RICHMOND, Texas – The transport, treatment and boarding of the more than 220 animals that were seized from a Katy-area home last week is estimated to cost about $100,000, according to officials from the Houston Humane Society.
Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable Wayne Thompson said deputies were called to a home on Saddlehorn Trail on Feb. 28, a day after an animal control officer inspected the property and requested a warrant to seize the 227 animals that were found there.
Dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, ferrets and turtles were among the animals that were taken from the home, Thompson said. At least two of the animals died while investigators were at the scene, Thompson said.
Dr. Carolyn Bender, of the Houston Humane Society which has taken custody of the animals, said the animals are undergoing evaluations and treatment. A civil hearing will decide if the animals can be put up for adoption.
Fort Bend County prosecutors said they are awaiting results of the evaluations before deciding whether the woman who was responsible for the animals will be charged. He identity was not released.
Officials said this was the largest animal seizure in the county’s history.
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