SPCA helps East Texas officials rescue 41 animals

Houston SPCA workers on Wednesday drove almost to Louisiana to help authorities in Newton County rescue 41 animals found living in conditions they described as horrific. (Houston SPCA)

March 7, 2013 10:00:00 PM PST
Houston SPCA workers helped deputies in East Texas rescue 41 animals living on a property littered with junk and dead animals.

The SPCA says on Wednesday, it seized dogs, goats, chickens and rabbits from property in Newton County and transported them back to the Houston SPCA shelter, where they are receiving care and comfort.

The property was full of old furniture, equipment, trash and stagnant water, according to the SPCA. Decomposing carcasses and skeletal remains also were found on the property, and many of the animals they seized were found confined in cages next to the dead animals.

The Houston SPCA veterinary team is in the process of performing individual medical evaluations for each animal.

Pending judicial disposition, the Houston SPCA will place as many animals as possible into loving new homes, with adoption partners or in reputable sanctuaries.

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