Animal Care Services seizes 60 cats and 2 dogs living in deplorable conditions at West Side home

SAN ANTONIO – Animal Care Services seized about 60 cats and two dogs from a West Side home on Tuesday.

The house in the 3200 block of W. Salinas Street was on the radar of animal care services for months. Authorities inspected it in November and found signs of a possible accumulation of pets.

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ACS contacted the city’s Dangerous Assessment Response Team and obtained a warrant to search the property inside the house.

Officers found at least 30 cats inside the house and another 30 cats living in a shed in the backyard, living in deplorable conditions.

“There is a very small path you can walk inside the house. There are animal feces and urine everywhere, as well as objects that can fall if an animal runs from room to room,” said ACS Officer Bethany Snowden.

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ACS officials said the owner is currently out of town but was notified of Tuesday’s seizure. The owner could be charged or cited pending an investigation.

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All 60 cats and two dogs were taken to animal care services to be examined by a veterinarian.

Animals will go through a custody hearing process to determine where they will go next.

Image Courtesy: Animal Care Services
Image Courtesy: Animal Care Services
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