MARION COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The SPCA of Texas and the Marion County Sheriff's Department are on a piece of property in Ore City, TX this morning, rescuing 60 dogs and one exotic bird.
The SPCA says around 40 dogs and one bird are being cruelly confined inside an 8ft by 8ft room in filthy conditions. The floor of the room is urine-soaked and layered with feces and newspaper. The SPCA says the room has no ventilation, or climate control, and the animals do not have access to water. Several puppies found in the room are living in plastic tubs without food, or water. The bird does not have water suitable for drinking, and the cage has not been properly cleaned for sometime.
The SPCA says another 20 dogs are outside either confined to pens, or roaming free around the property. The feces in the pens is not being removed, instead being layered with straw. The SPCA says the water in the pens is green and not suitable for drinking.
The dogs appear to be small, mixed breeds and the bird appears to be a type of parrot. The SPCA says it's also concerned about the welfare of the owners and has been in contact with Adult Protective Services.
The exact location of the rescue has not been released until the rescue is complete. We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the sights and sounds tonight on KLTV 7 News at 6 p.m.