Sheriff’s Livestock Unit, Investigating Animal Cruelty
On September 28, 2017, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Unit were dispatched to a property in the 20300 block of Canterbury Lane Porter, TX in reference to animal cruelty. Once Deputies arrived, they discovered five horses on a small piece of property. Deputies observed that one horse, a black mare, had just recently died. A second smaller horse, believed to be her, colt was located approximately 50 feet away. This young horse was also emaciated, could not stand on its own, and was barely alive. Deputies noticed that two other horses on property were in a state of declining health.
Based on the investigation, an immediate seizure warrant was written an approved by Judge Metts to take the animals. Although the colt was immediately taken to Conroe Vet Clinic, the horse was unable to be saved. A necropsy was completed on both deceased horses and it appears that the animals died as a result of starvation.
Deputies have interviewed the persons responsible for the care and feeding of the horses as the investigation continues.
“Animal cruelty is an intolerable crime,” states Sheriff Rand Henderson. “With so many wonderful people and groups in our county that are willing, ready and able to step in to assist with the care of pets and livestock it is shameful that anyone would allow conditions like these to exist.”
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Unit stands ready to assist in the investigation and apprehension of individuals responsible for the mistreatment and abuse of animals. Please contact us at 936-760-5800, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7867).
Lieutenant Scott Spencer
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office