On Friday, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the SPCA in reference to an animal cruelty investigation on Pecan Road in Daisetta, Liberty County. SPCA Officials asked for Law Enforcement assistance at this location.
Deputies from the LCSO and an Officer from the Daisetta Police Department accompanied SPCA Investigators to the end of Pecan Road. Upon arrival, Officials located three horses with visible injuries and several dogs with visible injuries. The dogs were entangled around trees by chains where they could not reach food or water. These dogs were sitting / laying in their waste, unable to move away from the tree. One female dog struggled to reach her two small new born puppies laying nearby. The water and food containers were knocked over, empty and dry.
One horse had been removed by the owner of the animals prior to arrival of Officials and has been confirmed as deceased. Officials on scene determined it to be in the best interest and safety of the animals to remove them from the property. All of the remaining animals were removed from the pasture by SPCA Investigators and transported to a facility where they will be screened and treated for their injuries.
Two arrests were made at the scene. William Cook 34 and Cook, Jennifer 57 were charged with Animal Cruelty / Neglect a class A misdemeanor.