On June 6, 2016, a concerned citizen directed two animal control officers to a residence in West Texas reporting dogs without water or food. Upon arrival, the officers found a dead puppy in a pen with two live puppies. The live puppies were in bad condition, with their skeletons easily visible. Their feeders contained only food covered with black mold. Their dog house had a collapsed roof and was filled with feces. The dead puppy was mangled and partially consumed.

The officers found another pen with two adult male dogs, an empty water bucket and long disused free feeder container. A third pen had one adult female, again with a long disused free feeder container. Her dog house consisted of a dog cage and a similar enclosure in a dog box in the bed of a pickup. When an officer put the adult female in his truck, he heard a noise from the other side of the pickup bed and found another female with a horrific open wound on her chest. They immediately took her to a veterinarian. The officers found another female in some weeds at the back of the residence, and it was obvious she was the puppies' mother. The officers removed a total of 7 live dogs from the property and found another 6 dead puppies, from the age of 6 weeks to 4 months, in a dumpster at the back of the property.

The officers promptly contacted GALT's West Texas representative, Lonnie Jones, and GALT took custody of all of the living dogs. GALT transported the two puppies and the injured female to Dr. Wick Culp of Animal Medical Center in Amarillo. On June 8, 2016, the officers transported the other four adults to transport volunteers in Wichita Falls, Texas. On June 13, 2016, GALT brought the puppies and injured female to Dallas. Laura, Lady Bird, Lyndon, George, Classy, Etta and Butch are now with GALT, under the care of Dr. Jeff Ellis and Dr. Christy Soileau of VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital.

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