIE'S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Catching Crawdads-6/9/21

Men’s Health Month is a time to bring awareness to all the health issues men may face and reminding them to have annual visits with their doctor. A young taxidermist from Sterling won first place with a deer mount at a competition over the weekend. But it wasn't just any deer-- it's the last deer his best friend shot before a crash claimed his life in 2019.
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Undercover visit shows abuse of animals at Oklahoma roadside zoo

TUTTLE, OKLAHOMA – Undercover footage taken at Tiger Safari in Tuttle, Okla. shows a severely distraught 6-month-old Asian small-clawed otter being used for a “VIP Encounter.” The video taken on March 28, 2021, was provided to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for licensing and inspecting Tiger Safari. Having given the USDA time to look into the matter, the Humane Society of the United States is releasing the footage today to warn the public about the cruelty inflicted on animals at Tiger Safari as Americans are increasingly traveling and may be enticed to visit Tiger Safari and other roadside zoos.
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Oklahoma community warns of wild hogs in local park

ANADARKO, Okla. (KFOR) – As many families will be spending Memorial Day weekend outdoors, one local community is warning residents about unwelcome visitors at a nearby park. On Thursday, the City of Anadarko posted a warning to families who are heading to Randlett Park. Officials say wild hogs have been...
Anadarko, OKokcfox.com

Wild hogs causing problems in Anadarko park

ANADARKO (KOKH) - As Memorial Day approaches, the City of Anadarko is warning its residents of a wild hog infestation. The city reports the wild hogs are coming into Randlett Park on the north side of the river near the ballfields. Wild hogs can be very dangerous and runners are...
Anadarko, OKKFOR

City of Anadarko warning residents of wild hogs at local park

ANADARKO, Okla. (KFOR) – A warning for the residents of Anadarko – parts of the city’s park have been destroyed by what is believed to be wild hogs. “I first thought somebody tore the field up with a pickup truck,” said R.D. Robnett, City of Anadarko Parks and Recreation Supervisor.
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Chickasha, OKExpress-Star

Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Chickasha Animal Shelter

The Chickasha Animal Shelterannounced today a $7,500 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Chickasha. “Today Petco Love announces an investment in the Chickasha Animal Shelter and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessary euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. This month, we will also launch the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
Fletcher, OKnews9.com

Former Oklahoma Animal Control Officer Arrested For Animal Cruelty

A former Oklahoma animal control officer was arrested and accused of neglecting the animals he was hired to protect. Timothy Peek, 54, was taken into custody Thursday by the Fletcher Police Department. Peek is charged with one animal cruelty complaint. A resident who lives near the Fletcher Animal Kennel noticed...
Fletcher, OKkswo.com

Fletcher animal control officer facing animal cruelty charge

FLETCHER, Okla. (TNN) - A former Fletcher animal control officer has been charged with cruelty to animals. In February, the Fletcher Police Department began investigating allegations of animal cruelty and animal neglect at the City of Fletcher’s Animal Kennel after a witness came forward about the conditions four dogs were living in.
Fort Sill, OKkswo.com

Ft. Sill partners with local law enforcement for K-9 training

FT. SILL, Okla. (TNN) - Fort Sill is partnering with local law enforcement agencies to train military and police dogs. Canine experts from organizations across Southwest Oklahoma gathered at Fort Sill Thursday to strengthen community ties. The dogs at Fort Sill Thursday can’t be described as docile but they’re not...
Chickasha, OKExpress-Star

City of Chickasha to fetch bids for Badgett Dog Park

A recreational park for Chickasha’s four-legged residents is underway. On Monday night, Chickasha City Council approved a motion for the city to begin the bidding process for the Badgett Dog Park project. The dog park will be located in Centennial Park on Idaho Ave. between 6th and 7th Street in...
Cyril, OKokcfox.com

Cyril family rescues horse from frozen pond

CYRIL, Okla. (KOKH)--A Cyril family rescued one of their horses from a frozen pond on Friday. Derek Cocheran told FOX 25 that it was a team effort to get the horse back to safety. Cocheran, his son, cousin, sister, parents, and grandfather all assisted in the rescue. The rescued horse...
Fletcher, OKkswo.com

UPDATE: Fletcher animal control officer suspended

FLETCHER, Okla. (TNN) - The Town of Fletcher announced on Friday that an animal control officer has been suspended from his duties until further notice. An investigation was launched into allegations of animal neglect and cruelty at the Fletcher Animal Kennel earlier in the week, after a post was made on Facebook detailing the conditions a woman says she witnessed.
Fletcher, OKkswo.com

Fletcher Kennel investigated following allegations of animal neglect

FLETCHER, Okla. (TNN) -The Fletcher Police Department is investigating allegations of animal cruelty and animal neglect at the City of Fletcher’s Animal Kennel. It comes after a woman made a post on Facebook about the conditions of the kennel, and then took matters into her own hands. “It wasn’t like...