Deborah K. Thompson, 56, is accused of keeping 111 dogs and cats in unhealthy conditions at a Keller home where her mother also lived. Animal control raided the home last week.
“I can't in good conscience release these animals back to that home,” the judge said.
After the judge's ruling, Keller police wasted no time arresting Thompson on animal cruelty charges.
Police say Thompson kept the animals at her mother's home, but the homeowner is not part of the investigation.
Why not? Her mother lived there AND KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON!!!
Keller Animal Control and the Humane Society seized 27 dogs and 84 cats. A veterinarian told a municipal judge the animals were in horrible conditions.
"It's a cruel situation these animals were kept in,” said Sandy Shelly, Humane Society of North Texas. “Just from the court, we found out the temperature in the garage was 109 degrees. The animals are emaciated, parasite-infested inside and out."
The Humane Society told the judge this is the third time they have seized animals from Thompson since 2013.
Her mother showed up with a lawyer claiming three of the animals seized are her pets and wanted them back, but the judge refused.
Her mother should be charged with animal cruelty too, then, for leaving her pets in those conditions!
Thompson gave up the animals to the Humane Society and didn't appear in court Thursday.
(Fox4 - August 3, 2017)