SPCA of Texas and Hunt County Constable to Seize Approximately 150 Dogs, Cats Today
(HUNT COUNTY, TX/McKINNEY, TX); July 23, 2014--Under the authority of the Hunt County Constable, the SPCA of Texas is seizing approximately 150 dogs and cats today from a property in Hunt County, north of Greenville, TX.
WHEN/WHERE: The SPCA of Texas will meet at the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at 2801 Stuart Street in Greenville, TX at approximately 9 a.m. and will caravan to the property from there. The SPCA of Texas is unable to disclose the location until after the seizure warrant is served.
Media contact is Maura Davies: 214-537-3748 (on-site).
Many of the dogs are being cruelly confined in kennels and pens outdoors and inside a building on the property and many of the animals appear to be suffering from open wounds, eye discharge and other issues. The water provided to many of the animals appears to be contaminated.
On July 16, Investigators from the SPCA of Texas and the Hunt County Constable visited the property to conduct an inspection as a part of an ongoing investigation spanning almost 1 year. The SPCA of Texas’ Investigator and the Hunt County Constable and found the animals to be cruelly confined and medically neglected and determined that it was in the animals' best interest to obtain a warrant and remove the animals immediately.
SPCA of Texas vehicles will transport the animals to the Perry Animal Care Center at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney, TX 75070 later today, where they will be examined by medical staff and cared for until a custody hearing is held.
If the SPCA of Texas is awarded custody of the animals, they would be individually evaluated for potential adoption or placement on a case by case basis.
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. The non-profit organization operates two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and maintains a team of five animal cruelty investigators to respond to thousands of calls in eight North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other's lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other humane organization.The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home.