Texarkana, Texas animal control officers are still working to remove 30 cats and dogs discovered inside a home on Wednesday.
Officers were responding to a call about a couple of stray dogs outside a home in the 2100 block of West 10th Street when one of them noticed a number of animals across the street.
Upon further investigation, they discovered more than 2 dozen cats and dogs inside the small wood-framed home. Authorities have declined to identify the woman who lives in the home. No charges have been filed.
They are in the process of seizing the animals, using protective clothing and equipment as a safety precaution. "It was just a situation the animals were not in a safe living condition for them or the homeowner," explains Texarkana, TX environmental officer Donna McLaughlin.
Now, the local shelter is overwhelmed. Director Connie Slater says the shelter normally filled to capacity as it is. Now, Slater they're going to make a lot of room for the seized animals, but that they will do what is needed to care for the new arrivals.
While the animals taken from the West 10th Street home won't be available for adoption until, there is something the public can do to help.
"If there is anyone considering a pet, we ask and beg that they step forward now, and come and look at the animals we got and find the right pet for them in our facility."
Those interested in adopting from the Texarkana Animal Shelter can call them at 870-773-6388.
A court date is set for November to determine whether the animals will be returned to the home or allowed to be put up for adoption.
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