KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
February 28, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Over 200 animals are currently being rescued from a Katy home in what’s being called an “extreme animal cruelty and hoarding” case. Authorities also report discovering deceased animals on the property.
Fort Bend County Constable’s Office called the Houston Humane Society rescue unit today in response to an extreme animal cruelty and hoarding case in Katy.
Over 200 Animals Rescued
At the time of publication, more than 200 animals were found on the property of a single-family residence at the 2000 block of Saddlehorn Trail off of Roesner Road. The typically quiet street is flanked by the Lake Pointe Estates and Falcon Point subdivisions.
The animals rescued include dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and small mammals. Many of the animals show severe signs of neglect and need medical attention.
Animals Found in Filth
Animals were found in rusted-out cages and sitting in their own filth and waste. All are extremely malnourished, soiled, and covered in parasites. Many of the animals have urgent medical needs.
The animals are being brought by local authorities and Houston Humane Society staff to the Houston Humane Society’s Animal Wellness Clinic. Each will be medically assessed.
Complaints from Neighbors
Neighbors on the street complained multiple times to authorities years ago about the stench from the property and the noise, but no action was taken.
“I’m glad they were finally able to stop this. It’s obviously gotten way out of hand," said a neighbor who requested their name be withheld. “I never knew it was that bad, it really makes me sick to my stomach.”
The Houston Humane Society (HHS) posted on Facebook: “We can only do this life-saving work with public support, so we ask for your donations to provide all of the medical care, rehabilitation, and housing these animals will need in the coming weeks and months.”
Many people have responded on Facebook about the conditions of the animals, and donations to the HHS are growing.
“Hoarding situations like this are difficult to see, but I do hope both the animals found alive, and the individual who was keeping them in this condition, receive the help they need,” said Lisa Watters, who donated to the HHS after seeing their post on social media today. “The Humane Society needs our assistance to continue their work in the community.”
To help these animals, donate to the Houston Humane Society
This is a developing story.