SPCA returns 150 animals to raided Liberty Co. shelter

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After a judge threw out a search warrant on a technicality, authorities returned 150 animals to a Dayton animal shelter that was raided last week following neglect allegations.

More than 150 animals were returned to a Dayton-area animal shelter on Thursday morning.

The Houston SPCA pulled up to the Puppy Dogs R Us around 10:30am with two big trucks and a tractor. Kerry McKeel with the organization said they were following a court order to return the animals, which were first seized last week.

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said the animals were being neglected at the property.

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"We're very disappointed. Deeply, deeply disappointed to have to bring the animals back here to Puppy Dogs R Us," said McKeel. "The case is closed because of the court's decision."

A judge yesterday dismissed the civil case against Puppy Dogs R Us because the warrant didn't list the property address. Allegations of abuse were not discussed.

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