A dispute between animal rescuers in Marion County, Texas, has ended with one woman’s death. According to Tuesday’s News-Journal, the sheriff’s office was called out to property on Storie Road on Monday morning – the caller reported that dogs were on her property, attacking her animals.
When deputies arrived, they found signs of a physical altercation as well as one deceased woman who has been identified as 54-year-old Amy Allen. The other woman at the scene, identified as 35-year-old Amber Long, was arrested and jailed on a murder charge.
Marion County Sheriff David McKnight stated that the women were neighbors with a tumultuous past,
“Both of these subjects had animal rescue operations. It is my understanding that they were once in business together, operating at Ms. Allen’s residence. At some point within the last year, Ms. Long acquired the nearby property and started her own operation. We had answered several calls at each property, mostly involving trespassing issues.”
Shortly after Allen’s death, a post was made on her Facebook page about an unexpected emergency and the need for all animals on the ranch to be moved immediately. A subsequent post, apparently made by Allen’s daughter, indicated that all remaining animals were going to the Humane Society of North Texas for care.
The cause of Allen’s death has not yet been determined – her body has been sent for an autopsy.
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