August 29, 2011 -- Under the authority of the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department, the SPCA of Texas will seize three abandoned animals--two dogs and one donkey--this morning from a Kaufman, TX property.
The SPCA of Texas will meet Kaufman County officials at the Exxon gas station at Hwy 80 and FM 429 in Terrell at approximately 10:30 a.m. and will caravan to the property from there.
The dogs and donkey are living on the property without appropriate food, water or care.
After receiving an anonymous complaint about abandoned animals, an SPCA of Texas Investigator visited the property on August 23rd and observed minimal water and stale hay. The Investigator left a door tag requesting the animal owner contact him to talk about bringing the animals' living conditions into accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code.
On August 25th, the SPCA of Texas Investigator returned to the property. With the property owner's permission, the Investigator entered the property, and again observed that the animals were not receiving appropriate food, water or care, as the dogs and donkey were being fed chips.
As of today, the animal owner has not responded to attempts to contact them, and has not begun giving the dogs and the donkey appropriate food, water and care.
Today, the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department will seek a seizure warrant and the SPCA of Texas will transport the animals to the SPCA of Texas' Perry Animal Care Center at 8411 Stacy Rd. in McKinney, TX, where they will be cared for until the custody hearing.