Dogs rescued from house on 51st, charges to be filed against own - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Dogs rescued from house on 51st, charges to be filed against owners

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - KCBD received some disturbing pictures on Saturday of what appeared to be dog abandonment at a Lubbock residence.

The dogs were found by a neighbor, Andrew Oliver, in the backyard of a house at the 4200 block of 51st Street near Orlando.

Oliver contacted KCBD, sharing his concern for the animals' well-being. Oliver said that he had also contacted Lubbock Animal Services and the Lubbock Police Department to investigate.

KCBD contacted Director of Animal Services George Torres, who said that when they arrived at the house, they noticed five dogs on the property, along with one deceased dog.

Torres said that police officers attempted to contact the owner of the animals, but were unsuccessful.

Thought to be in imminent danger, the animals were picked up and transported to the new animal shelter.

Torres said the owner of the house will be cited for failure to provide adequate care for a number of animals, and animal cruelty charges may follow.


Torres issued this statement on Wednesday:


Due to possible litigation, we are unable to comment on the case.  I can tell you the person involved does have a history with Animal Services at other locations in the city.  We have issued citations under our authority and plan to present the case to the district attorney's office for possible additional charges.  The disposition hearing is tentatively scheduled for the July 21, 2014, for the animals that were taken.


Follow the story with KCBD on air and on the web as we learn more.

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