Custody Of 40 Dogs Awarded To SPCA Of Texas

KAUFMAN COUNTY (CSDFW.COM) – An animal owner near Kemp has agreed to relinquish ownership of 40 dogs to the SPCA of Texas.

Last week Kaufman County Sheriff’s and the SPCA went to the property and found that animals were being, with many without food, water or care.

All of the dogs found on the property were infested with fleas, most were very thin and one Great Dane is emaciated.

Some of the dogs were living outside in small, feces-filled cages and pens.

Conditions inside of a trailer on the property were also unkept and unclean. Floors inside the residence were covered with decaying feces and there was a strong odor of urine.

Colby Grady, the Chief Investigator for the SPCA of Texas, explained, “This location has been confirmed to be a former puppy mill.”

Animal rescuers also discovered a cemetery on the property where approximately 20 dogs had been buried.

“The owner stated he and his wife bred dogs for many years until she recently passed away,” Grady said in a press release. “This is a prime example of the fine line between a puppy mill and animal hoarding.”

All of the animals were taken to and have been card for at the SPCA of Texas Dealey Animal Care Center in Dallas.

For information on the status of possible animal adoption, click here to check out the SPCA of Texas webpage.


One Comment

  1. nomorespawning says:

    How long before they do this to the Duggers?

    1. NiteNurse says:

      Not to defend the Duggers because I think they’re nuts but they aren’t on public assistance and all the kids are well cared for. Let them have as many as they want as long as they take good care of them.

  2. NiteNurse says:

    If you purchase a dog from a backyard breeder you are encouraging people like these to breed dogs for cash. I know people who do this and they don’t take very good care of the dogs. They frequently inbreed their dogs and rarely get them health exams. PLEASE GO TO A SHELTER and get a dog. They check these dogs for health problems, neuter or spay them, and vacinate them for a small adoption fee. NEVER PURCHASE A DOG FROM A BACKYARD BREEDER OR A PET STORE.

  3. Kelly says:

    I would love to think they are going to a no-kill shelter, but after what they have probably been through, even euthanasia may be a better alternative. I HATE kill-shelters BUT sometimes, there just is not an alternative.

  4. Marlene Del Vecchio says:

    When his wife passed away, he should have called the SPCA or some type of animal shelter since he knew he could not take care of them. And why were 20 dogs burried on his property……what happened to them??? This person was clearly in denial and should be fined. The only reason I don’t say imprisoned is because I do not know his age.

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