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Just walking through -- -- on the base of the San Jacinto river near highway ninety.
Is -- nostrils opening experience.
It reeks of -- There's there's a clearing activities way it's that the dogs were tiger gave him.
Poppies as you can see from these rescue pictures some a lot of it in some cases dead stuffed in plastic bags would spikes that's right spikes through their heads.
Mean -- likely dumped by their owners.
-- Hereford and several volunteers have been working nonstop to -- dogs that have been -- year round at the -- of Crosby.
Working out he has been out cameras and -- -- And that's what we -- here because this is God's side there's numerous dogs cats being -- down here.
Effort -- believes that parents are being left behind because of their owners' financial situation.
Puppy mills or fighting rings her frustration comes from a lack of law enforcement intervention in Harris County.
Prior to you contacting me Isiah I wasn't even aware that there was a problem out there.
Melinda Smith is a prosecutor with the Harris County district attorney's office she has now launched an investigation to get to the bottom.
Of what's being called the Crosby -- massacre.
But Smith says it's up to the public to make them aware of this type of abuse neglect and brutality involving animals.
Citizens are seeing any of that type.
Evidence going on then.
Those are criminal activities and they immediately need to contact the police.
And penalties -- yeah.
-- -- did animal is a class -- citation.
Don't -- -- live animal is a class a misdemeanor.
Punishable up to a year in jail and a 4000 dollar fine.
Cruelty to animals as a state jail felony with up to two years behind bars and at 101000 dollar fine -- ten.
Alive animal since 2009 prosecutors have investigated over 550.
Animal cruelty cases in Harris County alone.
But until now Crosby wasn't even on the radar.
Now that it is volunteer animal rescues like Rhonda effort and who saved and rehabilitative 39 animals -- the San Jacinto area.
Can breathe a bit easier now the national offices of Peta and the SP CA have both alerted their local offices about the problem in Crosby.
And prosecutors are expected to visit the area of -- And seeing Kerry fox 246 news.
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