Charges have been filed against a woman who authorities allege hoarded more than 100 animals in her Skiatook-area home while promoting a fraudulent training business.

Marjorie Rosa Satterfield, 61, was charged Tuesday in Tulsa County District Court with three counts of cruelty to animals and an additional count of obtaining money under false pretenses.

Tulsa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Satterfield after finding 104 dogs, seven cats and 10 birds under neglect at her home in the 15300 block of North Lewis Avenue on Feb. 15, according to a criminal filing.

The charges allege Satterfield failed to provide adequate water, food, shelter and veterinary care to the animals, which were found in “depraved and unsanitary conditions.”

She also is accused of running and promoting a a fraudulent animal obedience and training center while obtaining more than $1,000 from numerous pet owners who entrusted her with their animals.

Many of the victims previously reported meeting Satterfield at a shopping center, where they would hand over their pets to her for training. Some also paid for service and therapy dog training.

Satterfield initially was booked into the Tulsa County jail on 123 complaints of animal cruelty before being released on bail. Those complaints were reduced to three charges — one for each type of animal found at her home.

The Humane Society of Tulsa prioritized reconnecting the rescued animals with their owners.

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Kyle Hinchey


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Kyle joined the Tulsa World in May 2015 and covers education. He previously worked at The Oklahoman and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a journalism degree. Phone: 918-581-8451

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