Thirty dogs found in home after Central Texas man’s death

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Published: Apr. 17, 2018 at 10:55 AM CDT
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An animal shelter needs help as it deals with an influx of dogs removed from the home of a Hearne man who died Friday.

On Monday, personnel from Urgent Animals of Hearne Robertson County worked with Hearne police and animal control officers to remove 16 dogs from the home and they’ll return over the next few days to rescue the others.

"They have been surrendered by the family,” Deb Fatheree of Urgent Animals told KBTX-TV in Bryan.

“We came over and met them Saturday and hammered out a release and stuff so we could come in and get this done," she said.

It wasn’t the first time the organization was called to the home, Fatheree said.

"Over the last three years we've gotten 23 animals. He was told not to do it, but people are going to do what they want to do," she said.

The organization has about 160 animals in foster care and will need about $7,000 to care for the animals rescued from the home, which will need veterinary care and rehabilitation before they can be adopted.

"People are already wanting to adopt these dogs and what they don't understand is that these dogs have had no social interaction at all, no vaccines, no anything so they're very dangerous to put into somebody's personal home,” Fatheree said.

“They're going to go to the vet now and we're going to evaluate them and let them decompress and see where we go with them," she said.