On the date of Tuesday, August 2s1 t 2018 at 9:00 AM, the property owner in connection with the recent investigation of animal cruelty and surrender of nearly 300 animals conducted by Grimes County Sheriff’s Investigators has been arrested.
Doris Bevier Clark, 75 of Anderson turned herself into Investigators at the Sheriff’s Office for multiple charges of animal cruelty to livestock animals and non-livestock animals which is classified as a Class A Misdemeanor. A Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by no longer than 180 days confinement in a County Jail and a fine not to exceed $4000.00.
Clark was later released from the Grimes County Jail after posting a bond amount of $10,000
No additional information pertaining to this case will be released
. ORIGINAL STORY
On the date of Tuesday, August 14th 2018 at 10:00 AM, The Grimes County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence located in the 7000 block of State Highway 30 of the Carlos Community. Deputies were dispatched to the above residence in regards to an anonymous complaint of animal cruelty.
Upon Deputies arrival, it was discovered that numerous dogs and horses were malnourished and in poor condition.
Based on this discovery, Sheriff’s Investigators were called to the residence who in turn obtained a search warrant to further search the property.
At 12:45 PM, Investigators executed this search warrant and documented numerous dogs that were in poor living conditions by which they were living in several out buildings, cattle trailers, and a van on the property. Investigators also discovered horse and dog carcasses discarded in an area on the far side of the property.
Additionally, Miniature horses were discovered on the property that were in poor condition such as curled hoofs with apparent neglected care.
On the following date of Wednesday, August 15th 2018 at 12:00 PM, Sheriff’s Investigators with the assistance of the Houston Humane Society and the Animal Investigation & Rescue Organization of Dallas, Texas had arrived at the residence where all animals were removed as result of the owner voluntarily surrendering these animals.
A total of 242 dogs being of multiple breeds such as Pomeranian, Chinese Crests and other small breeds were removed. In addition, a total of 49 miniature horses were removed. All animals will be further treated by veterinarian services.
After conclusion of all vet exams, Investigators will present the case to the Grimes County District Attorney’s Office for review of criminal charges of Animal Cruelty. This investigation is on-going.