More Than Two Dozen Dogs and Cats Rescued From Horrific Living Conditions

Some Animals Chained to Large Debris While Surrounded by Tall Grass

HOUSTON (July 28, 2021) – The Houston SPCA along with the Austin County Sheriff’s Department rescued 22 dogs and four cats earlier today from a property filled with debris in Sealy, Texas, approximately 50 miles west of Houston.

Many of the dogs found at the scene were very thin and chained or tied with cords to old cars and other large debris that blanketed the property. Two emaciated Great Pyrenes mixes were among the animals living in horrific conditions. It was one of the worst cases of deplorable living conditions Houston SPCA Animal Cruelty Investigators said they have seen in their many years of field experience in animal welfare. “These animals were trapped in unimaginable living conditions, tethered in the Texas heat with no access to clean drinking water,” said Adam Reynolds, Chief Animal Cruelty Investigator.






The dogs and cats are now safely in the care of the Houston SPCA, where they are receiving individualized care and treatment from their veterinary staff. Watch the video.







To report animal cruelty or report an animal in distress, please call 713-869-SPCA (7722).