Friday, July 28, 2017

Texas: More than 100 hoarded cats and dogs are rescued from foul-smelling home

TEXAS -- More than 100 cats and dogs were rescued from a North Texas home where they didn't have air conditioning and water.

According to the Humane Society of North Texas, 27 dogs and 84 cats were seized from a Keller home on Tuesday. Authorities were alerted to the animals after neighbors said they could smell a foul odor coming from the home.

According to the humane society, Keller Animal Control officers found 14 of the animals in a mini-van that wasn't running and reached 94 degrees inside. When the owner DEBORAH THOMPSON refused to allow officers on the property, a search warrant was obtained for the home.

Note: Apparently, Deborah Thompson is well-known to authorities as animals have repeatedly been seized from her. 

Officers found 84 cats living in the garage with no air conditioning or water. Their litter boxes were filled with feces. The humane society said all of the cats and dogs need medication for dehydration, malnutrition and other illnesses.

The animals are recovering with the humane society. They can be adopted once they recover.

The incident is being investigated and criminal charges may follow.  A court appearance is expected within 10 days.

For those interested in adopting a rescued animal, the Humane Society of North Texas can be reached at 817-332-4768.

(Houston Chronicle - July 27, 2017)