A Texas animal cruelty investigation discovered unsettling conditions in a commercial pet breeding facility. The operator of a large-scale dog breeding facility near Greenville surrendered 117 animals to the Texas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Tuesday. SPCA is a shelter and spay-and-neuter center operated by a volunteer animal rescue organization.
There are a total of 93 adult dogs, 22 kittens, and two cats. Local authorities, in collaboration with the Texas SPCA, rescued the animals last week. The majority of the puppies and dogs were held in a metal structure next to the owner’s home.
In photos, you can see dogs crammed into tiny and filthy cages in a room. The area outside the house smelled like dog feces and pee, according to investigators. When they entered, the odor was so intense that it made them vomit.
They arrived at the shelter with a few dogs drenched with feces. According to Victoria Albrecht, a spokesperson for the SPCA of Texas, the others had medical issues such as eye ulcers or ear infections caused by their matted hair. The majority of the dogs are now better.
She went on to say that the dogs seem to be very sweet and lovely. In a Facebook video shared this week, the staff took care of the matted fur of a male poodle mix, who seemed to be in a good mood. The operation’s owner, who is still unknown, faces charges of breaking state laws governing large-scale breeders.
According to the organization’s animal cruelty investigator, the owner traded dogs for $700 to $1,200. Albrecht said she didn’t know where they sold the puppies, but it wasn’t straight out of the house. Animal welfare organizations advise the public to adopt dogs from rescue agencies and animal shelters rather than purchase them from breeders.