A Chandler girl was arrested Thursday in Henderson County on animal cruelty prices after police say officers rescued 67 puppies from her trailer home.
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Workplace explained the puppies were being living in feces, urine and unsanitary circumstances within the trailer.
Barbara Ann Ramsey, 65, who lived at the residence in the 21000 block of Deer Run Road, was billed with 11 counts of animal cruelty. She stays in the Henderson County Jail on $49,500 bond.
“We’ve have been on this circumstance for the earlier pair of weeks, and I am thankful to report the achievement in this massive rescue effort,” Sheriff Botie Hillhouse stated.
The sheriff’s place of work claimed the investigation into Ramsey commenced Jan. 22 when she was cited for having four vicious animals, and she did not deal with the citations. More violations ended up identified and citations were being issued as the investigation continued.
Anyone on Thursday noted a motor vehicle dumping a team of dogs in the parking whole lot of a fuel station on State Freeway 31 in Athens.
The Athens Police Office uncovered a mom doggy and 10 puppies and they were being taken to Athens Animal Rescue Shelter. Deputy Jarod Mills identified Ramsey in Murchison and she was arrested for a traffic violation, an expired driver’s license.
Ramsey was arrested following warrants ended up issued, and paperwork was signed to seize the neglected animals. All the canine had been taken to the Athens Animal Rescue Shelter.
Hillhouse explained he was thankful for metropolis police officers in this investigation.
“Half-a-dozen companies and offices right here joined in this substantial rescue,” Hillhouse explained. “It is the greatest procedure of its variety in this County since I have been in business for the last four decades.”
Animal manage officers from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Place of work, Gun Barrel City, Mabank, Malakoff, Instrument, and Chandler Law enforcement Departments all aided with the rescue.
The investigation is ongoing, Hillhouse explained, and added rates could be filed. A full of 79 puppies were being rescued during this various company investigation in the past two days.
Marty Irby, executive director at animal protection team Animal Wellness Motion, applauded the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office environment for their arrest of Ramsey and investigation.
“We applaud the Henderson County Sheriff’s Dept. for their arrest of Barbara Ann Ramsey on animal cruelty charges and hope this sends a robust sign to Texans that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in our fashionable-day society,” Irby claimed. “For far also extended the U.S. Dept. of Justice has turned a blind eye to animal cruelty crimes, and we hope the Texas Congressional Delegation will sign up for our efforts to go the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act that would crack down on this and other sorts of animal abuse.”