On Monday, the police in Pottsboro, Texas seized 22 dogs in a car, locked in and the driver woman inside. Pottsboro is just outside Sherman and about 70 miles north of Dallas.
The 22 dogs were crammed in a station wagon type of car. The owner refused to open the doors when a constable tried to serve her a warrant for the seizure of the dogs.
How can you drive with 22 dogs in your car? Can you imagine the potential risk that driving with 22 dogs in a car can cause to other drivers?
Here is what the Society for The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals of Texas and Grayson County have made available for the public.
Under the authority of the Grayson County Constable, Pct. 2, the SPCA of Texas seized 22 dogs, all Papillons, the morning of Monday, February 9, 2009, from a location in Grayson County.
The SPCA of Texas received a call from a concerned citizen regarding the welfare and living conditions of the dogs.
When an SPCA of Texas investigator followed up on that call, the dog owner first indicated that they did not have the dogs. However, upon further assessment of the area, all 22 dogs were found to be cruelly confined in one vehicle.
The SPCA of Texas is also concerned about the welfare of the dog owner and is planning on following up with Adult Protective Services.
The dogs were in the car along with a pot of water, blankets and waste.
SPCA of Texas vehicles will transport the animals to the Perry Animal Care Center McKinney where they will be cared for until the custody hearing. The date and time of that hearing will be determined.
If the SPCA of Texas is awarded custody at that hearing, the animals would be individually evaluated for potential adoption or placement on a case by case basis.
Lets hope that all these dogs get adopted and find good homes where they will be cared for properly!