Hundreds of animals removed from Texas home
Hundreds of animals were removed on Wednesday from a home in Grimes County.
The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office says it received an anonymous complaint on Tuesday about the home off Highway 30 and FM 244 in Carlos.
“A citizen advised there was a large quantity of dogs and horses at the residence that were being malnourished and in severe condition,” said Kindale Pittman, an investigator with the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office.
On the property, deputies and members of the Houston Humane Society found 242 dogs and 49 miniature ponies.
The dogs were kept in kennels in cars, barns, and inside the home.
The ponies were found scattered throughout the property.
Authorities also found several dead animals.
“They were thrown outside. Discarded on the backside of the property,” said Pittman.
This isn’t the first time authorities have received complaints about the property.
In 2010, more than 100 horses and 40 dogs were taken from the property.
The homeowner did voluntarily surrender all the animals and they are being taken care of in Houston.
The case will be presented to the Grimes County District Attorney’s office.