Animal Hoarding Case Leads To The Rescue Of 111 Dogs And Cats

With nowhere to go to escape the heat and filth, 111 animals were being kept in a home in Keller, TX. They were suffering from dehydration, malnutrition, and various other medical conditions, but thanks to the Humane Society of North Texas, they’re all on their way to better lives.

Humane Society officials were first alerted of the situation at a residential property in northern Texas when a neighbor reported a foul odor coming from the home. Identifying the smell as pet feces and urine, animal control officials first approached the homeowner. When they were denied entrance to the property, they moved forward to obtain a search warrant.

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With search warrant in hand, Humane Society staff and officers from Keller Animal Control entered the property to find a serious case of animal hoarding. The home was littered with feces and garbage, and the animals were left to live in the squalor. After searching the home, 27 dogs of varying ages and breeds were taken outside to finally breath fresh air. In the garage, rescuers found cats crammed into metal cages. The garage had no air conditioning, and there was no water available.

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Back out on the street, authorities discovered a mini-van with 14 distressed animals locked inside. The engine was off, the windows were closed,  and the temperature was well into the 90s. That discovery brought the grand total of rescued animals to 111. They’ve been transported to Humane Society of North Texas where veterinary staff is already hard at work providing necessary care.

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Posted by Humane Society of North Texas on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

As the medical concerns are addressed and Humane Society of North Texas is awarded full legal custody, all 27 dogs and 84 cats will be available for adoption. But before they can go on to find their forever families, these victims of extreme animal hoarding need help from fosters and donors.

Humane Society of North Texas specifically needs clay non-clumping cat litter, canned cat food, blankets, and stainless steel food bowls to help care for their newest residents. If you’d like to donate to their cause or find out how you can bring one of the animals into your family, visit their website.

Despite all the trauma they’ve gone through, these resilient dogs and cats will finally get the chance to become beloved family pets.

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