HOUSTON (June 22, 2022) – Late this afternoon, the Houston SPCA arrived at a horrible scene of 60 neglected animals abandoned on a Cleveland, Texas property near Paul Campbell Loop Road including 28 cats and 2 newborn kittens inside an extremely hot camper filled with urine and feces.
An infrared thermometer showed the internal temperature of the camper at 100 degrees while the felines were exposed to high levels of ammonia.
Officials also rescued 30 dogs from the sweltering heat on the Cleveland property as well as inside the home that was filled with roaches, mold, and feces as well as garbage that was scattered throughout the rooms. Animal cruelty investigators also discovered three deceased dogs on the property. Some of the
animals were suffering from severe hair loss, emaciation, or multiple untreated injuries including
one dog’s x-ray that indicated the animal had been repeatedly shot with a BB gun.
All of the animals have been transported by Houston SPCA teams from the Cleveland property to campus where they will receive individualized exams and care from their veterinary and animal care staff before they are evaluated for their foster or adoption programs.
The Houston SPCA now has legal custody of the animals from this rescue after the owner cooperated with the animal cruelty investigations team and agreed to have them placed into the animal rescue’s care.
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Houston SPCA continues to issue an urgent reminder to pet owners:
- Bring your pets inside during extreme temperatures when possible.
- Know where your pets are during the heat of the day. As the sun shifts, the shade may no longer be adequate.
- Check on them often. Water can evaporate when it’s hot outside, and pets can tip over water bowls, leaving them without proper hydration.
- If you see an animal in distress, please call the Houston SPCA at 713-869-7722 immediately.
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