Officials asked for help Tuesday caring for more than 100 animals seized from a home where most of them were kept in a garage with no air conditioning.
Officials with Keller animal control and investigators with the Humane Society of North Texas are investigating to determine what criminal charges would be filed against the owner, who did not allow authorities on the property Monday.
A hearing is expected within 10 days.
Keller animal control officers responded to the 300 block of Anita Avenue on Monday after residents complained of a foul odor.
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They found 14 distressed animals in a mini-van with the engine off in the driveway and temperatures at 94 degrees. After obtaining a search warrant, authorities found 84 cats in the garage with no water and no air conditioning. Litter boxes were filled with feces, authorities said.
After the animals were examined, it was determined that all would require medication for malnutrition, dehydration and other illnesses.
The animals have been taken to a Humane Society of North Texas facility for treatment.
Officials are trying to gain custody of the animals. If granted custody, the organization would make the animals available for adoption.
Here’s how to help
Officials at the Humane Society of North Texas could use clay, nonclumping cat litter, kitten and cat canned food, cat toys, cat hammocks, cat scratch hanging blocks, fleece blankets and stainless-steel cat bowls. These items can be dropped off at the HSNT, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.
To make monetary donations, visit www.hsnt.org/donate.
Source: Humane Society of North Texas.