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300 Animals Seized by Deputies & SPCA in Central Texas

April Truitt February 03, 2011

A pair of lions and tigers were among 300 domestic and exotic animals the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals helped seize this week from a Central Texas ranch.

Among the animals found were 39 horses, two mountain lions, two Bengal tigers, 230 dogs, 13 rodents, 18 cats, five birds, a deer, raccoon, lizard and one primate, who died in transit to the SPCA.

Two people who own the Coryell County property where the animals were seized have each been charged with a dozen counts of cruelty to animals, one of the charges a state felony count, officials said.

Read more at The Houston Chronicle

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