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LAW ENFORCEMENT MOVES IN AND SEIZES ANIMALS IN SPLENDORA AREA

Late Saturday afternoon Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded with Montgomery County Animal Control to a residence on at 22573 Morgan Cemetery Road in the Splendora area, The property is also known as TheDevoted Dog LLC. They were investigating complaints of animal abuse. The person in the home had evidently rented the property from another animal lover and then dropped the ball. Investigators found several dead dogs and two dead goats on the property. A warrant was drawn up and signed late Saturday by Montgomery County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Matt Beasley. With the Sheriff’s Office present Montgomery County Animal Control seized seven dogs, a pig, 2 goats, and almost 3-dozen chickens. In addition, they removed the dead animals from the property. Charges are possible on the current resident. There will be a hearing Tuesday in JP3 Court as to if to award the animals to Montgomery County Animal Control.

This was the second seizure for the day. Another seizure earlier in the day not related to this incident was in Kingwood. This was after Animal Control responded to a complaint of a dead dog. There they found 2-dogs tired to a tree in the heat. One was already deceased. Beasley issued a seizure warrant to take custody of the dog which was still alive.

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