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Estimated 200 Dogs Found In Filthy Conditions At Puppy Mill When Police Investigated A Murder

Published: March 03, 2021 at 07:22 AM Author: Penny Eims

Stephens County, Oklahoma – An estimated 200 dogs were discovered at a Stephens County, Oklahoma, residence when police went to the home in mid-February to investigate a murder. Evidence at the home led Stephen’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies to arrest 49-year-old Karen Jean Prichard on suspicion of second-degree murder, and dismal conditions at her Marlow property prompted further investigation resulting in 113 counts of cruelty to animals.

As reported by the Marlow Review, deputies described conditions at the property as “deplorable.” The Humane Society of Tulsa, which took in many of the dogs and puppies, stated, “Dogs were living in horrific conditions without basic needs. They have multiple medical issues that need immediate care.”

This woman is also accused of murdering 31-year-old Ashley Nicole Anderson, whose body was found in a metal shipping container that was secured with a pad lock. Officers found the woman wrapped in a blue tarp which was secured with a rope, reports Yahoo News.

We need your support to help convince court officials that she deserves the maximum sentence for all of the charges that she is facing. Karen Jean Prichard must be put behind bars for as long as possible, AND be forbidden from owning any pets in the future!

Dogs found at Karen Jean Prichard’s property were stuck in filthy cages. Stephens County Humane Society board members told a local news agency that the conditions were “rancid.” Board member Kelly Nelson said, “It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life. We were called by the sheriff’s department because of the number of animals and because they had no water, no food and no shelter.”

People who run puppy mills do it for the love of money and the welfare of the animals generating that money are of no concern. The amount of suffering this woman caused is staggering, and she needs to pay for the harm that she has inflicted!

Please add your name to the petition today. Karen Jean Prichard deserves the maximum sentence for her charges and a plea deal should not be considered!




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Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Update 9/22/2022: The defendant waived the right to a speedy trial. The case was then passed to a felony call docket. The bond is continued. The next court date for the docket to be called is December 7, 2022, at 9 a.m. 

Case Passed

Update 6/15/2022: Animal Victory has learned that Pritchard entered a not guilty plea at her last court appearance on 6/09/2022. The next hearing is scheduled to take place on 9/19/2022.

Update 6/03/2022: Animal Victory has learned that the defendant is set for formal arraignment for the charges brought against her on 6/09/2022.

Update 3/3/2022: Animal Victory has learned that court is continued to 5/9/2022.

Update 2/03/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the preliminary hearing conference has been continued to Feb. 9, 2022, at 9 a.m.

Update 8/8/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the preliminary hearing conference has been continued to Aug. 25, 2021 at 9 a.m. The defendant must appear with counsel or bond could be forfeited.

Update 6/10/2021: Animal Victory has sent 15,938 signatures and comments to the prosecuting attorney Cortnie Siess.

Update 4/26/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Karen Jean Prichard managed to post a $1 million dollar bond. The next scheduled court date is on 5/26/2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Update 4/23/21: Today Animal Victory sent 12,614 signatures and comments to prosecutor Cortnie Siess.




Estimated 200 Dogs Found In Filthy Conditions At Puppy Mill When Police Investigated A Murder

360 signatures = 2% of goal


360 John Robertson Nov 30, 2022
359 Dana Dykes Nov 19, 2022
358 brigitte deschaintre Nov 11, 2022
357 R Beaton Nov 11, 2022
356 Paula Lopez Nov 06, 2022
355 Charlotte Johansen Oct 30, 2022
354 Lisa Cairns Oct 20, 2022
353 vangie Merrill Oct 18, 2022
352 Carolina Pino Oct 15, 2022
351 Lisa M Rice Animal cruelty IS the first step towards human cruelty and death - it is time these individuals started losing everything and being jailed for life!!! Oct 12, 2022
350 Tracey Aquino STARVE THIS CVNT TO DEATH!!!!!!!!!! Oct 12, 2022
349 L R That monstrous demon took a life and tortured animals. It deserves the death penalty no less! Oct 11, 2022
348 Patricia Bocanegra Oct 10, 2022
347 valentina van dijk ALL THESE POOR PRECIOUS DOGS DESERVE JUSTICE!!! Karen Jean Prichard is psychopath of the worst kind and she must pay!!! Oct 10, 2022
346 lina van dijk Karen Jean Prichard is a monster and she deserves the death penalty! Kill her, make sure she will never come near any animal again!!! Oct 10, 2022
345 kira van dijk There is only one right sentence for Karen Jean Prichard: THE DEATH PENALTY!!! Oct 10, 2022
344 johan van dijk These poor dogs deserve JUSTICE!! PLEASE kill that evil ugly devil Karen Jean Prichard before she can hurt more innocent animals!!! Oct 10, 2022
343 Adriaan Foppen Karen Jean Prichard deserves the death penalty!!! Oct 10, 2022
342 val van dijk Please kill that evil devil Karen Jean Prichard! She belongs in hell!!! Oct 10, 2022
341 laika nemas Karen Jean Prichard must die!!! Oct 10, 2022
340 Jennifer Rezendes Please punish to the full extent of the law! Oct 09, 2022
339 Jenny Price I urge you to seek maximum punishment! Oct 09, 2022
338 Nancy Sharff You must pay in jail for all the damage you did to the innocent animals. May he never come out. Animal exploiter. She is a killer. Oct 08, 2022
337 Susan Beam-Gilleland Oct 08, 2022
336 Joyce O'Malley Oct 07, 2022
335 Lisa Allis Oct 07, 2022
334 P McManus Oct 06, 2022
333 Matthew Haslehurst Oct 06, 2022
332 Rose Haslehurst Oct 06, 2022
331 Marie-Laurence Yans Oct 06, 2022