(December 8, 2023)
Earlier today, Houston SPCA Animal Cruelty Investigators, in collaboration with Harris County Constable Precinct One, rescued seven dogs and three cats from appalling conditions within a residence located near the 7700 block of Breda Drive in Meadowlake Village. Upon arrival, officials discovered the animals living amidst deplorable conditions, surrounded by debris, and in rooms saturated with urine and feces.
The distressing situation included some dogs confined to unsanitary wire kennels, lacking adequate food and water. Subsequently, the dogs and cats were evacuated from the residence, with many requiring immediate attention for issues such as emaciation, severe flea infestations, open wounds, and dental problems. The Houston SPCA veterinary and animal care staff are currently providing essential treatment to address these concerns.
In the coming week, a hearing will be scheduled to determine the legal custody of the rescued animals, who will remain under the vigilant care of Houston SPCA professionals. The organization’s 13-member animal cruelty investigations team maintains a close partnership with local law enforcement, including HPD, Harris County Constable Precinct 1, and nine other neighboring Texas counties, as part of their commitment to combating cruelty.
To report instances of animal cruelty, individuals are encouraged to contact 713.869.7722 or visit www.houstonspca.org. It is noteworthy that the Houston SPCA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, operates solely on donations and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare organization, locally or nationally.