Horses, dogs, birds rescued from farm

July 9, 2009 5:02:53 PM PDT
Deputies and animal welfare workers rescued dozens of horses and dogs from an East Texas farm where a man was killed by a deputy June 1. The rescues came Thursday at a farm near Hillister, about 85 miles northeast of Houston.

Tyler County Sheriff David Hennigan tells KFDM-TV of Beaumont that deputies and the SPCA from Houston seized about 30 horses, 16 dogs, six puppies and two birds. A hearing on the seizure is scheduled for July 20 in Woodville.

Hennigan says the June 1 incident happened when a deputy responding to a report of a domestic disturbance was threatened by an armed man. The deputy fatally shot the man.

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