The Humane Society of North Texas is taking care of 13 dogs that were recently surrendered to Cooke County law enforcement.
A Valley View resident surrendered the dogs voluntarily, Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert said. The sheriff’s department and the Humane Society of North Texas received the dogs Feb. 1, according to a press release from the animal welfare organization. The owner surrendered the dogs because “she had no means to continue to support the animals at the property,” according to the release.
Most of the dogs were recovered from an outdoor pen, but a few were in a trailer and some were running loose on the property, according to the release. They were all taken to a quarantine location for evaluation, the humane society indicated.
The dogs were found to have severe demodectic mange, fleas and intestinal worms, according to the release, and are being treated.
“Once these severely neglected dogs and puppies have completely recovered they will be available for adoption in our facilities,” Cassie Lackey, director of communications for the society, said in the release. “HSNT will continue to support and partner with law officials and act as an advocate on behalf of all animals, ensuring their well-being.”
No criminal action was taken, Gilbert said.
The humane society is “in immediate need” of donations to cover the costs of food, bedding and veterinary care for the 13 dogs, according to the release. Several adult female dogs are pregnant and will need foster homes once their treatment has concluded.
Donations may be made to the society’s Animal Medical Fund through the Humane Society of North Texas website at hsnt.org.