(HOUSTON) July 22, 2020 – The Houston SPCA, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Montgomery County Animal Control collaborated on a rescue this evening involving 60 emaciated and mostly underweight animals found living in very poor conditions without food or water inside a pet supply store located at the 25,000 block of the North Freeway in Spring, Texas. Once the civil seizure warrant was issued, the teams began the lifesaving work of rescuing the assortment of birds, reptiles and rabbits including: 2 red ear slider turtles, 9 rabbits, 1 chicken, 3 doves, 1 cockatiel, 22 parakeets, 2 Quaker parrots, 3 lovebirds, 1 box turtle, 1 skink, 2 baby bearded dragons, 7 baby iguanas, 1 adult iguana, 2 bearded dragons, and 3 butterfly iguanas.
All of the birds, reptiles, and rabbits are now safely in the care of the Houston SPCA where they will be examined by their veterinary team. A hearing has been scheduled for next week where the animal rescue and protection organization will seek full custody of the animals.
The Houston SPCA Animal Cruelty investigations team works with local law enforcement in Houston and 10 surrounding counties including Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to battle animal cruelty and be a voice for the voiceless. Report cruelty at 713.869.7722 or file a report at www.HoustonSPCA.org.