HOUSTON—The Humane Society of the United States helped seized hundreds of dogs that were apparently being hoarded on a property in Montgomery County.
It happened Tuesday night on a seven-acre property in Willis. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, 32 dogs had been transported away in a trailer. The dogs, who were mostly pit bulls and some toy breeds, were malnourished, investigators said.
A spokesperson with the Humane Society of the United States said the organization is shocked and appalled by the conditions on the property.
“The lack of care, the lack of veterinary care, the lack of stimulation, the lack of even human interaction was astonishing,” said Katie Jarl, the Director of the Humane Society of the United States. “Many of them are in cramped tight cages. Cages so small, they can’t even stand up or turn around. They’re living in their own waste.”
The dogs that were moderately healthy were being taken to a different location for the night. The goal was to adopt each and every one of them out.
Right now, the Humane Society of United States spokesperson said the organization believes it is a hoarding situation. KHOU 11 News was told that there were some signs that breeding was going on as well.
Sources said investigators located a shallow gravesite and they have also been excavating the remains of dogs.
It was unclear if the woman who owns the farm-like property will face charges.