130 Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Seized in Raid

More than 130 animals added to Nacogdoches Animal Shelter

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009  |  Updated 10:00 AM CDT
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130 Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Seized in Raid

130 animals seized in Nacogdoches County will not be returned to their owner.

 

 

The owner of more than 130 animals seized in Nacogdoches County over complaints of neglect will not be allowed to reclaim the creatures.

Justice of the Peace David Perkins in Woden decided that nearly 120 dogs, plus cats, rabbits and even rats, must remain with the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter.

Perkins ruled Monday after Lauree Brown declined to appeal.

The animals, in conditions officials described as lacking in water, food and other care, were seized Thursday night from Brown's rural home.

The 118 dogs, mostly pit bulls, were being cared for at the Nacogdoches Exposition Center.

Her attorney, Tim James, said Brown decided not to appeal out of "love for her animals."

Brown could face animal cruelty charges.

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