Theresa Marie Johnson

9 pets found neglected

Miami, OK

July 20, 2006

Theresa Marie Johnson of Miami, Oklahoma has been arrested after officers of the Miami Police Department were contacted and it was reported that she had been away from home for eight days with no one attending to her animals.  

Authorities found three kittens, two puppies, three dogs and a cat in distress without food or water. The puppies and kittens caged in pet carriers, a dog was chained to the porch and two others were found in the garage.  The officers tried to catch a cat loose in the home, but were unable to find the animal.  All the rescued pets were taken to the Miami Animal Shelter.

Theresa Johnson was taken into custody on Thursday, July 20th.  She was charged on Friday in Ottawa County District Court with cruelty to animals, a felony, and bond was set at $10,000.  She remains in the Ottawa County jail with a hearing set for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 24, 2006.


The Joplin Globe