Sunday, May 23, 2010

75 animals seized from Leonard home

75 sick and emaciated animals were taken from a Fannin County property, Friday. Now four people are under arrest accused of animal cruelty.

Deputies arrested four individuals, at a home in Leonard, where emaciated and dead animals covered the property.

65 dogs and 10 cats were taken to the SPCA's facility in McKinney.

Deputies say it appears the individuals were staying in tents outside the home, because it was overrun with animal feces.

The location is believed to be the site of Vonda's Domestic Animal Rescue Emergency Shelter Services.

"It was a horrible situation for many of the animals," Maura Davies with the SPCA, said. "Many of the dogs had open sores, on various parts of their body. About half of the dogs were underweight. The cats were held in crates in the garage, small transport crates. And one cat was in a crate without food, water or a litter box."..." More & video

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