Contact: Biviana Lopez, Adoption and Marketing Coordinator
E-Mail: [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2022
This morning, July 15th, Beaumont Animal Care officers served a civil seizure warrant at 5570 Shivers St. in order to gain custody of 11 animals after an anonymous crime stoppers tip was received. 5 dogs and 6 cats were seized from inside the property.
After an investigation that was opened on July 11th, the officer determined it was in the best interest of the animals to seize them from the property. The temperature inside the house varied from 90 to 100 degrees throughout the day as there was no AC. This, along with the fact that the animals did not have constant access to water, made for unsafe conditions. Both the cats and dogs were severely underweight and malnourished. Subsequently, a warrant was issued and the animals are now in custody of Beaumont Animal Care.
The civil seizure hearing has been set for July 21st in Justice of the Peace, Judge Collins court, at 10AM. This hearing will decide if there was enough evidence to determine whether or not the animals had been cruelly treated and at that time either awarded to the City of Beaumont or returned to its owner.
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