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Case ID: 17277
Classification: Hoarding
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Thursday, Jan 13, 2011

County: Harris

Disposition: Alleged
Case Images: 3 files available

Alleged: 64 year old woman

The Houston Humane Society's R.A.I.D.E.R. team rescued more than 150 Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mixed-breed dogs from a property in northeast Houston Thursday from a private residence located at 15318 Oaklawn Park Dr. in northwest Houston

Investigators said the dogs had been living in filthy, deplorable conditions for years.

The Humane Society said the homeowner, a 64-year-old woman, started out as a breeder but at some point quit selling the animals. Still, the dogs kept breeding indiscriminately, and the situation spiraled out of control.

Precinct 6 officers joined the R.A.I.D.E.R. team Thursday morning to serve the warrant.

Investigators said there were at least 150 dogs on the property, but there could be as many as 200.

Crews were still working hours later to seize all the dogs.

The animals will be taken to the Houston Humane Society, where they will undergo medical evaluations.

Because of the influx of animals, the shelter needs help.

They're asking for foster families to step forward to help take care of current shelter pets. The shelter needs the kennel space for the rescued dogs, who will require extensive veterinary care and will have to be isolated.

The Humane Society said monetary and supply donations are also being sought.

If you'd like to help, visit houstonhumane.org.

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