UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
Waco animal control officers haved rescued 17 abandoned animals from a south Waco home.
Waco officials obtained a search and seizure warrant Tuesday from Judge Martin for a home in the 4000 block of Wood Avenue in Waco. Animal control officers initially received a call from a concerned person about numerous animals being abandoned at this home. After investigating, they found several dogs in the yard had no food or water provided for them and could see there conditions were very bad. Officers could hear additional animals inside the home, but could not get anyone to respond.
Officers executed the warrant for the house and discovered additional dogs and one cat in the home that had not been provided with food and water as well. There was a large amount of animal waste in and around the home and the condition of the animals was very critical.
Officials also discovered five additional animals that had been locked inside storage sheds in the backyard of the home. These animals appeared to be heavily infested with mange and had not been fed or watered for several days.
The owner of the animals, 50-year old Marsha Allsup was eventually contacted and notified that the animals were being seized. Officers took 17 animals from the home to a local animal shelter for care.
The case is still under investigation and criminal charges may be filed.
From Waco Police Department