Animal rescues

Over 80 animals found in two trash-filled homes during animal rescues

The Houston SPCA said its animal cruelty investigators Safe over 80 animals from two different homes in the Galveston County area, including two pythons, a dwarf caiman and 10 dogs. Surprisingly, many animals were discovered on the second floor of a house filled with garbage, debris and animal remains.

Source: KHOU 11/Youtube

The first rescue took place in Hitchcock. In total, the rescued animals included: two horses and a mini, ten dogs, nine puppies, four guinea pigs, a rabbit, two pythons, including a Burmese and a ball, a dwarf caiman, and a calf.

Later that day, deputies executed a warrant at another property near La Marque. The SPCA reported that 52 cats were removed from the house filled with urine and feces. These animals lived in horribly sad conditions and were not receiving adequate care or nutrition.

The 83 animals are now in the care of Houston SPCA where they will receive individualized treatment by veterinary staff. Some cats are even treated for upper respiratory tract infections and urine burning. According to Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, no charges have yet been filed against the owners. In some states, abuse must fall into categories very specific to very specific types of animals to be considered a crime. However, in other states, abusing an animal is not considered a crime at all. Today, animal cruelty convictions are classified as felony or misdemeanor in Texas.

While we cannot change the horrific treatment many animals have already endured in the past, we can give animals a voice and hold perpetrators accountable for crimes now and in the future. Sign this petition demand that all states make animal abuse a crime!

You can report animal cruelty by calling 713-869-7722 or report information online.

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