Close to one hundred dogs found dumped in Texas

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Around  1 a.m. on Tuesday police in Flower Mound, Texas received a call that a pack of dogs were running loose. Police spent hours rescuing fifty-one Maltese pups that had been dumped. Two nights later at around 3 a.m. just 30 miles north in Denton, Texas forty Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and one Cocker Spaniel were found in the same manner.

All the dogs a healthy, though they clearly had been living in filthy conditions, “They are relatively healthy, other than the condition of their coat, which is covered in dirt and feces,” said Flower Mound police Captain Richard Brooks. Some of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels also had some eye problems.

Since in each instance the dogs were the same breed, authorities are suspecting a puppy mill or dog breeder is responsible. On September 1st, a new law took effect in Texas which requires breeders to obtain a license by undergoing inspection. “If their breeding operation is not within the guidelines, then they won’t be issued a license, wouldn’t have the ability to sell the dogs,” said Captain Brooks, “We believe the breeder knew the condition of the dogs would not have passed the inspection and dumped these dogs in an effort to get rid of them.” Detectives believe the two incidents are linked and intend to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

Flower Mound officials are encouraging anyone with information to call detectives. Anonymous tips can be phoned in at 972-874-3307. The Humane Society of North Texas,, who was called on to help with the spaniels, are offering a $500 reward for information leading to a conviction of whoever dumped the Spaniels. The Humane Society is holding the dogs as strays at its location at 1840 E. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth. With the sudden influx of nearly 50 dogs donations of food for dogs and cats, money, or Kuranda dog beds are being requested. The Maltese dogs were taken in by Flower Mound Animal Services and will likely be available for adoption next week.




5 thoughts on “Close to one hundred dogs found dumped in Texas”

  1. PLEASE, do not buy your dog from a breeder. There are millions of big sweeties waiting for your love and companionship at your local rescue or animal shelter. Pure breed dogs have more health problems than your typical mutt.

    Look at pet finder online and find your next dog there.

  2. That should be… Buy from a reputable breeder.
    Purebreds DO NOT have more health problems than mixed breeds. Reputable breeders screen and health check their dogs.
    Breed rescue is also an option.

    Good breeders provide good dogs and stand behind and honor the lives they have brought into the world.

    Please do not lump all breeders into the “all are evil” category….it simply is not true.
    It is about doing your homework. How nice it would be if people put more thought into acquiring a dog than they do buying a tv!

  3. Glad they are being prosecuted. I wish more people would turn in puppy mills. They are giving rewards to people up to $5,000 if they report a puppy mill and it leads to the arrest and conviction.

    The Humane Society of the United States instructs that if you have information about a potentially illegal puppy mill you should call your local police department and give them as many details as possible. You can also call the the puppy mill tip line, 877-MILL-TIP. If your information helps lead to the arrest and conviction of a puppy mill operator then you just need to get a letter from your law enforcement agency stating that you tip helped. The letter can be mailed to the following address:

    Animal Fighting Reward Program

    c/o Ann Chynoweth

    The Humane Society of the United States

    2100 L St. NW

    Washington, DC 20037

    FAX: 301-721-6414

    [email protected]

  4. Typical puppy mill operation. They do not care one iota about the dogs. For them, it’s all about and ONLY about the money.

    Adopt, don’t SHOP!

  5. I got one of the Cavaliers and I can tell you, she is now enjoying sleeping on the bed and chasing the ball all over the house 🙂


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