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9 dogs seized from abandoned ETX property

Released by the SPCA of Texas:

HUNT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Under the authority of the Hunt County Sheriff's Department, the SPCA of Texas seized nine abandoned dogs on Wednesday, December 7th from a Hunt County property near Royce City, TX. The dogs were receiving adequate food, water and shelter.

"The owners reportedly moved away and abandoned their dogs," said Colby Grady,Chief Investigator for the SPCA of Texas. "Thanks to quick work by Hunt County Officials, we are able to move the dogs to the safety of our shelter."

The SPCA of Texas received a complaint on Wednesday, November 30th regarding abandoned dogs on a property near Royce City, TX and immediately began the process of confirming that the dogs had indeed been abandoned.

Late Tuesday, December 6th, the Investigator for the SPCA of Texas and a Deputy for the Hunt County Sheriff's Department agreed that the animals had been abandoned and needed to be removed from the property. The Hunt County Sheriff's Department obtained a seizure warrant and the SPCA of Texas removed the animals and transported them 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.

The custody hearing will be held on Friday, December 16th at 10:30 a.m. at the Hunt County Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Pl. 1 Courthouse at 2801 Stuart St. in Greenville, TX, Judge Sandy Berger presiding.

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