The Humane Society of North Texas is giving thanks this week after a judge recently awarded the group custody of 173 animals seized in Denton County.
Denton County sheriff’s deputies have been investigating a cruelty case since Nov. 9, when deputies uncovered numerous animals living in deplorable conditions at two properties east of Sanger.
The owner has waived all rights to the animals in lieu of paying fines, sheriff’s office investigators said.
Investigators with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office said the man will be watched and will no longer be allowed to keep animals because of being mentally unstable. Friends and family didn’t know he owned as many pets as he did, authorities said.
The Humane Society of North Texas is now able to begin finding new homes for the animals.
The humane society is preparing 30 rabbits for adoption, along with a couple dozen donkeys, pigeons and doves, according to a news release.
While some of the animals are being held off-site, applications are being accepted at the East Lancaster Avenue location in Fort Worth, humane society representatives said.
MEGAN GRAY can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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