Another Hunt County story broke this week. This time, nine pit bulls and 10 chickens were seized from a Hunt County residence; the pit bulls were chained with “heavy tow chains” and living in dire circumstances, according to this article.
“The dogs were in emaciated conditions with open sores. One was suffering from multiple tumors. The 10 chickens were found in a small, makeshift cage,” according to the story.
Fearing that the animals were at risk of starvation, investigators obtained a warrant, and the dogs were soon taken by the SPCA to the centers in Dallas and McKinney, where they are being cared for and examined by medical staff.
Animal cruelty charges are pending in this case.
The residence has a previous history of being raided by authorities. A custody hearing for the animals is scheduled for November 8 at 10 a.m. before Hunt County Justice of the Peace Sheila Linden.
Our heartfelt thanks to the SPCA of Texas for their role in rescuing these dogs.
Later this week, we’ll will share some of the work we have been doing to prepare to pass a law that would ban this kind of tethering in Texas. Please stay tuned to learn how you can help!
*SPCA of Texas photo credit