SPCA of Texas gains custody of 117 rescued animals

More than 100 animals that were taken from a home in Hunt County are now in the custody of the SPCA of Texas.

A Hunt County judge signed off on the custody agreement Monday. The owners agreed to give up their claim to 93 dogs, 22 puppies and two cats.

The animals were found living in filthy crates, cages and kennels at an alleged puppy mill near Greenville last month.  

“The stench of feces and urine was so strong that it caused investigators to gag and could be smelled from the road,” the SPCA of Texas said in a release.

The dogs and cats will receive emergency care and grooming. The shelter hopes to rehabilitate them and eventually put them up for adoption.