Police and Animal Control Officers executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of South Lide in Mount Pleasant after receiving a complaint of noxious smells coming from a house.
Twenty-eight dogs have been seized from inside the residence. Conditions are so bad that protective suits and respirators had to be worn for heath concerns.
This is an ongoing scene and investigation. Additional city resources are being called in due to health concerns.
Police arrested Mary Helton, 70, on 28 counts of animal cruelty.
She was booked into the Titus County Jail.
(Arklatexhomepage - January 28, 2018)