Houston, Texas – Custody for 26 cats and dogs rescued from deplorable conditions at a residence in South Houston, on January 5, has been awarded to the Houston SPCA. The animal welfare agency had removed 11 emaciated dogs, seven cats, and eight puppies from “horrific” conditions.
In a news release, Houston SPCA described the appalling conditions the animals had been living in, writing:
Officials at the scene said in addition to the emaciated animals suffering from no food or water, some were urine-soaked, tethered by chains or tied to dirty wire crates, and suffering from varying medical issues.
Six cats and one dog were found inside the small shed. Another six dogs were chained to various items on the property while eight more were inside the garage. Four additional dogs and one cat were in the home in deplorable living conditions.
The owner was served with an exigent warrant that allowed the Houston SPCA to immediately rescue the animals and bring them into their care.
The owner, who has not been publicly identified, faces two years in prison and a $10,000 fine for animal cruelty.
Animal Victory is grateful to see these animals removed from their owner and the inhumane conditions they were forced to exist in.
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