The area is along Highway 90 about 20 miles outside of Houston. In 2012, nearly 100 animals were rescued there.
An aggressive multi-agency effort was launched to stop the dumping. The targeted area is now monitored and concrete barriers, fences and warning signs have been put up.
"We've seen an 80-percent reduction in abandoned animals in this area, but we are not stopping there," said Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson. "Our office, along with other law enforcement agencies in the county, is launching this type of initiative in several other areas as we continue to work to reduce animal cruelty and illegal dumping even further. We have high hopes of further success."
"This is serious. It is regretful. It is unconscionable that someone would be willing to hurt someone so vulternable and do it on a regular basis," said Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.
Illegal dumping or abandonment of animals can be reported anonymously to Crimes Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477). All identifying information of the suspect and vehicle should be included in the report.
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