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50 urine-soaked and starving dogs rescued from home in the Heights

The dogs, including a newborn puppy, were emaciated and covered in urine and feces, according to the Houston SPCA.

HOUSTON — Dozens of starving dogs, including a newborn puppy, were rescued from "deplorable conditions" in the Heights, according to the Houston SPCA.

The Animal Cruelty Investigation team found 50 emaciated and severely matted dogs covered in urine and feces last week at a home on E. 25th Street. 

The shelter said it got an emergency warrant from Harris County Constable Precinct 1 so they could remove the animals immediately. 

"The home was filled with debris and a strong smell of ammonia," the Houston SPCA said.

The dogs are being cared for by SPCA veterinarians. Along with cruelty exams and vaccinations, they are being de-matted and put on nutrition plans. 

A hearing for the case will be held next week. 

If you suspect animal cruelty, you can report it by calling 713-869-7722 or online at www.houstonspca.org.

The Houston SPCA’s 10-member animal cruelty investigations team works very closely with local law enforcement, including HPD, Harris County Constable Precinct 1 and nine other surrounding Texas counties. 

The Houston SPCA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that operates solely on donations. They are not affiliated with any other animal welfare organization, locally or nationally.


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