The Montgomery County Animal Shelter is at capacity following an investigation into animal neglect at a New Caney home on Oct. 2.
When authorities arrived at the home, they reportedly found numerous cats inside the home, which was deemed unsafe for humans or pets because of conditions. Authorities also found seven dogs in various states of poor health and one parakeet on the property. All animals were seized by Montgomery County Animal Control.
A civil seizure warrant was obtained and was served by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. The animals were transported to the Animal Shelter for intake and veterinarian evaluations.
A hearing on Oct. 9 in the Justice of Peace Precinct 4 Court awarded custody of the animals to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. As a result of this extreme seizure, Shelter officials now say the cat population at the Shelter as of Oct. 10 is 416, well in excess of the Shelter’s capacity.
Shelter staff will continue to care for these animals along with the numerous intakes that come in on a daily basis. MCAS is requesting assistance from the community, including volunteers and foster caretakers, or by adoption of available animals until a final resolution is found for these seizure animals. Additional information will be forthcoming pending the appeal process.