Animal cruelty investigators responding to reports of pets left outside in cold

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Sgt. Darlene Chandler with Harris County Precinct 1 Animal Cruelty Unit and investigators with the Houston SPCA spent Wednesday responding to reports of animals presumably left in the cold.

“We’re going to remove this dog under what’s called exigent circumstances due to the inclement weather also due to him being abandoned,” Chandler stated.

On one specific name in a neighborhood simply north of downtown, a senior canine believed to have been deserted for days and whose water bowel had frozen over was rescued Wednesday afternoon.

“Kind of like a relief you know, like you, don’t want to see him out there like that,” stated neighbor Becka Johnson stated.

Over the previous few days, a number of animals have been rescued. Investigators responded to a neighborhood auto physique store, the place they discovered six canines left outside together with one which had died.

Another name involving the Houston Humane Society resulted in a pet proprietor going through costs after investigators discovered eight canines left outside.

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Animal cruelty investigators need pet house owners to know they might be in severe hassle for leaving their pets out in the weather.

”You simply surprise how can anyone try this to an animal that they’ve you realize that they’ve,” stated Sgt. Chandler.

If you see an animal left out in the cold or suspect animal cruelty, you may attain out to Harris County Precinct 1 Animal Cruelty Hotline at (832) 927-1659 or the Houston SPCA at 713-869-7722.

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