Emaciated Dogs, Some Chained, Discovered on Washington County Property

Sixteen Starving Dogs Found by Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Poor Living Conditions Now in Care of the Houston SPCA

(HOUSTON) September 23, 2021 – Nearly half of the emaciated dogs discovered living in poor conditions at a property in Washington County near Chapel Hill were bound by heavy chains. According to officials, six dogs on the scene were tethered while the other 10 were roaming loose or kept inside the debris-filled home.

“We know that dogs in rural areas are often used for security and while that is not against state law, it’s obvious these animals are suffering from severe neglect,” said Adam Reynolds, Chief Animal Cruelty Investigator at the Houston SPCA. “Simply picking up the phone or going online to report this kind of abuse will save lives,” added Reynolds.

The animals are now receiving individualized veterinary exams and nutritional care at the Houston SPCA.

Suspected animal cruelty in Houston, Harris County, as well as 10 other surrounding counties, can be reported to the Houston SPCA at 713-869-SPCA or at www.houstonspca.org .