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1/10/05-Smith County

Animal Shelter Founder Back In Court

The founder of Paws Across the Planet will be back in court tomorrow for a pre-trial hearing.

Julia McMurrey, of Smith County, faces four counts of animal cruelty.

In September 2003, the Dallas SPCA seized 200 dogs from her shelter and managed to save about half of them. Officials say the dogs had infectious diseases, mange, and bleeding sores. Their water bowls were dirty and infested with rats. Many suffered from malnutrition.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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