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SPCA of Texas Seizes 19 Allegedly Cruelly Treated Animals from Hunt County Property
SPCA of Texas Seizes 19 Allegedly Cruelly Treated Animals from Hunt County Property
SPCA of Texas Seizes 19 Allegedly Cruelly Treated Animals from Hunt County Property
SPCA of Texas Seizes 19 Allegedly Cruelly Treated Animals from Hunt County Property
SPCA of Texas Seizes 19 Allegedly Cruelly Treated Animals from Hunt County Property

SPCA of Texas Seizes 19 Allegedly Cruelly Treated Animals from Hunt County Property

(HUNT COUNTY, TX; DALLAS, TX); November 2, 2017--Yesterday, the Hunt County Constable, Precinct 1, Terry Jones; the Hunt County Sheriff's Office and the SPCA of Texas seized and the SPCA of Texas took custody of 19 allegedly cruelly treated animals--nine dogs and ten chickens--from a property near Terrell, TX. SPCA of Texas vehicles transported the dogs to the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center in Dallas and the chickens to the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney, where they are being examined by medical staff and will be cared for until a custody hearing takes place.

To download photos from the scene, please click on the following link or copy and paste it into a browser: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4j1eb2yqloaxzsd/AAAzox1zvhtybSMCFFv3_OlPa?dl=0.

The dogs were found attached to trees, fences and other items by tow chains without access to appropriate food. The chickens were found living in a small, makeshift cage. The dogs are all emaciated, with ribs and hip bones protruding. Several dogs have open sores on their bodies and one dog has multiple tumors.

The SPCA of Texas received a complaint of suspected animal cruelty going on at the property yesterday morning. The SPCA of Texas' Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit, the Hunt County Constable's Office and the Hunt County Sheriff's Office visited the property the same morning the complaint was submitted to the SPCA of Texas. The animals' owner was not on the property, but the Investigator was able to see the animals' dire living conditions and was concerned that the animals were in danger of dying. The three agencies concurred that it was in the animals' best interest to obtain an emergency warrant and remove them immediately.

A custody hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 8 at 10 a.m. at the Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Pl. 2 court located at 2801 Stuart St., Greenville, TX 75401, the Honorable Judge Sheila Linden presiding.

To help support the SPCA of Texas' 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. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit our website at www.spca.org.

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