North Texas Animals Rescued After Owner Found Dead

montague animal rescue 2 North Texas Animals Rescued After Owner Found Dead

(credit: Humane Society of North Texas)

STONEBURG (AP) – More than 85 dogs in pens have been rescued after their owner was found dead in his North Texas mobile home during the excessive heat.

Montague County Sheriff Paul Cunningham says the body of 73-year-old Jack Dempsey Beasley was discovered Wednesday at a residence near Stoneburg. Concerned relatives had contacted the sheriff’s department to check on Beasley.

A coroner listed the preliminary cause of death as heat exhaustion. Authorities believe the man had been dead for a couple of days.

Members of the Humane Society of North Texas helped rescue the dogs Thursday. The animals, after receiving medical attention, will be available for adoption. Dozens of other dogs were found dead.

The National Weather Service says temperatures in North Texas topped 100 degrees this week.

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One Comment

  1. Caustic Personality says:

    This is Rick Perry’s fault.

    1. RussP says:

      Actually Perry did the right thing on this problem. He recently signed House Bill 1451 which puts restrictions on breeders and requires them to be licensed. Not sure if it has taken effect yet.

      1. Caustic Personality says:

        That was called humor, sir. Sarcastic humor.

      2. RussP says:


        Not letting me reply under your second comment about sarcasm. I just had to post that Perry actually did the right thing on this because it amazed me that he did!

      3. Caustic Personality says:

        I applaud you for being so informed on government, by the way. 99.9% of the people out there have no idea what HB 1451 is, me being one of them.

  2. C Vesey says:

    With all due respect, I have no feelings for the dead owner of a puppy mill. There should be a law in Texas that does not allow puppy mills; they are created in nature’s most horrible way. It is up to the TX citizens to let their state legislator know, even though they do not meet fro another 2 years!!!
    If you know of a puppy mill, please call the police and animal shelter in that area. Your name shall remain anonymous if you request it.

  3. RICK says:

    Like it just happens in TEXAS !!!! HAHAHA.

  4. NiteNurse says:

    I am a huge fan of all of those “Hoarder” shows. Animal Planet had a marathon day of animal hoarders and no doubt this person’s home looked similar to all those other hoarders. There was no way one person could give proper care to that many animals. It’s a weird OCD thing, fascinating to hear about but sad for those poor animals.

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