Monday, January 23, 2012

Dogs to return to Alpha Tex owners


Roughly 150 dogs removed from a Floyd County kennel on suspicion of abuse will be returned after a jury decided the animals were not treated cruelly.
Last week, a Randall County jury found Alpha Tex Kennel owners Mark and Sandra Smith did not abuse the dogs.
“Obviously we’re happy with the verdict, but we still have a lot that needs to be worked out,” said Jessica Casenave Skinner, one of the Plainview-based attorneys representing the Smiths.
Don Feare, a private attorney from Arlington, appointed to represent Floyd County, could not be reached for comment.
Floyd County Sheriff Paul Raissez also did not immediately return a phone call Monday afternoon.
The finding by the jury paved the way for the dogs to be returned to the kennel, once the dogs can be located...More

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