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18 dogs and cats rescued from horrendous conditions by Texas SPCA


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On Friday, the Texas SPCA, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Dallas Police Department took custody of 18 cruelly confined animals from a property in the Pleasant Grove area of Southeast Dallas County. Thirteen dogs and five cats were discovered living in unimaginable conditions.spca-of-texas-2

According to the press release by the SPCA of Texas, the animals have all been transported to the emergency care center in Dallas where they are all being examined and receiving necessary treatment.

An investigation began in September when the SPCA received complaints regarding animal cruelty. Officers visited the property four times; during the first three visits the owner refused to allow investigators entry into the home. During the final visit, Tuesday, October 25, the animal owner told authorities she had moved out of the residence due to the conditions inside and had been sleeping on patio furniture under a covered structure behind the residence for over a year. On October 28, a search warrant was issued.

spca-of-texas-3As animal cruelty officers and rescuers entered  the urine and feces filled home,  the dogs and cats were discovered  to have varying health issues including flea infestation, hair loss, extremely long nails, skin sores and growths and feces-encrusted feet.

“One dog was found shut in a tiny closet, forced to live in approximately three feet of what appeared to be insulation of some type mixed with urine and feces. The cats were kept in a bathroom in the house. That bathroom floor was barely visible through a mix of trash, feces, litter and household items. A few dogs were found outside the house.”spca-of-texas-4

A hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Dallas County Government Center Precinct 1, Place 2 courthouse located at 107 Texas Street, Lancaster, TX 75146, the Honorable Valencia Nash presiding.
To help support the SPCA of Texas and its efforts to help abused, neglected and homeless animals and to support the SPCA of Texas’ other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org/helptheanimals.

(Photos of the seized pet via Texas SPCA)spca-of-texas-5

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  1. Shelly R Berchem (Pinks)
    Shelly R Berchem (Pinks) says:

    Very sad, sounds like this woman wanted to take in and care for strays. And she became overwhelmed by the reponsibility of it all. I am not sure she should be charged, but she definitely needs educated and helped for future strays that she may resuce. She should have sought out help from a rescue, but she may have feared she would be arrested or the pets would be put down. Thank God, they were saved and hopefully SPCA of Texas will re-home them and they will be safe and cared for properly.

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  2. pennysdachshund
    pennysdachshund says:

    I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY to see Texas Rescue step up to the PLATE in this case hopefully they will assist and help these poor animals find new and loving homes and NOT EUTHANIZE Them!!! Those little animals deserve a Chance at a Normal Life!!!

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