ASPCA Removes 40 Dogs from Overcrowded Property in Western Texas

November 13, 2020

ASPCA responder carrying rescued dog

In collaboration with Texas-based animal welfare organizations,  the ASPCA is assisting with the care and placement of 40 dogs removed from the property of an overwhelmed pet owner near San Angelo, Texas. The ASPCA removed the animals, including puppies, from the property on Tuesday, November 10, and transported them to the Fort Worth area for immediate care.

ASPCA responder examining a dog on site

The animals were found living in and on the property of an overcrowded mobile home in substandard conditions with inadequate access to food. Some of the dogs were suffering from various medical issues that will require veterinary treatment. When the pet owners realized they could not provide proper care for the animals, they agreed to voluntarily surrender them to the ASPCA.

ASPCA responder carrying a dog carrier

More than 20 of the dogs removed from the property were relocated to the Humane Society of North Texas where they will receive medical treatment and behavioral evaluations before being made available for adoption in the coming days. The remaining animals were temporarily transported to the Tri-City Animal Shelter where they will receive daily care and medical exams from ASPCA staff.

ASPCA responder holding a rescued dog

The dogs receiving temporary care at the Tri-City Animal Shelter will soon be relocated to our Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC) in Weaverville, North Carolina. We are partnering with Wings of Rescue to fly the animals to North Carolina, where they will receive behavioral evaluations and additional care to prepare them for adoption.

a dog looking over a fence

“The ASPCA is pleased to be in a position where we have the expertise and resources to support pet owners in need and improve the lives of animals in communities across the country,” said Kyle Held, Director of Investigations for the ASPCA. “While some of these animals will require medical treatment and behavioral rehabilitations, we’re thankful for the Humane Society of North Texas and Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center for assisting us with this case and we’re thrilled to help prepare these dogs for the next chapter in their lives.”

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