DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – The SPCA of Texas has taken custody of 32 dogs and puppies that they say were “cruelly confined” on a property in Dallas County.READ MORE: Opal Lee's Annual Walk Was Extra Special Saturday After Juneteenth Becomes Federal Holiday
The discovery was made when members of the Lancaster Police Department went to the property in the southeast part of the county on an unrelated matter. After getting a seizure warrant the SPCA returned to the property with officers.READ MORE: Fender Bender Leads To Shooting That Left 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Dallas, Police Say
In all, rescuers found 17 dogs and 15 puppies. Some of the animals were living in a house that was urine-soaked and filled with feces. Other animals were kept in kennels in a garage and another dog was simply left outside, chained to a tree.
Veterinarians say some of the puppies appear to be suffering from potentially life-threatening medical issues. The other dogs and puppies have varying health problems, including flea infestation, hair loss, extremely long nails and skin sores.MORE NEWS: Police: Juvenile Girl Shot, Killed At Dallas Apartment
All of the animals were taken to the SPCA of Texas Animal Rescue Center in Dallas to be further examined and taken care of until a custody hearing is held next week.