The Weimar Police Department recently called upon the Houston SPCA to rescue 44 dogs from a property off CR 202 in Weimar, Texas. The rescue operation was initiated following the execution of a civil seizure warrant yesterday. Most of the dogs were housed outside in unsuitable conditions, surrounded by urine and feces, and without access to fresh water. Further investigation led authorities to discover additional dogs hidden within a nearby abandoned trailer filled with heaps of garbage, debris, and fecal matter.
Following their rescue, all the dogs are currently under the care of the Houston SPCA, receiving personalized veterinary attention. A pending hearing next week will determine the legal custody of the animals, ensuring their well-being and safety. Notably, under Texas law, animal cruelty is considered a felony, carrying a potential penalty of up to two years of imprisonment and a fine of $10,000.
The dedicated 11-member animal cruelty investigations team at the Houston SPCA collaborates closely with law enforcement agencies in the broader Houston region, including the HPD, Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, and nine other neighboring Texas counties. Members of the public are encouraged to report any instances of animal cruelty by calling 713.869.7722 or submitting information online HERE.