Up to 200 dogs seized from Harris County home

January 20, 2011 2:15:11 PM PST
More than 150 dogs living in deplorable conditions were rescued from a north Harris County home.

The dogs were seized by Houston Humane Society's RAIDER team and Harris County Precinct 6 while they were serving a warrant at a home in the 15000 block of Oaklawn Park. Between 150 and 200 Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mixes were taken from the home.

Authorities say the 63-year-old owner of the animals was once a breeder; she stopped selling the animals but still continued to breed, resulting in the "out-of-control situation," according to a statement from the Houston Humane Society.

The animals were taken to the Humane Society to undergo medical evaluations, but the organization now needs foster families to help care for other animals so it can accommodate the dogs rescued Thursday. It's also seeking monetary donations to help cover the medical expenses for its animals.

Anyone interested in helping is asked to visit www.houstonhumane.org for a full list of needs, which include money, towels and food.