Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

October 29, 2013

Charges filed for dog neglect

TAHLEQUAH — Prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against a Tahlequah woman accused of allowing a dog “to suffer without veterinarian care.”

Alisha Strickland, 43, is charged with outraging public decency, which is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Prosecutors allege Strickland’s actions caused the canine to suffer a cut on its neck and was “injurious to public morals.”

Tahlequah Reserve Officer Skylar Green was called to a home Oct. 12 to speak with Strickland, who said her neighbors had taken her dog without permission. Strickland said the neighbors claimed the dog had a severe cut on its neck, but she told the officer she was unaware of it.

Green spoke to the couple that took the animal, and they said they took it after they were unable to reach the Humane Society of Cherokee County. Green said he looked at the animal and discovered it had a “very large, gaping cut” on its neck.

Green, in his report of the incident, said Strickland claimed her 13-year-old child was responsible for the dog’s care, and she only periodically checked on the animal. Green collected a dog collar and wire chain, which appeared to be “severely knotted up” and to have “only a few feet [of] slack.”

According to Green, the dog was turned over to the Humane Society to seek medical treatment.

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