Thursday, January 28, 2010

Animals in deplorable conditions seized from Travis

A Travis County man won the right to get back two of dozens of animals seized by the county because they were in horrible conditions.

On Jan. 20 deputies took 20 dogs, seven hogs, three cows and two rabbits from the property of Carey Earl James. It is located at 26915 FM 1431 at the Travis/Burnet County line.

Deputies were first called to the property on Jan. 9 on a complaint of cruelty to animals.

According to a court document, a deputy found several dogs in the front yard, which was littered with rotting food and animal feces. The deputy went inside the home and it was also full of rotting food and feces. He found three dogs in crates, two living puppies and one dead one...More