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March 10, 2014

Custody hearing today for seized dogs, cats

GREENVILLE — A hearing is scheduled in Greenville this morning, to determine whether the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas will gain custody of dozens of animals were seized last week from a residence near Royse City.

The 89 dogs and cats were allegedly discovered living in crates inside the home.

It was the second time in less than three years that the same home on County Road 2597 had been the focus of an animal cruelty investigation.

The SPCA of Texas reported it took custody March 5 of 57 dogs, 26 cats, five puppies and one kitten from the property.

The custody hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. before Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 1 Wayne Money inside the Hunt County Criminal Justice Center at 2801 Stuart Street in Greenville.

If the SPCA of Texas is awarded custody of the animals, they would be individually evaluated for potential adoption or placement on a case by case basis.

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