Teeth Pulled, Emaciated and Forced to Fight – Punish Accused Dog Fighters!
Published: February 14, 2020 at 06:49 AM Author: Penny Eims
Spencer, Oklahoma – A couple in Spencer, Oklahoma is facing charges for suspected dog-fighting activities. Officials seized 24 injured and neglected dogs who were branded, emaciated, missing teeth and generally “traumatized,” from being forced into violent fighting contests.
Casper Ingram and his wife Celeste Ingram are the couple accused of owning the dogs and running the illegal operation – they are facing 21 counts of animal cruelty and facilitating dog fighting.
Please sign this petition to help ensure that this couple gets the maximum sentence for the charges they are facing. Dog-fighting is a brutal, disgusting blood “sport,” which must be stopped.
According to a police affidavit, a veterinarian found “tag marks, scars, open wounds, including some that were infected, fresh scabs, pressure sores” on the dogs seized from the property. The dogs were “chained to heavy stakes and logging chains,” according to a court affidavit.
Had these dogs not been discovered, they would have continued to live a miserable existence on the end of a heavy logging chain. They would have been forced into pits to be ripped apart and their lives would be filled with pain and suffering.
Casper and Celeste Ingram must pay for their crimes! Casper has prior felony convictions for drug-related offenses – enough is enough! Help us send a message that these people must be put away!
Update 11/08/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Celeste Ingram entered a negotiated plea of guilty; sentencing is deferred until 4/22/2028 (7 years) She will be supervised by the Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections. Ingram was assessed a $2,100 fine, $945 VCA, $150 MHA and court costs.
Casper Ingram was sentenced to seven years in the custody of the Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections (with credit for time served) Ingram was ordered to pay a $1050 fine, $945 VCA, and court costs. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition to help bring about a successful resolution to this case!
Update 7/12/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the defendant entered a blind plea of guilty – sentencing is scheduled for August 25, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Update 3/30/2021: Animal Victory sent 24,639 signatures to Attorney Tiffany Noble today. Read our letter here.
Update 3/5/2021: Animal Victory has been informed that the call docket is set for April 23. Jury trial is scheduled for April 26, with Judge Ray C. Elliot presiding.
Update 12/4/2020: Animal Victory has been informed that this case is expected to be continued to next year.
Update 7/16/2020: We have been informed that the prosecutor in this case is Tiffany Nobel. The next scheduled court date is Aug. 18. The accused are currently out on bail.
* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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