GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – Animal Cruelty Investigators recovered 31 animals, including a dwarf caiman and two pythons, from a Hitchcock home filled with garbage, debris and animal remains, according to the Houston SPCA.
On March 14, deputies with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office executed a warrant for a search of the property. That search culminated in the seizure of 31 animals: 10 dogs, nine puppies, four guinea pigs, three horses, one Burmese and one Ball python, a dwarf caiman, a rabbit and a bull calf.
Later that day, deputies executed a warrant at another property in nearby La Marque. There, they rescued 52 cats living in deplorable conditions in a home covered in urine and feces.
Following the seizure, the animals were transported to Houston SPCA for intake and veterinarian evaluations. Some of the cats are being treated for upper respiratory infections and urine scalding.
Anyone who observes any form of animal cruelty in the Houston area is urged to contact Houston SPCA, reachable online or over the phone at (713) 869-7722.